Mount St Bernard Abbey Brewery
A few years ago, the monks of Mount St Bernard Abbey looked for an alternative source of income and work beyond dairy farming. After extensive research including trips to the Low Countries to visit fellow monks producing Trappist Ales and learn their secrets, they came home to establish a brewery in their wonderful Augustus Pugin-designed Monastery in the heart of rural Leicestershire.
Trappist ales tend to be named after the place where the monastery is situated and so it makes sense that Tynt Meadow has been created to honour the original plot of land. Strictly adhering to Trappist ale requirements the beer is made on the monastery premises by the monks themselves.
Tynt Meadow is a rich full-bodied mahogany-colour beer and has a complex taste of dark chocolate, fruit and liquorice with an abv of 7.40%.
The beer is available countrywide at selected shops and online but you may also wish to visit the monastery to take in the beautiful setting and architecture. You might even find the monks offering produce out of their gardens such as rhubarb. Don’t forget to also pick up one of Father Joseph’s Trappist Beer Bread kits!
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Photo credit: Mount St Bernard Abbey