The Common Good
May-June 2002

The Monks of Malt

by Rose Marie Berger, Jodi Hochstedler | May-June 2002

Since 1455, the Benedictine monks of the Kloster Andechs monastery, situated in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, have dedicated themselves to brewing a superior beer.

Since 1455, the Benedictine monks of the Kloster Andechs monastery, situated in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, have dedicated themselves to brewing a superior beer.

Andechs has never been exported to the United States, but the holy hops are now available in Canada. The Benedictine monks use the proceeds from their licensing fees to help fund their educational and social service programs.

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