When I first moved to Andersonville 4 years ago, I was a regular at the Hopleaf and my drink of choice was La Trappe Quadrupel Ale from Holland. It was dark, fruity, and malty and absolutely freakin'-delicious. A couple years ago, to my dismay, I found out that La Trappe had stopped making beer (the details escape me, but it was something to do with monks and breweries and regulations). I thought I was never to have my beer ever again. I was lost.
Fast forward 2 years: Boyfriend and I go to Hopleaf last night for a late dinner. I first enjoyed a goblet of Leffe Brune, which was dark and hoppy and yummy. My dinner arrived (oven roasted duck--incredible!) and I needed another beer. I read on the draft menu the following words: "Konigshoeven: formerly known as La Trappe." YAY! I asked our waitress for a taste and when I took my first sip, I was immediately taken back to a time when my life was much simpler (not really, but it sounds good anyway).
So if anyone has been wondering where the heck La Trappe has gone to, it has emerged as Konigshoeven and can be found on tap at the Hopleaf in its own beautiful goblet for $7.50. The dark fruitiness is perfect this time of year.
More information about Konigshoeven and the trappist brewing style can be found here: