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Yorkshire monks return to brewing beer

27 June 2012 Last updated at 12:17 BST

Monks are known for living peaceful lives with plenty of time dedicated to study and prayer.

But the Benedictine monks at Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire have also found another way to fill their days - brewing beer.

It is something they have not done for more than 200 years.

Ed Thomas reports on why they have returned to this monastic tradition.