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Is it the weekend yet?
Posted Wednesday June 13, 2018

NORTHERN SPARK 2018- TWICE AS MUCH TO ENJOY

Two nights.

That’s how much time you’re going to need to take in all the art this weekend at Northern Spark. And what’s better is that you can. Get yourself downtown MPLS Friday & Saturday nights and immerse yourself in one of the country’s biggest outdoor art experiences. This year’s theme focuses on finding intersections of commonality with members of the local community and the world. Fulton is back with it’s beer garden both nights on the Commons near the corner of 4th & Portland. We’ll be serving up Fulton favorites from 9 to midnight so come make an art pitstop with us and enjoy what the night has to offer.

If you’re looking to support the arts Saturday but not interested in roaming the streets, meet us on the rooftop at Mercy for Northern Spark’s annual fundraiser party. Get close up with local artists, sample incredible food from local chefs, sip amazing drinks including (of course) Fulton Beer. DJ Sarah White brings the party tunes all night long, now all you have to do is bring yourself. Get tickets before they disappear (VIP is sold out) right here.

 

TANGLETOWN GARDENS FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY

It’s that time of year again.

Time to pack up the family for a day trip to Plato, MN-home to Tangletown Gardens’ Farm. For those lucky enough to pick up their weekly CSA in the Fulton Taproom, you’re no stranger to the goodness growing on these lands. It’s this beautiful locale that’s your backdrop for Tangletown’s annual Farm Day. Live music, family-friendly foods, tours by Farmer Dean himself and of course Fulton Beer all await you this coming Saturday. 

 All you have to do is get yourself some tickets and you’re set.

 


 

FULTON IN THE WILD
Posted Tuesday May 22, 2018

LET'S COOK (AND DRINK) IN THE WILD

How do you celebrate a summer-well-executed? Here at Fulton, we head North for one last hurrah at Chef Camp. This year, let’s make it count together. Meet us in the woods this Labor Day for the third annual Chef Camp, an outdoor cooking adventure.

By day immerse yourself in hands-on cooking classes with the region’s top chefs and enjoy classic summer camp fun like canoeing and archery. At night, enjoy perfectly paired Fulton beers with delicious gourmet meals under the stars. Our brewers will be in attendance throughout the weekend, too, teaching workshops about hop varieties, flavor pairings, and more.

Fulton Beer supporters get a $50 discount to camp. Just use code FULTON50 when you buy your ticket.

Learn more and get your tickets now at chefcampmn.com. We'll see you at camp!
Fulton Lonely Blonde at Chef Camp

CHEF CAMP IN THE CITY CLASSES

Can’t wait to head up to the North woods in August? Want a slice of the Chef Camp action now to tide you over? No problem, enter the “Chef Camp in the City” Class series at Lowry Hill Meats.
Get a taste of Chef Camp before Labor Day weekend by joining us at three cooking-skills classes featuring Chef Camp instructors here in MPLS at Lowry Hill Meats. Get sharp with knife skills, learn about cast iron care, and join chef Yia Vang for a yakitori chicken breakdown. All classes include tasty bites and beverages. Bonus: The ticket price of the class gets applied to the cost of a Chef Camp 2018 ticket.

Details and tickets are right here.

Chef Camp classes at Lowry Hill Meats

MN ZOO BEASTLY BASH

The wildness continues! We’re partnering with one of the Minnesota Zoo’s most lively events in the spirit of inclusion. The newly-named Beastly Bash is more than just tasty beverages, food, and entertainment though. It’s an opportunity to show support for Minnesota ZooUnlimited programs that make the zoo accessible for all to enjoy. We’ll be slinging samples of beer in our best animal-themed attire, and hope you’ll join us in support. The night is chocked-full of fun for all who attend, but there's no fun to be had without a ticket. Get yours here.

MN ZOO Beastly Bash

 


 

Cosmic Stallion is loose and it’s celebration time
Posted Tuesday May 15, 2018

COSMIC STALLION OUT NOW

Summer. It’s what we’ve all been waiting for. We traded in any hope of a Spring on a bet that Summer would be cosmic and we think we’re on our way there already with a little help from All-City Cycles. We’ve partnered up with our longtime friends to bring you a beer that embodies the feeling of summer and the versatility of their bike, The Cosmic Stallion. Find it where you find Fulton beginning this week (in MN) and in the weeks to come in outer markets.

Cosmic Stallion Out now

WHAT'S A TCBB? HERE, LET US TELL YOU

Twin Cities Burger Battle is what we’re talking about. It’s one of our favorite events of the year and we’re back for our 4th year. Some of the metro’s best burger purveyors will be in attendance, dishing up all the burgers you can stuff your face with. We’re tag-teaming beverage duty with the good folks at Summit in a friendly East vs. West beer battle (it’s also all-you-can-drink, so you be the judge). Tickets are still available, though not for long. Get em’ here.

