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Beer-brewing monks struggle with demand - AllAbout
Image caption The Mount Saint Bernard Abbey brewery was set up after the dairy farm failed to make enough money The beer – named after the meadow where monks settled in 1835 – is sold at the abbey shop and by some local retailers, but about a third is sold through a distribution company. It is proving particularly popular in Belgium and the Netherlands. Image caption There are 14 Trappist breweries in the world – some also make other produce like honey, chocolate and cheese According to the International Trappist Association, beer must be brewed within the abbey by the monks or under their supervision The brewery’s activities must be secondary in importance to the monastery’s work and way of …