Charles tries monk’s home brew
Visitors to this year’s Great North Yorkshire Show, near Harrogate, included the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
In the course of his visit, the Prince visited the Ampleforth Abbey stall and spoke to the prior of the monastic community, Fr Terence Richardson OSB, and tried some of the Ampleforth Abbey Cider, brewed from the abbey’s own orchard, the largest commercial orchard in the north of England.
The stall also had on offer Ampleforth’s Dubbel Beer, which is produced in conjunction with local firm Little Valley Brewery.
Derived from a 17th century recipe in the Belgian Trappist style, Ampleforth Abbey Beer has sold well since launching in 2012, winning numerous awards including ‘Yorkshire’s Best Drink’.
Profits from the sale of Amp-leforth’s produce go towards supporting the monastic community, its charitable works, and ensuring the stewardship of the 2,000 acres of grounds in an ‘Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty’ in North Yorkshire.Tags: Ampleforth Abbey, Belgium, cider, Dubbel Beer, Duchess of Cornwall, Harrogate, Prince Charles, Trappists