BEER BOYS – 16 YEARS, 16 BEERS REVIEW: Blushing Monk by Founders Brewing Company
Beer Boys, the Wilkes-Barre bar and restaurant that features the area’s largest draft selection with 72 beers on tap, will be celebrating 16 years in business with 16 highly sought-after beers on tap by Founders Brewing Company on Sunday, Jan. 24, starting at 2 p.m. Every day for the next 16 days, we’ll be revealing each beer that will be available and reviewing them all leading up to the event!
Beer: Blushing Monk
Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
Style: Fruit beer
Previously released in July of 2011, Blushing Monk hasn’t been available since, but Founders is bringing it back this March to mark the 12th installment in its Backstage Series for a limited time. Beer Boys, however, has answered some prayers and will have it ready to pour over a month in advance.
Brewing with a Belgian yeast strain that differs from all of the brewery’s other beers, Blushing Monk lives up to its name with a dark red color with a light pink head. The smell of raspberries wafts from the glass, and the berries in this creamy mouthfeel are naturally sweet, with a strong tartness that will make your lips smack for a fruity dessert or cheesecake.
This is a dessert beer that can hide its higher ABV well, though it may be too sweet for some. After a nice dinner or a heavy liquid meal, this may be the perfect brew to top off the night.
Beers will be available to sample individually in a five-ounce glass, build a paddle of four five-ounce samples, or as individual pints. Prices will vary.
For more information on Beer Boys’ 16th anniversary party (176 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre), see the Facebook event page.