Monks and beer
The manufacture and consumption of beer is known from the first monasteries. The Benedictine influence is significant there.
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.
The image of quality associated with monks is very strong. But monks' beer is often no longer made by monks ...
Since the middle of the 17th century, the Cistercians of strict observance have been brewing beer, which is world famous today.