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Birra Nursia is brewed by the Benedictine monks of Norcia, the guardians of the legacy of St. Benedict in the city of his birth.

Norcia is known throughout the world for its outstanding culinary and gastronomic specialties. We have complemented this great culinary tradition by adding to the high quality regional foods a beverage that can accompany rich and savory meats, as well as fresh or aged cheeses.


All revenue the brewery produces is used to support the work of prayer and evangelical witness at the monastery in Norcia.

Naturally, this includes offering warm hospitality to pilgrims and the poor, who are assured of being welcomed at the monks’ door.


The destruction wrought to St. Benedict’s hometown following the 2016 earthquakes has made urgent the task of building and preserving a space in Norcia for those seeking God, monks and pilgrims alike.


Every purchase of Birra Nursia helps ensure that the monks will have a church in which to sing the centuries-old Latin chants, a site in which to build up their brewing industry, and a place to call home.


All our beers are available in 33 cl and 75 cl bottles.

The 75 cl bottles are available in packs of 6, those of 33 cl are available in packs of 12.


We invite you to consider joining the Brewmonks’ Club to be more closely connected with the life of the monastery and invest in the brewery’s future.


Get Beer Regularly Delivered to your Door!

Subscription Options Include:

1 case (330ml) every month.

1 case (750ml) every month.

Free Gift: Chalices and Opener

* Welcome gifts (chalices, openers) are available only upon a member’s initial enrollment.

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The earthquakes have brought about necessary changes to many aspects of life in Norcia, including the monks’ beer sales. The monks are committed to keeping the beer on the market, but supplies will be limited. Birra Nursia can be purchased directly from the monks on the monastery premises Monday-Saturday during the Porter Office’s open hours.

Birra Nursia Opening Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 to 12:00


In an age of increasing popularity among farm-to-table restaurants and products, where “food traceability” is a sign of quality and authenticity, buying directly from the monks is a reminder not only of where the beer comes from and how it’s made, but of who it goes to support.

Come Support Us and Buy Birra Nursia Directly from the Monks!


In recognition of the quality of the beer and these principles, the monks' "Extra" brew won an award in the 2021 edition of Slow Food's "Beers of Italy," which called the beer "unmissable." Slow Food's own mission is "to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat." The monks were grateful for the award.

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