I have found NO single brewery in this country that exceeds Deschutes in across-the-board consistency of quality, beer after beer, year after year, without fail.
“A perfect wine pairing doesn’t exist. We’re doing a lot of damage the way we’re matching wine and categorizing it.”
Here in the Age of The IPA, finding a brewery that not only sells a big Scotch ale but **thrives** on it is almost unheard of but the reason why is not hard to figure: this is a genuinely outstanding, iconic ale
These two titanic beers do what flagship beers are SUPPOSED to do: Tell A Story. State the Mission of their makers. Stand for Something.
I’ve consumed a small lake of this stuff, over the twelve-ish years since it debuted and it wears about as well as any NW ale I’ve ever found.
Beautiful luminous amber in the glass, as vividly flavored as a smorgasbord on a Tahitian beach, Monk’s is pretty much inarguably Washington’s flagship Belgian-style ale and it is UNBELIEVABLY delicious!
This became Snoqualmie Falls Brewing’s flagship beer in the most natural way possible: by simply being among the best of this style ever made in the US.
It became a true American brewing icon; the first and only craft beer to literally outsell Budwesier, Miller, and Coors in its local market.