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OUR HISTORY


From Abbey to Brewery to Taproom: Award-Winning Beer
from a 1300-Year-Old Tradition

The Benedictine Order is named for Saint Benedict of Nursia (ca. 480-547), Italy. St. Benedict established rules for monastic life, one of which was hospitality, which 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.


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CRAFTING FINE ALES THAT REFLECT THE DEDICATION TO QUALITY INSTILLED
BY ST. BENEDICT

YEAR-ROUND BEERS


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.


MONKS’ TRIPEL® ALE

BELGIAN ABBEY TRIPEL
9.2% ABV, 19 IBU
ORIGINAL GRAVITY
20° PLATO


MONKS’ WIT® ALE

BELGIAN WHEAT ALE
5.4% ABV, 17 IBU
ORIGINAL GRAVITY
12° PLATO

SEASONAL BEERS


Seasonal ales are brewed on an irregular basis and available only in draft at the Monks' Corner Taproom and selective retail locations in New Mexico. Current seasonal ales include:

Monks' Golden ™ Ale
Monks' Tripel ® Reserve Ale

PEOPLE BEHIND


ABBEY BREWING


The People of Abbey Brewing

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

ABBEY'S MUG CLUB