Beer for the People | Bright as a Button

By: Naomi Kerchinsky

Troubled Monk’s newest craft beer is “Bright as a Button” and tastes absolutely brilliant. A rare style in craft beer, English Bitter is an amazing brew for both malt fans and hop heads.

BRIGHT AS A BUTTON
ABV5.6%
IBU35
SRM16

Your portable retreat to London

This beer welcomes you to linger. To grab a seat on the patio and let the spring sun’s rays warm both you and your beer. Unlike other styles, as it warms a bit, the flavours and aromas open up, inviting you into a temporary alternative world. A portable retreat onto the streets of London. With every sip of this copper-coloured brew, flavours of dark caramel, green forest earthiness, and citrus transport you to another land.

To the nose, you’ll smell caramel, candied orange peel, and a light earthiness. The lower carbonation helps soften the bitterness from the EKG, Fuggle and Challenger hops with a lingering taste that is mildly herbal. A hint of biscuit malt appears as the sweeter caramel and citrus notes fade. It will get your knickers in a twist, and leave you salivating for more. 

Fun Fact: This style of beer is a favourite of Troubled Monk’s operation manager Marc Shields.

A Beer For The People

Are you in for a very British Friday tradition? Pop ‘round the pub straight after work this Friday to enjoy a pint outside.

In Britain, this might look like people standing in flocks on street corners as the Brits get in their “2 pints ‘n a packet o’ crisps” before heading home. In COVID times at Troubled Monk, it resembles appropriately spaced tables that sit no more than 6 people. But at least it is Spring, and it feels like patio season to us! So come have an English Bitter, a proper style from across the pond.

An English Bitter is a beer for the people. A beer to be consumed in British pubs on Friday nights. A beer to be sipped on our outdoor patio that stretches as far as we can reach. And wherever you are in your current life, we recognize that people need a pint right about now. We hope this new brew will keep you bright as a button, even in the darkest times.

three cans of troubled monk bright as a button english bitter sitting on a wood patio table outside of the taproom.

Fancy a pint?

They’ve actually done it, the absolute mad lads. Troubled Monk has brewed an English Bitter, a proper style from across the pond. Don’t get your knickers in a twist, Bright As A Button tastes absolutely brilliant. This isn’t a beer for the posh, it’s a beer for the people. Fancy a pint? ABV 5.6%

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