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Beer lovers gather at the release of the "40 Days" beer brewed by Breaker Brewing and the Diocese of Scranton.

Beer for Lent? The Diocese of Scranton’s ‘40 Days’ brew helps feed the homeless

Feb 24, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, has launched a beer collaboration with a local brewery to support its anti-hunger programs for... Read more


These 17th-century monks did a beer fast for Lent

Mar 18, 2023

By Matt Hadro

With the Lenten season underway, Catholics are immersing themselves in 40 days of abstaining from sweets, technology, alcohol, and other... Read more


America loses its only Trappist brewery, amid competitive beer market 

May 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The first and only certified Trappist brewery in the U.S. has said that it will close, citing a lack of... Read more

Abbey brewer Fr. Karel Stautemas and master brewer Marc-Antoine Sochon toast the opening of Grimbergen Abbey Brewery in Belgium.

Beer-making returns to Belgian Catholic abbey after 200 years

Jun 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Norbertine monastery was forced to abandon brewing after the French Revolution. Read more

Credit: Eliška Zeisková (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Pontifical university patents beer giving drinkers taste of the Middle Ages

Jan 5, 2021

A pontifical university in Poland is patenting a beer that will give drinkers a taste of the Middle Ages.  Read more

Tynt Meadow Trappist beer. Courtesy photo.

These Cistercian monks are brewing the UK's first Trappist beer

Jun 28, 2018

The label of “Trappist” is among the most exclusive designations of beer worldwide, with only 11 breweries around the globe... Read more

Beer. Public domain.

Welsh pub renames beer after seminarian mix-up

Aug 7, 2017

How does a pub make up for mistakenly trying to kick out a group of celebrating seminarians? By naming a... Read more

The monks of Norcia sing from their 2015 album Benedicta: Marian Chant for Norcia.

Monks of Norcia announce special edition beer to help them rebuild

Jun 13, 2017

By Mary Farrow

It was God and beer sales that helped sustain the Benedictine monks of Norcia, and it is God and beer... Read more

Courtesy of the Monastero di San Benedetto.

For these Benedictine monks, to brew well-made beer is to pray

Jun 3, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A group of Italy-based monks pray and work at their monastery at St. Benedict's birthplace. Now the fruits of their... Read more