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Numerous mandarin trees contributed to our latest Ovila® Abbey Ale collaboration, but there’s a special group of six whose fruit are part of every bottle.

When we designed the recipes for two new Ovila beers, we asked the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux if they could spare estate-grown goods for the project. We felt, and they agreed, that their agricultural endeavors—a mere 20 minutes up the road—would enrich the spirit of the collaboration.

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May 28, 2013 – 8:52am

This time of year, a lot of you are probably trading in kitchen time for grills and campfires. Last month we shared a recipe for a simple Summerfest® Trout that’s great for a weekend fishing trip; this month we’re bringing you a sauerkraut sausage recipe that gets a jolt from our unapologetic hop beast, Hoptimum.

While plenty of condiments can give dogs extra life, sauerkraut is one whose powerful flavor can dominate the Read More

May 21, 2013 – 10:44am

Now with 50% more orange throwing! The Brewer and the Beer Geek visit Washington, D.C., to talk about the old-school art of seasonal brewing, and Terence shares his “have citrus, will travel” philosophy of fitness as they explore the latest collaboration ale: Ovila® Abbey Saison with Mandarin Oranges and Peppercorns.

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May 20, 2013 – 10:53am