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Drinking Buddies: Fulton Brewing & Jameson Irish Whiskey
Posted Wednesday September 27, 2017

When the largest Irish Whiskey maker in the world calls you for a meeting you clear your schedule.

 

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.

Jameson Irish Whiskey Fulton Brewing

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". 

Barrel Aged Irish Coffee Stout

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!

Jameson Irish Whiskey Drinking Buddies


 

Announcing The Fulton Taproom Kitchen
Posted Thursday September 14, 2017

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.

Fulton Taproom Kitchen (Airstream)

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.

Scott Pampuch Executive Chef

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 Kitchen Food Items


 

NOW HIRING: Packaging Line Operator
Posted Wednesday September 13, 2017

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.

Qualifications

  • Packaging or manufacturing experience; formal packaging education, training, certifications, or accreditation are a plus.
  • Must have the ability and aptitude to learn and perform basic electrical, mechanical, and programming troubleshooting. A working knowledge of brewing and process equipment including HMI’s and PLC equipment is a plus.
  • Must have the ability and aptitude to learn and perform skills applicable to general maintenance functions, including mechanical, electrical, pneumatics, boiler maintenance.
  • The ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision in a collaborative and dynamic environment, while efficiently prioritizing tasks.
  • The ability to follow SOPs.
  • The ability to multitask while keeping strong attention to detail. 
  • The ability to work with others to accomplish common goals.
  • The ability to adhere to and advances the safety and procedures.
  • The ability to read and interpret manuals, schematics, and blue prints.
  • Experience with personal protection equipment a plus.
  • The ability to operate a forklift and scissor lift, current OSHA approved training certification a plus.
  • The ability to work flexible hours.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure all packaging equipment is set up, maintained, and operational to allow for efficient and safe packaging of quality product.
  • Operate bottling and kegging line, and perform changeovers on equipment.
  • Run CIPs to start up and shut down the lines.
  • Complete production and batch reporting as required.
  • Learn and perform QC procedures throughout a packaging run
  • Perform basic cellar operations, e.g. carbonating beer.
  • Comply with all Fulton Brewing Company policies.
  • Aid in training as necessary.
  • Communicate effectively and work well with other departments.
  • Work towards achieving departmental goals around efficiencies and yields.
  • Attending Fulton Brewing Company events, e.g. tastings, releases, and beer festivals.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area, returning tools, equipment, and supplies to the appropriate storage areas after each assignment.

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 recruiting@fultonbeer.com .

Fulton Brewing, Minneapolis Minnesota