READING, Pennsylvania – April 25, 2022 – Two of Reading’s best-known craft establishments, Chatty Monks Brewery and Unique Snacks, have partnered to create Split Face, an expertly crafted Amber Lager featuring a savory hint of pretzel in celebration of National Pretzel Day on April 26th.
Unique Snacks, a sixth-generation, 100-year-old pretzel bakery, partnered with the owners of Chatty Monks Brewing Company, a family business that features the finer delicacies of a delicious Indian/American fusion experience, to collaborate on establishing a savory pretzel flavored craft beer. Chatty Monks’ brewmaster, John Stemler, infused Split Face with Unique Snacks’ Original Splits pretzels to create a flavorful and refreshing lager featuring 5.3% alcohol by volume and a subtle pretzel flavor that is quickly becoming a favorite at Chatty Monks.
Split Face was introduced by Chatty Monks and Unique Snacks at the West Reading Craft Pretzel and Beer Fest on Saturday, April 22nd. The initial batch of Split Face will be available at Chatty Monks Pub in West Reading and select other locations. Chatty Monks has already started planning to brew additional batches of Split Face and expand its availability.
“Reading has a thriving craft beer scene, and we are pleased to partner with a long-standing family-operated craft pretzel business in the community to create something unique to our region,” stated Rajavel Jagadesan, owner of Chatty Monks Brewing.
Justin Spannuth, COO of Unique Snacks added, “There’s no better combination than pretzels and beer. It’s rewarding to collaborate with another local business to introduce something new that we could not accomplish individually. There has been a wonderful response to Split Face, so only time will tell what could be next.”
To learn more about Unique Snacks and its healthy snacks made using fewer ingredients and smarter baking to create more flavor, visit www.UniqueSnacks.com. To learn more about Chatty Monks Brewery and view the menu, visit www.chattymonks.com.
About Unique Pretzels
Unique Pretzel Bakery is a sixth-generation, family operated business based in Reading, PA, the Pretzel Capital of the World. In 2020 and ahead of the business’s 100th anniversary in February 2021, the company rebranded as Unique Snacks to pursue added growth in other healthy snack categories. All of the company’s crunchy and flavorful Unique Pretzels are made from a secret family recipe—slow-baked in an all-natural process that sets them apart. Unique Pretzels is home to Unique Splits, the original split-open pretzel, hollow Pretzel Shells, and other healthy, delicious pretzels that deliver a serious crunch. These aren’t just pretzels, they’re Unique!
About Chatty Monks Berks county has a Rich tradition of brewing companies. Chatty Monks brewing originally started in 2014. The assets of the company were acquired by EDL (Eat, Drink, Love) Consolidated Inc. in May of 2021. The new Management decided to re-create the business using the traditional name and creating great beer. The owners’ goal is to work with local companies to create products that involve the whole community.