Chatter in the Vestibule — Oktoberfest

Five Saintly Beers for Oktoberfest by Michael P. Foley

Five Saintly Beers for Oktoberfest by Michael P. Foley

With the annual return of Oktoberfest comes the eternal question: What shall I drink? To help with an answer, we list five beers that any Bavarian would be happy to imbibe—even if they are not all from his region. What is more, because these beers have the additional grace of being historically connected to the life of the Church, you’ll be able to infuse your own observance of the festivity, be it at a Biergarten or in your own backyard, with spiritual and cultural meaning. Maredsous. Maredsous Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded in Denée, Belgium in 1872, has at least two claims to...

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