Somehow an otherwise ordinary beer release announcement seems like a well-deserved break from the less-than-inspiring news feeds as of late. With some warmer, sunnier days (hopefully ahead for all us!) we're just happy knowing that we can help offer a little relief 12 ounces at a time. Keep an eye out for 12packs arriving in stores this week across the metro and slowly beyond. Oh, and unlike last year's seasonal release we're happy to report Grapefruit Lonely Blonde is here to stay (year round!)
We are postponing the 2020 Fulton Gran Fondo until later this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It stings just a little more to add to the growing list of fun stripped out of our lives, but it's the right decision for the safety of each rider and our community. We're targeting late Summer/early Fall as a time period that hopefully ensures we'll be able to deliver the full-scale event we're so used to hosting and that you are used to attending. We're working diligently to hone-in a particular day for the event that will work for our partners, vendors, cyclocross team, and staff among many others (and including you!).
In the mean time, and on a more enjoyable note- we're looking into creating a virtual component to be held on Saturday, 5/2. Also, we want to ensure everyone who's registered for any of the 3 routes that your registration info and payment is secure and will carry-over 100% to the new date. We will be leaving our registration open between now and our new date announcement. Our pricing tier was previously scheduled to increase on 4/1, but we'll be holding out on that increase until the new date is announced (added bonus). Also related- for those who've ordered (or were planning to) their limited edition 2020 Fulton Gran Fondo jersey we want you to know that production is still going as planned. However, pickup won't be available till the new event date.
These times might be weird, but at least we have each other (and beer). Be safe. Be smart. Be considerate. Be well.
Bring on the ginger! Bring on the citrus! We're proud to introduce our 6th hard seltzer, "Citrus Ginger", which is hitting stores as you read this. Hot on the heels of last month's "Hopped!" flavor, our newest offering comfortably straddles the line between two beverage worlds: Easy, straight-out-of-the-can enjoyment and; delicious, 30 second cocktail ingredient. However you enjoy our new Citrus Ginger hard seltzer we're confident you'll relish the clean and finishe. Look for it at nearly 100 tastings across the metro during the month of March alongside our favorite drinking buddy (Jameson, naturally).
Our friends in the sky at Sun Country are celebrating the extra day we all get this year with Leap Year with a special dedication to all those leaplings out there. We're getting in on the action with them and hosting an afternoon of fun, giveaways, and some chances to win $229 flight vouchers. We're also handing out 2.29 ounce samples of Lonely Blonde, the only MN American Blonde ale on all Sun Country flights. The good times kickoff at 2:29pm Saturday 2/29. (Picking up what we're putting down here?)
We took something good and put a twist on it last year with our (then) new Grapefruit Lonely Blonde. And wow, what a reception. What was intended to be a multi-season beer release for us has come back in 2020 as our latest full-time offering. So we ask all of you out there counting down the days to Spring to get those coolers cleaned out, grab your koozies, and clear out your beer fridges for some sun-inspired beer drinking. Tall boys are out now and our brand new 12packs of 12oz cans are coming soon.
We've got bands!!! We're extremely excited to announce our 2020 Fulton Gran Fondo band lineup (and it's a doozy!) A quick google or youtube search on any of the above musical fun-makers is surely all it should take to get you marking that calendar "busy" on 5/2. In other important party news-we're happily working with NEMAA this year as our charitable partner. We'll donate 1$ from each beer sold all day long. So come thirsty and know that you're helping support NE MPLS' most important and long-standing arts community supporter.
If we've learned anything already in this new year it's that having options is a blessing. Whether it's this past weekend's Stupor Bowl, upcoming holiday gatherings (Valentines Beers anyone?), or just a sunny day as excuse to get outside- extraordinary lives thrive when there is room for some variety. And, coincidentally enough we just so happen to have the perfect Mixed 12 pack out now that's chocked-full of variety. Our Vol. 4 Sampler is comprised of Lonely Blonde, 300 Mosaic IPA, a Chocolate Oatmeal Milk Stout and our very first Maibock. A little something for everyone. We can certainly cheers to that.
