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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.

YOUR IMPACT

All revenue the monastery 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 place to sing the centuries-old Latin chants, to build up their brewing industry, and to call home.

OUR SELECTION

All our beers are available in both .33 L and .75 L sizes.

.75 L bottles are available in cases of 6 and .33 L bottles are available in cases of 12.

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    The first walls rise

    ​The first concrete walls rise from the foundations of the Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte, where the monks are rebuilding the historic monastery adjacent to their church. [...]

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    The church opens

    ​The church of the Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte, after years of restoration work and the generous gifts of so many from all over the world, opened in time for Christmas in December 2020. [...]

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    Anti-seismic isolators

    Recently, the anti-seismic isolators were installed in the foundations of the new monastery [...]

LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

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 9:00 to 10:30

MONK-TO-TABLE

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!

BIRRA NURSIA IS "UNMISSABLE"

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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