Pubcast 377 – Metal Monkey Brewing: 7 Years On

Last week our podcast interview was with one of the newest breweries in Illinois, and this week we chat with one that has been around for over seven years…Metal Monkey Brewing in Romeoville IL.

We have been tracking the owner/brewer team of Dan Camp and Jason Janes since their opening, which incidentally saw some 1100 people attend. We checked in with them 1 year later in show 215, we featured them in our series of ‘live’ recordings featuring breweries along the I-55 corridor, and most recently albeit March of 2020, we ‘zoomed’ with Dan during the pandemic.

So, it just made sense that following their recent 7-year anniversary weekend, we should sit down and get a retrospective from them on how this journey is progressing. We are pleased to say that the beers and their prospects are still great! But don’t take our word for it. Listen to this podcast where Dan and Jason provide some stories from their history, including how their ‘original’ pickle sour, Rick, came into being. Plus an insight into the future, all to the background of construction noises. Construction for what? Tune in to find out!

Beers Sampled:

  • Breath of Pestilence, Czech Pilsner, ABV 5.7%, collaboration with Glacial Tomb
  • Horns Up, Golden Ale with Blood Orange, ABV 5.1%, collaboration with Elwood in The Morning on QRock 100.7
  • The Gnostic Mass, International IPA, ABV 8.5%
  • Monkey Fuel, Belgian Tripel, ABV 9.3%

Here’s our short ‘teaser’ video showing the brewery…

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