A Brief History of Blushing Monk

The history of Blushing Monk takes us back to 2005 when it was known as, get this, ‘Imperial Raz Master.’ Where did we pull the name ‘Blushing Monk from? Well, ‘Monk’ is a reference to its Belgian-style and ‘Blushing’ refers to its pinkish-red color of the liquid. Our previous Head Brewer, Nate Walser, and current Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki, were inspired by New Glarus’ Raspberry Tart when developing the recipe. That, and Rubaeus, our light-bodied raspberry ale that we all know and love today.

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#FlagshipFebruary is Here!

A new campaign called #FlagshipFebruary launched recently as a way to celebrate the beers that drove the success of beloved breweries near and far. The beers that made many people fall in love with craft years ago (before it was cool). We’re kicking off the month with a look at the closest beer we have to a flagship, All Day IPA! Take it from our Brewmaster, Jeremy:

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2019 KBS Release

We’re pleased to announce the release of 2019 KBS, one of our favorite and most-anticipated releases of the year. While our distribution has grown leaps and bounds over the years and our Barrel-Aged Series is available in more markets than ever, we want to ensure our local community has the opportunity to get KBS before anyone else.

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Michigan, We Love You

We love our state. Like really, really love it. It’s shaped like a mitten. That’s cool thing #1. It’s home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, complete with sand dunes and freshwater lakes, perfect for swimming. That’s cool thing #2. It has a ton of breweries that produce some of the best beer in the entire country. Cool thing #3. But there’s more:

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Contract Brewing at Avery

As our volume continues to grow, so does our need for production solutions outside of our Grand Rapids facilities. In finding a solution, we worked with our friends at Avery Brewing Co. in Colorado to make this happen!

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CBS Cream Chocolate Roll with CBS Ganache

Could CBS get anymore decadent? Yes, yes it could, and this CBS Cream Chocolate Roll is the best way to take this already over-the-top beer even further over the top. Our Culinary Director, Justin Golinski, uses CBS in every element of this cake and we’re definitely not mad about it. Grab the recipe below:

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Our Beer, Our Yeast

Beer wouldn’t be possible without yeast, and no one knows that better than our very own Microbiologist, Wade Begrow. Not many are aware of the integral role yeast plays in the beer we brew (and drink) so, in the name of education, we sat Wade down and asked him some burning, yeast-related questions.

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Thanksgiving Recipes 2018

Our favorite food-centric holiday is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Because, you know, food. Our Culinary Director, Justin, created a spread of Thanksgiving sides made with – get this – our beer! And they are delicious. Check them out below:

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