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Massachusetts monks tap brewing tradition to support aging members

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Trappist Monks pray during a midday service at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Trappist Monks pray during a midday service at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Brother Jonah Pociadlo cleans the filler machinery for bottling the Trappist Ale brewed at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Brother Jonah Pociadlo cleans the filler machinery for bottling the Trappist Ale brewed at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Trappist Monks pray during a midday service at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Trappist Monks pray during a midday service at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Father Isaac Keeley talks about the new facility where he and his fellow Trappist Monks brew Trappist Ale at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Father Isaac Keeley talks about the new facility where he and his fellow Trappist Monks brew Trappist Ale at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Father Isaac Keeley talks about the new facility where he and his fellow Trappist Monks brew Trappist Ale at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Father Isaac Keeley talks about the new facility where he and his fellow Trappist Monks brew Trappist Ale at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Trappist Monks pray during a midday service at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Trappist Monks pray during a midday service at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Trappist Monks pray during a midday service at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Trappist Monks pray during a midday service at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Brother Jonah Pociadlo cleans the filler machinery for bottling the Trappist Ale brewed at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Brother Jonah Pociadlo cleans the filler machinery for bottling the Trappist Ale brewed at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Father William Dingwall, a Trappist Monk, monitors the brewing of Trappist Ale at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Father William Dingwall, a Trappist Monk, monitors the brewing of Trappist Ale at Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Brother Jonah Pociadlo cleans kegs to be filled with Trappist Ale brewed at Saint Joseph's Abbey, in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Brother Jonah Pociadlo cleans kegs to be filled with Trappist Ale brewed at Saint Joseph's Abbey, in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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