Is it Spring yet? Wait, we don't care! We're bringing back everyone's favorite American Blonde Ale with a touch of grapefruit regardless of the season we're in. And, we're happy to report we're bringing it back full-time. Yep, we're going all year with this one and couldn't be happier about it. Just remember, it's not a fruit beer, it's a beer with fruit!
What happens at the Fulton Taproom afterhours? You'll never know unless you find out for yourself. Your next chance to is February's Fulton After Dark on 2/16 at 9pm. Maybe we'll see you there if you're curious enough...
The Fulton Gran Fondo is nearing! It's the year's first big, local block party, which in it's own right is reason to celebrate (Spring! Warmth! Sun!). But the 7th annual Fulton Gran Fondo is also so much more. It's 3 separate bike rides, it is a day filled-to-the-brim with a massive selection of Fulton beverages, it's a sunny afternoon with food from some of MPLS' favorite food trucks, and it's a charitable event with $1 from every beer sold going straight to our cherished neighbors (and one of MN's best arts organizations) NEMAA. If you're planning to ride with us, than now is the best time to register. Prices go up March 1st! Sign yourself up right here and secure your spot at one of MN's largest (and funnest) rides.
Is January Still Dry?
If variety is truly the spice of life then we are livin' well. Our first mixed 12 pack of 2020 is a celebration of the tried-and-true meets brand new. With Lonely Blonde and 300 we nod towards the familiar. The addition of a Chocolate Oatmeal Milk Stout, and our very first Maibock round it out in the exciting and new territory. These fresh new samplers start hitting stores very, very soon.
If you've been by our North Loop taproom in the past couple of weeks you would be forgiven if you thought we were closed. Our renovation plans kicked off last week and we're well on our way to a bigger, better taproom. Though, behind all the construction fencing, tools, workers and dust is our faithful staff awaiting your arrival. So, to answer your question- Yes, we're open. Still curious? Watch this video for a little teaser of what's to come.
It's heeeeere! And by "here", we mean all over the metro. It's crisp, clean, and pleasantly HOPPED! up enough to convert some of those beer diehards that haven't crossed over to the Hard Seltzer club yet. Go ahead, have more fun.
2019, you've been a big one. Any which way we dice it up this year has been an incredible addition to the Fulton story. At the center of this year's excitement has been the launch of our line of Hard Seltzers which made their debut back in May. We knew you were thirsty MN, but we didn't know you were THAT thirsty. Kudos to you for quenching thirsts in style and keeping it local at the same time. We've got a bunch of new hard seltzer packages coming your way in 2020 and kick that off right away in the new year with our Hopped! flavor. When you're done reading here, scroll down to see sneak peeks of our other varieties coming.
We took Lonely Blonde and developed our first brand extension with Grapefruit Lonely Blonde. Which, we're proud to say comes back this next spring as our newest year-round beer (with new packages!). The Fulton Gran Fondo got it's first route update since it began in 2014, we released a number of Barrel-Aged beers at GABF with our pals Jameson. Most recently we won gold at the Growler Magazine's KOABD awards for both Lonely Blonde and Blood Orange Hard Seltzer. Oh yeah, and we celebrated our 10 year anniversary in style at the Fulton taproom back in October. Whew, what a year.
Speaking of taprooms, we want to let you in on some big news first. Minneapolis' first taproom (ours!) is going to go through some pretty significant changes and upgrades in the months to come. We're focused on leveling up our space, service, offerings and expectations and will begin to do so with a remodel that begins soon. The first thing you'll notice is our shiny Airstream is going away. Fulton taproom kitchen food will go away with it, albeit temporarily. Next Spring we'll be delivering up new food favorites alongside familiar and forthcoming beers...all in a spiffy new space that increases our occupancy and your enjoyment. Stay tuned at our Taproom's Facebook or Instagram for news and BTS updates.
Attention Hop Heads, we've got something special for you. Fulton Hopped Hard Seltzer makes it's way to you early January. It's crisp, aromatic, and mega-refreshing.
