Atlanta’s Monday Night Brewing is officially in the hard seltzer game as of this week, with the launch of Narwater Hard Seltzer.
The creation is pretty self-explanatory. The “spiked” carbonated hard water comes in an array of fruited additions. The case of Monday Night’s Narwater Craft Hard Seltzer, the launch brings three – Mango Guava!, Grapefruit Pineapple! and Blueberry Raspberry! Each 12-ounce serving is 95 calories, 2 grams of sugar, 4.7% alcohol by volume, and gluten-free.
We are assuming the “Narwater” name is a play on Narwhal, a horned sea creature that Monday Night has doted on in the past. (Like Bryan Adams and Dinosaurs.)
Each seltzer is made with real fruit, using natural fermentation, not ethanol diluted with water.
Narwater Craft Selter is available in 12-ounce cans and draft year-round starting late February 2020.
Style: Hard Seltzer
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Distribution: GA, AL, TN
Debut: Late February 2020
There are a handful of lower alcohol by volume, lower-calorie beers in the craft brewing segment. Some of the most notable recent releases include One-y IPA by Oskar Blues, Slightly Mighty by Dogfish Head, and Swipe Light by Southern Tier. Soon, Monday Night Lay Low IPA is joining the category soon.
Early details are pretty simple. Lay Low is an India pale ale that is 3.2% alcohol by volume, instead of 3.5% as previously reported and just 95 calories. Starting in 2020, the brewery has ceased using 6-pack rings and has shifted to the box format.
Monday Night Lay Low IPA is slated for 12-ounce cans and draft starting January 24th.
Style: IPA (Session Beer)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. GA, TN, AL.
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Monday Night Lundi IPA made a limited debut in June. This month, the IPA goes into full distribution.
For those bad at French (like us) Lundi means “Monday”. When you think of the name Monday Night Brewing, “Monday” in any language is pretty fitting. This new India pale ale features Mosaic, El Dorado, Simcoe, Mosaic hops.
Monday Night Lundi IPA will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft at the midtown Atlanta brewery starting Friday.
Hops: Mosaic, El Dorado, Simcoe, Mosaic
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Full Distribution: Mid August 2019
Monday Night Silkscreen IPA is the latest seasonal release by the Atlanta-based brewery.
Silkscreen is features some pretty citrusy and floral hops – El Dorado, Amarillo, Lemondrop, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, with what is sure to be smooth finish thanks to an addition of rolled oats.
Silkscreen packs in plenty of citrus and floral notes….Pair this one with late summers at the lake, grilling out with friends or leftovers after a hard day’s work.
Monday Night Silkscreen IPA is available in 12-ounce cans and draft as a seasonal release.
Hops: El Dorado, Amarillo, Lemondrop, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra
Malts: 2-Row, Spelt, Rolled Oats, Acidulated Malt.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Mid August 2019
Atlanta, Georgia’s Monday Night Brewing has some whiskey bragging rights to go alongside their beer lineup. Namely, their own whiskey, thanks to their collaboration partner (and now neighbor on Atlanta’s West End), American Spirit Works.
This story starts more than 6 years ago with Monday Night co-founder Joel Iverson finding himself living next door to American Spirit co-founder Charlie Thompson. The brewery & distillery businesses were born literally next door to each other.
From a fermentation standpoint, brewing and distilling have a lot in common, so Monday Night’s brewing team and ASW’s distiller Justin Manglitz had a common starting point to begin this collaboration.
Monday Night Single Malt Whiskey lovingly referred to as “The Badger”, starts with a mash full of cherrywood smoked malt, the same used in their flagship Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale. The wort is then transferred 5 miles down the road using the highly scientific “renting a Penske truck” method, according to Iverson. ASW distilled the mash and transferred it to white oak quarter casks.
Fortunately, our patience has paid off. Like the mighty Scottish badger, this Scotch-style Whiskey has a pleasant bite and will burrow into your belly with a smooth, slightly sweet, and delightfully smoky finish.
Monday Night Single Malt Whiskey is 86 Proof, available once again in 750-milliliter bottles at ASW as of August 9th. Ounce tasters can be purchased at both of their Atlanta locations. Bottles will be available in Georgia package stores starting mid-August.
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Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta returns for a hoppy start to August.
Last year, the brewery’s Black Tie Series became home to this 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 by bridge collapsing in Atlanta? Google it. It was truly a shitshow.
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 will be available once again in a new 16-ounce can format and draft for a limited time starting July 26th.
Drink it in good health… and don’t call it “Hotlanta”.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Columbus
Malts: Pilsner, 2-Row, Flaked Oats
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 8/2/19
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Monday Night Darker Subject Matter, a bourbon-barrel-aged edition of the brewery’s Dark Subject Matter, debuts today.
Back in March of this year, in a sea of pastry stout releases all over the United States in the dead of winter, the Atlanta based brewery bucked the national trend a bit. A big, rich, completely adjunct-free imperial stout known as Dark Subject Matter emerged. It was absolutely perfect winter beer – chocolatey, fudgy, thick as hell and silky smooth.
Debuting today (and less perfect for the summer heat) is the barrel-aged version of this imperial stout – Darker Subject Matter. This 13.5% alcohol by volume imperial stout with a murdery vibe is every damn bit that big beer we fell in love with in the winter, now with an oaky, vanilla bourbon overtone. The side of the can says HEAVIER THICKER OAK. Monday Night means it.
Go ahead and slam this beast by the pool or at the beach and definitely on an empty stomach after running a few miles. It’s always good to remind yourself that your bad decisions aren’t always behind you.
Either way, Monday Night Darker Subject Matter is a real treat, hot weather or no hot weather. Available at the brewery starting at 4 pm today in 16-ounce cans and draft.
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