Join us Saturday, May 12th for the 5th annual Fulton Gran Fondo for bikes, bands, and beers. The ride departs in the morning from the Fulton Production Brewery in NE Minneapolis. This year, we're again offering the 100 mile "Gran" as well as a shorter (45-50 mile) "Medio" Fondo. The block party is free to attend and open to all who come. Party details including beers available, food options, partners, activities, and band announcements are coming soon.
The original, the big one, the Gran Fondo. 100 miles encompassing urban riding, trails, suburban county roads and makes stops at 3 aid stations along the way. Just 39.95 from now through the end of March. Your ride registration comes with a custom Fondo t-shirt, a free beer at the block party, and a goody bag of fun stuff. Click here to register.
Maybe you're new to cycling. Maybe you're just getting your season off to a solid but moderate start. Maybe sitting still for 100 miles isn't in the cards. Let's be honest, 50 miles is still plenty far for a Saturday morning! Whatever the reason, the Medio is here for you. It's all the fun but half the distance, and still offers an aid stop in the middle. Just 39.95 from now through the end of March. Your ride registration comes with a custom Fondo t-shirt, a free beer at the block party, and a goody bag of fun stuff. Click here to register.
This year, we're offering a brand new, custom Fulton Gran Fondo jersey. Designed by our friends at Twin Six, with fully sublimated graphics, these jerseys will only be available for a limited time -- when they're gone, they're gone. Get yours (along with your ride registration and feast tickets) here.
Join us for a pre-ride feast at packet pickup on Friday, May 11 at our NE brewery. Chef Scott Pampuch and The Fulton Taproom Kitchen crew will be cooking up goodies fit for someone about to ride 100 miles on a bike. The menu will be released soon, and no, this is not a spaghetti dinner. Friday night will also be the first tapping of our top secret new limited release beer for the summer. You can buy tickets now by clicking here.
This event is open to Gran Fondo riders and the public
This event is 21+
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Ticket cost includes one food serving and one Fulton Beer.
Hundreds of thousands of people coming to town and where are they all going to go? We had that same question thinking of ways to accommodate all the new friends coming to MN over the next couple weeks. Enter Cenex to the rescue. We've partnered with this familiar energy company to upgrade our upper patio and winterize it Fulton-style. The Fulton Warming House Powered by Cenex will be party central for 10 straight days right outside the Fulton taproom. Stop on by for live entertainment, giveaways, and specialty beers. For those looking to go all-out, Saturday 2/3 we've got our favorite good times crew (All Tomorrow's Petty) playing live in the Warming House for free.
What's a 10-day long party without food? (It's a mess, trust us on this one). Extraordinary beers are best paired with serious eats and we're adding a daily lunch service to accommodate the pairing of all that is extraordinary. And speaking of accommodating, we're extending our hours all 10 days to give everyone as much time to visit us as we can get away with before the overtime pay kicks in.
Trying to steer clear of (or escape) the city? If so, meet us in Bloomington's South Loop District at the Hyatt Regency. Their Urbana Craeft Kitchen has a custom Fulton Ice Bar up from now till the end of winter Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Creative Placemaking in the most Minnesotan way possible: outside in the winter. Our friends at Northern Lights have partnered with the City of Bloomington and Artistry to bring 3 nights of interactive art installations and performances to the South Loop leading up to SB52. Better yet, Hyatt's Urbana Craeft Kitchen is just across the way. Beers anyone?
We've called upon two of our favorite and most distinguished MN chefs (Erik Sather and JD Fratzke) to join Fulton's own Scott Pampuch for a night of MN-inspired bites and beers. Think casual snacking, sipping, (no pinkies-up necessary) and conversing in your favorite MPLS taproom. Need a ticket still? Get em' here.
The PTO days have been approved, the year-end parties scheduled, and maybe, just maybe, there is a tray of holiday cookies in the oven. We're winding down another crazy, incredible year here at Fulton and as we look back we're pausing for a moment to make sure folks know we're going out in style this year.
Tanager, our barrel-fermented Brett IPA is out now. "Wait, it's been out all year", you might say. Well, yes, you're correct. But what's so special about this release is that Tanager has finally graduated from taproom-only and into the big time with our other packaged product. Now you can get your hands on our most complex IPA to date in the perfect holiday party size of 750ml. Cheers to that!
In the never-ending quest to fill our cupboards with more branded glassware (JOKES!), we're excited to introduce a brand new assortment of pint glasses featuring some of your favorite Fulton mainstays. What's better is that we paid extra attention to packing them up in style just for you and in time for gift-giving season. You can pick up a 4pk at the taproom or online now.
And last (call) but not least, in the spirit of procrastination, we present to you "LAST CALL". It's the local maker market that you didn't know you needed till it was almost too late (hence the name). With dozens of artisans and vendors, food from our buddy Chef Yia Vang at Union Kitchen and of course, Fulton Beer. It's all going down at the Food Building 12/22 & 12/23. Brought to you by our old friends at Bitter Buffalo.
