Monday Night Brewing celebrated their 6th Anniversary, which doubled as the Grand Opening of the brewery’s new wild ale-focused “Garage” facility on Atlanta’s West End on September 9th & 10th, 2017.
Famed Hip Hop Group Nappy Roots played, and later collaborated with Monday Night on a beer called “Humdinger” and ultimately opened their own craft brewery in Atlanta.
Atlanta-based Monday Night Brewing has announced their fifth taproom location, slated for Charlotte, North Carolina in 2023.
The new taproom, located at 2217 S. Tryon Street, is already under construction. Providence Group Capital (PGC) acquired the location – a former auto shop, in February 2021. The 8,500 square foot building on 1.13 acres is being overhauled into a food hall, with Monday Night being one of the first tenant announcements.
“The South End is an incredibly exciting locale to debut our broad beer portfolio in the great state of North Carolina. Not only is Charlotte our fifth taproom, but North Carolina is also the fourth state we’ll be expanding our distribution to. We are thrilled to join the beer scene and community in North Carolina, which we have long admired. ” – Jeff Heck, Monday Night CEO
The burgeoning South End of Charlotte is already home to Wooden Robot, Hopfly Brewing, Resident Culture, Triple C, Sycamore Brewing, The Suffolk Punch, and Trolley Barn Fermentory & Food Hall.
Monday Night opened their production facility in Atlanta’s Westside area in 2011. Since then, the brewery has built a wild ale facility in Atlanta’s West End, as well as the Monday Night Social Club in Birmingham, AL, and Monday Night Preservation Co. in Nashville, TN.
Monday Night Saint Monday, a new seasonal Helles lager debuts for the first time this week.
This lighter alcohol by volume beer (4.4%) is designed to be a “recovery beer” of sorts, after a full weekend of boozing. The beer’s name “Saint Monday” refers to the tradition of being “absent” on Monday. We are assuming to recover from drinking or to continue drinking. As a cultural reference, Saint Monday is documented back to the 18th Century in England. Even Benjamin Franklin referenced Saint Monday in his autobiography.
Monday Night has made a lot of fun and experimental beers lately, but brewmaster Peter Kylie wanted to take a run at German traditional style like the Helles Lager. Saint Monday is brewed with German Pilsner and Munich malts, as well as German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops. The brewers put a strong focus on matching the water chemistry of southern Germany.
Spicy and floral notes culminate in a clean, bready, and dare we say benevolent finish.
Monday Night Saint Monday is available in 12-ounce cans and draft the week of November 8th.
Style: Helles Lager
Hops: Hallertau Mittlefruh, Saaz
Malts: Pilsner, Munich
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Distribution: GA, TN, AL. All taprooms.
Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy imperial IPA makes an October return.
This 9.5% alcohol by volume IPA delivers big on hops: Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet, and Galaxy to be exact. The “secret sauce” according to the brewery is the extra-dry finish and the “big citrusy melony nose”.
16-ounce cans and draft of Monday Night Cardigans of the Galaxy will be available across the brewery’s distribution footprint again this month.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet, Galaxy
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: October 2021
9.5% ABV, 95 IBUs
Monday Night Don’t Call It Hotlanta returns mid-May.
In 2018, the Atlanta-based 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 is available in 16-ounce cans and draft.
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: Mid-May, 2021
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