"> Monk's Café - On Tap

Updated: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

2SP Rum Barrel The Russi✫n

PENNSYLVANIA - Bob’s big, roasty Imperial Stout aged for several months in Jamaican Rum barrels. Dried fruit sweetness and spice from the barrels balanced by the toasted maltiness of the stout. 9.6%abv $9.50 

Allagash Little Sal

MAINE - Brewed with a pound of blueberries per gallon and aged with pediococcus and lactobacillus in oak red wine barrels. Vinous with lingering blueberry and moderate tartness. Biscuity notes give way to a juicy sweetness followed by a long, dry finish. 6.1%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 Maibock

GERMANY - Their Spring celebration beer brewed in the fall and lagered over the winter. Golden color, full body, huge malt aroma and flavor. Spicy and classic Hallertauer hops are prevalent. 7.5%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 

Corsendonk Christmas Ale

BELGIUM - Medium body. Deep amber color. All malt in the aroma with a bit of coffee, chocolate and “root beer” in the finish. Spices are well integrated into the beer. A staff favorite. 8.1%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   

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 Double DBA

CALIFORNIA - Imperial Special Bitter Ale aged in Bourbon barrels. Aroma of coffee & chocolate. Flavors include toffee, fig, vanilla, toasted oak & bourbon. This is a Big Boy. 12.3%abv 

Hercule Stout

BELGIUM - Named for Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. This dry stout has that unique Belgian influence that comes from the yeast. 9%abv 

Hill Farmstead Mosaic IPA

VERMONT - One of the Single Hop series, an India pale ale brewed exclusively with Mosaic hops and American malted barley. 6%abv 

Hill Farmstead Song of Joy

VERMONT - From the Philosophical Series, an Indian Pale Lager brewed with house lager yeast and copiously hopped with German and American hops. 6.5%abv 

Maine Beer Co. King Titus

MAINE - Brewed to support the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund which protects silverbacks in Rwanda. This is a dark, chocolaty, robust porter. 7.5%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 Regards for Everyone

MAINE - A barrel-aged mixed fermentation ale brewed with seven grains and blended with Vidal Blanc grape juice. 6.5% 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 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 is 8%abv.  $8.50 PINT 

Russian River Pliny the Younger

CALIFORNIA -Brewed Once a Year. Triple IPA loaded with hop flavor, bitterness, and aromatics. Amarillo, Citra, Elixir, Mosaic, Nectaron, Simcoe and Warrior hops were added. Strong notes of citrus, stone fruit, tropical fruit, and candied orange peel, all balanced with a medium, lingering bitterness. Deceptively smooth with very little heat – especially considering the abv being on the high end. First brewed in 2004 and the basic recipe has remained intact, but Vinnie tweaks it a bit every year with that year’s barley & hop crops. 10.25%abv 

Russian River STS Pils

CALIFORNIA - A classic, unfiltered, European-style Pilsner. Straw in color. Hop forward with a mild malt foundation, distinct lager yeast characteristic, and a dry, bitter finish. Perfectly balanced. 5.4%abv 

Scaldis Noël

BELGIUM - A full bodied strong ale. Bronze in color. Called "Bush de Noel" in Belgium. Dry hopped for four weeks. Sweet taste initially that gives way to a nice dry finish. 12%abv 

Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel

BELGIUM - A dark brown, rich quad heavy with De Halve Maan brewery’s specialty malt blend.  Full bodied with notes of caramel and dried dark fruits as it warms in the glass.  11%abv  

Succession Fermentory Levain

PENNSYLVANIA - A mixed culture sour ale brewed with sourdough and whole grain breads and PA grown Pilsner and rye malts. Lemon/citrus notes with a bit of minerality and spice from the rye bread. 4.5%abv 

Tilquin Gueuze

BELGIUM - Pierre blends one and two year old lambics. He is the only lambic blender with access to Cantillon wort. Pierre worked at Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen for six months each to hone his blending skills. This blend differs from the bottled version, but it is equally complex and very quaffable. 5.3%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