As of yesterday, Spencer Trappist Ale has officially become the world’s ninth officially recognized Trappist brewery joining the likes of Brasserie de Rochefort, Bières de Chimay, Brouwerij Westvleteren and a few others and also becoming the U.S.’s very first one. The Spencer-based brewery which is associated with St. Joseph’s Abbey will begin to produce their Trappist beer which is set to start hitting the shelves at some point next year.
Not too much is known about their plans but a leaked label indicates that the blond ale (dubbel) will have a 6.5% A.B.V. and will be featured in 33cl bottles (11.2 fluid ounces), which is slightly smaller than the standard 12 fluid ounce bottles in the U.S. and the proceeds will go towards sustaining the abbey itself and their charitable work as well.
Below is a leaked version of their beer label:
Spencer Trappist Ale now joins the ranks of the other eight, officially recognized Trappist Breweries which has six in Belgium, one in Austria, another in the Netherlands and now this one in the U.S. Stay tuned for more information in regards to Spencer Brewing as we look forward to them releasing their beer to the masses.