From the Blog

  • Patrons Projects: Smokin' Bees (ft. Nomad Clan & Against the Grain)

    photo of beer cans with smokin' bees art
    Beer has a way of elevating the experience of enjoying virtually any medium of creative work. While you're listening to music, watching a film or reading a novel – you name it, it's better with beer... read more...
  • Vacancy - Communications Monk

    At Northern Monk we try to challenge ourselves to progress and push the boundaries of all facets of our business on a daily basis. This approach leads to an array of varied and unique of projects. At... read more...
  • 822 Returns 2016

    Last May we unleashed our double IPA '822' on the people of the UK. Named as a nod to the first recorded mention of hops in relation to brewing by Abbot Adalhard of the Benedictine monastery if... read more...
  • EDWARD STREET BAKERY | A PIE POP-UP

    Edward St Bakery is a craft bakery based in Saltaire set up by Jeremy Belsten and Lisa Fraser.
    After years of working in various kitchens, a joke about the 'Notorious Cherry Bun Two' (a fictional... read more...
  • Leeds to Louisville

    Like many brewers in the UK, we don't hide the inspiration we take from the US craft brewing scene. The IPAs brewed over the past decade or so, with the flavour-packed hops at their disposal, have... read more...
  • THE NEXT CHAPTER | NORTHERN MONK REFECTORY

    Wow, 18 months sure has crept up fast. Grub and Grog's residency in our Refectory is coming to an end and although we'll be sad to see them go we've got some exciting plans ahead for The Refectory as... read more...
  • Meet our Lead Brewer

    We used to joke at Northern Monk about the fact that even when there was ten of us, we still had no one in the business that had worked full time at a brewery. Sure, our brew team had spent time... read more...
  • GLUTTONY

    The Seven Deadly Sins. GLUTTONY.
    Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride.
    We decided to re-interpret The Seven Deadly sins through the medium of beer.
  • Meet our Brewer. One year in...

    In 2014, Northern Monk's head brewer Brian and I (Russell) were working from my parents’ kitchen (where I'd moved back to to save money), driving round the North delivering casks out of a beat up... read more...
  • 2015 Year in Review

    After our launch late in 2014, 2015 was always going to be momentous. So after watching everything beer related on YouTube, eating 20 clementines, finishing the three week old stollen (and catching... read more...
  • NORTHERN INDUSTRY

    Hitting the shelves of your local bottle store this week is our latest Northern Monk Patrons project; Northern Industry, a beer and album produced in collaboration with Hide & Seek Records, Giles... read more...
  • LEAD BREWER

    Housed in a listed mill building in the centre of Leeds, Northern Monk started brewing on site in August 2014. In just over a year we’ve begun to distribute in over 6 countries and send beer across... read more...
  • Meet our Brother of Libations

    This week we welcomed a new member of the monkhood into the order. Since we started we have never had anyone dedicated to co-ordinating our sales. Given that we now send beer to more than six... read more...
  • What do you lust for?

    Lust has been a prominent feature throughout history, in the Bible (New and Old testament) the word appears 107 times. Lust, like love, isn’t seen to be an emotion, but an umbrella term for craving,... read more...
  • Strannik, the pilgrim.

    Nikita Litvinenko
    To celebrate the return of our beloved Strannik™, we've delved into a few of history’s most known Stranniks.
    In the book ‘Strannik: The Call to the Pilgrimage of the Heart’ by Catherine Doherty, a... read more...
  • We visit the nomads of Barcelona

    Northern Monk have an unlikely connection with Spain, with many of the team here having numerous friends and family across the country. It’s also now our biggest export market with Northern Monk... read more...
  • If the shoe fits

    Clown Shoes Brewery is one that may not be familiar to many in England. Residing in Ipswich (not that one) in Massachusetts, USA, their beer has been seen to be innovative without pretension. Early... read more...
  • Ace up our sleeve

    Sorachi Ace has become known as one of those hops with quite a distinct favour. Though it has been produced since the late 80’s in Japan, it only really came to the western world's attention in 2008... read more...
  • City of Industry - "A showcase of New Industry in the Heart of the Old"

    Coming this August is an event that will combine all that is great in new talent from around the world. With a collection of music, beer and culture this is sure to become one of the most talked... read more...
  • Brigantes Brethren

    With our collaberation with The Celt Experience coming to Northern Monk, we've delved into our shared history through the common language and culture of the Celtics. Yorkshire, or as it was known ... read more...

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