Cheeky Monkey Imperial Monk

Cheeky Monkey

Released February 28, 2017

Cheeky Monkey’s first limited release beer for 2017 shows the Margaret River brewery building momentum for bigger beers. Last year, the limited release Southern Wailer series included the Silverback, a 10 percent ABV imperial stout revived after laying dormant for three years, a West Coast IPA that evolved into a core range beer and a hop forward, multi-collaborator XPA to name a few.

The Imperial Monk is an amplified version of their core range session red ale, Travelling Monk, where the flavours coalesce rather than dominate – more a strong, silent type than a mouthy brat – and a beer that head brewer Ross Terlick says the brewing team has long dreamt of brewing.

In doing so, the brewers combined six specialty malts to create a deep reddish brown beer with a light tan head. An initial savoury note gives way to a rich, torched toffee sweetness, tight bitterness and light roast finish. Despite being nearly two and half times more boozy than its mid-strength relative, Imperial Monk is well balanced and its release is well timed for summer’s slide into autumn.

Guy Southern


Imperial Monk is available on tap at the brewery and select venues, with 500ml cans available from good WA liquor stores.

Cheeky Monkey

4259 Caves Rd
Margaret River
WA 6285

Brewery: (08) 9755 9555; Rest: (08) 9755 5555
Open Hours

10-6 everyday, except Christmas / Good Friday and before 12pm on Anzac Day


Whenever the brewer isn't grumpy or when the assistant brewer is here.

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