After more than a year in development, Monnik Beer Co. has finally opened the doors at its newest brewery and taproom.Monnik, a popular Germantown brewer, just opened its second location on the other side of the Ohio River on Thursday. The company has taken over the former home of New Albanian Brewing Co.’s Bank Street Brewhouse at 415 Bank St. in New Albany, Indiana.Co-owner Brian Holton told me Monnik had been looking for a second location for quite a while when some friends involved in New Albanian told him they were looking to sell the brewhouse.Holton said they were also attracted to the brewhouse because it had a turnkey, 15-barrel brewing system, which almost doubles Monnik’s capacity. It also has given the brewery space to move its canning line over to New Albany.Monnik acquired the property near the end of 2019 — just months before the coronavirus pandemic reared its ugly head and devastated the food and beverage industry. While Covid-19 did delay some contracting work due to demand and supply chain issues, the brewery continued to move forward with renovations on the 5,100-square-foot space.Inside, Monnik New Albany is dominated by natural wood elements within the tables, seating, walls and ceiling. The curved bar in the main dining room is also wooden, but features a contrasting black subway tile where the taps are. You can see photos of the renovated space in the attached gallery.Between the two dining and drinking areas indoors, Holton said they can seat about 64 people when spacing tables six feet apart. Bars and restaurants in Floyd County are restricted to 75% capacity due to Covid-19, and establishments must stop bar service at 10 p.m.Click here to read more about Monnik’s new location from Louisville Business First.

After more than a year in development, Monnik Beer Co. has finally opened the doors at its newest brewery and taproom.

Monnik, a popular Germantown brewer, just opened its second location on the other side of the Ohio River on Thursday. The company has taken over the former home of New Albanian Brewing Co.’s Bank Street Brewhouse at 415 Bank St. in New Albany, Indiana.

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Co-owner Brian Holton told me Monnik had been looking for a second location for quite a while when some friends involved in New Albanian told him they were looking to sell the brewhouse.

Holton said they were also attracted to the brewhouse because it had a turnkey, 15-barrel brewing system, which almost doubles Monnik’s capacity. It also has given the brewery space to move its canning line over to New Albany.

Monnik acquired the property near the end of 2019 — just months before the coronavirus pandemic reared its ugly head and devastated the food and beverage industry. While Covid-19 did delay some contracting work due to demand and supply chain issues, the brewery continued to move forward with renovations on the 5,100-square-foot space.

Inside, Monnik New Albany is dominated by natural wood elements within the tables, seating, walls and ceiling. The curved bar in the main dining room is also wooden, but features a contrasting black subway tile where the taps are. You can see photos of the renovated space in the attached gallery.

Between the two dining and drinking areas indoors, Holton said they can seat about 64 people when spacing tables six feet apart. Bars and restaurants in Floyd County are restricted to 75% capacity due to Covid-19, and establishments must stop bar service at 10 p.m.

Click here to read more about Monnik’s new location from Louisville Business First.

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