April 6, 2018

Austin - Sister Hazel IPA - Repo Man 

The man behind the curtain, brewing up some of the best beer in The Bay. Austin is a quiet mystery . . . until you talk to him and realize he's not only personable, he's pretty hilarious. Austin enjoys sipping on a Sister Hazel IPA...

March 2, 2018

1. In Ancient Babylonia, beer was so sacred that anyone who brewed a bad batch or bar-owners caught watering down beer, would be drowned in a huge vat of it. Not sure how that affects the taste.

2. Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass. At Laughing Monk this w...

August 8, 2016

It's been a great month for us.  We got our first CA state fair medal!  Our Pink Boots Gose (aka Mangose for the mangos in it) got bronze for session beers this year.  7x7 Magazine named us the Best Small Batch Brewery in their Best of the Bay Area 2016: EAT + DRINK....

June 28, 2016

I founded Laughing Monk to bring together brewing traditions from California and Belgium using local seasonal ingredients.  This July, we are proud to announce the launch of our first beer brewed in collaboration with our local Bayview Community Gardens.  Bayview Gold...

February 23, 2016

Eleven years ago, my brother, Billy, bought me a homebrew kit.  It was a Downtown Brown clone, one of the classic beginner homebrew recipes suitable for beginners.  We brewed it together one weekend as we shared a few bottles.  When we cracked open the first bottle at...

October 11, 2015

Here's the recipe that got us into the semi-finals in the 2015 International Abalone Cookoff.  There's nothing like the taste of wild California abalone.  It's the most intense umame flavor I've ever experienced.  Every season, our crew dives for abalone off the Califo...

August 3, 2015

Hi from the Laughing Kitchen,

After a long day of brewing, you'll usually find me unwinding in the kitchen with my wife and three beers.  One for each of us and one to cook with.  Beer is an incredibly versatile ingredient that offers a wide array of flavors from bright...

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