Hopstar Session IPA | Fulton Brewing
Fulton, which had a humble beginning in a one-car garage in South Minneapolis back in 2006, has become a craft beer staple in the land of ten thousand lakes. One of Fulton’s year-round beers, the Hopstar Session IPA, is one of the many reasons why.
This session IPA is delectable. At first sniff, citrus, grapefruit and passionfruit waft from the glass – a fitting preview of flavors come. Tropical fruit is at the forefront of this brew’s light and aromatic body thanks to Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops. The carbonation and lightness of the drink itself, which at times tickled the taste buds, was an ideal canvas for these fruity notes. This finishes crisp and clean – and therefore leaves the drinker completely ready for another sip.
Fulton Brewing in Minneapolis, Minnesota has announced its full 2019 beer release calendar for the new year.
In addition to the brewery's popular year-round offerings, which include 300 IPA, Sweet Child of Vine IPA, Lonely Blonde and Standard Lager (among others), the brewery will make numerous additions to its rotating Garage Series.
The most notable addition to the Garage Series will be a new version of Lonely Blonde that is brewed with grapefruit...
It’s the Saturday before Christmas and you’re freaking out. But don’t worry; you don’t have to resort to shopping at a gas station yet. The FOOD Building is hosting a market for all you procrastinators, so there’s still some time to find a thoughtful gift for everyone on your list. Local vendors will offer wares including jewelry (Everthine), home decor items (Pink Linen), children’s toys (Kinoko Kids), self care products (ROMI Apothecary), and stocking stuffers for foodies (Serious Jam). Gift yourself with Fulton brew and eats from Lowry Hill Meats. Be sure to stop by the free gift-wrap station. 3 to 8 p.m. 1401 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-545-5555
Speaking of dazzling, this is the final weekend for Minneapolis’ Holidazzle festivities in Loring Park. The Holidazzle folks say the giant snow globe presented by the Vikings has been a big hit this year for photos. It’s near the Fulton Beer Garden, which has the Holidazzle Proper Porter, brewed exclusively for Holidazzle and infused with cold-press coffee. And Holidazzle Fireworks are Saturday night at 7. For more information, go to holidazzle.com. You can find a Metro Transit free ride pass there to use on Saturday.
Last Call: A Holiday Market
Sip Fulton Beer and nosh on Lowry Hill Meats. This is the home of Bakers Field Flour and Bread, Red Table Meats. You can find honey, and handcrafted goodies! Open Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Food Building on Marshall Street.
An OG among the garage taproom lot, Fulton might be one of Minnesota’s best-kept secrets. Its Sweet Child of Vine is a hoppy-sweet staple, and the Lonely Blonde is a reliable lunch-pail kind of brew. Doing simple things exceptionally well has been Fulton's calling card, but there’s plenty of creativity to be found as well. Its taproom, which just launched a permanent Airstream-housed kitchen from chef Joe Majeski, is full of playful beers that are sometimes so good they have to become a permanent fixture like the Mosaic-hopped 300. It’s also ideally situated for grabbing catching a Twins or Timberwolves game.
Winter Seasonal to Try: 300 Brut IPA (7% ABV)
Fulton is getting on the Brut train with a new mixed pack. The four-pack has two variations on 300, a west coast IPA crammed full of Mosaic hops. The 300 Mango is a solid drink, and the mango isn’t overwhelming. However, the star of the show is the Brut IPA variation.
Holidazzle continues at Loring Park in Minneapolis this weekend. Along with the festive fun are a number of food and drink offerings. (3:38) WCCO Saturday Morning - Dec. 8, 2018
Leah Wong from the Minneapolis Downtown Council gives a look on what to expect from the annual holiday tradition this year, including the Fulton Holidazzle Cold Press Proper Porter.
Blonde Ale – Fulton Lonely Blonde
Can a beer that’s so well loved really be lonely? We’re not convinced, but we do know that Fulton’s slightly sweet, always smooth blonde ale has captured your hearts and your taste buds.
Holidazzle is up and running at Loring Park through Dec. 23 (shown in the above photo, by the Star Tribune's Aaron Lavinsky). The themed refreshments include a cold-press-coffee-infused Holidazzle Proper Porter from Fulton; Sociable Cider Werks’ Fat Bike Hot Mulled Apple Cider; and Kramarczuk’s Holidazzle Sausage stuffed with cranberries and wild rice. Other vendors will have paella, pierogies, smoothies, pancakes and cookie cups. (612-376-7669, holidazzle.com)