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Monday Night Brewing Brewmaster Peter Kiley Talks Here Comes the Sun

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Monday Night Brewing Brewmaster Peter Kiley Talks Here Comes the Sun

We spoke with Monday Night Brewing Brewmaster Peter Kiley about Here Comes the Sun.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
I did along with head brewer Ryan Cooley.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
I think the aroma is so exciting because of the different hops we used. Then again, the body is just beautiful. There’s enough bitterness to make you think it's an IPA, but it's creamy, smooth and bursting with tropical and fruity notes.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
It's a famous Beatles song. Our Hop Hut series is inspired by the music we’re listening to at the time we’re producing our beers. “Here Comes The Sun” was a song that I had on repeat during the beginning of COVID-19. It was a tough time for everyone, and we all needed some hope that things would get better.  

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
It’s a delicious NEIPA that’ll get you through tough times. 

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
When things were really tough for the beer industry and just honestly everyone, we made two beers—With A Little Help From My Friends and Here Comes The Sun. To get through this pandemic, we all have to do our part, which is why we named it With A Little Help From My Friends. Here Comes The Sun was a beer designed for hope and for promise to exist within the craft beer space, especially within the walls of Monday Night Brewing. Plus, we all needed a little numbing to get through COVID-19. 

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
I love spicy food with big IPAs. So, I would pair this with spicy drunken noodles.

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