Monkish Brewing (2019)

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Frosty11161, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Wow,how weird, I wonder why they decided to do it this way, no updates or anything that I can see.

    Cheers,
     
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  2. mlobster

    mlobster Initiate (62) Dec 30, 2012 California
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    Doubtful but then again, this type of release is unique.
     
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  3. 310gts

    310gts Initiate (49) Jun 22, 2018 California
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    it might, but that line at opening would be pretty rough if it does, lol.

    i wonder if this might be more frequent in the future. it would definitely help people from out of town with their chances at being able to stumble upon cans. :thinking_face:
     
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  4. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (159) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    Idk why he did it, but I dont mind it. Silent releases are great for everyone not just the locals.
     
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  5. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Yea, i like the idea but dude........ya know me and my Nelson LOL, might have to drop by after dinner and see if any is left. Wonder how much he canned ?

    Cheers,
     
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  6. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (159) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    Well with a case limit maybe 360 cases. Who knows!?
     
  7. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Did you drop in ?
     
  8. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (159) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    No, they do have growler fills of boardcasting
     
  9. mlobster

    mlobster Initiate (62) Dec 30, 2012 California
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    Don’t think it counts as the release this week. Just got here and they’re already sold out sadly. Apparently it was a 15 barrel batch.
     
  10. lucius10

    lucius10 Devotee (457) Aug 1, 2017 California

    ^^^So, SOOOO this...that would be me...and let me be honest here, when I rolled up to the tasting room, I was extremely excited solely about tasting the 7 hazies on the board...which is a lot. I was totally shocked and surprised to the point that I almost shed a tear that they had a secret, surprise can release!!! What!?!?!?!? HAHA! I was so excited that the young lady tending bar asked me why. I told her I was from the Sac Area and just in town for a business trip. She was very excited for me!!! I still can't believe it...and a 100% Nelson DIPA?!?!?!?!?!?! it feel like I hit the lottery or something! LOLOLOLOL!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

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    It was indeed a small test run that Henry did today that was initially going to be a tap growler fill release only. They did a very small 15 barrel batch and decided at the last minute to can a bit. 90-100 allotments that sold out at 6pm. Stoked for all those that don't get the cans on a regular basis and just happened to be at the right place at the right time for IMHO the best beer Monkish has ever made and were able to get cans. I dropped in around 8:15 tonight and was stoked to get this little bundle of joy ! Filled a couple of jugs too because this won't stick around long.

    Cheers,
     
    #851 OTB, Aug 14, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
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  12. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    That sir is the best Nelson beer you'll ever drink, stoked for you !

    Cheers,
     
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  13. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    90-100 cases max.

    Cheers,
     
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  14. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (146) Jul 29, 2016 California

    I like how an extremely small batch is still twice as much as Three Chiefs releases. :no_mouth:
     
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  15. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Whats a Three Chiefs ?
     
  16. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (154) Feb 1, 2018 California

    Why would the limit be a case on their smallest release?
     
  17. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Have to ask Henry that, my guess is he just wanted to mix things up a bit.

    Cheers,
     
  18. ScottWoerner

    ScottWoerner Initiate (72) Jan 5, 2017 California

    Have an extra can for a fellow LB local? ; ]
     
  19. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    That was the release this week.

    Cheers,
     
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  20. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Unfortunately I have only 4 cans Scott. It is still on for fills though.

    Cheers,
     
  21. ScottWoerner

    ScottWoerner Initiate (72) Jan 5, 2017 California

    I am going to try and make it tonight. How is it tasting?
     
  22. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California


    I had a taste last night and it was amazing ! Super concentrated Nelson goodness ! I think you’ll love it.


    Cheers
     
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  23. ScottWoerner

    ScottWoerner Initiate (72) Jan 5, 2017 California

    Looking forward to it, thanks for the feedback.
     
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  24. asong_net

    asong_net Initiate (93) Jan 26, 2016 California
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    That SP colab sounds delicious... hopefully Eventbrite?
     
  25. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (154) Feb 1, 2018 California

    ?
     
  26. jnance88

    jnance88 Initiate (124) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    Plout Wild beer collab with Side Project. Aged 13 months.
     
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  27. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (154) Feb 1, 2018 California

    Oh damn, sounds fantastic.
     
  28. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    [​IMG]

    Good gawd. I wish there was smell-a-vision, the nose is the OG Alpine x100, it's dank, dirty, dieselly and earthy AF. The flavors are tropical yet citrusy and vinous and green and hoppy and wonderfully balanced.

    Cheers,
     
  29. lucius10

    lucius10 Devotee (457) Aug 1, 2017 California


    Dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Whoa...this is outstanding...the aromatics had me picking up the glass just to appreciate it...

    [​IMG]
     
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  30. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Nothing like it.

    Cheers,
     
  31. mlobster

    mlobster Initiate (62) Dec 30, 2012 California
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    I think there’s another release this week.
     
  32. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    That’s what I hear too.
    Cheers
     
  33. asong_net

    asong_net Initiate (93) Jan 26, 2016 California
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    And there it is... another triple can release
     
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  34. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    [​IMG]

    I'm going to hang on tight to the few cans I was fortunate to get but I'm going in on the growlers starting tonight. I could just snort this stuff for hours, the nose is that insane and the rest ain't to shabby either.

    Cheers,
     
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  35. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (1,912) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Grabbed a Space Churro on draft today along with growlers of Broadcasting Live and Foggy Window. Space Churro (brewed with cookies, milk sugar, vanilla beans, and cinnamon) could have been a total mess, but it was smooth and lightly creamy perfection.
     
  36. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Initiate (120) Jan 14, 2011 New York
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    Question: Going to be in the area from Thurs-Sun and wondering what the best day & time might be to go where you can get fills, something on tap & maybe cans without an extreme shit show. Never been to Monkish so your advice is appreciated! I avoid the OH releases here in NYC but they have cans now whenever you go. I’m assuming from recent research, these cans go same day like OH Saturdays used to be.
     
  37. OTB

    OTB Devotee (452) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Any day is good for fills and pours. They open at 4pm Mon-Thur, Fri 1PM, Sat. Sun.at noon. They have been doing a lot of Friday can releases early on Friday, usually around 12-ish. If there is not a can release it's usually pretty mellow in the tasting room. Currently the tap/growler list is as good as it's been in quite sometime. Enjoy ! Remember can release's are random and announced the day of, usually a couple hours in advance except Fridays when they'll just post it when they open, just check their Twitter and IG updates.

    Cheers,
     
    #877 OTB, Aug 18, 2019 at 9:47 PM
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  38. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (1,912) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Damn. Didn’t like Broadcasting Live at all. It had such hype, so maybe I expected too much? It just wasn’t pungent to me. It tasted like muted, dirty fruit. On the otherhand, Foggy Window was one of the best IPA’s I’ve ever had.
     
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  39. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,102) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    On can release days like today as I see, if I don’t want cans is there a different line for growler fills and if so is it longer than days when no can release? Does the added people there deplete the supply of tap beer for fills? In Hermosa for vacation swung by Monday for growler fills, planning on going later today hoping can release doesnt make it a hassle.

    BTW drank a lot of Nelson back in the day, I lurk on these threads from time to time. Had a pour of Broadcasting Live, very nice smell, soft and savory taste, enjoyed it!

    Cheers!
     
  40. mlobster

    mlobster Initiate (62) Dec 30, 2012 California
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    Yes, there is a different line for growler fills; all fills are sold and filled in the taproom.

    Yes, it is longer than a non can release day simply because there are more people present.

    Most likely.
     
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