SPENCER, Mass. —The monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Mass., have long been known for their jams and jellies. Now they’re brewing the first Trappist beer to be produced outside the monasteries of Europe.
Spencer Trappist Ale will be sold at first in Massachusetts to help the monks maintain their aging buildings about an hour west of Boston. They hope to eventually distribute the sweet, yeasty golden beer nationally and one day, internationally.
I know Tobes is all about this Trappist local ale as our resident beer sommelier. He’ll be in line the night before this stuff is shipped camped out in front of Manning’s on Bridge Street so he can extol the virtues of these monks. Tell me I’m lying!!!