From the Blog

  • 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.

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    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...
  • NMBCo X Cloudwater Brewery

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    Cloudwaters aim is to brew simple, yet elegant beers using all ingredients found in the scarcity and abundance of what the natural environment offers. With each changing season, comes our own... read more...
  • The Evolution of Tradition Presents: The Refectory Seasonal Series

    In collaboration with the Grub and Grog Shop, Northern Monk is presenting a 4 part seasonal series of events. Each installment will focus on one particular ingredient that is locally sourced or... read more...
  • The Story Of The Amarillo Hops

    The Humulus Lupulus, or as we know it, hops, are the flowing cone of a perennial vining plant. Like the grapes that provide us with wine, the hops plant requires an area that has a moist spring,... read more...
  • 822 Double IPA

    Beer has been intertwined with civilisation since our earliest inventions. Archaeological findings from 7,000 years ago found in modern day Iran, have shown pottery to be used in the process of... read more...
  • “Wit beer, is that like a wheat beer?”

    Its History
    The Wit beer, or Wheat beer, is thought to have been brewed as far back as 1040 AD at the oldest brewery, Brauerei Weihenstephan in Freising, Germany. It’s name was given because the... read more...
  • But why did you call it... New World IPA?

    New World Pale, New World Pilsner, New World Red, New World Saison, Brave New World, New World Porter, New World Amber, New World Black IPA, New World Brown, New World Wheat... *Yawns* The list goes... read more...
  • Eastern Delights

     
    This week Grub and Grog host Dorshi, a very special pop-up restaurant from the market town of Bridport, Dorset. Their reimagining of sushi, dumplings and more far eastern delicacies has earnt them... read more...
  • MEET OUR OPS MANAGER

    In October last year the brotherhood became a monkhood as we welcomed Kath Hartley into the fold. Kath has been a huge asset to the team and helped make The Refectory what it is today (Plus stop us... read more...

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