The glass manufacturer will supply the bottles from its general sale range to the first monastery to brew beer in the UK since the days of Henry VIII. It will also supply green crown closures, which feature the brewery’s logo printed in white.
Jonathan Clark, Account Manager at Beatson Clark, said: “This is a historic and very exciting development for lovers of traditional beer and Beatson Clark was really pleased to have been asked to supply the bottles for this new beer.”
Monks at Mount Saint Bernard Abbey have become the first in the UK and one of 12 in the world to brew an officially recognised Trappist beer.
Mr Clark continued: “We recommended the amber glass beer bottle from our standard range because of its traditional appearance and because amber glass protects the beer inside the bottle from the harmful effects of UV light.”
The beer is called Tynt Meadow and contains 7.4% ABV. It is named after the meadow where the monks originally settled in 1835 and is on sale at the abbey and in specialist beer shops.
Father Erik Varden, Abbot of Mount Saint Bernard, said: “We chose Beatson Clark because they were able to provide the shape of bottle we wanted. Our dealings with the company have been very happy so far. We have found their service very good and their communication prompt, courteous, and effective.”
Trappist beers must be brewed within the abbey by the monks or under their supervision, and brewing must be secondary in importance to the monastery’s work and way of life.
A Trappist brewery must not make profits, but rather the proceeds should go towards the monks’ living expenses and grounds and to help charitable causes.