Mass. monks brewing 'Spencer Trappist Ale,' beer blessed by their exacting European brothers

  • Article by: DAVE MARTIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 12:21 AM

SPENCER, Mass. — For more than a century, Catholic Cistercian monks known as Trappists have been brewing and selling what many beer lovers consider some of the best in the world. Eight monasteries — six in Belgium and one each in Holland and Austria — produce the only beer recognized by the International Trappist Association as authentic Trappist beer.

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