Ferry of the Damned
Ferry of the Damned is a Quick Turn mixed fermentation beer fermented in stainless steel tanks for 4 months. It was then re-fermented on Riesling Grape Pomace with the addition of a special blend of microorganisms for an additional 2 months. The time spent on the Riesling pomace adds subtle wine character with additional texture and complexity. The result is a unique beer with bright citrus and wine flavours, subtle nutty aromatics, and medium light acidity. We hope you like it.
Burnished Gold Lager
Burnished Gold Lager commemorates the arrival of Bent Stick in our neighborhood. Following deeply academic beer research we crafted this collaboration lager. The lightly roasty malt profile is counterbalanced by a subtle fruity orange pith that lingers on the palate. It’s refreshing, full-bodied, and very smooth, just like the folks from Bent Stick.
Ricecutter’s Lager reunites our head brewer with his friends back in the Yukon at Woodcutter’s Brewing to make a unique collab beer. Rice Flakes were added to the grain bill to lighten the malt character and it wasdry hopped with Lemondrop and Mandarina Bavariafor a subtle burstof citrus. Thisdelicate lagertastes best underthe late night sun.
Haze Zee is a new creation that transforms our Zesty Zee with the application of copious hops; we also added a touch of oats for texture. We put Chinook, Citra, and Nelson Sauvin in the boil and then dry hopped it with Galaxyand Enigma for huge hop expression. This beer has plenty of tropical and citrus notes while still being only medium bitterness.
Extra Special Monk Ale
Light, pale malt showcases this freshly dry-hopped ale. Extra Special Monk displays a robust tropical hop profile amplified by a crisp, dry finish and surprisingly low bitterness. Enjoy this blast from the past while we make afew extra alesfor summer.
Substantially Complete 2021
1, 2, 3 Year Mixed Fermentation Blend — Substantially Complete reflects The Monolith both as a physical entity and the beer it produces. This blend is a snapshot of our mixed fermentation program year to year, using Marsala, Red Wine and Cognac barrels of different vintages. After fermenting for 1, 2, & 3 years using a house-blend of microorganisms, the result is our quintessential blend— adventurous, yet balanced, with bright peach and citrus flavour, light oxidative and wine notes, highlighted by a medium acidity. We hope you like it!
Brandy Barrel-Aged Dark Lager — The brewing machine never stops in Blind Enthusiasm’s barrel room and Working Overtime is the delicious result of this process. A big dark lager was added to fresh Brandy barrels and aged for 20 months to create a smooth and boozy delight. Dark fruits and cherry cola notes are supported by a bright effervescence in this big, drinkable beer. We hope you like it.
12 Month Mixed Fermentation Blend — 86 Lagér is a barrel-fermented beer made with Lager and Brettanomyces yeasts. It’s a blend of 12 month California and Spanish Red Wine barrels and is lightly dry hopped with Saaz and Strisselspalt. While in barrel, rogue acidifying microorganisms infiltrated a couple of the barrels leading to an unexpected dimension: medium light acidity! The resulting blend has floral hop notes, balanced red wine fruitiness, bright citrus, and stone fruit aromatics. We love the result, but this acidification method has been forever 86’ed from our production playbook.
Mixed Multiple Entendres
14 Month Mixed Fermentation Blend — This collab with our friends from Sea Change is the second of two beers we brewed together; both were produced using identical ingredients but different processes. This Mixed Fermentation blend was fermented in Italian Moscato Bianco and Chianti barrels for 14 months using a special blend of yeasts and bacteria. The result is bright white wine fruitiness and red wine depth with intense citrus and floral hop character. It has round texture with high acidity, and a juicy finish. We hope you like it.
We were generously hosted by our friends over at Sea Change, and together we created Multiple Entendres. This hop-forward mediterranean lager is a unique marriage of contemporary and old-world brewing techniques. Clean, crisp, and decisively bitter, this unconventional lager combines the timeless flavour of German Pilsner malt with hints of passion fruit, apricot, berries, and peach delivered through a generous dry-hopping of Callista.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Amber Ale — Baby Buffalo was born by the addition of an amber ale into Buffalo Trace barrels that had recently been used to make Buffalo Meadows. It aged for 22 months barrels until achieving a delightful balance of bourbon booziness and caramel malt character. With low bitterness and notes of dark cherry this beer is smooth, balanced, and exceptionally drinkable despite its not so baby ABV. We hope you like it.
Extra Special Kook
This batch of the original Kook Birds inspired riff uses our well known Extra Special Monk Lager aged in the second fill of Strathcona Spirits Pinot Gin barrels for one and a half years. The strong peach and tangerine flavours as well as its tropical papaya aromas come from a heavy dry hopping with Southern Passion. The overall fruitiness is balanced by a present bitterness and flavours of fresh thyme. Despite its high alcohol this light gold brew is smooth and surprisingly approachable.