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Holy Hops For Easter

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An American reader writes:

We’re drinking the Monkish Blonde this Easter season and giving thanks for all the good people in the world trying to keep the faith.

Amen, sister! I wish a blessed Easter weekend to all my readers observing the holy day.

Birra Nursia is the beer brewed in small batches by the Benedictine Monks of Norcia. Follow that link to learn more about it, and to see a photo of Brother Francis, the brewmaster. It’s really good beer, and I would give anything for a tall, cold bottle of the Extra right now (10 percent alcohol). And look, you can buy it in America through their online store! Every penny made goes to keep the monastery going in the hometown of St. Benedict. Good people, good beer. Birra Nursia is a Benedict Option everybody can cheerfully embrace.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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