Twin Cities Burger Battle 5/19

NORTH AMERICA'S BIGGEST HIP-HOP FESTIVAL & FULTON, TOGETHER AGAIN

Fulton and Soundset are together again. Sunday, May 27th the Rhymesayers crew is taking over the Midway at the State Fair with the biggest Hip-Hop lineup you’ll ever find. And better yet, we’re there with even more places to grab yourself a Fulton than ever before. Come join us for a cold one and sit a spell at our main Beer Garden or find a quick refreshment at one of our satellite locations closer to the action.

Sunday May 27th State Fair Grounds

ONE PART WILD, ONE PART TAME: GENTLEMAN FORAGER'S WILD FOOD FANDANGO

What has 14 of MN’s best chefs, live music, and friendly competition all rolled together in a day-long celebration of food? Need another hint? It’s at St.Paul’s new Keg and Case Market. What are we talking about (hint: it’s in the headline)? We’re talking about the Wild Food Fandango of course. Join Fulton’s own Taproom Kitchen Executive Chef Scott Pampuch and others in a battle for the best. Want tickets? Get yours before they’re gone right here.

Gentleman Forager's Wild Food Fandango


 

Hey MPLS! We're throwing you a party on Saturday
Posted Monday May 7, 2018

The Fulton Gran Fondo

This Saturday we invite you to join us at our NE MPLS production brewery for the 5th annual Fulton Gran Fondo. What are you going to miss if you don't attend? Well, besides a half dozen of MPLS' best local musical acts, we've rounded up some of the city's finest food purveyors to keep your taste buds equally entertained. Oh, and did we mention beer? You'll find Fulton favorites alongside our newest release: a Citrus Wheat Ale we're calling "Cosmic Stallion".

Cyclists of the Fulton Gran Fondo

DRINK FULTON TO SUPPORT CYCLING IN MN

The Fulton Gran Fondo wouldn't be what it is without the help, enthusiasm, and participation of the local cycling community. It's extremely important to us to be able to support that community where and whenever we can. So, for 2018 we've teamed up with The Minnesota Cycling Federation as the official charitable partner of our event. For every beer you drink, we'll be donating $1 directly to them. Giving has never tasted so good.

Fulton Gran Fondo Friday Feast

But what about Friday?

The night before the big party we're throwing a mellow soirée focused on food and our new beer Cosmic Stallion. 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. We're going whole-hog again this year with the help of our friends at Tangletown Gardens, which means pulled pork and a slew of other tasty items are on the menu. Friday night's live entertainment is provided by local musician Andy Cook who will be playing songs from his recent new release. You can buy tickets now by clicking here (space is limited).

  • It's all going down at our NE MPLS production brewery from 4pm-8pm.
  • This event is open to Gran Fondo riders and the public
  • Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
  • Ticket cost includes one food serving and one Fulton Beer.
  • Custom #FultonGranFondo gifts from Fulton partners  Loll Designs and Epicurean.

 

Cosmic Stallion
Posted Friday April 27, 2018

Fulton Cosmic Stallion

#PartyBrand

The Fulton Gran Fondo is many things, but it's centered around two in particular: Bikes & Beer. This year we took the importance of those two pillars to heart and set forth on a path to elevate and highlight them as best we know how. We'd tossed around the idea of collaborating on a beer with our friends All-City Cycles for years, but the right opportunity never presented itself.

Until now.

Taking inspiration from their premier Gravel/All-Road/Endurance bike, The Cosmic Stallion, we've created a classic Wheat Ale highlighted by a burst of citrus and punctuated by Fulton's signature style of Midwestern approachability.  It's the quintessential "bike beer" and to us represents Summer in a can.  It's debuting Friday, May 11th at the Friday Fondo Feast and you can grab your tickets here. And when you do so, get automatically entered to win an All-City Cycles' Cosmic Stallion bike.

Fulton Fondo Friday Feast

Join us for a pre-ride feast at packet pickup on Friday, May 11 at our NE MPLS 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. We're going whole-hog again this year with the help of our friends at Tangletown Gardens, which means pulled pork and a slew of other tasty items are on the menu. Friday night's live entertainment is provided by local musician Andy Cook who will be playing songs from his new release. You can buy tickets now by clicking here (space is limited).

This event is open to Gran Fondo riders and the public

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Ticket cost includes one food serving and one Fulton Beer.

Custom #FultonGranFondo gifts from Fulton partners  Loll Designs and Epicurean.

#FULTONGRANFONDO REGISTRATION FEE GOES UP MAY 1ST (MONDAY!) to $59.95

The Fulton Gran Fondo-Fondo length

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 $54.95 through the end of April. 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.

Fulton Gran Fondo- Medio route

Are you new to cycling? Maybe you're just getting your season off to a solid but moderate start (aren't we all with all the April snow?). Maybe sitting down for 100 miles isn't in the cards for you. 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. It's $54.95 through the end of April, so move quickly to save some $$. 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.

