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 that he doesn’t wind up with 3 dozen baptismal stoles.

You can hardly go wrong with gift cards (or cash). There are tools of the trade for the Extraordinary Form (again, consult).

And then there’s beer.

You might get Father a subscription to beer from Norcia. You help the monks in Norcia and you provide something Father can share with other priests, especially during exclusive clerical gatherings in which no lay people, especially women, are allowed.


So much more than just a great breakfast drink.

Original Published on: May 8, 2016

Orders can be made through their American Online Store.  Also, check out their website.

The beer is available in .75 liter bottles (wine bottle size) sold separately, in 6-packs and in cases (of 12). Pricing details are available at the American Online Store.  It’s not cheap, but it is really good.

And there’s the Brewmonks’ Club,

You might get a subscription for beer for your parish priests.


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  1. Semper Gumby says:

    That commercial should win an award.

    Someone once said of Roy Campbell, who translated The Poems of St. John of the Cross, that Campbell was “full of cheerfulness and beer.”

    One Navy doctor, a fine fellow, said that in moderation beer reduces the risk of heart disease and has B vitamins and antioxidants.

    Hobbits highly recommend it.

  2. Volanges says:

    Tried a new beer today, Wychwood (Marstons)’s “Hot Cross Bunny”. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, even though it wasn’t anything like the beers I usually prefer. Hadn’t even bothered to read the label so I wasn’t aware of what was in it before I took the first sip.

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  4. L. says:

    I had to laugh after reading this post about beer, then reading the next post, “Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be SOBER.”” (Yes, I know that drinking beer doesn’t necessarily mean a lack of sobriety, but, still).

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