“Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.” (1 Timothy 5:23)
A healthy enjoyment of the good gifts of God’s creation – including fermented fruit juice – is a hallmark of Catholic culture. Check out these Catholic-owned breweries and wineries right here in America where you can enjoy the fruit of the vine while supporting Catholic monks, nuns, and families. If you have a favorite libation not mentioned here, please leave a link in the comments below!
And remember: moderation in all things, except in love of God!
The Trappist monks of Spencer, MA, boast the only Trappist brewery in the United States – one of just ten official Trappist breweries in the world! Offering a variety of ales and craft beers (including a fruit series), Spencer Brewery brings to America the storied tradition of monks brewing the world’s finest beer.
With a motto like “Pray, work, brew,” what could go wrong? The Catholic-owned St. Benedict’s Brew Workssits in the lovely hills of Indiana and offers its own delicious craft beers as well as an on-site restaurant. It’s also the only brewery on the grounds of a women’s monastic community in the United States! Proceeds help support the Sisters of St. Benedict in their life and apostolate.