"> Monk's Café - On Tap

Updated: Thursday, June 08, 2023

Allagash Coolship Resurgam

MAINE - Brewed with Pilsner malt, raw wheat and aged hops. Naturally occurring microflora inoculates the beer which is matured in French wine oak. One, two and three year old versions are blended to produce aromas of apricot, lemon zest and candied fruit. Notes of tropical fruit and funk lead to a clean, tart finish. 6.3%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  

De La Senne Zinnebir

BELGIUM - Brussels’ People Ale. Golden blond ale malty with a fine bitterness and a long finish. Complex aroma with fruity-hop intense fragrance. 6%abv    

Dupont Saison

BELGIUM - This benchmark saison has been brewed at the farm-brewery since 1844. Still owned and operated by the same family. Founded by Rimaux Deridder in 1844 and passed through to Louis Dupont in 1920. Then passed to Sylva Rosier in 1945, who passed it on to his son Marc Rosier in 1964.  Marc's nephew, Oliver Dedeycker took over the brewing duties in 2002. Peppery hops and fruity esters derived soley from the hops and yeast. This is the Saison that inspired hundreds of brewers from around the world.  This is still perfection. 6.5%abv 

Firestone Walker Parabola (2023)

CALIFORNIA - Imperial stout aged for one year in eight-year-old Blanton’s Bourbon and 12-year-old Weller Wheated Bourbon barrels. Flavors of rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbony vanilla. Silky, balanced finish.  13.5%abv 

Foam Brewers For You

VERMONT - All local VT ingredients. Double dry-hopped pale ale. Custom hop blend from Champlain Valley hops (the blend must be a secret?) as well as Columbus from Whitefield Hop Yard. 5.5%abv  

Freak Folk Abyssalism English Barleywine

VERMONT - March of 2022, we brewed our very first barleywine. After primary fermentation, we laid this beast to rest in 8yr Elijah Craig Bourbon Barrels for 10 months. Brewer’s Notes: Notes of dark fruit, fig, barrel char and caramel. 14.3%abv 

Freak Folk Pronghorn

VERMONT - Unfiltered Bavarian-style Helles. Brewed with European malted barley and hops. Crisp and gentle. 5%abv 

Girardin Oude Lambik

BELGIUM - This is Girardin’s original brewed Lambic, and the base, (in various stages of aging), for all their gueuze blends.  This unblended Lambic is aged at least a year before kegging.  Complex, slightly tart, and a bit funky with a true lambic’s  low level of carbonation.  5%abv  

Hill Farmstead Charlie

VERMONT - From the Ancestral series, this is a foudre-aged, low alcohol Farmstead ale with Mosaic and Simcoe hops. Extremely refreshing. 2%abv 

Hill Farmstead Double Nelson

VERMONT - From the Single Hop Series. An imperial IPA brewed exclusively with hand-selected Nelson Sauvin hops. 8%abv 

Hill Farmstead Harlan

VERMONT - From the Ancestral series, an American IPA dry-hopped with Columbus, Nelson Sauvin, and Simcoe hops.  6.2%abv 

Kerkom Bink Blond

BELGIUM - A refreshing, light, dry and hoppy blond. 5.5%abv 

LaTrappe Quadrupel

HOLLAND - A ton of dark roasted malts give this a hint of sweetness balanced with bitterness.  10%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   

Oxbow Double Farmhouse Pale Ale

MAINE - This American farmhouse ale is not truly a "doubled up" version of FPA, but is brewed with a larger grain bill and further dry-hopped with a generous dose of Simcoe. Orange in color with notes of bright citrus, spice, pepper, and tropical fruit with a full body and dry finish. 8%abv 

Ploughman Cider Lummox

PENNSYLVANIA - Citra hops, the sweetness of Jonagold and tartness of Gold Rush apples yield a big, brassy cider balanced by a subtle sweetness. 8.5%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 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.  That operation closed a few years later. Then Vinnie was hired as the original and only head brewer at Korbel Champagnes 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. The rest, as they say is history. 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 is 8%abv. 

Russian River Row 2/Hill 56

CALIFORNIA - A single hop Pale Ale brewed exclusively with  Simcoe hops.  The name is a nod from Vinnie to the exact location in the experimental hop yard in Yakima, WA where the first Simcoe hops were planted.  5.4%abv $8 PINT 

Russian River STS Pils

CALIFORNIA - A classic European style Pilsner. Straw in color and often times slightly hazy as it is unfiltered.  Hop forward with a mild malt foundation, strong lager yeast characteristic, and a dry, bitter finish. Damn! This is a World-Class Pilsner. Perfectly balanced and oh, so quaffable. Seriously- try this.  5.35%abv  

Russian River Velvet Glow

CALIFORNIA - A Helles Lager brewed as an homage to Santa Rosa’s long ago Grace Brother’s Brewing, (1933-1966). Clean, crisp, and refreshing with low bitterness and a mild hop aroma. First time in Philadelphia! 4.75%abv 

Saison d'Erpe Mere

BELGIUM - An excellent saison with great body and balance. Hops are evident in both the aroma and finish. Aroma also has citrus. Very dry finish.  6.5%abv 

Tilquin - Oude Quetsche Tilquin Å l’ancienne

BELGIUM - A blend of 1 and 2 year old, spontaneously fermented lambic refermented on destined purple plums (quetsche veritable d’Alsace) four months. Unfiltered & unpasteurized. Refermented in the bottle for a minimum of 3 months prior to leaving his gueuzerie. 6.4%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