Spencer Brewery, run by the monks at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, a Trappist monastery, in Spencer, Massachusetts launched in early 2014 producing just 1 beer, Spencer Trappist Ale. Since that time, I’ve been working on ways to get my hands on some of the work of the only official Trappist Brewery outside of Europe since they only distribute in Massachusetts. Thankfully, some kind friends shared their loot with me so that I would be able to write about it for the blog.
Today the Cardinals elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina who took the name POPE FRANCIS I!!
So you’re probably wondering … how do we celebrate?
Recently I was talking with a friend of mine who homebrews and also happens to be a fantastic priest. I thought it would be interesting to have Father Kyle Schnippel give us his take on the glory that is homebrewing. Father Kyle was ordained in 2004 and serves as the Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. You can find him on Twitter @fatherschnippel.
Hello! Don’t change that channel, your regular host will be back shortly, but Sarah was kind enough to allow me to fill in a ‘guest post’ over here at Catholic Drinkie. I’m honored to be asked!
One of my best friends from college posted this on Facebook the other night … of course I wanted to share it with you all! She said it’s super easy … and in looking at the recipe, she is right! I’ll have to try this soon. Um, sorry to those who gave up sweets or liquor for Lent. The recipe will be waiting for you after Easter.
I love the weekend. The possibilities. The realities. The adventures!
Friday night I found myself in a liquor store while on a date – he is also a beer nut, but not quite as fanatical as me … we’re working on this. It was fun and a really cute way to spend time together. I am trying to learn what he likes and what he doesn’t like so we can explore new beers together – okay enough gushing. Well, as we were walking to the beer section of the store, I did a double take. I couldn’t believe what I saw! I had all but forgotten about this item and that I’ve tried it.