SPENCER TRAPPIST ALE
St. Joseph's Abbey
Our recipe was inspired by the traditional refectory ales known as patersbier ("fathers' beer" in Flemish). These sessionable beers are brewed by the monks for their dinner table and only available at the monastery. Spencer Trappist Ale is a full-bodied, golden-hued ale with fruity accents, a dry finish and light hop bitterness. The beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized, preserving live yeast that naturally carbonates the beer in the bottle and keg, and contributes to the flavor and aroma.
St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, is home to a community of Trappist Monks ant the first American Trappist Brewery. The use of the "Authentic Trappist Product" certifies that the beer was brewed within the walls of a Trappist Monastery, that the monks there take responsibility ofr the production and all additional profits and given to charity.