For a highly respected craft brewer, Northern Monk remained steadfast and produced Holy Faith, an exceptionally high-quality NA pale ale. It showcases why the brewery is so renowned and gives me optimism (and faith!) as it is remarkably similar to their well-known “Faith” pale.
This beverage contains no animal derivatives whatsoever.
Northern Monk Holy Faith Hazy Pale Ale – a spiritual experience in the realm of non-alcoholic IPAs that will leave you feeling nothing short of enlightened. This divine brew presents a graceful hazy golden hue, setting the stage for a celestial symphony of flavors. The aroma is a fragrant blend of tropical fruits, citrus, and delicate pine, inviting you to take that first blissful sip. Once you do, your taste buds are treated to an unearthly combination of juicy mango, sweet pineapple, and zesty orange, harmoniously intertwined with subtle hints of pine and gentle, yet assertive bitterness. The finish is smooth, crisp, and fulfilling, leaving you with a sense of tranquility and a longing for another divine experience with Northern Monk Holy Faith Hazy Pale Ale.
In 2008, their co-founder Russ Bisset entered a young entrepreneurs competition with an idea: Northern Monk. But it would still take a few years to really get going. The idea was given life in 2013 when Granny Bisset sold her house and downsized, gifting £5K to all of her grandchildren with the proceeds.
Russ also met their head brewery Brian Dickson at a beer festival and, fueled by the festivities of a beer fest, realized they had a shared dream of a proper northern brewery. The pair brewed small amounts of beer in a damp cellar in Bradford, using other breweries’ kits, and sold their beers at local farmers markets. After three months of selling IPAs between gazebos laden with cheese and handmade soaps, they attracted an initial investment.
In 2014, Northern Monk was truly born. They found their home and their own brewery was set up in a Grade II listed abandoned mill building in Leeds, The Old Flax Store. It’s still their home today.
And as Northern Monk grew, so did their reputation.