A pair of jolly monks.
The monks of the Middle Ages drank their own beer.
They drank a lot of it too.
Some records show that most monks got a daily ration of up to 4 liters of beer per day.
it's for fun
St. Benedict ordered a life that was self-sustained.
The Benedictine monasteries would often provide passing visitors and pilgrims food and drink.
These rules, combined with the fact that water in the Middle Ages was most likely unsanitary
(people would often use streams and rivers for sewage disposal),
virtually all of the Benedictine monasteries brewed their own beer.
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