Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale

 Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale

Since the release of Brother Thelonious in 2006, North Coast Brewing has donated over $1 million from proceeds of the sale of the beer and gear to support the Jazz education programs of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

Like a Belgian “Dark Strong Ale,” this beer is rich and robust with an ABV of 9.4%. The package features a label picturing the Jazz master himself, and comes in a 750 ml bottle with a traditional cork and wire finish, or 12 oz. 4-packs.

Vital Statistics

Style: Belgian Style Strong Dark
Color: Dark Mahogany
ABV: 9.4%
Bitterness: 27 IBUs

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When you buy Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale you also help to support the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz whose mission is to offer the world’s most promising young musicians college level training by America’s jazz masters and to present public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world.  All of these programs are offered free of charge to the students and schools.

The Artwork on the Brother Thelonious Packaging, or, Why is a skull on the Brother Thelonious label? Read about it here.

Brother Thelonious Medals & Awards


  • 2015 European Beer Star


  • 2006 World Beer Championships, Chicago

Reviews & Accolades

“Hello, this is GEOFFREY KEEZER the jazz pianist. Last week I was the guest artist in residence at the Monk Institute at USC. As a parting gift, the director of the program gave me a bottle of Brother Thelonious to take home. I love beer, especially high end beers, and I must say that BT is simply one of the best beers I have ever tasted. And I travel the world on tour all the time. I would be more than happy to endorse BT in any ad campaign you do…your beer totally ROCKS, er, SWINGS.! :)”
All best, Geoffrey (

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