Monks and beer

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The manufacture and consumption of beer is known from the first monasteries. The Benedictine influence is significant there.

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In the 19th and 20th centuries, the monasteries were harshly challenged by two secularizations, plus a decline in craftsmanship.  The monastic breweries suffered as a result.

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The image of quality associated with monks is very strong. But monks' beer is often no longer made by monks ...

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Since the middle of the 17th century, the Cistercians of strict observance have been brewing beer, which is world famous today.

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The reference to monks has been used by many breweries, in all countries, whose objects testify to their past or present existence.