America’s only Trappist brewery is now in the state of Georgia. Massachusett’s based Spencer Trappist has signed a new distribution deal with Atlanta Beverage and Eagle Rock to bring their (currently one offering) to the state.
Of the 180 Trappist monasteries in the world, only 9 are also breweries. Those 9 are Chimay, Rochefort, Orval, Achel, Westmalle, Westvleteren, Koningshoeven, Stift Engelzell, and now Spencer. The International Trappist Organization recognizes these breweries as Trappist, and each carry the Trappist logo on their bottles. None are in the United States. Until now.
The Saint Joseph Abbey added the brewery, under the advisement of Chimay.
Spencer has just one offering right now, Spencer Trappist Ale, a Belgian-style pale ale, packaged in 11.2oz bottles.
The offering is now available in the state of Georgia, as of the first week of December. Georgia is the brewery’s 7th state of distribution.