VIDEO: Oregon’s Benedictine Abbey Brewery Coming Soon

[Editor’s note: Updated post with a few corrections]
“In the spirit of a centuries-old monastic tradition, the monks of Mount Angel Abbey will begin brewing artisan beer this summer,” says the facebook page for the Benedictine Brewery, opening soon in Oregon. Oregonians are now closer than ever than getting our own local “abbey” brewery. The monks at Mt. Angel’s abbey are getting ready to release their brew in bottles this year and already have a website, facebook page, and some sweet branded merchandise. They are even so hip they made it onto the local evening news.




The Benedictine Brewery has some pretty sweet glassware for sale, but it will cost you a pretty penny ($49 for 2 mugs or 4 pint glasses, $59 for 2 snifters). Remember, though, it all goes to a bunch of dudes devoted to celibacy. Hats are more reasonably priced for $15.


The Benedictine Brewery has worked up labels and pilot batches for styles like Saison, Porter and Amber Ales, even consulting with Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing among others. Perhaps not coincidentally, Upright sources some of its hops from Mt. Angel, where the monks will also grow their own.

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

Discussion

  • Nitch R.
    Nitch R.
    Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:45 PM

    Broken link 🙁

    • Samurai Artist
      Samurai Artist
      Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:34 PM

      what broken link?

    • openid
      openid
      Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:46 PM

      Mt Angel would have to change the order they’re affiliated with to become a Trappist. While the Trappist Order, officially known as The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, can trace its history to the Benedictine Order via The Order of Cistercians of the Standard Observance, they are not Trappist and are officially recognized as separate monastic orders by the church, and my guess is they won’t be changing their affiliation so they can obtain the use of that designation on their beer.

      • Samurai Artist
        Samurai Artist
        Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:34 PM

        Thanks. Good info.