A Maibock, IPA, Blonde Ale and Chocolate Oatmeal Milk Stout walk into a bar...this coming February we release our first Mixed 12 pack of the year. With shiny new brews and fan favorites. Like volumes 1-3 before it, there's a little something for everyone.
Holy Moly, Batman! Just in time for St. Patrick's Day and best paired with our favorite Irish Whiskey we're betting you're going to find a new green, permanent fixture in your fridge soon.
Growler Magazine (and you!) named it the best Hard Seltzer in MN this year. So why wouldn't we put it in a bigger can for you to sip and savor? Look for these in our brand new cardboard wraps this Spring.
We took our most recognizable beer and gave it the citrus treatment this past Spring and it turns out we were onto something. MN couldn't get enough and kept asking for more, so we had to oblige. Grapefruit Lonely Blonde makes it's way to our full-time roster this Spring! Not only that, we're releasing it in 12packs of 12oz cans. Oh, and a brand new cardboard wrap for our tallboy 4pks. Now that's alot of grapefruit.
If you've read this far than pat yourself on the back. Also, count yourself amongst those in the loop because we've got even more exciting releases in 2020 including more mixed packs, an ultra light Golden Lager, another local collab and maybe just maybe another Hard Seltzer flavor. Cheers to another year ahead!
Minneapolis' most quintessential winter event is back again and bigger than ever. Yes, we're talking about Holidazzle. If you haven't been in the past 5 years, then you're forgiven for being out of the loop on all the fun happening Thursday-Sunday down in Loring Park this time of year. Let us catch you up on some of the festivities.
Beginning Friday 11/29 a trip to Holidazzle could include anything from interactive art to ice skating and much, much more. There's movies in the park, games, shopping, great local food, and festive firework shows to name just some of the highlights. But to us, the best part is the heated Fulton Beer Garden (we're biased, admittedly). Whether you're joining us for a trivia night or just stopping through each time you're thirsty and in the area, we're back again with a menu chocked-full of Fulton favorites and hard seltzers. And to satiate those curious craft drinkers out there, we've brewed two exclusive beers just for Holidazzle. For those feeling extra festive the Small Talk Stout, a Chocolate Oatmeal Milk Stout, was brewed with you in mind. Small Talk is an exceptionally smooth, chocolatey, malty, milk stout fit for winter chills. The second exclusive Holidazzle brew is as easy-drinking as they come. Introducing our Goodwill Gold Lager; It’s light, crisp, and is best paired with another one. Both are exciting new beers and both are around for a limited time. Get yours before they're gone.
We'll skip the speeches and cut straight to the punch: Thank you. Big time. We've always been proud of our top dog, but winning the 3rd consequtive Growler Magazine Kind Of A Big Deal award for Lonely Blonde (in our 10th year, nonetheless) means a little more than it has in the past. Our journey has been your journey, MN. And, looking back on the last few years in particular we are so grateful for your support in helping us make it this far. There's a reason Lonely Blonde is one of the biggest craft beers in Minnesota. That reason is you. So thank you, from all of us here at Fulton.
The year of the Hard Seltzer isn't over just yet! Can you believe our four faithful Hard Seltzer flavors have only been around since May? We crafted our mixed 12 pack with a collection of flavors that made pleasing a group of party people easier than ever, but we never expected to win an award in the same year. Our Blood Orange flavor won gold this past weekend and we're still riding high on this achievement. Get yours in our Mixed 12packs out now wherever Fulton is sold. And, expect good things in the year ahead for Fulton Hard Seltzer...we've got more fun for you still.
Move aside, Fruit. There's about to be a new member of the Fulton Hard Seltzer family in town – Hopped! We took everyone's favorite beer ingredient and brought it firmly into the Hard Seltzer world. "What's it like?", you might ask. It's crisp, aromatic, and mega-refreshing (especially for all you hop-heads out there). And better yet, Fulton Hopped! Hard Seltzer is Gluten Free, just like our Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Berry, and Lemon Lime varieties. Look here for more information about our December release and/or follow us at @fultonbeer for updates.
HOPS, WATER, BUBBLES. 'NUFF SAID.
