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Reserve Society v2 Memberships Now Available!

Barrel of Monks is pleased to announce that memberships are now available for version 2 of Reserve Society. Reserve Society is our most exclusive membership club. While we always try to make excellent beers, some of our beers are very special indeed. These are small batch, hand made, often barrel-aged beers, such that there is only a small quantity made. It is for these beers that we created Reserve Society. We want make sure that these beers are made available to those who will appreciate them the most.

Reserve Society Members will receive:

 

  • 4 very special, small-batch beers in 750 ml cork and cage bottles available to club members only
  • A 10% discount on beer in the taproom (Total of 15% if you are also a Brotherhood member)
  • Early access to online bottle releases for the general public
  • First dibs on v3 Barrel of Monks Reserve Society

 

Membership levels

  • 8 Bottles (2 per release) – $180 – ($22.50 per 750ml bottle)
  • 12 Bottles (3 per release) – $240 – ($20 per 750ml bottle)

There will be one beer released per quarter, and beers will be made available for pickup in the tasting room. Proxies for pickup can be assigned. If requested, we can hold your beers for you at the brewery until the end of the year.

Version 1 of the club was a success. We believe that the four beers in v1 were very good, and we have already had a large number of version 1 members renew their membership.

For version 2, we have put together four new beers that we truly believe you will enjoy. We anticipate that all four beers in year two will be barrel aged, as they were in version 1. Although these beers are in various stages of their process, we have sampled them throughout and are quite pleased with their progress. Here are the first beers we have planned for the 2021 version of Reserve Society:

Planned releases:

  1. Gin Barrel Aged Golden Strong Ale with Orange Peel – A very unique beer – a full flavored golden strong ale with a hint of juniper berries from the barrel balanced with Valencia orange peel
  2. Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Aged Black Tie Brut – Black Tie Brut is a dry blonde ale that we have aged for over a year in a French Oak Sauvignon Blanc barrel, giving it wine-like character and light acidity.
  3. TBD
  4. TBD

As these are very small batch beers, there are only a limited number of memberships available. We expect that these will sell out, as they did for v1, so get your membership now, by clicking HERE.

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.

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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

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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.

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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!

 

 

 

Cheffrey Eats partnership

Barrel of Monks is pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with Cheffrey Eats which satisfies current regulations regarding on-site alcohol service. We have resumed tasting room and food service at posted hours Tuesday through Sunday. Come enjoy a fine meal from Cheffrey with Barrel of Monks beer!

Also, please believe that we are taking this pandemic seriously and will be taking every precaution to help make this a safe dining and tasting experience for you. Table service, outdoor seating, plenty of distance between tables, no seating or standing at the bar, and face masks worn by all are just a few of the things we are doing to help keep you safe.

Thank you again for your support!

Our Tasting Room has re-opened!

We are pleased to announce that our tasting room has re-opened with near-normal hours (the exception being we are for now closed on Mondays)!

Please come back and visit us, for some of the finest hand-crafted beer around.

We are of course taking extra precautions to help keep you safe during this time of pandemic.

Thank you for your support during these challenging times!

Update Regarding Beer Pick Up & Delivery

TO-GO

Important Update: We are transitioning to TO-GO (package beer only) beginning today (3/17) and going forward. We will be open Mon.-Fri. 2pm-6pm, Sat. – Sun. 12-6pm for pickup.

20% OFF

You can now take 20% off all to-go beer! We have a large stock of 6-packs, 4 packs, and 750ml bottles. Brotherhood and Reserve Society members get an additional 5% off. This doesn’t apply to our current $29.99 case of Single in Havana promotion (but it is another GREAT option!)

Delivery

Beginning tomorrow 3/25 we will be delivering our fine ales to you! Order at https://shop.barrelofmonks.com/ from the convenience of your couch  and have it delivered to your door. Orders that come in before 4:00pm will be delivered that day, and any orders placed after 4:00pm will be delivered in the afternoon the following day. We will call you prior to delivery to ensure someone will be there with a government issued ID (21+).

We will deliver to addresses in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Highland Beach or Gulf Stream. All beer for delivery must be purchased through our e-commerce website. $30 minimum order and $10 delivery fee. Any orders placed for outside of our delivery zone will have their orders refunded.

Pay in Advance Option

If you want to limit interactions with credit cards, we will be adding all of our to-go inventory to our on-line store for those who wish to pre-purchase and pick up. You can visit https://shop.barrelofmonks.com/. The website may not reflect all of our inventory so we encourage you to come by or call if you don’t see something.

Questions

We will of course be taking every precaution and maintaining the highest level of sanitization during your visit. If you have questions please call (561) 510-1253 or email erik@barrelofmonks.com and we will do our best to help you.

Thank You

During these challenging times we appreciate all of your support, and will continue to do everything to keep you safe and your refrigerators full. Thank you.

Barrel of Monks Throwdown – Dinner Pairing Series

Get a taste of what to expect at our Throwdown food pairing events! Our uniquely formatted event features a 4-course gourmet dinner prepared by the month’s chosen chef. We then accompany each plate with two tastings – one hand-selected from our brewery and one from a rotating guest brewery. But that is not where this competition stops. Watch to learn how our Throwdowns heat up with special guests, switcheroo desserts and a final vote to crown a champion.

Aging and Vintaging Beers

Storing beers in order for them to age is an increasingly unique and meticulous process involving the right environment, temperature, and patience. Kevin Abbott, our Director of Operations, guides you through the intricacies of the beer aging process and how it alters the taste, character and carbonation of a beer.

Learn how letting a beer rest helps it to evolve entirely and then come try a vintage bottle in our Tasting Room, where we offer over 30 aged bottles from which to choose.

Inside the Barrel – Single in Havana, Singel Ale with Guava

Let us take you inside the barrel to unveil the inspiration of the fan-favorite, seasonal beer, Single in Havana, which is now available in 4-packs for the first time ever. This singel ale, brewed with a generous amount of guava is designed to be light, refreshing, and fruity.

From recipe, to name, to flavor profile, hear the straight talk from the people behind this delicious beer, now available in our Tasting Room as well as your local craft beer retailer. Pick up a few 4-packs today and enjoy them in the warm South Florida weather.

What is Bottle Conditioning

Let us unlock the mystery of bottle conditioning, the process, and what it does to the complexity of a beer. Co-founder and brewmaster Bill McFee delivers an in depth look at the importance of our bottle conditioned ales, and what makes it one of the hallmarks of Barrel of Monks Brewing.

Announcing Cyber Bottle Sales

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming series of Cyber Bottle Sales, which will allow you to reserve exclusive bottles of rare beers weeks before they go on sale in the tap room. All you have to do is order online, and we’ll set yours aside for you to pick up once they become available in our Tasting Room. We will not be shipping your order, they are only for pickup at the brewery. Read More