Monday Night Brewing - Atlanta, West End Garage
Chef's Series: Claudia Martinez
Made in collaboration with Claudia V. Martinez, a James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Finalist in 2022, and the Executive Pastry Chef at Miller Union in Atlanta, we bring you the Chef Series. Deriving inspiration from Martinez’s prized Venezuelan Oatmeal Cookie, this brew was aged on coconut, chocolate, and cardamom. The final product is a pastiche of warm spices and sweet, toasted coconut.
Tie XI On
We wove together 8 distinct base beers, from 25 different spirit barrels for our 11th anniversary brew. This magnificent mashup of Stout, Quad, Brown, Barleywine and Dopplebock is a demonstration of our undying love for blended barrel-aged beers. We incorporated Brazilian Amburana Wood to create a boldly unique flavor, with Madagascar Vanilla rounding out the edges. As we enter our second decade of brewing, we thank you again for your continued trust and support.
Emerging from the depths of our barrel-aging room rises the reign of Shadow King, a Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Rye Stout. Its formless dominion loomed supreme for eighteen months in Bissell maple syrup barrels followed by twelve months in Russell's Reserve Ten Year bourbon barrels. Unobscured by adjuncts, Shadow King is intoxicatingly rich, concealing notes of burnt honey and spiced wood. Be wise and pay homage to the Shadow King.
7 Deadly Stouts
Seven Deadly Stouts is a blend of imperial stout aged in 7 different spirit barrels for over 2 years. Apple Brandy, Bourbon, Scotch, Maple Bourbon, Tequila, Rum, and Cognac barrels were all blended together and aged upon massive amounts of toasted coconut, hazelnuts, coffee, cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla beans.
A roasty scotch ale with a hint of smoke. Full-bodied, but not overpowering. Smokey, but not in a creepy bar kind of way. Sweet, but not obnoxiously so. Sound like your ideal mother-in-law? Fair enough, but it also is a pretty dead-on description of our Scotch Ale. In a difficult hop-growing climate, Scottish brewers relied on other ingredients to impart flavor and bitterness – one such ingredient was smoked malt. Drafty Kilt is a dark, malty bombshell of a beer.
For My Friend (2022)
A celebration of lost friends, this rendition of For My Friend is a blend of two barrel-aged strong ales: an Imperial Milk Stout and an English Barleywine, each aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for twelve months. This year’s rendition is a tribute to Eden, our OG brewery dog and one of the goodest girls there ever was.
When the 12AM munchies strike, reach for Midnight Delight. Darker than a moonless night, this 11.5% ABV indulgence is a blend of two bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Milk Stouts and a maple barrel-aged Imperial Brown Ale. Inspired by a caramel walnut brownie, this brew was aged on caramelized walnuts, cacao nibs, and coffee. Depending on your circadian rhythm, it is both the perfect start or end to your night.
Sour & Wild
Grizzy is a Mixed Culture Grisette aged in white wine barrels. Once brewed to quench the thirst of miners, Grisettes are low-ABV, session-friendly beers with complex flavors. Since 2017, we’ve worked on this recipe using our own house cultures to round out its perfection. Grizzy sits at 5.6% ABV and delivers refreshing effervescence to the palate with bright flavors of tart lemon and limestone minerality. Enjoy the crisp, refreshing goodness of Grizzy as a respite from a warm spring day.
Conversations With Myself
Introducing Conversations With Myself, an apricot golden sour ale, aged for 8 months in Sauvignon Blanc barrels, where it was inoculated with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and multiple strains of farmhouse yeast strains. We fermented it with apricots, creating notes of apricots (obvi), tangerine peel, lemongrass, and hints of oak and white pepper. This sour is a treat any time you drink it, but it hits different when enjoyed on a summer day.
Imaginary Grace is a blend of three seasons of 100% spontaneously fermented beer after inoculating in our Coolship- dubbed the Crunkship- we fermented and aged each vintage in neutral wine barrels, then blended all three iterations together. This beer pays homage to the history of this style, while celebrating the unique atmospheric terroir of Atlanta. Imaginary Grace is what three nights in Atlanta taste like.
Has the endless randomness of our universe soured your perspective? Chaos Theory, a Sour Stout aged in bourbon barrels with cherries and blackberries, is our appointed salve for life’s uncertainties and inherent entropy. At 8% ABV, this beer is like the liquid version of a berry pie, with subtle hints of bittersweet chocolate and smoky oak...just decadent enough to soften the pointy edges of reality.