War & Peace: it’s the beer that needs no introduction, but it gets one anyway. Our imperial coffee stout grew from a humble beginning in 2010. That year, we pulled four firkins from our first-ever tank of Worthy Adversary Russian Imperial Stout, and infused each one with a half-pound of whole bean Peace Coffee Guatemalan Dark Roast. Combining a rich, roasty imperial stout with the bittersweet notes of dark roast coffee seemed like a can’t miss proposition, but the first time we tapped a cask, it was even better than we hoped. The casks were gone all too soon, so we randallized a few of the remaining kegs of Worthy Adversary with the same Peace Coffee Beans. (For those not familiar, a “randall” is essentially a filter filled with an infusion agent – often whole-leaf hops, but in this case, coffee beans—placed inline between a keg and the draft tower). Once again, we were blown away by how good the combination was. We decided it had to come back, not just as an offshoot but as its own beer in our lineup.
What makes War & Peace special? It isn’t just a stout with coffee added; it’s an entirely new beer. All aspects of the beer are transformed by the coffee. The dark roast aroma leaps from the glass. The acidity of the coffee provides a counterbalance to the sweetness of the 9.5% stout, while the subtler notes of the beans round off the roasty character that roasted barley, Midnight Wheat, and chocolate malt contribute to the beer. The head is darker and creamier; even the mouthfeel is richer.
War & Peace has become Fulton’s most beloved seasonal release, and this week, it’s available in our taproom, on draft in bars and restaurants, and in bottles. If you take home a four-pack, we suggest drinking it sooner than later. While an imperial stout such as Worthy Adversary will age very well, the delicate coffee oils in War & Peace subside relatively quickly. The beer will still evolve and be enjoyable as it ages, but the coffee character will be diminished.
Fulton has made it's way into the nominations for Growler Magazine's Kind Of A Big Deal awards for 2017! And, not once, not twice, but 3 times! We've got Lonely Blonde in the American Blonde Ale category, 300 is representing in the IPA category, and our newest year-round beer HOPSTAR, is in the mix for Session Beer. So Fulton supporters, we're asking you to click on over to The Growler's voting page and show us a little love. Voting ends November 13th, so don't miss the chance to cast a vote for your favorite (Fulton, wink wink) beers.
Want to race in the dark?
If you find that question even mildly relevant to you, then we think you might want to read ahead. This weekend we're headed to Crystal and taking over the park at Lions Valley Place Park. Meet us for day and night racing, hijinx and a free Saturday night beer garden. Yeah. We typed that right. (21+, bring your ID)
Back-to-back days of cyclocross racing hosted by All-City X Fulton Racing. We'll do what we did last year and make some pretty big changes to the course from day 1 to day 2. Saturday's racing begins at 3:30pm with most fields run under the lights, providing a party atmosphere perfect for the FREE Fulton Beer beer garden built right into the course! Beer will be served from 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Saturday only. Bring ID, you'll definitely get carded regardless of age. The race is free for spectators, so come out and enjoy a Fulton while cheering on the racers. Sunday's racing begins at 10am and follows the normal MCF Cyclocross Rider of the Year schedule. Both days feature free kids races (4:30pm Saturday, Noon on Sunday).
Racing is open to all skill levels, even those who have never raced before. New for this year, all one-day USA Cycling licenses for beginners are FREE thanks to race sponsor Subaru. If you're new to 'cross and need some advice about which category to choose or what to expect, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you started down the correct path.
On November 1st, 2016, Fulton lost one of our family members, Greg Sincheff, to depression. Greg’s loss was felt by everyone in our company, from those who had just met him to friends he worked alongside and had known for half of his life. To honor Greg’s memory, we released a Northeast-style IPA titled “Grog”, which was his nickname. $1 from each pint of Grog sold at the taproom was donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
A year later, the beer first known as Grog is returning under a new name, “Specter.” The word Specter is defined as “a visible incorporeal spirit; ghost; phantom; or apparition.” The name is intended to continue honoring Greg’s memory. He is no longer here with us in the flesh, but we want his spirit to remain visible. This beer is one way for us to remember him. It is also an opportunity to bring visibility and awareness to suicide prevention. We will continue to do so each year this beer appears, by donating $1 for every pint sold at the taproom to the AFSP, and also by opening a dialogue on mental health issues which are all too often invisible.
The artwork on the can is inspired by the “Sugar Skull” commonly associated with the “The Day of the Dead,” a holiday observed each year on November 1st. It is a time traditionally set aside to honor loved ones who have died. Fulton first used the Sugar Skull image in our taproom in September 2016, to commemorate the Death of the Growler. We have brought back the Sugar Skull for Specter, as the day of Greg’s death coincides with this day of remembrance of the dead.
