In the two years since we founded Fulton, we've been fortunate to meet and work with many great people. Today we want to give a special shout out to Pixel Farm Digital, an agency in downtown Minneapolis. Our good friend Kate Stangl connected us with Pixel Farm, who was seeking a project to showcase their agency's creative prowess. We were ready to upgrade to a new website, but didn't have the barrel full of dollars that most agencies would have charged us. Lucky for us, the folks at Pixel Farm like beer almost as much as we do, so we set up a kegerator in their office, and started working on our new site.
We could go on and on about how talented the people at Pixel Farm are, but it's not really necessary -- the site speaks for itself. To say we are grateful and pleased with the results would be an understatement. Two years ago, we scraped together everything we had just to get our company up and running. We would have loved to start out with a state-of-the-art website, but we didn't have a marketing budget to do it with. We still don't have a marketing budget (and probably never will), but thanks to Pixel Farm, we have the website.
We also had a blast working with Pixel Farm and local photographer Robb Long on our beer posters. If you haven't already done so, check out the super cool "living poster" on the Lonely Blonde page. And stay tuned: all the beer bottle posters will be living posters soon. Robb Long is the same photographer behind the much complimented 'Garagery Photo' for the Southwest Journal that now appears on our home page.
So, please join us in raising a glass to Quan, Will, Adam, Tony, Sam, Matt and the entire team who made our dream website a reality. Thank you for believing in us enough to take us on despite our $0 budget, thank you for your hard work and creative expertise, and thank you for the posters, website, and tech support. We are looking forward to being your neighbor when our new brewery opens. Here's to many more beers together in the future.
The One Rock Rally was a great success - thank you to everyone who tromped (and rode!) through the snow to be there. Andy had over 100 riders beside him, and nearly as many came to spectate. The food by Tour De Farm & Corner Table's Scott Pampuch was amazing. The food theme and names were as great and creative as they tasted, including Bunny Balls, Curried Lamb with Rice Balls, Catxoup, and Pain Sauce. We had Sweet Child of Vine and Worthy Adversary on tap, and some of the bikers had the great idea to fill their water bottles -- talk about energy drinks! The silent auction was stocked with hot items. Between $6,000 - $7,000 was raised for the LIVESTRONG - Here is a link to the Rally Numbers. Lastly, you can check out Andy's blog here to keep up to date on his inspiring journey and Blood+Sweat+Chemo.
Join us for a 3 course Beer Dinner at Sapor on Saturday, February 26th! Each course will be paired with one Fulton beer style. That beer will be used in the dish itself, and will be served as two 5 ounce pours, one of which will be infused with something special to pair with the meal. We'll gather in the bar at 6:30, and be seated for dinner at 7:00. $55 per person, call Sapor at 612-375-1971 for reservations.
Gathering: pint of either Sweet Child of Vine (India Pale Ale) or Lonely Blonde (American Blonde Ale) and a nibble
1st Course: black bean tamale, arugula, chipotle blonde viniagrette, paired with Lonely Blonde and grapefruit infused Lonely Blonde
2nd Course: chicken mole, poblano stout mole, paired with Worthy Adversary (Russian Imperial Stout) and Worthy Adversary infused with cocoa nibs and cordillera 100% cacao
3rd Course: tropical fruit semifreddo paired with Sweet Child of Vine and Sweet Child of Vine infused with whole leaf Cascade hops and orange peel
Winterfest is tomorrow, support your Minnesota Craft Brewers! We are looking forward to participating next year when our brewery is up and running on Minnesota soil. To check out all the great offerings at the fest, click here.