2020 Holiday Events!

We are all about the holidays at Barrel of Monks, and have several holiday themed events that we are excited to share with you.



First on the list is a special Holiday Food and Beer Pairing to be held on Sunday December 6 from 12-5PM. We have worked together with Cheffrey Eats to come up with a set of pairings that are sure to please. The menu we have planned is:

Bacon Wrapped Figs paired with Figgy Terno
Cranberry Sweet & Sour Turkey Meatball  paired with Cranberry Wizard Wit
Brie & Sliced Walnut Phyllo Cup paired with Ginger Tripel
Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake paired with Father Christmas

All for only $20. We suggest you get your tickets in advance by clicking HERE

If you choose to wait until the day of the event, we do recommend you get there early so as not to miss out on this holiday treat! Cheffrey will only prepare 100 of these.



Next up is a unique event for us. We are working with Jen of Jen Blossoms Design and Events to host a Holiday Wreath Brews and Boughs Party. Jen will be your guide to making a deluxe holiday evergreen wreath while you enjoy one of our beers! This is an in-person, outdoor workshop; class size is limited and social distancing will be in place. Jen will provide all the materials you need to make a special 24-26″ wreath, including frame, fresh greenery, decorations, and tools. She does request that you bring your own garden gloves and perhaps an apron to keep your clothes neat.

The workshop will run from 6-8 PM on Wednesday December 9 at Barrel of Monks, and the cost is $65 which includes a draft beer from our tasting room. There is nothing like the smell of evergreen (and a Barrel of Monks beer) to put you in the holiday spirit!

More details and tickets are available HERE



And last but not least, we are thrilled to announce the release of the Rum Barrel Aged version of Father Christmas. This year’s barrel aged version was aged for several months in a Caribbean rum barrel, and it is truly delicious. The Christmas spices in the beer are accentuated by the spicy character of the rum, and the oak adds a richness that is perfect for this holiday favorite! As we do each year, the bottle is wax dipped for an extra special touch. This is a limited edition beer that should age very well and will make a great Holiday gift for that beer lover on your list!

As many of you know, we sold out of this year’s regular Father Christmas in under 24 hours, and our supply of the barrel aged version is even smaller, so don’t miss out on this one. Click HERE to reserve your bottles for pickup in the tasting room during regular hours on Saturday December 12. Any bottles not pre-sold will be available on the 12th.


As we start to wind down this very challenging year of 2020, the owners, management, and staff at Barrel of Monks would like to send out the most sincere wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. We deeply appreciate your support and have each of you to thank for our ability to continue to strive to make the best beers we can. Thank you all and Happy Holidays!