Monday, January 7, 2008

The Monks are starting to speak

Check out this blurb in the World Herald on the Monks.

Funky monk-y


Brothers' Cup, a Belgian-style beer from Nebraska brewing company Modern Monks, has shown up on tap at three Lincoln eateries and may come to Omaha soon.

The four Lincoln guys behind it — beer distributor Matt Dinges, drywall man Robert Myers, accountant Dave Oenbring and respiratory therapist Chris Vejnovich — are neither monks nor brothers. They're friends and home-brewers who kept their day jobs and launched Modern Monks last fall as a more formal version of their hobby.

Dinges said Modern Monks is a subdivision of Thunderhead Brewing Co. in Kearney and brews on Thunderhead's license at the Chicken Coop brewpub in Grand Island.

Brothers' Cup is a Belgian-style blonde made with German hops. Dinges said he designed it after a September visit to Achel, a Trappist monastery-brewery in Belgium.

It is available on tap at Thunderhead and Chicken Coop, and in Lincoln at Bread & Cup, Yiayia's Pizza and PieZano's. Dinges said the Monks hope to have some available soon at specialty beer-havens in Omaha such as the Crescent Moon.


Congrats guys, keep it up.

4 comments:

CJ said...

And if you live in Lincoln, or are willing to travel you can come out and meet the Modern Monks at Piezano's Pizza on Tuesday (1-8-2008) evening starting around 6pm!! Brothers' Cup on draft, and possible other special bottles as well.

Peace out

nickspies said...

Glad to see the posted. I heard that is was in the OWH paper, but I couldn't find it online. If it's not in an electronic format, I don't usually bother trying to track it down.

matsumoto said...

Nick,

I had a link to it on the Modern Monks blog. I'm not sure how long those links stay valid. I haven't checked it, but its short enough you can just cut and paste it.

Cheers
matt

nickspies said...

I see it now. It must not have been published to OWH site yet when I searched Friday afternoon. Thanks Matt.