This was one of our favorites — light, crisp and plenty of hoppy flavor without being overly bitter. We decided we could drink this one all day long, even those of us who aren’t usually fond of hoppy beers.
International Bittering Units (IBU): 35; Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.5 percent
At Frontier Bar, located on the south side of Carnes Avenue between Liggett and Nelson streets
Hazy, juicy and smooth, Specter will be available as a limited release beginning Nov. 1
Minneapolis, MN (Aug. 27, 2018) – Artisanal Imports is excited to announce that Minnesota’s Fulton Beer is bringing back Specter, a limited release New England-style IPA. Beginning Nov. 1, it will be available in kegs, 4-packs of cans and on draught while supplies last. For the first time, Specter will be available to wholesalers, retailers, and consumers in all regions of the United States. New markets will be sold and serviced by Artisanal Imports’ national sales team.
Artisanal Imports is excited to announce that Minnesota’s Fulton Beer is bringing back Specter, a limited release New England-style IPA. Beginning Nov. 1, it will be available in kegs, 4-packs of cans and on draught while supplies last. For the first time, Specter will be available to wholesalers, retailers, and consumers in all regions of the United States. New markets will be sold and serviced by Artisanal Imports’ national sales team.
Specter represents a distinct and deliberate departure from the high-clarification offerings in the Fulton lineup, including the rest of the brewery’s IPAs. The beer’s smooth...
...“We are especially excited about Specter as it will be our first beer to be released across the entire Artisanal network, which means it will hit stores and pints across the country ‒ not just our current footprint,” said Corey Shovein, Fulton’s National Sales Director. “This is a delicious beer that resonates with consumers not just because it is a hoppy, juicy, hazy NE-style IPA with packaging that stands out on a crowded cooler shelf. It’s also because Specter tells a deeply personal story for Fulton that many people can relate to. We want everyone to enjoy this beer, read the story and take action if they are able.”...
Fulton and Summit are among the anti-absurdity crowd, so the mud-stickers will have their druthers as they troll the aisles of stick-enhanced foods, but for those who like their indulgences fried and liquefied, the beer is meeting the standard the Pronto Pup set years ago. And thank God, because if there’s one thing the State Fair stands for, it’s the indefensibly ridiculous.
Minneapolis mainstay Fulton Brewing collaborated with Longmont, Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing Company, famous for their Nitro Milk Stout.
Tucker Gerrick from Fulton Brewing talks about the event.
Fear not, haze-fatigued hop seekers, there is a West Coast-style IPA on this list. Fulton originally brewed this beer to celebrate the 300th batch at its Minneapolis brewery and have now brought it into the fold year round. Simple pilsner malt paves a clear path for an onslaught of Mosaic hops, which also contribute a make-IPAs-bitter-again 74 IBUs. A single-hop standout, it’s a reminder of why brewers are still so enamored with this tropical fruity varietal. -- KB
By 2009, Fulton was selling beer under its own label. Three years later, it made history as the first Minnesota beermaker to open a brewery-adjacent taproom. To purchase the brewery-taproom building, Fulton secured just over $1 million from Waconia-based Hometown Bank and a clutch of friends-and-family investors, says Petz.
The added space is also vital for smaller breweries. NE Minneapolis favorite Fulton Brewing, which was Minnesota’s first taproom, adds about 40 percent capacity when they open up the doors;