Norcia is known throughout the world for its outstanding culinary and gastronomic specialties. We have complemented this great culinary tradition by adding to the high quality regional foods a beverage that can accompany rich and savory meats, as well as fresh or aged cheeses.
Naturally, this includes offering warm hospitality to pilgrims and the poor, who are assured of being welcomed at the monks’ door.
The destruction wrought to St. Benedict’s hometown following the 2016 earthquakes has made urgent the task of building and preserving a space in Norcia for those seeking God, monks and pilgrims alike.
Every purchase of Birra Nursia helps ensure that the monks will have a church in which to sing the centuries-old Latin chants, a site in which to build up their brewing industry, and a place to call home.
All our beers are available in 33 cl and 75 cl bottles.
The 75 cl bottles are available in packs of 6, those of 33 cl are available in packs of 12.
“Ut Laetificet Cor”
On the Feast of the Maternity of Our Lady, October 11, two monks of our community joined the ranks of the solemnly professed, making publicly this vow before God. Despite the funeral motifs, the day was one of great joy and delight. Even [...]
The earthquakes have brought about necessary changes to many aspects of life in Norcia, including the monks’ beer sales. The monks are committed to keeping the beer on the market, but supplies will be limited. Birra Nursia can be purchased directly from the monks on the monastery premises Monday-Saturday during the Porter Office’s open hours.
Birra Nursia Opening Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 to 12:00
In an age of increasing popularity among farm-to-table restaurants and products, where “food traceability” is a sign of quality and authenticity, buying directly from the monks is a reminder not only of where the beer comes from and how it’s made, but of who it goes to support.
Come Support Us and Buy Birra Nursia Directly from the Monks!
In recognition of the quality of the beer and these principles, the monks' "Extra" brew won an award in the 2021 edition of Slow Food's "Beers of Italy," which called the beer "unmissable." Slow Food's own mission is "to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat." The monks were grateful for the award.
Per celebrare il decennale della fondazione del loro birrificio avvenuta nel 2012, i monaci benedettini di Norcia presentano Birra Nursia Tripel, che con il suo colore intenso e i suoi 8 gradi trova il suo posto tra le due sorelle Bionda e Extra..
Fresca e vivace, Birra Nursia Tripel è una birra adatta ad ogni occasione, che potrà allietare il cuore di chi ama le cose buone.
The Benedictine monks of Norcia created Birra Nursia Tripel to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the founding of their brewery in 2012.
With its intense color and strength of 8% abv, Tripel fits perfectly between its two siblings Bionda and Extra, and is ready for any occasion.
It will surely gladden the hearts of those who love good things!