King City Travel Club plans Benedictine Abbey Trip

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The KC Travel Club will travel south to Mt Angel to visit the Benedictine Brewery. The Brewery opened in November 2018. One of only three breweries in the United States owned and operated by monks, this Benedictine craft beer uses locally sourced hops grown on Abbey land and water from the monks’ well. These include the Brewery’s flagship beer, Black Habit, a dark ale which has received an enthusiastic reception from the brewing community and beer lovers; St. Benedict’s Farmhouse Ale, a mildly hoppy brew; and the brand new Helles Lager. Our tour guide will tell us about the process of making beer. Beer will be available to purchase.

The next leg of our trip will be up the hill to the church, museum, bookstore etc. The Mount Angel Abbey Museum is a very eclectic collection put together by the community of Benedictine monks that live and work at the abbey of Mt. Angel, Oregon. But the museum isn’t the only reason to visit. Established in 1882 by the Abbey of Engelberg, Switzerland, the abbey is located on the top of a scenic 485-foot high butte. The bulk of the museum is comprised of rocks and minerals, antique liturgical vestments and religious items, American Civil War memorabilia, and, the biggest draw, mounted animal dioramas. The collection of taxidermy features an American Bison.

We will have a late lunch at the Glockenspiel Restaurant in the main part of Mt Angel.

The cost of the trip will be $45. This price includes transportation, lunch and all gratuities. Reservations must be made no later than March 21, 2019. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE. To participate in this adventure, you must be a KC Travel Club member with Emergency Contact information on file. Annual dues are $5 and are to be paid in a separate check from the cost of the trip. The checks are to be placed in the Travel Club slot at the Clubhouse Office. You must make a reservation BEFORE sending checks. If you have a care person, that person must pay for their space on the trip.

Call Al McFarling at 503-718-7971 or Dee Schiavone at 503-639-20331 for reservations or to find out more about the King City Travel Club.

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