From Abbey to Brewery to Taproom:
Award-Winning Beer from a 1300-Year-Old Tradition
The Benedictine Order is named for Saint Benedict (ca. 480-547) of Nursia, Italy. St. Benedict established rules for monastic life, one of which was hospitality. This called for providing sustenance in the form of “liquid bread,” or beer. This 1300-year-old tradition continues with Christ in the Desert Benedictine Monastery and its brewing arm, Abbey Brewing, which crafts fine, award-winning beers.
Saint Benedict of Nursia (ca. 480 – 547), the father of western monasticism, wrote The Rule of Saint Benedict, which still guides. More...
Monasteries in Europe have a 1300-year tradition of brewing craft beers, so it should come as no surprise that a Benedictine monastery in the American Southwest produces a range of European monastic styles of beer that delight the palates of experienced and novice consumers alike. More...
Since the very first release, Monk' Ale, in 2005, Abbey Brewing's beers have been available in New Mexico in both on-premise and off-premise locations. More...
At Abbey Brewing, we offer a selection of award-winning, hand-crafted brews, including our Monks’ Ale, an abbey single ale (enkel or patersbier), our Monks’ Dark Ale, a signature all-season dark ale, our Monks’ Dubbel Ale, made in the European monastic tradition, our Monks’ Tripel Ale, an abbey triple ale, and our Monks' Wit, a Belgian white wheat beer.
DERIVED FROM BRITISH
BROWN AND SUMMER
6.5% ABV, 24 IBU
Honoring St. Benedict’s precepts for monastic life and the importance of hospitality and self-sufficiency, the monks of the Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert grow and brew hand-crafted ales for lovers of beer. We work hard to craft our award-winning ales in the tradition of the great European monasteries as we follow our goal of the contemplative life in the wilderness of Chama Canyon in Northern New Mexico
He became the Prior of Christ in the Desert in 1976. In 1984 he was elected the first Conventual Prior of the Monastery and 1996 he was elected the Abbot of the Monastery. More...
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