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Daily Transporter: Holy Beer

Daily Transporter: Holy Beer

Tasting the world’s top-rated beer, Westvleteren XII Ale, requires a commitment. First you call to receive instructions about which morning to arrive at the gates of the monastery in western Belgium where it’s brewed. A monk will check your license plate against the reservation, process your credit card, then load two cases of the brew into your car. (Don’t drink and drive.)

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Ann Shields is a senior digital editor at Travel + Leisure. You can find her on Twitter at @aegisnyc. Get the Daily Transporter newsletter in your in-box.

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