Review: Spencer Trappist Ale

Spencer Brewery, run by the monks at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, a Trappist monastery, in Spencer, Massachusetts launched in early 2014 producing just 1 beer, Spencer Trappist Ale. Since that time, I’ve been working on ways to get my hands on some of the work of the only official Trappist Brewery outside of Europe since they only distribute in Massachusetts. Thankfully, some kind friends shared their loot with me so that I would be able to write about it for the blog.

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Habemus Papam!

Today the Cardinals elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina who took the name POPE FRANCIS I!!

So you’re probably wondering … how do we celebrate?

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Guest Post: Why I Homebrew

Recently I was talking with a friend of mine who homebrews and also happens to be a fantastic priest. I thought it would be interesting to have Father Kyle Schnippel give us his take on the glory that is homebrewing. Father Kyle was ordained in 2004 and serves as the Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. You can find him on Twitter @fatherschnippel.

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Hello!  Don’t change that channel, your regular host will be back shortly, but Sarah was kind enough to allow me to fill in a ‘guest post’ over here at Catholic Drinkie. I’m honored to be asked!

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How to pour a perfect beer

Everyone should know how to do this. This link has a video and detailed instructions. This is a great post!


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Pumpkin beer!

Oh this is my favorite time of  year for beer (okay, maybe I say that every season when new beers come out). But I do love pumpkin beers. I picked up a few this weekend at three of my favorite beer stores along with some others I’ve been hunting for. Who goes to three shops to find good beer? This girl does.

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