We raise a glass today to our ongoing (and sneakily popular) Sideways Glance segment -- you know, the part of the show where we highlight a story from around the world that makes even our hardened, wizened old newsroom do a double-take. This week's entry: Trappist ale. Now you might associate such a tipple with Belgium, or at least Europe. But it turns out that the International Trappist Association has put its official seal of approval on the first Trappist beer outside of Europe. And it turns out it's not far from us in Spencer, Massachusetts.
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