The American-bred Citra hops made its splash into the industry with a bang, taking over the craft brewing scene by storm with its otherworldly tropical fruit flavour and aroma. Our take on this juicy hop takes the best of its exceptional characteristics to brew a bold yet balanced IPA. A simple base of British pale malt is coloured by small kettle additions of our UK and US hops blend for a soft, fruity bitterness. Come dry hopping time, we hit high gear with 16kg of Citra spread over three additions, layering them into the beer for the ultimate juicy, resinous taste experience and an aroma of tropical fruit that lures your olfactory sense from across the room.
Limited release brews throughout the year's calendar.
HEATHEN India Pale AleABV: 7.2% ABV 11.00 EBC IBU: 30 IBU OG: 1.07 OG
NEOPOLITAN PALE Ice Cream Pale AleABV: 5.9% ABV 13.00 EBC IBU: 20 IBU OG: 1.07 OG
First, it began as a terrible idea. Then, it ended in a terrific result. We're talking about a pale ale brewed to mimic the shades of the classic Neopolitan ice cream with additions of lactose, strawberries, and chocolate sauce. Neopolitan Pale Ale became such a sleeper hit in 2016 that many of the Monks consider it one of the high points of the year as did many of our fans. Its soft creamy mouthfeel and nuanced sweetness are designed to trigger your sweet childhood memories... a reawakening of your inner child by means of a grown up bevy.
822™ Double IPAABV: 8.7% ABV 13.00 EBC IBU: 70 IBU OG: 1.08 OG
Named as a nod to the first recorded mention of hops in relation to brewing by Abbot Adalhard of the Benedictine monastery in Corbie, many kilos of our favourite US hops where sacrificed to create a resinous, juicy monster of a beer in his honour. Mango dominates, alongside a zesty, citrus hit, subtle passion fruit and a solid backbone of classic dank pine from faithful Simcoe. The beer is really clean, smooth, dangerously drinkable for its 8.7% ABV and with a subtle dryness on the finish.
DARK ARCHES™ Black IPAABV: 6.7% ABV 80.00 EBC IBU: 50 IBU OG: 1.07 OG
With the colour of rich Porter but the punch of hops associated with IPA, our Black IPA is true deception in a glass. Three dry hop additions give this beer a scintillating aroma of pine and tropical fruit, while hints of toasted malt mix with big layers of US hop character from the addition of Simcoe and Mosaic varieties. What will you discover within the Dark Arches?
STRANNIK™ Russian Imperial StoutABV: 9.0% ABV 90.00 EBC IBU: 50 IBU OG: 1.09 OG
Imperial stout is descended from the strongest, "stoutest" porter brewed in Britain in the 18th century, which found favour with the Tsar of Russia in St. Petersburg, where it was believed to have earned its "imperial" title. Our take is a beer of simple means in search of enlightenment – just like a pilgrim ("strannik" in Russian). The espresso roast and chocolate character are provided by four classic roasted malts, which is complemented by a rounded bitterness and floral, spicy notes from British hops. The body is medium-full, and the finish is medium-dry with hints of dried berries and slight alcohol warmth. Savour fresh or cellared.
CHENNAI™ Export PorterABV: 5.4% ABV 70.00 EBC IBU: 30 IBU OG: 1.06 OG
Although it is the great India Pale Ale that is associated with the British Empire of the 18th century, it was Porter which was consumed in the greatest volume by the soldiers serving in the Chennai region of India. Our Porter is a tribute to this great British style, dry-hopped with Chinook and Columbus for that extra punch of hop flavour over the coffee and chocolate character provided by a blend of 7 different malts.