Vinology: Sauvignon Blanc
A glistening golden ale aged in neutral french oak barrels for 9 months, Vinology is beer disguised as wine. Freshly squeezed Sauvignon Blanc grape juice and the incorporation of Brettanomyces Custerii and Nelson Sauvin hops bring forth aromas of passionfruit, gooseberries, and white peaches. At 7.7% ABV, this medium bodied brew is brilliantly boozy, rounding out with a subtle oak finish and a lingering grapefruit zest.
Barrel Farm is our yearly blend of mixed-culture fermentation beers from our wood cellar. Our 2022 rendition is a 6% ABV saison that sings beautiful brett-driven notes of apricot and grapefruit. Accentuated with a hoppy table beer, a 4 year spontaneously fermented beer from our coolship, and a dry hopped sour, this harvest is crisp, slightly tart, and positively luminous.
Petit MC was aged in French oak wine barrels for one year. An aromatic bouquet of juicy pear, fresh nectarine, lemon zest, and a hint of pineapple radiate on the nose. At 4% ABV, a bright acidity shines through on the palate and begs another sip.
A tart saison aged on second-use Montmorency cherries leftover from our Spontaneous cherry beer, Falling Star is a dream come true. We aged the liquid for five months in neutral wine barrels. Whiffs of cherry are complemented by tropical fruit aromas.
Splendor is a small-batch, tart summer saison blended at the Garage. Aged in neutral white wine barrels with house mixed cultures, this is a refreshing, tart, and bright summer sipper clocking in at 6.7% ABV.
Voidwalker is a tart saison aged in neutral white wine barrels and finished on blueberry, raspberry, and a dash of blackberry. Floral undertones and a crisp finish accentuate this 5.6% ABV brew.
A space crafted double IPA, dry hopped three times, resulting in a cosmically aligned hop encounter. Which hops? Glad you asked. Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe and (breath) Ekuanot. 2 Row, Carapils, Pilsen, Munich malts give this one a great backbone too.
A juicy IPA. Pirates love citrus fruits almost as much as they love blood. If the phrase “you are what you eat” is true, then pirates are blood oranges. If the phrase “you are what you drink” is true, you’re about to be an incredibly delicious, juicy hop bomb of an IPA. We add bits of real blood orange to every beer, so you know it’s good.
Slap Fight will woo you in with a West Coast-style malt bill, but slaps you across the face with its tropical hop profile. Light in body, heavy in character, this IPA features Munich and Crystal pale malts for a clean, rich mouthfeel. Comet, Equinox and Mosaic hops lend a pungent herbal aroma, peppered with hints of papaya, orange and grapefruit. Present this beer to a friend. If he does not drink it immediately, slap him as hard as you can. Repeat.
Out of the Jurassic Jungle of Juice comes an apex predator with the vicious intent of slaying your palate. Death Raptor Killer IPA’s zesty, citrus fruit aroma lures you into the glassful of sweet, sweet surrender. Flavors of tangerine and grapefruit mingle with the malt backbone of pilsner, oat, and wheat. This IPA appears pleasant, but you may never escape its delicious grip.
Straight from the Jurassic Jungle of Juice comes a contemporary IPA dripping with lush tropical flavors. Brewed with El Dorado, Mosaic, Simcoe Cryo, and Citra Cryo hops, Juice Raptor disarms unsuspecting sippers with a smack of seductive citrus. Notes of ripe pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and orange deliciously collide. Perhaps Juice Raptor’s greatest trick is it's deceptively smooth. You’ll be tempted to crush it—but at 6.9% ABV, it may end up crushing you.
Light & Crisp
Tomato Sauce, Pecorino, Mozzarella di Bufala, Basil, EVOO
Fresh Pesto, Mozzarella di Bufala, Roasted Garlic, Fresh Rosemary, Prosciutto di Parma
Tomato Sauce, Pecorino, Mozzarella di Bufala, Spicy Calabrese Salami, Calabrian Pepper, Hot Chili Oil
Tomato Sauce, Pecorino, Mozzarella di Bufala, Caramelized Onions, Piquant Peppers, Housemade Beef Sausage, EVOO
Hot Honey Pie
Tomato Sauce, Pecorino, Mozzarella di Bufala, Pickled Onions, Pepperoni, Bow & Bend Hot Honey
Roasted Garlic Ricotta, Marinated Mushrooms, Olive Medley, Mozzarella di Bufala, Basil
Tomato Sauce, Vegan Mozzarella, Basil, EVOO