Tynt Meadow, the UK’s first Trappist Ale

A British addition for our Belgian Beer Night, Tynt Meadow

Great news, will have a limited quantity, just 20 bottles, of Tynt Meadow available on Wednesday 20 November 2019, from 20.00.

Tynt Meadow English Trappist Ale

Roger Protz, one of the country’s leading beer writers, told to the BBC that the [Tynt Meadow] beer was “seriously nice” and should generate “enormous interest” from beer drinkers. “It’s really very exciting – this is the first beer brewed by monks [in England] since the Reformation,” he said.

The Trappist monks of Mount Saint Bernard Abbey first arrived in Leicestershire in 1835, but it was only in 2018 that they first started selling the wonderful Tynt Meadow beer.

Beer should be liquid bread, not coloured water – Belgian Trappist saying

The best known Trappist products are the Trappist beers. Fourteen abbeys which are members of the International Trappist Association brew and sell their own beer. Mount Saint Bernard Abbey make the first and only UK Trappist beer.

The Monks of Saint Bernhard Abbey say, “We’re happy to share the work of our hands with you. We’re proud of the ale we’ve made, and have made it with joy. We hope you enjoy it. Despite living a life apart, monks are open to the world. We carry the world’s anxieties and hopes in our prayers. We’re always glad to welcome guests who turn up on our doorstep.

The monks of old had a saying: Patet porta, cor magis. ‘The door is open, the heart even more so.’ By inviting you to taste Tynt Meadow, we offer you a taste of our life.

Three Authentic Trappist Product (ATP) guidelines

To be able to use the ATP label on one of its Trappist products, the abbey submitting an application to the International Trappist Association must meet these three strict criteria:

  • All products must be made within the immediate surroundings of the abbey;
  • Production must be carried out under the supervision of the monks or nuns;
  • Profits should be intended for the needs of the monastic community, for purposes of solidarity within the Trappist Order, or for development projects and charitable works.