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Ranking (& Drinking) The Best Catholic Trappist Beers

On this episode of the Catholic Talk Show the guys sample and rank Trappist beers while discussing Catholic monasticism.

In this episode you’ll learn:
• Why do Catholic monks brew beer?
• What makes a beer a “Trappist”
• What else do Catholic monks make that you can buy?
• How many Trappist beers are there?
• What do Salt & Vinegar crickets taste like?
• and much more


Show Notes & Links:

Trappist Beer websites:


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4 comments on Ranking (& Drinking) The Best Catholic Trappist Beers

  1. Andrea says:

    Hi guys,
    Your podcast shows are great. I am not a beer drinker at all but happy about seeing this episode because it means you are still in the business of making podcasts! I enjoy wine the way you three were enjoying the different well brewed Trappist beers.

    I have tried to donate or become a patron but it appears you have to be a member of FB to do this and I am not. When I go to patreon.com I never get a menu asking for my card payment information just my name and email address, and that is it. I want to make a one time donation. As a new viewer and fan I have been watching your podcasts this entire month and want to support the cause because I think it is great to have a Catholic Talk Show that covers so many interesting topics as well as misconceptions out there. I would like to do my part at supporting your future.

    As I age I understand more about why monks pray all day long. It anchors you to your faith, you are praying for the salvation of souls, and it keeps the devil and his demons away because you are invoking God so often. The inner feelings of peace you get can be addicting too.

    In the past couple of years I pray more during the course of a day than just my regular nightly prayers. I recently took ‘Friar’ Pagano’s advice and added the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel to my daily repertoire. The devil and his minions are insidious. I find that to be true personally as well as out in the world.

    Do you guys ever go back to your website to check out the latest comments that come in from new viewers?

    I enjoy all the stories you share Fr. Rich. I like the fact that you are all living and loving being Catholic. I am glad you have 20 years of memories to share. You are all proud members of our faith. Enthusiastic members of our faith. Thank you for filling a void with your shows. If you ever run out of ideas for podcasts you can ask your fans for suggestions. I hope you have more guests on, like Rabbi Gordon, and devote some time during each segment to calls from viewers.

    One of the most amazing things about God is that he is our personal God and there are billions of us! How cool is that. The miracle of God right there for each of us, for all of us. It may very well be that the Holy Spirit inspired all three of you to do these podcasts.

    I liked the day Ryan Scheel wore a Bishop Fulton J. Sheen t-shirt. I understand he is being beatified. What a great intellect he had. I have seen a few of his shows from 55-60 years ago! I like the inquisition you enact upon Fr. Pagano, and he is almost always up to the task.

    “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” Albert Einstein – one of my favorite quotes to leave you with.

    God bless us all! (BTW, amazing miracle occurred during your show when you turned Fr. Rich into Jiminy Cricket!)

  2. John Perlin says:

    You guys need to try the Catholic Coffee….I found this brand out of Wyoming The Mystic Monks Coffee. These monks make some great coffee, and the use the profits to support their monastery.

  3. Rose Fontes says:

    GREAT EPISODE!
    Thanks for sharing this episode with us and for teaching us more ways in which we can learn more about the Mother Church and fall more in love with Her. I love your chemistry, you can see, hear, and feel that fraternal love you have for each other.

    PS: It would be cool that you had an episode talking about famous conversion stories of saints (like St. Augustine’s for example) and it would be very nice to hear about how you all found your way back to the Church.

    Keep up the good work! God bless!

  4. Brandy McCamish says:

    Love this, as I lived in Belgium for 5 yrs and have been educating my friends on Trappist Beer for years!! Good to see it get the recognition it deserves!! Well done gentlemen!! 🙌🏼 If you have the opportunity to get your hands on some Westy, you must try it! Westvleteren is the Best Trappist Beer!! I lived near the Abbey (Chimay as well, Chimay Blue is my second favorite) for some time and it was such a treat to go and enjoy the culture, food and the beer of course!! 🍻

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