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Slowfood Beer & Cheese Tasting Recap

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

slowfoods on the farm


It was a good time. Friday, May 9th saw the lonliest Monk show up at Branched Oak Farm to pour some beers for the Nebraska Slowfood group. Three different versions of Brothers’ Cup were on offer (including one of mixed fermentation with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus), as well as Arctic Storm, Schwarzbier, and (straight from the lagering tank) some of the Smoked Bock. This is the first time in creation that nearly every Modern Monks brewed beer was on offer in one location.


Thanks to Krista and Doug of Branched Oak Farm for hosting the event at their farm and providing us with a great variety of cheeses, Todd and Susan from Wise Oven Bakery for baking the sour-dough bread (which included Arctic Storm in the mix) and designing the tasting menu, Maggie of MaGGiE’s Vegetarian Restaurant for organizing and providing glassware (and also the pictures posted here!), and the band Trigger Town for providing some great music!


A couple more pictures from the beer and cheese event. Thanks Maggie!


Trigger Town gettin’ down Eating and Drinking on the farm Arctic Storm for the Hayrack ride.

Beer on a Bus…

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Historical Photo from a pre-monks bus trip


Bus Trip Update


We will leave from the Sam’s Club parking lot April 19 at 11:30. Please be there by 11:15 as we need to leave promptly. We will use a corner of the lot closest to 27th Street. We will be in Grand Island for a tour of the Modern Monks Brewery by 1:00 p.m. We will depart around 3:15 p.m. and head to Kearney where we will stay until 8:30 p.m. and return to Lincoln by 10:30 p.m.


In Kearney you can visit Thunderhead and Platte Valley breweries and weather permitting the beer garden at Platte Valley. There will be prizes, treats and food and drink specials. Feel free to bring beer or snacks on the bus. The cost is $40 per person. Food and drink at the breweries is extra. Tickets are on sale now.


Checks should be made payable to Modern Monks. Tickets by mail to Modern Monks, 2630 S 13th, Lincoln NE 68502.


See you there!

Modern Monks gathering at Bread & Cup

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Please join the Modern Monks as we unveil our latest creation, Arctic Storm, at Lincoln’s Bread & Cup.

The gathering will take place on Thursday, February 21st from 6.30-8.00 pm.  For $15 you will get two pints of beer as well as various snacks which should include a few things made with Modern Monks beers…possibly some beer bread…maybe some meatballs with Arctic Storm, etc…  No reservations required.  Bread & Cup is located on the corner of 8th & S streets in the Haymarket.

Brothers’ Cup at Piezano’s

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Sometime late this week, Piezano’s (2740 South St, Lincoln, NE, 474.3355) will be taking delivery of a keg of Brothers’ Cup.

The Modern Monks will be hanging out on Tuesday, January 8th, from 7.30pm on…for an evening of pizza, pasta and Brothers’ Cup and maybe some old school video games. For those of you that are cyclicsts, some of the gang from the TNMWR will probably be around…sounds like a great mix of food, beer, and people. There may even be some cellared bottles of previous Modern Monks beers being sampled. We are hoping Brother Robert or Brother David can find something hidden away in their cellars…maybe some stuff from the days of brewing on Bob’s 3BBL system still exists…

Stop by and have a pint and say hi…we’ll be looking forward to seeing you!