• Belgian-Monks-Grimbergen-Abbey
  • Belgian-Monks-Grimbergen-Abbey-2

In the year 1128, Saint Norbert of Xanten founded an abbey in the Belgium municipality of Grimbergen. This little history lesson is important because it’s in that abbey that the Norbertine monks started brewing their medieval Grimbergen beer. After multiple fires and French invasion over the years, the monks stopped brewing and the Grimbergen beer we know today is produced by huge outfits. That’s all about to change because the monks are picking up the mantle once again with the construction of a new microbrewery in the Grimbergen Abbey, and they’re not just making any old beer. They’re going all the way back to the beginning by making the new beer with recipes, brewing methods and ingredients that date back more than 220 years and were saved from the library before one of the fires. In other words, it’s a time machine in a glass. We can’t wait to try it.


If you’re anything like us, you perpetually suffer from inbox overload. If we’re only reading one email a day, it’s going to be SHIFT. SHIFT is for guys who are not afraid of change. Guys that understand small things can make a difference. Guys that are willing to question what they think. It’s for guys just like you. Two times a week, SHIFT delivers content around the mind, body and movement–along with some appropriate eye candy–direct to your inbox. Their goal is to remind all of us that every man should give a SHIFT.