Used to be, when I was in Germany, I'd take a bike on the weekends and pedal up to the monastery on the other valley wall mountain. In the spring and summer, it was a tourist destination and these scenic buses would stop there and let the passengers go wander in the monastery.
The monks there ran a rescue service in the winter with St. Bernard dogs
, complete with the cask strapped to the neck. The dog had to be hefty in order to break through the snow, so they added beer to the food from the time the dog was a puppy, through out it's life to give it mass so it could push through.
In the spring and summer, the monks ran a sort of tourist stop, with stalls out in the open like a small festival. They also did beer brewing, using modern stainless steel equipment in the brewery. You could stand outside and look through large glass windows at the brewery inside.
They had a place there where you could order one of their beers, in an earthen ware mug. Either 1/2 liter or a whole liter. Also for sale were large pretzels. You'd buy the mug of beer of your choice and pay a deposit on the mug. Use the mug as long as you were there and then turn it back in for the refund along with a plastic chit so they knew you got it from them.
Didn't take much beer to knock you on your butt. High alcohol content for beer.