Massachusetts Monks Brewing and Blessing Beer
I did a double-take when I saw that there is an actual brewery here in Massachusetts that is run by Monks.
On their Facebook page, the monks describe themselves and what they do: "We do not have public hours. St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, is home to a community of Trappist monks and the first American Trappist brewery. Following the Benedictine tradition of ora et labora (prayer and work), the monks pursue a simple life of contemplative prayer, manual labor and hospitality. The brewery helps support the monks and their charitable outreach. The brewery, being far into the abbey's land, is not open to the public for tours or tastings. There is also no general phone number for the brewery."
Spencer Trappist Holiday Ale
Spencer Monks' Reserve Ale (Quad)...and American Trappist Craft Beers like:
Spencer Trappist Imperial Stout
Spencer Trappist IPA
Spencer Feierabendbier, Trappist Pilsner
Spencer Festive Lager
Spencer Vienna Style Lager