Every now and then, brewers get to make something with no limits. Often celebratory beers, commemorating a milestone or award, these beers represent all the passion, creativity and care brewers put into their beers on a daily basis.
For the brewers at the Monk, when the chance came up for a big beer to celebrate The Monk’s 250th batch, there was little doubt in our minds on the direction: a humungous Imperial IPA. Aiming for an insane 250 IBUs*, we set about working out a way to include the signature ingredients from all of our core beer range.
The result? A massive IIPA, 8.6 per cent ABV, which pours a beautiful amber copper in glass, full of hop aroma and punch.
“You’re never really sure how such a big beer is going to come out,” says Paul.
“We’re very happy with the result; despite being so big, it’s still very drinkable and we think it’s going to be a big hit with our punters.”