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Brews brothers: Norman monks revive ancient beer tradition

Brother Benoit drinking a glass of beer at the Abbey of Saint-Wandrille in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon, France. Benedictine monks there brew their own beer, reviving a know-how which had disappeared in France.

Saint-Wandrille-Rançon, France

BEHIND the centuries-old stone walls of a Benedictine monastery in northern France, monks are busy bringing a long-lost tradition back to life.

Between prayer, Gregorian chants and spiritual reflection, they work on producing France's only truly...

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