After thirteen years of sneaking up on unsuspecting visitors, guarding the grain, and keeping a watchful eye on day-to-day operations, Monster, the Brooklyn Brewery cat, has passed away from kidney failure. On Monday, when the news was announced, Monster’s Facebook page was filled with condolences and well wishes.
The beloved cat, who became a brewery mascot of sorts, even has a beer named after him. Monster Ale is described as being “vivacious when young,” aged “gracefully for many years,” and became “more complex over time.” While rats rejoice, we mourn. The brewery will surely be empty without him.
Learn more about Monster in this blog post from the Brooklyn Brewery staff.