Deviant Monk

The White Birch Brewing Apprentice Series is the culmination of months of hard work and fun.

With this release by David Sakolsky, our fifth brewer apprentice, we bring you an inspired ale. Complex, malty, dark, nuanced by oak, and fermented using his favorite Belgian yeast strain. This is a beer you can enjoy today as well as age for years to come.

As David moves on, we raise a toast and hope you enjoy this beer as much as we do.

Words from apprentice brewer David Sakolsky
What can I say about my time at White Birch? I can lead in with an obviously obtuse generic response… Really though it was a fantastic experience that couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Got a call from Bill on January 8th, quickly explaining the program. I had to mull it over a bit and called him back within 20 minutes and accepted.

A big upside is after cleaning 20 or so kegs, bottling and labeling 1000+ bottles, and climbing out of the mash tun; you can go home to your small homebrew operation and realize how much MORE relaxing this experience has made homebrewing!

The work isn’t the most glamorous, but it’s honest and I truly enjoyed it. Getting to do a commercial release is definitely something to geek out about for beer nerds. I can’t thank the team enough for keeping me busy and out of my own head (which as some of you may know, crucial).

Cheers to progression, growth, and an honest days brew!

David Sakolsky
Apprentice Brewer

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