How Beer Could Save One Monastery in Italy


The monks of St. Benedict in Norcia turn to their small brewery after an earthquake devastates their basilica.

Italian Monastery Seeks Salvation in Beer After Devastating Quake

Elisabetta Povoledo of The New York Times writes:

After the Oct. 30 quake, one of the few things left standing at the monastery was a small brewery, where for the past four years the monks have been making Nursia, a beer named for Norcia’s ancient Latin appellation.

Their brew may now be the salvation — symbolically, at least — not only of the monks’ sanctuary, but also of Norcia itself.

Read the full story at The New York Times…

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