Monkimajik by Brewboard, Marble Beers
Belgian Pale Ale, 5.6%
Brewed in collaboration with the legendary Marble, this gold Belgian Pale Ale is brought up-to-date with Admiral, Olicana and English Cascade hops. All bringing their hints of marmalade and gentle spice. A monastic Abbey Ale for the contemporary craft beer drinker.
The live tasting of this beer was on 18th February 2021 #BeerBods
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It could be argued that Cambridgeshire, is one of the best examples of the UK’s craft beer renaissance in recent years. With just one independent brewery listed by the Good Beer Guide prior to the turn of the millennium, the county now boasts a list of around twenty times that amount.
Based in Harston, south Cambridgeshire, the Brewboard team moved into their headquarters on New Year’s Day 2017, at the site of a former brewery no less.
The idea for the brewery had been in the pipeline for a number of years prior. Co-founder, Stuart Chambers, had been experimenting with homebrewing before he finally convinced mutual friends and co-founders, Paul Archer and Oliver Pugh to join the “Board” full time and get the brewery off the ground.
Over the last few years, the brewery has grown in stature and notoriety. On a local level, Brewboard is keen to develop the “Brewboard experience”, linking their brews to regional food, music and entertainment events. On a national level, BrewBoard have been teaming up with some of the biggest names in craft beer to help get the name out there.
For this week’s beer BrewBoard have collaborated with one of the North West’s most loved breweries, Manchester-based Marble Beers. From humble beginnings in the back room of the sumptuously traditional Marble Arch pub in Manchester, Marble have been brewing up a storm since 1997.
By the early 2000’s, Marble’s heavy brewing schedule started to knock the hell out of the Grade II listed boozer they called home, so a move was made, expanding operations to a nearby railway arch.
A lot of their success has been down to the talent that has walked through the door. In fact, Marble could well be seen as a bit of a beer finishing school. Past alumni include Dominic Driscoll, of Thornbridge fame and Colin Stronge, ex-head brewer at Buxton and now part of the increasingly popular Salt Beer Factory.
For tonight’s beer we have Monkimajik. BrewBoard introduce it for us;
“Brewed with our friends at the legendary Marble, this gold Belgian Pale Ale is brought up-to-date with Admiral, Olicana and English Cascade all bringing their hints of marmalade and gentle spice. A monastic Abbey Ale for the contemporary craft beer drinker.”