La Trappe Trappist ale has been brewed by the Koningshoeven brewery at the Cistercian abbey of Onze Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven since 1884.
The origins of the name the Koningshoeven Brewery can be traced back to 1881.
French Trappist monks found refuge in Berkel-Enschot in the province of Brabant, consisting of some moorland with farmhouses and a sheep barn. The farmhouses were named the Koningshoeven (meaning the king's farmhouses in Dutch), after the former owner King Willem II.
The Trappists needed a source of income to support themselves and fulfil their charity duties. That is why they decided to brew beer. To this very day, beer is brewed according to the rules of the Trappist within the walls of this abbey.
Koningshoeven brewery is one of the few Trappist breweries in the world that may use the ‘Authentic Trappist Product’ logo. The best guarantee of authenticity, recipe, tradition and quality. Beer is only Trappist ale if it is brewed within the walls of a Trappist abbey, under the supervision of monks and part of the profits are donated to good causes.