The Merry Monk

The Merry Monk


90 N Pearl Street | 518.463.6665

What made beer so cherished was probably due to health reasons. In a period of plagues, water was probably the most unsafe beverage. However, beer, because of the "cooking" process was somehow sterilized. By then beer had become a standard beverage, drank by men and women of all ages, and enjoyed with a meal or in a tavern. Monasteries had the best brews, with monks becoming experts at brewing. The beer they served, no doubt, had the effect of cheer for the entire population.

Today the water is safe and the beer is even better. Come discover what the monks have known for a long time, how to brew an excellent beer following the traditional Belgian methods. The Merry Monk offers excellent authentic Belgian cuisine from Wild Boar ribs to our famous mussels (moules) and Frites.