About Orval Day
Orval Day 2018 is Saturday, March 24, 2018
(Orval Day 2019 wll be Saturday, March 23, 2019)
On March 26th, 2016, and March 25, 2017, devotees of Orval Trappist Ale – and even some folks who hadn’t tried it yet – convened upon their favorite bar to celebrate one of the world’s unique and highly-respected beers. Orval was the first Brett beer to land on US shores, and has become the favorite beer for many star American brewers. ( “Brett” – brettanomyces – is a yeast variety that adds appetizing, sharp acidity and dryness.) Orval sells one beer, brewed to exquisite perfection within the walls of Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery in Belgium. It’s delicious when it leaves the brewery, but also evolves in the bottle for five years or more.
We had over 150 accounts participate in the March 2016 Orval Day, and about 12,000 bottles were sold; Orval 2017 was even bigger than 2017! Thanks to all who participated.
Orval Day 2018 will be Saturday March 24, 2018. For each bottle of Orval sold in the US in March 2018, MdV will donate fifty cents to MAP International, providing lifesaving medicines to people in need around the world. A one-dollar cash donation to MAP provides $80 worth of medicine!