1, 2 & 3 Year Spontaneous Fermentation Blend — Spontaneous Manifesto marks a milestone as The Monolith’s inaugural 100% Spontaneous Fermentation release. Made using historical methods developed in Belgium over generations, this blend of 1, 2 & 3 year barrels is our quintessential Spontaneous Fermentation blend. The result of these techniques is a unique product shaped by our local environment and indigenous microflora. It showcases classic stone fruit, apple and citric flavours and aromas with some bright red wine fruitiness, and subtle tannin, highlighted by a balanced acidity.
Frucht Bombe is the fourth release in the Dry Hop Series. This blend of two, three, and four year mixed fermentation barrels is dry hopped with two contemporary German hop varietals: Huell Mellon and Mandarina Bavaria. These two distinct hops react to create an explosion of ripe tangerine, sharp grapefruit, and juicy melon hop character. This eruption of flavour is balanced by a full, round texture, medium acidity, and a subtle salinity. We hope you like it.
Bière des Charentes
Bière des Charentes is a mixed fermentation blend featuring unique characteristics imparted by a 24 month fermentation in Cognac barrels. These barrels originated in the Charente region of France where Cognac is made. The result is a blend focused on the bright fruit notes of brandy, with savoury leather and saline character. It finishes with drying tannins and subtle fennel notes, highlighted by a balanced medium acidity. We hope you like it.
How Many Corners?
We’re keen on corners around here and made “How Many Corners” to satisfy these unnatural urges. We’ve used a cornucopia of international hops in this beer including Sabro, Mosaic, Barbe Rouge, and Southern Passion. Expect tropical fruit over a gentle malt backbone.
Lil’ Broski celebrates our long relationship with The Glass Monkey, one of our favourite local restaurants. Of the many beers we’ve served there, Bro has been a particular fan favourite, so together we decided to do a summer version with a lower ABV. Notes of coffee, chocolate and roasty malt dominate this crushable beer.
Resilient Lager is the product of a generous “Brewer for a Day” donation for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. The folks that were the honorary brewers wanted to make a crushable beer inspired by classic Ukranian lagers. Bright, crisp, and floral, this beer acknowledges resilience of people everywhere.
Astra Primursa is the third release in the Dry Hop Series. This blend of one, two, three and four year old mixed-fermentation barrels is a collision of two worlds: old world East Kent Goldings and new world Amarillo. These two wildly different hops meld delightfully to dry hop this beer. The result is juicy grapefruit, tropical starfruit, and marmalade hop character balanced by a full, round texture and medium-high acidity.
Bière de Gascony
Bière de Gascony is a mixed-fermentation blend that spent 24 months in Armagnac barrels before being carefully selected for this beer. The Armagnac barrels used in this beer originated in Gascony, France. The blend displays a combination of berry fruit notes and savoury depth with elements of leather and tobacco. It has medium acidity and a dry finish showcasing a combination of subtle baking spice and oaky tannins. We hope you like it.
Shattered Shadows is a dry-hopped lager featuring a new hop combination: Mosaic and Eclipse. The gentle Czech malt backbone enhances the mandarin peel and red berry hops of this beer. It finishes with a gentle crisp bitterness that lingers on the palate. Don’t be afraid of the shadows!
Deb returns 5 years after being a staple in our launch lineup. Deb is a malty English-style ale with a sharp hop bite. Dry hopped with East Kent Goldings, Deb finishes very dry, crisp, and punctuated with orange marmalade and citrus notes. Deb is back and as delicious as ever!
Whoops’ origins lie in an error made in a batch of Union Bhoys many years ago. Too much wheat was added and a new beer was created. We did an aggressive dry hop with German Tettnang to give Whoops a bright hop bite with a menthol twinge. Be amazed at our mistakes!
Sojourn in Sicily
Sojourn in Sicily is a Mixed Fermentation blend featuring unique characteristics imparted by Sicilian Marsala barrels. The beer fermented in the Marsala barrels for 20 months before being blended. This blend is the first led by our brewer Ian “Nar” Nawrot who has been with the brewery since the start. The result is a robust beer with subtle red berry and rose water aromatics, savoury walnut and maple flavours, which are amplified by a medium high acidity.