Let's play a game of numbers! What's zero calories, zero carbs, zero ABV and zero IBU but is flavorful, aromatic and above all- hoppy? Oh, and don't forget delicious and refreshing? No, this isn't a scam or some weird diet drink. We're talking about Fulton's Hopped Water of course. Want some? Find yourself a pint exclusively in our taproom.
It's that time of year folks were we bundle up, grab a friend or the fam and head to Loring Park for Minneapolis' most festive holiday event. You guessed it- Holidazzle. We're taking over the heated beer garden for the 5th consecutive year to bring you games, guest appearances and not one but two custom Holidazzle beers. For those who are looking for something extremely easy-drinking and familiar we have created Goodwill Gold- a super light, crispy, un-fussy Golden Lager that will surely please even the non-craft drinker in your group. And for anyone looking to ratchet-up the good times with something fit for the season we're offering Small Talk Stout- our Chocolate Oatmeal Milk Stout. It's full bodied, chocolately, and incredibly smooth. Find both special beers, Fulton favorites like Lonely Blonde and Sweet Child of Vine and 2 of our new(er) Hard Seltzers. The festival kicks off Friday November 29th at 5pm...see you there!
Our annual collaborative beer release with Jameson comes as a brand new beer to our lineup this year by way of our very first Brown Ale. Jameson Barrel-Aged Brown is the beautiful benefactor of a careful and complex marriage of malts, totaling a half dozen different varieties. Despite this hefty malt presence, it's uniquely balanced and goes down remarkably (too) easy. The beer rested over three months in Jameson Whiskey Barrels-adding to it's depth and imparting trace hints of vanilla and oak flavors. It is medium bodied and will surprise you with it's smooth texture, clean finish, and overall drinkability. This is easy, late Autumn drinking defined. You can get your hands on a pint beginning next week at select Fulton accounts across the metro.
If you're into mixed martial arts and craft beer, then we've got a dream event for you this Saturday 11/16 right here at our NE MPLS production brewery. We've brought back Fulton Brew Jitsu and it's going to be bigger and better than before. But if you don't grab your ticket now, you'll miss out on all the fun (and trust us, there's plenty of fun planned).
The breath hangs in the air. There's a crisp smell of a season changing all around you. And the views from the (free) beer garden include scenes of personal fortitude and perseverance. Where does a scene like this unfold on a chilly November weekend in MN? Lions Valley Park Place, of course, at the Fulton Star Cross. Our big fall-time Cyclocross event is back again and proves to be bigger-than-ever before (it's the Upper Midwest Regional CX Championship this year!!!). Whether you're riding in one of the heats, helping your fellow riders with a hand-up or just cheering from the beer garden-there's a place for you this weekend at the Fulton Star Cross. See the All-City X Fulton Cyclocross team in action while enjoying some of your fave Fultons. See you in the park!
Happy Birthday to us. New mixed 12 packs are in stores and in stock now. Our new throwback pack is chocked full of hits from yesterday and today including: Libertine (Imperial Red Ale), Ringer (American Pale Ale), Insurrection (Imperial IPA), and Lonely Blonde (American Blonde Ale). With a little something for everyone and a nod of nostalgia to boot, we're confident this is trip down memory lane will be a delicious and memorable one for you and yours.
What's a 10th anniversary without a few celebratory beers to enjoy? And, if you're sharing you best make sure there is enough to go around, right!? It's in that spirit that we are excited to bring back (temporarily!) 3 of our beloved beers from our past for one more go-around. Introducing the Fulton 10 Year "Throwback Pack". Beginning next week you'll be able to pick up these mixed 12-ers chocked full of Fulton hits at wherever you buy Fulton. The chart-toppers include our all-time #1 Lonely Blonde, and Ringer, our highly-repeatable American Pale Ale. Also included in this box set are deep cuts like Insurrection, a cult favorite Imperial IPA and an Imperial Red Ale that dates back to our very first homebrew recipe by the name of Libertine. So sit back, put on your favorite record, crack open one of these hits and let the good times role.