From the Blog

  • Patrons Project 3.01: Tropical Death Party

    We thoroughly enjoyed our first collaboration with Siren back in September, and once we came up with the Tropical Death Party idea (possibly the first time we've named a beer before deciding what it... read more...
  • NMBCo. x Cigar City Pt. 2: A Brewer's Memoir

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    This past year had been an incredible journey for us at Northern Monk Brew Co. and surely for all the gracious souls who appreciate what we do as well. Throughout the year, we had introduced the... read more...
  • NMBCo. x Cigar City Pt. 1: Trilogy Yeast

  • The Trilogy MMXVI: Malt ft. De Molen

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    Hops. Malt. Yeast. No beer of our eon is complete without each of these fundamental elements. Nourished by the sun and soil and siphoned through the brewer's vision, the alchemy of these ingredients... read more...
  • The Trilogy MMXVI: Hops ft. Epic

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    Hops. Malt. Yeast. No beer of our eon is complete without each of these fundamental elements. Nourished by the sun and soil and siphoned through the brewer's vision, the alchemy of these ingredients... read more...
  • JOIN THE BRETHREN | VACANCY | ACCOUNT MANAGER

    We're looking for someone to join our team in the position of Account Manager.
    You will be responsible for:
    - Stock allocation and management
    - Coordinating logistics
    - New Business development
    -... read more...
  • Patrons Projects: Attack on the Bounty (ft. James Butler & Siren)

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    The Patrons Projects were initiated with Northern Monk's aspiration to become an ambassador of the creative community, for as creative craftsmen, we have an obligation to align ourselves with like-... read more...
  • Patrons Projects: Smokin' Bees (ft. Nomad Clan & Against the Grain)

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    Beer has a way of elevating the experience of enjoying virtually any medium of creative work. While you're listening to music, watching a film or reading a novel – you name it, it's better with beer... read more...
  • Vacancy - Communications Monk

    At Northern Monk we try to challenge ourselves to progress and push the boundaries of all facets of our business on a daily basis. This approach leads to an array of varied and unique of projects. At... read more...
  • 822 Returns 2016

    Last May we unleashed our double IPA '822' on the people of the UK. Named as a nod to the first recorded mention of hops in relation to brewing by Abbot Adalhard of the Benedictine monastery if... read more...
  • EDWARD STREET BAKERY | A PIE POP-UP

    Edward St Bakery is a craft bakery based in Saltaire set up by Jeremy Belsten and Lisa Fraser.
    After years of working in various kitchens, a joke about the 'Notorious Cherry Bun Two' (a fictional... read more...
  • Leeds to Louisville

    Like many brewers in the UK, we don't hide the inspiration we take from the US craft brewing scene. The IPAs brewed over the past decade or so, with the flavour-packed hops at their disposal, have... read more...
  • THE NEXT CHAPTER | NORTHERN MONK REFECTORY

    Wow, 18 months sure has crept up fast. Grub and Grog's residency in our Refectory is coming to an end and although we'll be sad to see them go we've got some exciting plans ahead for The Refectory as... read more...
  • Meet our Lead Brewer

    We used to joke at Northern Monk about the fact that even when there was ten of us, we still had no one in the business that had worked full time at a brewery. Sure, our brew team had spent time... read more...
  • GLUTTONY

    The Seven Deadly Sins. GLUTTONY.
    Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride.
    We decided to re-interpret The Seven Deadly sins through the medium of beer.
  • Meet our Brewer. One year in...

    In 2014, Northern Monk's head brewer Brian and I (Russell) were working from my parents’ kitchen (where I'd moved back to to save money), driving round the North delivering casks out of a beat up... read more...
  • 2015 Year in Review

    After our launch late in 2014, 2015 was always going to be momentous. So after watching everything beer related on YouTube, eating 20 clementines, finishing the three week old stollen (and catching... read more...
  • NORTHERN INDUSTRY

    Hitting the shelves of your local bottle store this week is our latest Northern Monk Patrons project; Northern Industry, a beer and album produced in collaboration with Hide & Seek Records, Giles... read more...
  • LEAD BREWER

    Housed in a listed mill building in the centre of Leeds, Northern Monk started brewing on site in August 2014. In just over a year we’ve begun to distribute in over 6 countries and send beer across... read more...
  • Meet our Brother of Libations

    This week we welcomed a new member of the monkhood into the order. Since we started we have never had anyone dedicated to co-ordinating our sales. Given that we now send beer to more than six... read more...

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