Beer Buzz – North Carolina Most Craft Breweries In The South, Trappist Beer Comes To The UK!

The beer biz never sleeps at American Craft Beer. And here’s some more of what’s been happening in the beer world, while you were drinking yourself through a post 4th of July weekend.

Mount St Bernard monks brew Britain’s first Trappist beer (UK) – For “the past 183 years, the Trappist monks of the Mount St Bernard monastery in rural Leicestershire were dairy farmers, selling their milk to fund a quiet, rhythmic existence of prayer and contemplation,” according to The Observer.

But the monks started brewing beer when dairy prices plummeted forcing the monks of the Mount St Bernard to turn their efforts away from milking cows to brewing authentic Trappist Ales. Today, there are twelve active Trappist breweries — six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, and one each in Austria, Italy, the United States and now another in the United Kingdom

Tynt Meadow English Trappist Ale, a strong, dark ale named after the location of the monastery with aromas of dark chocolate, licorice and rich fruit flavors, debuted last week in Great Britain. And all we can say is ‘bless you.’

 

Words To Drink By (Milton, DE) “Negative feedback is good medicine for a company even when it is unfounded.” – Sam Calagione / Dogfish Head from Brewing Up a Business

 

North Carolina Now Home To Most Craft Breweries In The South (Raleigh, NC) – The state of North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the South, according to the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild.

Back In 2011, long before Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Oskar Blues had built new brewing hubs in the “Tar Heel State,” there were just 59 craft breweries in the state of North Carolina. And in 2018 that number now stands at over 260.

North Carolina Breweries produced more than 1.2 million barrels of craft beer last year which is the seventh highest total in the nation according the boulder Colorado-based Brewers Association.

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