Village Monk

The first frost heralds the arrival of the Monk, a jolly, black brew with a stout body borne of copious chocolate and caramel malts. If you are a genial soul, the Monk will sing you ancient notes of cardamom and clove, ginger and fennel, mint and peppercorn. Amen.

ABV: 6.2% 
HOPS: 2 Hop Additions using high alpha Galena hops for bitters and Imported British Fuggles as the aroma hop
MALT: A combination of Premium Alberta Pale Malt, and imported caramel, roasted and chocolate malts.

Full body
Mild Bitterness

A complex combination of specialty malts and spices provides a full-bodied style porter with a mild hop and subtle spice flavours. Spices include cinnamon, fennel, peppercorn, ginger, cardamom and clove.


The Silk Road Spice Merchants blend a collection of spices each year to make up a unique Chai spice that is steeped into a classic porter for a Chai spiced winter brew.


Meet the Monk

monk character photo

The Village Friar – you can call him Larry – appeared at the birth of one of our founders in a small town in Germany. He followed the lad around Europe and across Canada, eventually settling in Calgary where he blesses the Village beer. Hey, we just noticed that Larry is also the name of our brewmaster. Weird! 

Now Brother Larry turns up wherever there's an event that calls for blessings and good cheer. See for yourself!