Traditional technique meets modern technology and scientific method.
9919 78 Ave, Edmonton
What is the Monolith?
The Monolith is one of Blind Enthusiasm’s brewery locations, designed from the ground up to create complex 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.
Head brewer Doug Checknita brews three kinds of barrel-fermented beer: spontaneous, natural, and mixed. Each style uses a different method of introducing carbohydrate-consuming organisms into the beer. However, all three styles ferment in large-format 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.
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 complex brews.
Visit the Monolith
9919 78 Ave NW
The taproom is a small, intimate space with 17 bar seats and a small standing space for 8, for a total capacity of 25 people. 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.
Tour the only brewery in Canada purpose-built for spontaneous fermentation at production scale. Each tour will take 30-45 minutes, letting you see the brewhouse, the barrel rooms, and the coolship where the spontaneous fermentation takes place. When you’re done the tour, you’ll be guided on a tasting that showcases the difference that each fermentation technique makes.
Tours cost $15/person, and includes a guided tasting. Tours run Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Tours must be pre-booked.