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Our Vision

Our is the only USA-based online store that specializes in Belgian ales. We are a website where both experienced beer lovers and beginners can learn more about Belgium's great diversity of ales. Every month, we are finding and adding new ales to our inventory. With nearly 200 of the best ales from Belgium already in our growing selection, we are now looking to add more, barrel-aged ales, rare brews, and Belgian-style ales brewed outside of Belgium.

Our Story grew out of Launched in 1999, Monastery Greetings is a direct mail catalog and website that sells products from monasteries, convents, abbeys and hermitages. In 2010, Monastery Greetings began selling ales made by monasteries – mostly Trappist ales from Belgium.

Soon after Monastery Greetings began selling Trappist ales, customers began asking for ales from other monasteries. And soon after Monastery Greetings began selling ales from other monasteries, customers began asking for a greater variety of ales from Belgium. In the process, we learned that the tiny country of Belgium produces more than 1,000 different ales. We also learned that many are hard to find in the United States. It was at this point, we realized there was no online source in the USA specializing in Belgian ales. We set out to change that.

We started researching the depth and breadth of Belgian ales using books, word of mouth and online sources. Soon, we had a comprehensive database of the best Belgian ales available. In 2016, was launched. Aside from offering the finest ales from Belgium, we also aim to help experienced beer lovers, as well as beginners, learn more about Belgium's great diversity of ales. Customers can shop by style, brand, and price as well as by ABV (alcohol by volume) and rating (according to

Every month, we are finding and adding new ales to During November and December, there is an influx of seasonal/Christmas ales and gift sets. With nearly 200 of the best ales from Belgium already in our growing selection, we are now looking to add more, barrel-aged ales, rare brews, and Belgian-style ales brewed outside of Belgium.

In the News . . .

From Crain's Cleveland Business (11/15/2015):
Selling Products was his Calling

From Belgian Beer Journal (08/11/2016):
Business Review -

From Wine & Craft Beverage News (Dec 2016):
Spencer Brewery, the first Trappist Brewery in the United States

Privacy Statement

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for Belgian-Style Ales. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

1.What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
2.What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
3.The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
4.How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

We use Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use this site. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior in an anonymous form. No personally identifiable information is collected about you, unless you explicitly submit that information via form on the site. Anonymous user data is never associated with any other identifiable information you may provide. The anonymous information generated by the cookies about your use is transmitted to Google. This information is then processed to compile statistical reports on website activity for only.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

You may opt out of Google Analytics features at any time by visiting The Google Analytics List of currently available opt-outs.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone (800-472-0425) or via email (
Orders containing alcohol are shipped by UPS (United Parcel Service). For this reason, you must supply a street address. ADULT SIGNATURE required upon delivery.

By law, we cannot ship alcohol by the USPS (United States Postal Service) and therefore, we cannot ship to PO boxes.

Most orders placed on a weekday will ship the following day, if items are in stock. Orders placed during the weekend will generally ship on Monday. Although most orders ship out in one or two business days, between Thanksgiving and Christmas we are very busy, and, therefore, we ask that you allow two or three additional business days to ship. Please keep in mind that UPS does not count weekends or holidays when calculating their shipping times.

Our 48-hour shipping commitment excludes weekends, holidays, closings due to extreme weather conditions and other related delays. Although we work hard to keep all our products in stock, occasionally out-of-stock items will delay your order. In this case, we will notify you when you place your order by phone, or you will be notified by email when you place your order via our website.

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