It was 2013 when Atlanta, Georgia first saw Bourbon Barrel-Aged Drafty Kilt. The brewery took their year-round scotch ale Drafty Kilt and aged it in fresh Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. The result won Monday Night a gold at the Great American Beer Festival.
In 2017, Monday Night decided to can Black Tie Series BBA Drafty Kilt, of which series has seen new siblings like Cardigans of the Galaxy, Space Lettuce, Piranha Dealer and Don’t Call it Hotlanta. “It’s full-bodied, slightly smoky and sweet character lends itself perfectly to Kentucky bourbon barrels. Our first batch blew people away, so we decided to make it an annual holiday tradition,” says brewery co-founder Jonathan Baker.
Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt is available in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time starting November 19th.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Can Debut: Late November 2017
Latest Release: 11/19/18
Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta debuts on April 29th.
The latest release in the brewery’s Black Tie Series is a quadruple dry-hopped imperial India pale ale, brewed with Columbus, Citra, and Galaxy hops. According to the brewery, it’s a “bridge collapsing” 8.5% alcohol by volume. Don’t know what that means? Google it.
With the unpredictability of Atlanta’s spring weather, this cloudy double IPA pops with sunny tropical notes on the nose. It drinks dank and finishes with a bit of bitterness, much like an Atlanta sports fan.
Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta is available starting April 29th in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Columbus
Malts: Pilsner, 2-Row, Flaked Oats
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
PIC: Beer Street Journal
Monday Night Tears of My Enemies debuts this month, part of the fanciest lineup in the Atlanta brewery’s arsenal – the Black Tie Series.
The Black Tie Series is home to beers like Mom Jeans, Georgian Imperial Stout, and the well-known Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt. The week of Valentine’s Day, it will be home to one more -Monday Night Tears of My Enemies.
Does a scotch barrel milk stout do it for you? This “vindictive” milk stout picks up hints of smoke from the 18 year old scotch whisky barrels, and is finished with a touch of both vanilla and locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee. Despite being a fantastic beer, it almost wasn’t even brewed.
Monday Night’s head brewer Peter Kiley saw a beautiful fusion of milk stout and the Macallan 18 year barrels the brewery recently acquired. A milk stout in coffee can be quite good. Throwing that beer into those sexy, hard-to-get scotch barrels? Fan-freaking-tastic. Unfortunately, Kiley found his vision didn’t have some of the powers that be salivating like he was. These barrels don’t show up at your doorstep everyday.
Perhaps even the best idea is met with a little resistance. Kiley pressed forward, and with good reason. Tears of My Enemies is an triumph for the budding brewer. Enemies starts with a burst of coffee and chocolate, and finishes silky, with smokey hints of the sexiness that is Maccallan 18. A bottle of that scotch will set you back nearly $250 dollars. Lucky for you, this creation is less than $20. If you ask us, it’s the best barrel-aged beer Monday Night has ever released. In the end, the name is pretty fitting for Kiley. Nothing worth doing is easy. You won’t find him gloating. You can taste it in ever sip.
There is nothing more sumptuous than the misfortune of your enemies. That dark, smoky taste of revenge takes over as it hits your lips, marching upon your tongue like an army towards certain victory…
Monday Night Tears of My Enemies will be a 22 ounce bottle release, the week of Valentine’s Day 2017. We suggest you track one of these down.
Above: Monday Night’s head brewer Peter Kiley and his creation, Tears of My Enemies. Photo: Beer Street Journal
Monday Night Mom Jeans has officially joined the brewery’s Black Tie Series.
The Black Tie Series is the brewery’s more “formal & fancy” line of beers. The Black Tie family features the likes of Great American Beer Festival medal winning Barrel Aged Drafty Kilt, and most recently, Georgian Imperial Stout.
This beer is built for function, not fashion. Effervescent with toasty malt overtones and a delicate hop finish, this dry Belgian-style pale ale was aged in the barrels of the mother of all suburban beverages. Fresh chardonnay barrels lend light vanilla notes and a pleasant tartness to the flavor.
Fill your social calendar with playdates and your shopping cart with Lunchables, so at the end for the day, you deserve a Mom Jeans. Heck, split it with your neighbor so that you can get some conversation with an adult.
Monday Night Mom Jeans will be a 22 ounce bottle offering. Now on shelves.
Debut: May, 2016
Read more: Monday Night Black Tie Series
Despite the brewery being based in Atlanta, Georgia, the ‘Georgian’ part of this beer name is actually referring to the country of Georgia. Monday Night Georgian Imperial Stout is brewed with 300 pounds of hazelnuts imported from the Eurasian country.
Incidentally, this is the first imperial stout released by Monday Night. The boozy newbie is brewed with a copius amount of flaked oats, which gives the stout a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. The hazelnut flavor isn’t overwhelming, but a nice, subtle compliment to this Russian imperial stout.
Monday Night Georgian Imperial Stout is available now in 22 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.
Monday Night Laissez-Faire, a wheatwine aged in red wine barrels, makes its first public debut today. The beer has been aging at the brewery for 10 months.
Laissez-Faire, Noun -les eh fair; French le-sey-fer To Allow the beer to hang out in a red wine barrel for months on end.
Monday Night Laissez-Faire is a 22 ounce bottle offering. The brewery debuts this newbie with a very special lineup at Brick Store Pub in Decatur, Georgia.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: September, 2015
The Brickstore lineup includes:
- Tie 4 On Quad aged on oak
- Spirit Animal Sour aged on French oak and rose hips
- Bed Head Imperial IPA brewed with locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee
- Blood Orange Blind Pirate, an IPA brewed with Italian blood orange juice
- Serrano Eye Patch
- Nitro Drafty Kilt
- Cask of Gun Show Belgian Strong brewed with pears
Monday Night Spirit Animal takes aim at the brewery’s elite Black Tie Series in 2015. Important to note, this beer is a sour.
Monday Night’s Black Tie Series has featured medal winning Bourbon Barrel Aged Drafty Kilt (a scotch ale), Master Splinter (Imperial red ale) and Hipster Fresh Hop Harvest, just to name a few. A sour beer changes the game a bit.
Crouching below the surface, hidden in the bubbles, prowling in the tang of the yeast of Spirit Animal, is a wolf. Wild and untamed, this sour ale echoes a time when beer was fermented in the open air in the moonlight.
This wolf is hungry, and he’s preying on your tastebuds. Prepare to be smote. Smiled. Smitten. Whatever.
Monday Night Spirit Animal is aged on toasted French oak and rose hips. Available in 22oz bottles. Monday Night tells Beer Street Journal that Spirit Animal is nearly ready, and will be shooting for an early July release.
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Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: Early July, 2015
5.5% ABV, 15 IBUs