Monk’s Blood pays homage to the monk’s of Belgium’s monasteries who have been brewing some of the world’s great beer for centuries. During times of fasting, the monks subsist solely on beer, which they refer to as ‘liquid bread’. Beer, quite literally, is in their blood. The most sublime of the monk’s premium brews is dark like blood, rich and nourishing.
21st Amendment founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan traveled to Belgium to develop the recipe for this special beer, visiting small, traditional breweries in the hop fields of west Flanders, not far from the famous Trappist abbey of Westvletren. Monk’s Blood is designed to pair beautifully with rich winter stews, creamy cheeses, unctuous desserts or just by itself, in a Belgian tulip glass, with a good book by the fire.
Flavor Hops: Amarillo
Bittering Hops: Magnum, Centennial
Malts: European Pilsner, Vienna, Caramunich, Aromatic, Special B, Flakes Oats, Flaked Wheat
Yeast: Abbey Ale
Special Ingredients: Dark Belgian Candi Sugar, Ceylon Cinnamon, Vanilla Bean, Dried Black Mission Figs, Aged on Oak Spirals