This 2009 photo shows the Chapter House of Ovila at California's Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, Calif. Monks in the small Northern California town are rebuilding the centuries-old Spanish monastery with help from what may seem an unlikely source: beer. The first phase of the building's decades-long restoration project in the Sacramento Valley town of Vina has been completed, with the Chapter House of Ovila now standing, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Red Bluff Daily News, Chip Thompson) NO SALES MAGS OUT

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