There were only ten left. In January 2021, the last monk left Saint Benedict Abbey in Hamont-Achel, Belgium. The Achel Brouwerij lost its Trappist status. Now, St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, MA, announces that the Spencer Brewery is closing its doors.
After more than a year of consultation and reflection, the monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey have come to the sad conclusion that brewing is not a viable industry and that it is time to close the Spencer Brewery.
"We want to thank all of our customers for their support and encouragement over the years. Please keep us in your prayers."
Spencer beers will be available in our regular retail outlets while supplies last.
Photo: © Spencer Brewery