Louisville, Kentucky-based brewpub Monnik Beer Co. is canning two of its most popular brews for distribution in Louisville-area stores.
The beers being canned are Hauck’s American Pilsner and Monnik India Pale Ale. The canned beers will be available in late May.
Located in the heart of the Schnitzelburg neighborhood of Louisville, Monnik Beer Co. has been brewing craft beers and serving unique spins on Euro and American food since 2015. Owners Brian Holton and Ian Luijk are committed to producing excellent beer and growing their presence in Kentucky’s brewery community. Canning their beers was an obvious next step in their goals.
“Canning has always been part of the plan,” Holton said. “We want to create a strong neighborhood brewery and brand. Canning is a way for us to get our product out in people’s hands and expand our reach beyond drafts.”
Monnik Beer Co. began the process of canning their beers in the fall of 2018 by initially using a mobile canner. The company has since moved away from outsourcing, having canned their first batch in-house in February. The canned beers are distributed through their partner, Dauntless Distributing.
“We’ve been a proud partner of Monnik before their first pint was poured and have had the pleasure to grow our business alongside theirs,” said Michael Minton, owner of Dauntless Distributing. “The development of their canning program is another exciting chapter in our collective story.”
Hauck’s American Pilsner and the India Pale Ale will be available year-round. Six-packs are priced at $10.99.
Holton said the company plans to continue canning more of its signature brews in the coming months, with the Ginger Saison scheduled for release this summer and the His Dark Materials stout for this winter. Monnik Beer Co. plans to debut its new canned beer, Coat Czech Pilsner, this summer.
Monnik Beer Co. offers a curated selection of 20 beers on tap featuring a mix of flagships, rotating seasonals and one-off brews, with a menu of delicious appetizers, burgers, and main courses inspired by American and European traditions.