Today is the first anniversary of the first Fulton ever served! It's been a whirlwind year since we debuted the Sweet Child of Vine at the Happy Gnome and six other bars. Today, you can get Sweet Child of Vine or Lonely Blonde (or sometimes, both!) at nearly 100 bars across the Twin Cities. When we launched, we would've been happy just to know that a year later, we'd still be having fun, brewing at Sand Creek, and that you'd still be able to find our beers at the same seven bars. It's fair to say that we never expected such overwhelming support from the local beer community, and we certainly didn't think we'd be building our own brewery already! So, it is with sincere gratitude that we raise a glass to all of you today. Thank you for all of your support for our first year. We can't wait to share more beers with you in the next year and beyond.
At Autumn Brew Review (ABR) 2010, we released The Libertine, our Imperial Red Ale, for the first time ever. We brewed just one batch for a seasonal release this year, but we plan to make it available for longer in the future. As Brian is fond of saying, "It's the perfect beer for sipping while sitting around a campfire in the fall and wearing a flannel." Thanks to all of you who lined up for the Libertine release.
We hope you all had as much fun as we did at ABR! It was our first time participating, and we all agreed it was among the most fun days we've had since we started Fulton. Thanks to the Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild and all the awesome breweries for putting together such a great event--and of course, to everyone who came out to enjoy it. In case you couldn't make it, here are a few photos and pretty sweet video.