Early summer 2016 we set off doing research on an old school, pre-prohibition West Coast Lager. After talking with local historians we learned the southeast Lake Sammamish area was full of hop fields from 1840 to about 1900 and we were able to locate some of these hops growing wild that have survived since the mid 1800's.
Several of our Block Head members volunteered to help pick these wild hops. We fought sticker bushes and tall trees and came away with a few scrapes and bruises and about 10 pounds of these obscure wild hops. And from them we created the Monohon Lager, named after Martin Monohon, the founder of the area now known as Sammamish. Much of Monohon was located exactly where our taproom is located today.
This unique old school beer was created with only ingredients of the mid 1800's: corn, 6-row barley, these ancient hops, local water, and a very old yeast strain.
Enjoy this one-off pre-Prohibition Lager while you can. It won't last long. Show Less