About Us

About Us

The Bearded Monk is Denton’s first, craft beer only, bottle shop and growler fill bar. Located on McKinney St, at the north side of Downtown Denton’s Craft Beer District, The Bearded Monk is the place to have a beer or two while shopping for that perfect craft beer for your party or picnic. We’re located just north of Denton’s Historic Courthouse Museum in the beautiful Downtown Square and just south of The Civic Center, Arts & Jazz Fest location. The Bearded Monk is situated in the perfect place to grab a growler or a 6 pack and head out to enjoy some of the best areas of Denton.

This bottle shop is different from the normal. The warm and inviting atmosphere was designed with seating to foster long talks and showcase, and inspire, creativity while drinking a great beer.
This bar is also your everyday shop. Sip a pint from our 21 taps while shopping the ginormous selection of the 1000 different craft beers for carryout and wait for your filling growler.

Ben Esely Blind Tasting

Ben Esely

I’m the Owner of The Bearded Monk and one of the co-founders and the Brewer Interviewer for BeerDrinkersSociety.com and a contributor for Dallas Morning News and GuideLive. I’ve loved craft beer for more than a decade and I bring my passion, love and experience to every offering in The Bearded Monk and every conversation. We are in such an amazing time for craft beer and I want to share what I’ve learned and learn from others as we all journey through craft beer together. I moved to Denton in 2001 to attend UNT and fell in love with this town. Since graduation, I’ve found my wife, had 2 amazing kids and started 3 different local businesses. I am constantly in awe of the culture we are all apart of here in Denton and I’m excited to add another distinctive locale to our Downtown Area.


Ben Webster Cicerone ExperienceBen Webster

I’m the Manager of The Bearded Monk and another co-founder for BeerDrinkersSociety.com. I cut my teeth on journalism at 14-years-old by reviewing pre-release records and interviewing bands for a music magazine out of Canada. For the past four years I’ve used my writing background to educated our readers on how to get the most out of their craft beer. Currently, I’m working on my way to becoming a Master Cicerone. With that training, I have come to appreciate all styles of beer, and as such pride myself on the ability to objectively recommend beers that customers will enjoy regardless of preference, and I hope to inspire all our staff to do the same. What ever question you have about beer, never hesitate to ask.