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“Why Trappist ale tastes better”

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald – PRINT edition [subscribe!] – there is a great piece about the Trappists of St. Joseph Abbey in Massachusetts who make great beer.
There are some stories in the print edition that you can’t get online.  … Continue reading

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Benedictine Beer Monks and YOU!

I received a note from the Benedictine Monks of Norcia, in Italy.  They are still dealing with the aftermath of the horrible earthquakes that shook the region, bring down their ancient church and other buildings in the area.
They make spectacular … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 9 September is #IBAPABD – International Buy A Priest A Beer Day!

You don’t want to miss this.  It’s too important.
Saturday 9 September is
International Buy A Priest A Beer Day!
You will want to obtain and deliver beer to your priests.  I will share some Norcia Beer with the guys here.  (Do visit … Continue reading

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Wherein a popular beer is renamed to honor priests

Remember the recent story about the priests who denied entry to a pub in Wales because the bouncer didn’t know what they were wearing… who they were?   They were eventually admitted with apologies and applause and it all worked … Continue reading

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Benedictines of Norcia: Concussi surgunt! Super nifty BEER news!

News from Norcia!
I warmly urge you to visit their site, check out their donation page, and consider joining their beer club.
Speaking of beer, be sure to look at what they have going … below.
Dear friends,
In moments of tragedy when all … Continue reading

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Good news and bad from the Monks of Norcia!

I have good news and bad from the wonderful Benedictine Beer Monks of Norcia.  You know that Norcia was flattened and that the monks have really had to scramble and adapt.
This note came in their recent news:
While there is still enough … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Of brewing beer, beery prayers, and blessings

From a reader…
I recently took up homebrewing as a hobby. Are there any traditional prayers, say from monastic brewers, that I can pray while I enjoy my new hobby?
I’m reminded of the old chestnut about whether it is okay to … Continue reading

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5 August: #InternationalBeerDay

Because of the great esteem I have for you, I want to remind you all that today is International Beer Day.
I can’t think of a better way to commemorate this day than to… well, other than sending me a donation… than to … Continue reading

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BEER UPDATE!

Some people have been writing of late asking about gifts for newly ordained priests or for older priests for their anniversary. This is ordination season, after all.
There are many priestly things you might get, usually after consulting with father, so … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z promotes monkish beer! – UPDATE

UPDATE 5 February:
From the the chant monks, the beer monks of Norcia…
This week, the first major shipment of Birra Nursia left the walls of the monastery and of Norcia and began its long journey to the United States. If you … Continue reading

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