UK Trappist beer-brewing monks struggling with demand

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The only monks in the UK to brew an officially recognised Trappist beer say they are unable to satisfy demand.

The brewery at Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, near Coalville, Leicestershire, was set up one year ago.

Since then, it has produced about 30,000 bottles of Tynt Meadow but there have been worldwide requests for more.

The brewery is one of only 14 in the world allowed to call itself a Trappist brewery - where all the money raised is used to fund the monastery.

The beer - named after the meadow where monks settled in 1835 - is sold at the abbey shop and by some local retailers, but about a third is sold through a distribution company. It is proving particularly popular in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The monks also drink it themselves on a Sunday.

Father Joseph Delargy said: "We haven't had any difficulty in selling it. What we produce, we can sell.

"We have a pattern of regular production and regular sales so now, after this first year, we're in a position where we're quite happy."

Full article - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-48854460
 

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Anyone tried it? Saw a bottle yesterday looked quite cheap for Trappist.
 

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Bof, "struggling to keep up". I just read the Trappist book by Jef Van Den Steen (don't know if there is an English translation), and the Trappists all brew the volumes that they want to brew. Not more, not less, and not driven by market demands.
 
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