From the Blog

  • 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...
  • CHAPTER I

    This post has been a long time in coming. Mainly because so much has happened since our last update back in May…
  • Recent Happenings in the Monkhood

    Recent Happenings in the Monkhood.
    It’s been a busy but frustrating few weeks here at Northern Monk. Work towards our new home continues, despite many a hurdle and delay, and we’re beginning to see a... read more...
  • An end to Nomadism

    So, it’s been a hectic six months here at Northern Monk with lots going on behind the scenes. After making the decision to cease our Nomadic brewing and find a suitable place to house ourselves, this... read more...
  • Meet our Brewer

    In October last year we welcomed Brian Dickson to the brotherhood in the capacity of Head Brewer. Many will know Bri from his role at The Grove in Huddersfield and his time as the man behind their in... read more...
  • NMBCo meets India

    New World IPA in India
    Recently we traveled to India to meet with Mumbai's first Craft Brewery; Gateway Brewing Co, The Yeast India Co and to re-create the old world journey (in our own very 21st century way) of our New... read more...
  • An addition to the Brotherhood

    Brian Dickson has joined Northern Monk in the capacity of brewer. Brian has done an awesome job as the man behind Bitches Brewing and has played a key role in making The Grove in Huddersfield the... read more...
  • NMBCo meets Martyn Cornell

    Northern Monk is built on collaborations, and one of the collaborations we’re most excited about is working with Martyn Cornell. Martyn is the author of Amber, Gold and Black, a book that gives the... read more...
  • Northern Monk Brew Co. The Next Chapter

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    In late July 2013, we launched Northern Monk Brew Co, with a pocket full of dreams,  enough capital to get the wheels slowly in motion, some incredible support from friends and family and a knapsack... read more...
  • We're starting small. But we like to think BIG.


    At NMBCo we're starting small but we like to think BIG. In between making beers, drinking them and getting them to you we've been pushing the next phase of the Northern Monk Brew Co. website. And it... read more...
  • NMBCo is GO!

    On the 18th of July - a hot and humid summer night we launched Northern Monk Brew Co with our first beer, a 6.2%, 60 IBU India Pale Ale with 4 hop varieties from 3 continents at The Sparrow Bier Cafe... read more...
  • Proud to be Nomadic

    There's a common question being asked of us; "where do you brew your beer?".  We are "common brewers" and the buildings of our community are not set in stone.  We do not have a complex of buildings,... read more...
  • The North is Coming

    The North is almost here. We launch in 8 days. To celebrate this, we sent over 300 NMBCo. stickers to all corners of the UK and some even further afield. We had entries from Canada, the USA, Portugal... read more...

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