Brooklyn Brewery sadly announces that the barley wine Monster Ale has been retired. A little while back, Monster, the brewery’s cat and namesake for the brew, passed away. Brooklyn laments – things just aren’t the same.
When Monster was laid to rest, the spirituous, malty libation could be seen aimlessly meandering through the fermentation hall, lazing about the brewhouse, and listlessly watching the bottles fill up with beer in the packaging room, giving the sense to those close with this classic Winter Seasonal that perhaps the end was near.
Brooklyn Monster Ale is a legend in the American barleywine world. Rest in Peace to you both. You are and will be, sorely missed.