Labels

I started back to work this new year by organizing some old files, which has been long overdue. Going through 10 years of computer files can be a daunting task, particularly for a digital packrat like myself. In the process, I stumbled across a bunch of our old homebrew labels, pictured below.

One of my personal favorites is the Bog Monster Cranberry Ale, mostly because it was so, so terrible. It would have been terrible even if it had fermented correctly, but it became an exploding yeast bomb in the bottles. We didn’t end up brewing that one again. You’re welcome.

2017 is going to be a big year for us, particularly when the construction of our 2nd brewery gets underway this spring. We’ve already been busy working on the plans (and beers) for the new space, so it was fun to take a look at some of the things from our past that have shaped where we are now as a brewery. Even if they weren’t all that glamorous.

Today we launch our most exciting Black Tie Series beer to date – Laissez-Faire. Lassez-Faire is a 12% wheat wine aged in single-use Jordan Winery cabernet barrels. It was finished off with Champagne yeast and has been barrel-aging for almost a year. And it tastes like money would taste, if money actually tasted good.

Laissez-Faire is a beer near and dear to our hearts. Not only did it take a lot of time and energy to bring to fruition, but it got its start in the garage. We originally brewed this as our annual barleywine. We would brew it once every June or July and age it until winter. It was one of the more exciting brew days we had on Monday in the garage. The recipe has been tweaked quite a bit, but the spirit of Laissez-Faire remains the same. This is a beer that takes a long time to make, so we have had to keep our “hands off” until it has been ready.

Look for it around town at your favorite beer spots starting 9/21. We’ll also have it on tap at the brewery, until it runs out. Which it will. Quickly.

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So you like Monday Night beers, but you aren’t sure which one you like best? Pick up a Case of the Mondays. Yeah, we’ve got that Fu Manbrew, that Eye Patch Ale, and that Drafty Kilt to quench your thirst. But what’s that 4th beer peeking out?

IS THAT SERRANO EYE PATCH?! It is. The mythical, mysterious Serrano IPA has made it’s first (and only) appearance in bottles, but it’s only available in our new Sampler.

This bad boy is shipping this week, so ask your package stores to start stocking*!

*Makes a great stocking stuffer

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Yesterday the LA Times ran a story about craft beer label art. But not just any story about craft beer label art. A story in which Monday Night receives a little bit of quote love. What should you do with this information? You have a myriad of decent options:

  • Read the article
  • Share the article with friends
  • Leave an insightful comment on the article
  • Don’t throw up on yourself

Attention all you boring people who are interested in “laws” and “government” and “paperwork.” Have we got news for you!

We just received federal label approval for our Eye Patch Ale and Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale. Next step is to start filing some state paperwork, which we will begin doing… NOW. Below are the final labels. If you find any typos, please keep them to yourself. No, seriously, tell us about them. Then we’ll play them off like we MEANT to say “you’re mom” instead of “your mom.”

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