I had know that Trapist monks were in the recreation of crafting some of the worlds best and rarest beers but until I took a trip to San Diego I had no idea the history behind the beer.

Beer is one of the world’s oldest concoctions, being featured in secular manuscripts, papyrus, and wall paintings in Egypt. The process has been abundant because beer and wine were better to drink than water which could be parasitic or even poisoned.

In San Diego I’m at 50/50 Bar and Grill (50% bacon 50% beef), home to a long list of brews and over 100 on tap. I saw what I wanted and found what I was looking for: The Tripel Karmeliet. Turns out, this beer dates back to the Black Death. I write all about it in my first post at The Catholic Dormitory. Enjoy!