The residents of Ampleforth Abbey who grow over 70 varieties of apple have brewed beer from an ancient recipe.

This article titled “Cider-making monks revive 200-year-old beer” was written by Martin Wainwright, for on Wednesday 18th April 2012 11.00 UTC

The monks of Ampleforth abbey, who are great gardeners with a particular name for making cider, are to brew a beer from an ancient recipe in their archive, which has not been tried for two centuries.

Chuffed by the success of their apple orchard, which has grown to more than 2,000 trees and 70 varieties of apple, the Benedictine community hopes to have £36 packs of 12 bottles of beer available by the end of June.

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