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Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Allagash Curieux

MAINE - This is their Belgian-style Triple that was aged in a Jim Beam whiskey cask. Hints of vanilla, oak & bourbon. 11%abv 

Cantillon Cuvee St. Gilloise

BELGIUM - Jean’s first dry-hopped gueuze. A two year aged lambic with fresh Hallertau-Mettelfrüh hops that have been ‘soaked’ in the lambic. While not bitter by American standards, this is generally considered Cantillon’s bitterest beer. 5.5%abv 

Cantillon Gueuze

BELGIUM - A blend of 3 year old, 2 year old & 1 year old lambics. A bit of sugar is added to condition the keg. This is a Traditional Gueuze (or Oude Gueuze) made by arguably the most authentic Lambic producer. This gueuze is softly carbonated and has a that distinctive Cantillon house character - a bit of barnyard, a bit acidic and that thirst quenching sourness. EXCELLENT! 

Cantillon Kriek

BELGIUM - Whole morello cherries added at the rate of 200g per liter. Macerated in stainless steel tanks. There develops an almond aroma and flavor due to the cherries being added whole, with the pits – or ‘stones’ as Jean refers to them. 5.5%abv 

Cantillon St. Lamvinus

BELGIUM - When first introduced this was a blend of organic merlot and cabernet franc grapes, but recent vintages use solely merlot grapes. As with the Vigneronne, the stemless grapes are added whole to a stainless steel tank for 4 to 8 weeks. 7%abv 

Cantillon Vigneronne

BELGIUM- Organic viognier grapes are added to a blend of 16 to 18 month aged lambic. They are destemmed, but otherwise added whole. They macerate for between 4 and 10 weeks in stainless steel tanks. 6.5%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 Dulle Teve

BELGIUM - "Mad Bitch" from the mad brewer. Kris' version of a Tripel. Lots of hops & candi sugar in the nose. Sweet, golden fruit palate. Citrus finish. 10%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 

Fantôme Blondinette de Printemps

(Belgium) A spiced blond ale brewed with Pilsner malt and Saaz hops, and dry hopped with Citra and Eukanot. Spiced with nutmeg, lemon peel, bitter orange, and a touch of star anise and cinnamon. 8%abv 

Firestone Walker Anniversary XIX

CALIFORNIA – A blend of 235 oak barrels and four different beers to commemorate FW's 19th Anniversary. Comprised of Parabola Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in bourbon barrels, Stickee Monkee Quad aged in bourbon & whiskey barrels, Bravo Imperial Brown Ale aged in bourbon and brandy barrels, and Velvet Merkin Traditional Oatmeal Stout aged in bourbon barrels. 13.8%abv 

Fonta Flora Gin Barrel-Aged Jitterbug

NORTH CAROLINA- An Appalachian wild ale fermented with fresh local plums and aged in gin barrels. 7%abv 

Hill Farmstead Daybreak

VERMONT - An Imperial Stout brewed with organic citrus zest. A Collaboration Series re-release originally brewed in 2011 with Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller. 10.3%abv 

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #7

VERMONT - One in the Philosophical series of experimental imperial IPAs, this version is Double IPA brewed with Amarillo and Simcoe hops. 8%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 

Plan Bee Breakfast #3

NEW YORK - This year’s addition of ‘Breakfast’ is a coolshipped Barn Beer brewed with maple syrup from their farm, NY blueberries from Mead Orchards, and NY roasted coffee from Forty Weight. The beer is then aged in Spirits Lab bourbon barrels and then keg conditioned. Special thanks to Emily and Evan for sending Monk’s the only PA tastes! 10.5%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 for President

CALIFORNIA - Double dry-hopped double IPA from our pals Vinnie, Natalie and crew in Santa Rosa, CA. This is their quadrennial iteration of Pliny the Elder for the presidential election cycle. Seductive hop aroma perfectly balance by the malt. Crisp, dry finish. Can't go wrong. VOTE!! 8%abv However please don't waste your vote on Pliny. It would be funny though, but...Our Democracy & our Planet depend on your vote. You can't brew beer without a healthy water supply. I kinda like drinking clean water & breathing clean air don't you? 

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. 

Russian River Redemption

CALIFORNIA - Blonde ale with a bit of Belgian inspiration. Very drinkable with a hint of spice and the mild finish of a Belgian Single. 5.2%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 

Sterling Pig Shoat Pilsner

MEDIA, PENNSYLVANIA - Local Pilsner-style gold lager with Mt. Hood and Crystal hops from the Pacific NW. Nicely balanced malt character. 5%abv 

Suarez Family Brewery Triangular Nature

NEW YORK- A country beer brewed with unmalted, New York grown buckwheat. Notes of citrus and honey with a light acidity. 5.2%abv 

Tilquin Rullquin Stout

BELGIUM - A blend of Tilquin's house aged lambic in Rulles Stout. La Rulles is one of my favorite Belgian breweries, but we no longer have access to their beers. Now you can get a hint of how good they are by tasting this amazing blend. 7%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