Bend’s newest brewery: Monkless Belgian Ales

Monkless Belgian AlesIf you read my beer blog you may have seen my post about Bend’s newest brewery, Monkless Belgian Ales; it’s a small home-based basement brewery (similar to Below Grade Brewing, in fact) founded by Kirk Meckem and Todd Clement. Their plan is to brew only Belgian-styled ales, a fairly unique niche for Bend. Currently the beers are brewed on a one-barrel (31 gallon) system:

Monkless Belgian Ales brewery

Because it’s a small space and system, they won’t have a large number of beers on tap at any given time. Right now their first beer, Dubbel or Nothing, a Belgian-styled double at 7.5% alcohol, is on tap at Humm Kombucha. They are planning to release a Belgian IPA soon and towards the end of the year, have a Belgian-styled Tripel on tap (which will be in the 8.5% alcohol range).

I’ve had the Dubbel or Nothing and it’s a nice beer. You can try it at Humm Kombucha now, and even better, today in the Bend Makers District (where Humm is located) Monkless is holding their official launch during Humm’s December artist reception event. So if you wanted to try the newest brewery in town and meet the brewers, head on down to Humm today from 4 to 6pm.