Spencer Trappist Imperial Stout 12oz Bottle - Spencer MA

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A massive, roasted, malt-forward American Trappist take on the Anglo-Russo Imperial Stout tradition. Luxuriantly frothy foam, waves of coffee, chocolate and caramel sensations, a generous blend of dark fruit flavors. Intense and robust.

Spencer brewery project is one of necessity. For over 60 years, they have cooked and packed jams and jellies at their monastery under the Trappist Preserves label. This business has allowed them to support themselves, while providing wholesome monastic work and charitable assistance to the poorer communities and persons in need. However, when they look to the future, as their community grows and ages, they see their need for an additional enterprise that supports their community and charities in the years to come. With the blessing of the abbot, they embarked upon a two-year data-gathering mission. They visited each Trappist brewery to learn everything they could from their European brothers. Beginning at the Abbey of Westmalle, they slowly made their way around Belgium, staying at the monasteries and making friends, receiving good advice and drinking some of the world’s best beer. The final stop of their first trip was the Abbey of Saint Sixtus, brewer of the acclaimed Westvleteren ales; by the end of their second trip and more detailed discussions, they were confident that they had put together a realistic plan for a new brewery. Following monastic tradition, the monks voted and confirmed the project by an overwhelming majority – they would build America’s first Trappist brewery. Observing Trappist tradition, they have named the brewery, and the beer, Spencer after their beloved town of Spencer, MA.

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