Fulton Gran Fondo Block Party

Minnesota could use a party after the Winter we endured and the Spring we virtually skipped over. Well, we're here to fulfill that need. Back in its 5th year, we're amplifying all the things you've come to love about the Fulton Gran Fondo. Live music by killer local bands? Check. Top-notch food providers including our own Taproom Kitchen? Check. A gathering of some of Fulton's partners with activities abound? Check. And last but not least, the beer. We've got all your Fulton year-round favorites and of course our newest summer release: Cosmic Stallion.


 

Big Things Are Ahead
Posted Tuesday March 27, 2018

The first quarter of this year is nearly complete and it's been a blur. Looking out a window now makes us think Spring might finally be here, but in MN it's anyone's guess as to what's ahead. With these lingering days of cold, we've got a dose of hot news updates for you to warm your spirit.

Soundset 2018 Musical Lineup

SOUNDSET 2018- We're Backkkkkkk!

We're four years strong in our partnership with the good folks at Rhymesayers and we are happy to announce we're back again at their marquee event: Soundset. North America's largest Hip Hop festival descends upon the State Fairgrounds' Midway this coming Memorial Day weekend and 2018's lineup has some of our favorite acts of both past and present (36 Chambers' 25th anniversary! C'mon!). Keep an eye out for the return of the Fulton Beer Garden and your favorite Fulton beers.

Soundset

Soundset Hip Hop Festival

COMING SOON: Barrel-Aged Mixed 4pk (of cans!)

We have to re-read that back to ourselves too because it's kind of unreal to type. In past years we've released our beloved barrel-aged beers in 750ml bottles sporadically throughout the year to much fanfare. Well, this year, we figured we'd mix it up a bit (literally). Not only with our style selection but with our barrel selections as well. We're taking 3 beers aged 4 different ways and grouping them together in one package for the first time in Fulton's history. Top that off with our move to cans and we think you'll agree this is going to be something special. Mixed 4pks will begin to arrive in the metro beginning Tuesday, April 3rd. Also worth mentioning: these are our most limited beers ever (really). 

Fulton Barrel-Aged Mixed 4pk (cans)

Fulton Barrel Aged Mixed 4pk (w/cans)

Fulton Gran Fondo weekend!

FRIDAY: As if a full day of activities on Saturday wasn't enough, we went ahead and added an extra day last year with the Friday Feast. This year, we're going whole-hog again with the help of our friends at Tangletown Gardens. We'll have live music, packet pickup for Saturday's riders, a delicious meal crafted by Fulton's own Chef Scott Pampuch, and last but certainly not least: the release of our newest top-secret beer. You can grab yourself a ticket to Friday's feast right here, and by doing so, you are automatically entered to win an All-City Cycles' Cosmic Stallion bike.

SATURDAY: We're hosting one of Minnesota's biggest rides and block parties in the same day. Join us for either our 50 mile "Medio" or our 100 mile "Gran" routes. The ride departs and arrives at our NE MPLS production brewery and you'll be welcomed back by one of the summer's best parties. The party is free to attend and all-ages. We've got a full afternoon and early evening jam-packed with live music, killer MN food, many members of Fulton's partner community and all the beers. All of them. Our band announcement is coming soon, so keep your eyes and ears open. Register to ride for either routes and learn more about the whole day by heading to Fultongranfondo.com

Fulton Gran Fondo Bike Event

Fulton Gran Fondo

Fulton Gran Fondo block party


 

FULTON GRAN FONDO REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Posted Friday February 2, 2018

 

It's back.

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. 

HOW MANY MILES IS ENOUGH? CHOOSE YOUR FONDO.

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.

Medio Fondo ride

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.

The 2018 Fulton Gran Fondo riding jersey

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

The Fulton Gran Fondo Friday Feast

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.

#FULTONGRANFONDO


 

Big Game. Big Week.
Posted Wednesday January 17, 2018

Here at Fulton, we think the big game deserves an equally big week. So big in fact, we're going to need 10 days instead of 7 to pull it all off. 

Fulton's Warming House: Powered By Cenex

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.  

Fulton Taproom lunch service

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.

Fulton's Ice Bar at Hyatt Regency Bloomington, MN

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.

Northern Lights' Illuminate Southloop

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?

 Fulton's Taste Of The North w/ Chefs Erik Sather, JD Fratzke and Scott Pampuch

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.

 


 

TIS THE SEASON
Posted Wednesday December 13, 2017

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!

Fulton Tanager Barrel-Fermented Brett IPA

Fulton Tanager Draft

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.

Fulton Branded Pint Glasses (4pk)Fulton Pint Pack

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.

Last Call Market


 

WAR & PEACE!
Posted Wednesday November 29, 2017

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.

Fulton's War & Peace Imperial Coffee Stout

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's Imperial Coffee Stout: War & Peace