BEER OPPORTUNITY from the traditional Benedictine Monks of Norcia! Think: Thanksgiving and gifts

Here’s a refresher about a good opportunity news!   The wonderful, traditional Benedictine monks in Norcia (Benedict’s place of birth) have a great deal on their beer just in time for the holiday season.  How about beer with your savory Thanksgiving meals?

As you will remember, these monks have had to scramble for years after the earthquakes devastated that part of Italy.   I was in Rome at that time, and we felt the quakes Rome.  The quakes destroyed their church and digs in Norcia and they have had to move up into the hills and rebuild everything.

The Norcia monks have been brewing terrific beer to finance their community.  They developed a “club” through which you can receive beer by monthly subscription.

This is very important for their income, especially as they have to rebuild so much that was destroyed.

They’ve taken over an old Capuchin church which will be the new monastic church once it is rebuilt.

You can help them and help yourselves at the same time!

The Norcia monks have a plan which allows them to lower costs of shipping and expand.

You can now get FLAT-RATE SHIPPING at$14.99 for a case to anywhere in these USA.  If you order 3 or more cases, you get FREE shipping.  Also, all subscribers to the Brewmonks’ Club get FREE shipping.

NB:  Also, they monks reached out to me and said that for every FIVE new Club members who sign up and reference “Father Z” in the “Notes about your Order” line, I will get a free case of beer to share with my priest friends and the bishop.


Their beers are available in both in .75 liter bottles in cases of 6 and of 12.  You can get 1 case per month or 1 case every other month.

Here are a couple idea.

Pastors of parishes and priests: I’m sure you have to entertain once in a while, perhaps fellow priests, perhaps some parish event like a fundraising supper.  Think about providing BIRRA NURSIA from these great monks.

Parish organizations, Knights of Columbus, etc.: Ditto!  This beer is as Catholic as it gets and you would be providing support to the monks in Norcia.

This beer is terrific with savory foods, such as sausages and roasted meets, robust cheeses and the like.   Think of serving Norcia beer at Thanksgiving.

In any event, would all of you reading this, STOP, and say a prayer for the monks?  They need support of all kinds.

New readers here might not know who these Benedictines are.


Help these monks, enjoy great beer and make people around you impressed and happy!

Help the monks.
Help Tradition.
Help Fr. Z.
Help yourselves.


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  1. Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda says:

    I’ve been meaning to subscribe for a while and finally have the money. I think you convinced me.

  2. jaykay says:

    Atra Dicenda: traditional Monks, traditional beer and, as if those two were not enough: traditional dogs-

    What is not to like, quaeritur?

  3. Grabski says:

    Visiting Boston and discovered Trappist ales from monks in Spencer, MA.

  4. Greg Smisek says:

    Alas, still no delivery to my state (Minnesota).

    [But there IS shipping to Minnesota! One of the administrators of the Beer Club wrote to assure me that there is. Check it out.]

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue:

    “Listen my son, and turn the ear of thine heart to the precepts of thy Master. Receive readily, and faithfully carry out the advice of a loving Father, so that by the work of obedience you may return to Him, whom you have left by the sloth of disobedience. For thee, therefore, whosoever thou be, my words are intended, who, giving up thy own will, dost take the all-powerful and excellent arms of obedience to fight under the Lord Christ, the true King.”

    “Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect.”

    – Ephesians 6

  6. Dan says:

    I, just recently, like about an hour ago, had the privilege of joining these monks for vespers in their temporary chapel. Beautiful and edifying are words that do not touch the experience.

    I also had the privilege of trying their wonderful brew. Delicious. I can now personally and highly recommend it.

    [You get it. Thanks for that!]

    Fr. Z's Gold Star Award

  7. DavidGeorge says:

    Thanks for the alert for free shipping and that by joining the club we can get some brew sent your way. A friend and I just signed up to split a case of twelve bottles every two months. He ordered some a year or so ago so I have had part of a bottle of both flavors. Excellent beer.

  8. Susanna says:

    Those earthquakes were in 2016, 3 years ago. I know because I lived as a hermit on the East side of the Sibillini Mountains and my hermitage was also destroyed. Since I am an American, my Archbishop asked me to take refuge in the United States and transfer my Diocesan Eremitical vows to a diocese here. His Excellency had no idea how difficult that would be… there are hermits everywhere in Italy (8 in our small diocese!) and other European countries, unfortunately the eremitical vocation is not as appreciated here in the USA. Last year I was finally accepted by a Bishop but have been unable to find a suitable dwelling for a hermitage due to insufficient funds. Costs for renting, purchasing and/or building are beyond my means. I have not given up hope and know somehow God will provide!

    I can also vouch for the beer made by the Benedictine monks of Norcia. They sent cases of their beer as a gift for the reception after my Solemn Profession in 2015. I had not tasted a beer in at least 30 years. I tried both the light and the dark and as Fr. Z stated, their beer is terrific! I too highly recommend it.

    Fr. Z's Gold Star Award

  9. Titus says:

    Another endorsement here (and I, alas, won’t even get extra beer for it): this is among the best beer you will ever get, anywhere. It is really quite stupendous. And the primary obstacle to drinking it in the past were the ruinous shipping charges, now greatly reduced.

    Go order some. No, go order lots.

  10. roma247 says:

    @Dan…I had the same experience just a few weeks ago and I couldn’t have put it better. It’s as if holiness is in the air you breathe when you enter the precincts of the monastery.

    And the beer is unusually delicious. I’m not really a beer person, I prefer wine, but the complex flavors, especially in the Blonde ale, are so delightful that I really do strongly recommend it!

  11. Hildegard says:

    Gifted my husband with a few bottles last Christmas. Superior beer.

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