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The Business

9.0% ABV

10 Month Brandy Barrel-Aged Dark Lager — The Business is a brandy barrel-aged dark amber lager inspired by our prior release, Working Overtime. The Business is aged in barrels for 10 months. Where Working Overtime was boldly effervescent, The Business is dark, smooth, and supported by a dark fruit foundation. It has a light alcohol warming and a clean, smooth finish.

The Business

9.0% ABV

Spontaneous Manifesto

6.8% ABV

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.

Spontaneous Manifesto

6.8% ABV

Frucht Bombe

6.2% ABV

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.

Frucht Bombe

6.2% ABV

The Royal Cherry Raspberry

5.8% ABV

The Royal Cherry Raspberry is a Quick Turn mixed fermentation beer fermented in stainless steel tanks with a proprietary method. It was then re-fermented on Okanagan Cherries and Raspberries for 2 months. The time spent on the fresh Cherries and Raspberries adds the intense flavours, aromas, and textures of these fruits as well as notable tannin, marzipan, baking spice, and bright vanilla. This is all balanced by a medium acidity and bright high carbonation.

The Royal Cherry Raspberry

5.8% ABV

Bière des Charentes

7.3% ABV

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.

Bière des Charentes

7.3% ABV

Lil’ Broski

3.7% ABV

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.

Lil’ Broski

3.7% ABV

Astra Primursa

6.1% ABV

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.

Astra Primursa

6.1% ABV

Bière de Gascony

6.6% ABV

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.

Bière de Gascony

6.6% ABV

Convergent Evolution

6.5% ABV

2, 3 & 4 Year Spontaneous & Mixed Fermentation Blend — Convergent Evolution is the true convergence of Spontaneous and Mixed Fermentation. Fermented in red wine barrels for 2, 3 & 4 years this blend combines the unique characteristics of both methods. The blend of 75% Spontaneous and 25% Mixed Fermentation gives the depth and complexity of Spontaneous with the brightness and vibrance of Mixed Fermentation. The result is a balanced beer with stone fruit and ripe apple aromatics, savoury wine depth, with a bright citrus finish and medium acidity.

Convergent Evolution

6.5% ABV

Extra Special Monk Ale

4.9% ABV

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 a few extra ales for summer.

Extra Special Monk Ale

4.9% ABV

Substantially Complete 2021

5.6% ABV

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!

Substantially Complete 2021

5.6% ABV

Nordlichter

3.5% ABV

Czech pilsner malt forms the foundation of this beer. For a little extra punch we finish it with a light Saaz dry-hop. The result is a crisp, lightly malty lager with a delicate floral hop bite. Nordlichter is the perfect accompaniment for the patio season!

Nordlichter

3.5% ABV
Our beers are available at Biera, our neighbourhood restaurant, and The Monolith's taproom. Bottles can be found on our online store, in the Biera Market, at the taproom and in select bars and liquor stores across Alberta.