"> Monk's Café - On Tap

Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2024

1809 Berliner Style Weisse

GERMANY - A very traditional interpretation of this style with an intense blend of lactic tartness and complex fruitiness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized. 5%abv 

Allagash White

MAINE - Rob Tod's interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer, Allagash White is brewed with a generous portion of wheat and a special blend of spices, this beer is light and slightly cloudy in appearance, with a spicy aroma. Overall, it is a beer that is very drinkable and smooth any time of the year. 5.2%abv 

Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock

GERMANY - The complex balance between various malts, the alcohol and subtle hops give this beer a roasty fruitiness and faintly smoky dryness. 6.7%abv 

Boon Geuze Selection

BELGIUM - Lambic from specific foeders are selected to best produce a “keg conditioned” geuze. Full bodied with signature sourness and low carbonation. 6.3%abv 

Chimay Dorée

BELGIUM - Chimay Gold was formerly reserved for the monastic community, staff and guests of Scourmont Abbey. Refreshingly crisp with a nice balance of citrus and spice. Finishes with a hint of bitterness. 4.8%abv 

De Dolle Oerbier

BELGIUM - Nat & Straff! OriginalBeer is brewed from no less than 6 malts, Poperinge Golding hop flowers and a special yeast which make it a little tart. 9%abv 

De La Senne Zinnebir

BELGIUM - Brussels People Ale is a golden blond ale. Light maltiness balances a nice bitterness and a long finish. Fragrant hops make for fruity, complex aromas. We love this beer. 6%abv 

Firestone Walker Framboise Batch #1

CALIFORNIA - Blend of foeder-aged Flanders Red style ale and barrel aged Lil Opal Saison refermented for five weeks in a foeder with house mixed culture and whole Willamette Valley red raspberries. 6% abv 

Gurutzeta Basque Cider

SPAIN - Very dry, lightly carbonated, and slightly tart cider from Northern Spain near the Bay of Biscay. Great with food. Truly excellent. 6%abv 

Hill Farmstead Anna

VERMONT - Part of the Ancestral Series, farmstead ale with Vermont wildflower honey. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated. 6.5%abv 

Hill Farmstead Edward

VERMONT - Part of the Ancestral Series, this American Pale Ale is crafted from American malted barley, a plethora of American hops, their ale yeast and well water from the farm. Unfiltered and dry-hopped. Aromatic and flowery with impressions of citrus and pine. 5.2%abv 

Hill Farmstead Everett

VERMONT - Named for Shaun Hill's grandfather & brother, this porter is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Complex backbone of chocolate, coffee, malty sweetness. This world-class Porter is so very good! 7.2%abv 

Hill Farmstead Genealogy

VERMONT- From the Philosophical Series, an Imperial Stout brewed with Vermont-roasted coffee. The base beer for the Genealogy of Morals series of barrel aged coffee stouts. Dark, rich and complex. 9%abv 

Lost Abbey Devotion

CALIFORNIA - Originally brewed for Monk's Cafe's 10th Anniversary. This is now a year round beer for them. This was inspired by Tomme & Tom sharing a bottle of Westvleteren Blonde at Monk's. We loved the low-ish alcohol and fresh hop character. Tomme did a great job capturing the spirit of that beer. 6.25%abv 

Maine Beer Co. Dinner

MAINE - Double IPA made with Citra, Falconer’s Flight, Mosaic and Simcoe hops. Notes of intense citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, lemon and pine. 8.2%abv 

Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale

BELGIUM - Our own private label brewed for us by the family owned Van Steenberge brewery, just outside of Ghent, Belgium. Medium body, red color, somewhat fruity nose, malt flavor with a slight lactic sourness. A real thirst quencher and palate cleanser. 5.5%abv 

My Local Brew Works Renegade Bernadette

PHILADELPHIA - Originally brewed in a small batch as a collaboration with Monk's Tom and Bernadette, (hence the name), this revisit of the recipe uses a saison base with fruity Kveik yeast. It is then dry hopped with Azacca hops resulting in an amalgamation of Saison, Norwegian Farmhouse, and an American Pale Ale. 6.5%abv 

Oxbow Luppolo Pils

MAINE - An Italian-style, unfiltered, dry-hopped pils with European malts and hops. 5%abv 

Rodenbach Grand Cru

BELGIUM - This fruity and complex Flemish sour ale is a blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 beer aged 2 years in oak vats. 6%abv 

Russian River Blind Pig

CALIFORNIA - Perhaps my favorite West Coast IPA. Solid hop aromas and finish backed up by the perfect balance of malt. 6.1%abv  

Russian River Pliny the Elder

WINDSOR, CALIFORNIA - A bit of history first: Vinnie Cilurzo brewed America's first Double IPA, named "Inaugural Ale", back in 1994 at Blind Pig Brewing Co, Temecula, CA. Then Vinnie was hired as the original and only head brewer at Korbel Chanpagnes Cellars' foray into brewing - Russian River Brewing Co. Vinnie and his wife, Natalie bought the brewery a few years later and opened their Santa Rosa location. Vinnie is the originator of this style and he still brews the best version, Pliny the Elder. Brewed with copious amounts of Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops. Very hoppy, but not a hop bomb - the balance of the malt and hops is extraordinary. Super drinkable, but be careful it's 8%abv. 

Saison Dupont

BELGIUM - This is the benchmark of all saisons. Aggressive, pungent hop aroma. Medium body. Intense carbonation with rocky head. Bracingly dry finish. 6.5%abv 

Second District Cuvée de Bancroft

PHILADELPHIA - An experimental twist on their house staple Bancroft Beer. The same malt grist is hopped in the kettle with aged East Kent Goldings then pitched with the house mixed culture blend for 3 months of fermentation and conditioning followed by a dry hopping with fresh East Kent Goldings. 5.5%abv 

Techne BBA Perkuno’s Hammer

PHILADELPHIA - Perkuno’s Hammer is brewed using the original, gold medal winning Heavyweight Brewing Baltic porter recipe. This is that excellent malt forward brew aged in Bluebird Four Grain Bourbon barrels. 8.5%abv 

Westmalle Dubbel

BELGIUM - A dark, red-brown beer with notes of caramel, malt and fruity esters followed by a long, dry finish. Rich and complex.  A rarity on draft.  7%abv