When people think of local brewers, Sam Adams most likely comes to mind although the region does have an excellent collection of brewers that deserve attention. Last weekend NPR reported that there is one more brewery out in Western MA that may be worth checking out if only for the novelty. Spencer Trappist Ale has started selling their ale in Massachusetts this week,
although I’ve not been able to identify where. UPDATE: In Boston, you can get this at Social Wines in Southie.
I associate the Trappist monks in Western MA with making delicious preserves so I’m intrigued. Apparently St. Joseph’s Abbey is only one out of ten Trappist abbeys worldwide to make ale and the only one outside of Europe. More about this story can be read here.