The success of Boca Raton's Barrel of Monks Brewing is one of those indicators in the craft-brewing industry that things are going well: state-of-the-art equipment, gorgeously designed taproom,
This Saturday, March 26, from 2 to 6 p.m., the brewery will host its first birthday party and is inviting everyone who wants to join in. This will not be a ticketed event, as the brewery will simply be open to the public and selling beers by the pour — offering many of the beers created throughout the previous year.
Let's have a list of those beers, shall we? Saturday's tap list will include:
- Singel in Brugge
- Abbey Terno
- Three Fate Tripel
- Nuance Saison
- Blackberry S'Tart
- Passionfruit Saison
- Hazelnut Brown Ale
- Sour Quad
- White Wizard Wit
- Quadraphonic Quad
- QuandRum (BA Quad)
- Chocolate Orange Terno
- Nuance Noir
- Tartan Monk
- Endless Enigma
- Raspberry Quad
- Black Currant Saison
- Jameson Oak Aged Tartan Monk
- Rumpelstiltskin ( Rum BA S’tart )
- S’Tart, Rosemary Saison
- Cherry Chocolate Quad
- Amarillo Dry Hop BPA
In addition, there will be some brewery friends on tap: Bangin Banjo Brewing's Fire Side Stout, Cigar City Brewing Black Currant Grove, Cycle Brewing's Crank IPA, Due South Brewing Co.'s Barrel Aged Marina Trench Imp Stout, Funky Buddha Brewery's Snowed In, MIA/CCB Collaboration Oud Couple, Saltwater Brewery's Monks Vacation, Tequesta Brewing Co. Barrel Aged Brett Blood Orange Sour, Wynwood Brewing Co.'s Grandpop Barrel Aged Imperial Porter, and more, more, more.
Barrel of Monks Brewery opened its doors on March 28, 2015, inside a two-story, 10,000-square-foot facility complete with tap tasting room, lounge area, meeting space, and a barrel-aging and bottling room. It's even equipped with a 20-barrel Newlands brewing system.
For a few lucky people (150 total, so check the Eventbrite page before it sells out), Barrel of Monks has decided to provide unlimited pours. For $50, a VIP gets access to five very special, limited tappings: Owen, Mocha 1801 Koffie Saison, Double Barrel QuandRum, J. Wakefield Brewing Dragon Fruit Passion Fruit, and Cigar City Brewing Hunahpu's Imperial Stout.
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To soak up all those brews, TC Melts, Tucker Dukes, and Rolling Chefs will be onsite all day to serve some delicious grub for you.
I'll see you all there, and we'll clink our glasses to another monk-filled year.
Barrel of Monks Brewing is located at 1141 S. Rogers Cir., Suite 5, Boca Raton. Call 561-510-1253, or visit barrelofmonks.com.
Doug Fairall is a craft-beer blogger who focuses on Florida beers. He is a Certified Beer Server and has been a homebrewer since 2009. For beer things in your Twitter feed, follow him @DougFairall and find the latest beer pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.