Tag Archives: Trappists

Behold! The First Trappist Abbey Ale Brewed In America

A friend of mine sent me the good news. After years in planning, the USA finally has a Trappist beer. It’s official.

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In Kentucky, Gethsemani Abbey And The Sisters Of Loretto Tell A Pipeline Company, “You Shall Not Pass.”

Just in time for today’s readings. But, you know what? Maybe Jim Beam, Makers Mark, and other distilleries in the area will be willing to do business with them. The monks and nuns? Not so much.

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Another Trappist Beer Coming Soon to a Bar Near You?

Maybe. You see, my wife alerted me to this story on NPR about needy Cistercian monks exporting beer to pay for building repairs. But she quickly followed it up with, “there’s none sold in Tennessee.” Figures.  Teri Schultz shares the … Continue reading

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For The Monks That Have Gone to the Dogs, and the Ones That Make Beer, et al…UPDATED

It’s been that way for a while with the Monks of New Skete. Who are these guys? Here’s what their website says, In 1966 a small group of Byzantine-Rite Franciscans established a monastic community in northwestern Pennsylvania. Today, the monks … Continue reading

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