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Sunday, September 10, 2006
The Benedictine monastery in Germany known locally as Benediktbeuren is the original home of the set of medieval lyrics known to medievalists as "M" and to the general public as the Songs of Beuren, or "Carmina Burana."

Well, that's Benediktbeuren. Now, courtesy of The Curt Jester, meet Benediktbier.

ETA: And speaking of bottles of beer -- 99 Bishops Gather for a Crash Course. If one of those bishops should happen to crash....