The Monolith

Traditional technique meets modern technology and scientific method.


9918 78 Ave, Edmonton
587-525-BEER (2337)


Wed–Sun: 4–10pm
Mon–Tues: Closed

What is the Monolith?

The Monolith is one of Blind Enthusiasm’s brewery locations, designed from the ground up to create complex, acidic beers via barrel fermentation. Our barrel rooms hold hundreds of barrels, each one fermenting for one to three years, creating complex flavours and delicious results. Experience everything the Monolith has to offer in our intimate taproom.

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Our Beers

Head brewer Doug Checknita brews three kinds of barrel-fermented beer: spontaneous, natural, and mixed. Each style uses a different method of introducing sugar-eating organisms into the beer. However, all three styles ferment in wine barrels for 1-3 years. Our brewing team applies both the art and science of brewing to create beers that can age for years, resulting in complex flavours that compete with the finest wines.

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The Taproom

Experience barrel-fermented beer at the Monolith’s taproom.

Our taproom serves an ever-growing selection of beer from the Monolith, on tap and in bottles. We also serve a small food menu, designed by the team at Biera to pair well with the acidic brews.

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Visit the Monolith

9918 78 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 1N6

587-525-BEER (2337)


Wed–Sun: 4–10pm
Mon–Tues: Closed

The taproom is a small, intimate space with 28 seats and a small standing space. We operate on a first come, first serve basis, with no reservations available. Enjoy great beer while you’re here, and grab your favourite bottles and merch to go.

Brewery Tours

Tour one of the the only purpose-built barrel fermentation breweries in North America. Each tour takes 30-45 minutes. See the brewhouse, the barrel rooms, and the coolship where the spontaneous fermentation takes place. When you’re done the flight, you’ll enjoy a variety of beers, tasting the difference that each fermentation technique makes.

Tours cost $10/person, and includes a flight of beers. Tours run Wednesday and Saturday. Tours must be pre-booked.

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