Blind Enthusiasm Brewing Company The Monolith Measure of Patience
- Rated 4 stars
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Reviewed by: Gurvinder Bhatia
- Published on: February 25, 2020
- Last modified: February 25, 2020
A barrel fermented beer and the inaugural release from Blind Enthusiasm’s sister brewery The Monolith, where barrel-aged sour beers via spontaneous fermentation will be produced. Measure of Patience is a mixed-fermentation beer (both yeast and bacteria were added). After at least a year, the barrels were tasted and a select few were blended to achieve a desired taste profile. The resulting beer is clean, lightly sour with notes of stone fruit and incredibly well balanced. The quality is remarkable given that it is The Monolith’s first release. Owner Greg Zeschuk and head brewer Doug Checknita indicate that the beer was inspired by natural wines, but there is a purity and welcome lack of excessive funkiness from which many “natural” wine producers could take a lesson. A beer produced with a nod to wine lovers, but also accessible without sacrificing character for those new to this style. A brewery to watch.