Enthusiastic Man is a collaboration with Blindman Brewing Co. It uses Alberta hops (Willamette) and Alberta malt (Hogarth's Munich). Blind Enthusiasm's Enthusiastic Man is very malt forward, with bright red berry notes from the malt and herbal character from the hops. It finishes semi-dry
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.
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.
Buffalo Meadows 2022
2022 Buffalo Meadows is a dark lager, that was cool-fermented in stainless steel with Alberta blossom honey and bee pollen from Meadow-Sweet Apiaries. The base beer is the same recipe across all Meadows releases. It was then aged for 9 months in fresh Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. The techniques and ingredients give this beer dark fruit notes, and complex salinity, with a warming finish.
Yukon Meadows (Peated)
2022 Yukon Meadows (Peated) was made using Two Brewers Whisky barrels which we secured thanks to our Market head brewer’s history in the Yukon. The base beer is the same recipe across all Meadows releases. The Whisky from these barrels was well-balanced and moderately peated. The peat in this beer is prominent, but not overpowering; it melds delightfully with the warming alcohol and rich roasty malt. We hope you like it.
2022 Yukon Meadows was made using Two Brewers Whisky barrels which we secured thanks to our Market head brewer’s history in the Yukon. The base beer is the same recipe across all Meadows releases. This beer is rich and chocolatey with gentle boozy warming finish. We hope you like it.
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.
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 a few extra ales for 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!
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!
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.