Specter will be available in 4pks of 16oz cans and on draft beginning Monday 10/16.
And so, we ended up across the table with some folks from Jameson before open time one day in the taproom. We had seen their Caskmates Whiskey on shelves in stores and bars we visited regularly. And being no stranger to whiskey ourselves, we'd been poured our fair share of shots alongside our own beers more times than we can count. Now we were talking about collaborating and trying our darndest to play it cool. Fast forward 5 months and we're on the doorstep of an incredible partnership we're excited to share with you.
The Jameson Drinking Buddies program is comprised of 16 breweries across the country and is focused on bringing together and highlighting the communities represented by each of the breweries' hometowns. When we heard them explain how much of the program centered around activating each of these 16 areas with fun events, special incentives, and hyper-limited collaborative beers we more or less said: "sign us up" right then and there. Being a partner also gives us the opportunity to make some new friends in New York next month (which happens to be one of Fulton's next new markets!) at the "Love Thy Neighborhood Brewery Fest".
In the days ahead we'll be releasing information on how, when, and where to get some of our super special "Whiskey, War & Peace", an Imperial Coffee Stout aged in Jameson Barrels (duh). In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled at your favorite liquor stores for incredible Jameson + Fulton Mail-In-Rebates and at bars for great Drinking Buddies deals. For those out east, come see us 10/14 in Brooklyn!
We are pleased to announce a new development that is debuting at our taproom Tuesday, September 19th: the Fulton Taproom Kitchen! Those of you who have visited our taproom are probably wondering how we managed to fit a kitchen into our building. Well, we didn’t – we drove one in and parked it out front. What? How? We purchased and renovated a 30 foot 1968 Airstream Sovereign trailer into a kitchen. It’s a beautiful thing – the trailer has been gutted, restored, polished and built out as a functioning commercial kitchen. It’s not exactly a food truck, but it’s certainly not a restaurant either. It will be a permanent fixture (no, not up on blocks) in front of our North Loop brewery, in the same place where food trucks have been parking since the day we opened the taproom in 2012.
We’ve hired our longtime friend Scott Pampuch as Executive Chef. Scott has a wealth of experience, and he’s one of the flat out best cooks we know. We first met Scott—and many other friends—at the bar at Corner Table way back in 2010. We were fresh to the beer scene, and just learning about the food scene.
At their most elemental definition, cooking and brewing are the same. They are acts of combining ingredients, employing heat, and enacting chemical changes to create something different and more pleasurable. Quality of raw materials is paramount, as is process and technique. Masters of these crafts are adept in the fields of chemistry, biology, and agriculture. Recipe and tools and equipment are important too, though somewhat less so than people might think.
Like beer, the best food experiences are spent in the company of others; the best food and the best beers makes that company that much more enjoyable. And our food menu, like our beer, is based on creating the best recipes from simple, quality ingredients.
Fulton is a Minneapolis brewery founded in 2009. We own and operate a 20 bbl brewery and taproom in downtown Minneapolis next to Target Field, and a 50,000 square foot production brewery in Northeast Minneapolis. In 2016, Fulton will produce approximately 28,000 barrels, sold mostly in the Twin Cities metro area. We’re a group of beer enthusiasts focused on brewing extraordinary beer and working to make our community a better place. Our Ful10 Fund provides loans and support to other small businesses and non-profits; our Fulton Racing teams encourage participation in active lifestyle sports; our nearby Fulton Hopyard is a showcase for our commitment to brewing with local and sustainable ingredients. Best of all, we get to live, work, and play in Minneapolis-St. Paul, consistently ranked as one of the top metro areas in the United States for quality of life, urban parks, education, bicycling, theater, dining, and more.
Sounds like a place you’d like to be? We are seeking a Packaging Line Operator to join our rapidly growing company. The right individual is a leader who works well with others, focuses on quality and technical excellence, loves to work and play hard, embraces opportunities for continuous learning and improvement, and is passionate about extraordinary beer.
Brewery Working Environment
The demands of the Packaging Line Operator position are very physical in nature. The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job you will be working over, under, and around machinery in tight and cramped spaces. You will need to be able to work in awkward positions for extended periods of time and/or standing, kneeling, and crouching for long periods of time. You must be comfortable working at heights while standing on a ladder or in a basket. This work environment involves indoor and outdoor activities in various temperatures and weather conditions. The ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employees are exposed to high levels of noise and other hazards requiring the use of personal protective equipment.
Compensation & Benefits
Fulton offers salary commensurate with experience and a benefits package. We’re looking to hire people who are serious about beer without taking themselves too seriously. The ability to adapt to change, operate independently, work hard, and learn fast is a must.
Still interested? Send your resume and any other reasons why you’re a good fit at Fulton at email@example.com .