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.
We’re celebrating #FlagshipFebruary all month long by looking at some of the beers that have made a significant mark on our brewery over the years. Next up, our Brewmaster, Jeremy, talks about Solid Gold and where we see this beer going.
We recently collaborated with Packaging Machine Operator and incredible photographer, James Lacroix, for a series of photos celebrating Solid Gold.
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:
That’s right, Blushing Monk has returned to the lineup after four long years! We’re celebrating with the ‘Blushing Monk is Back’ Untappd badge.
Join us at Celebration! Cinemas this winter/early spring for the Founders Film Series, where we enjoy our favorite movies alongside our favorite beers. We’ll have some great pairings for you sure to please the beer aficionados and cinephiles alike! Check them out below: All those 21+ are welcome to join us February 20-April 10 at 8pm:
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.
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:
A lot of you have wondered what the hell we’ve been doing over here the past week. Many of you entertained your curiosity and headed to chaseyourwhatif.com.
Well, well, well – what do we have here? A beer that you’ve all been asking to be bottled for a long, long time – that’s what. We’re happy to announce the fifth release of our taproom Mothership Series:
Eight words: Fudgy Porter Chocolate Cookies with Porter Cream Cheese Frosting. Ok, maybe more like nine. We lost count after “Fudgy Porter.” These cookies, created by our Culinary Director, Justin, are perfect to leave out for “Santa”- ideally with a cold one in reach. Enjoy!
We are thrilled to share some exciting calendar changes coming up for 2019:
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!
Detroit taproom + Instagram = Yes, finally. That’s right, we’re launching a Detroit taproom Instagram page on December 7 and we want you to be a part of it!
Azacca IPA has returned to our seasonal lineup and, with it, our latest Untappd badge!
Gather ’round, have we got a story for you! This time, we’re diving into the history of our newest year-round addition: Solid Gold:
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:
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.
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:
What’s porter, vanilla and barrel-aged all over? The fourth release in our taproom Mothership Series, of course!