The Monastery, Beer, Banknotes and Honesty Box

Today, we travelled ten miles up the road to Mount St Bernard’s Monastery where the Trappist monks are renowned for superb pottery and now, beer! The Tynt Meadow ale is 7.4%, so it’s a strong brew in the Trappist tradition. Outside the shop is an Honesty Box where you can pay instead of going into the shop. I asked the monk who was there if ever people walked off without paying. He said that more money is paid into the box than the value of the beer, so it seems generosity and honesty still obtains in the human heart. I am browsing my collection with a glass of Tynt Meadow close by….heaven!