According to some, November is the dreariest month of the year. We always try to look on the bright side, though, so we started thinking of all the good things November has to offer. The list was shorter than we hoped for, so we had to make up a few items on the fly. Here they are.
TUESDAY (TONIGHT!): ONE-OFF OYSTER STOUT @ THE LOWRY
Like oysters? Head over to The Lowry
tonight! From 5-9, they'll be serving two special kinds of oysters they've flown in just for this event: Shoregasm, described as "tiny but mighty", and Belong, enormous 3-4" diamater oysters. To top it off, we've brewed a one-of-a-kind oyster stout to go with them! Now, we know oysters are supposed to be an aphrodisiac, but we also know the idea of an oyster stout doesn't turn everyone on. Trust us: it's really good, and the oyster flavor is extremely subtle. Get there early, because we've only made one keg--so when it's gone, it's gone for good.
THURSDAY: HABANERO BLONDE @ PIZZERIA LOLA'S BIRTHDAY
is celebrating their 2nd birthday this week. We're huge fans of Lola, because it's located just blocks from where we started homebrewing and because Ann Kim's crew makes pizzas that are to die for. This Thursday, we'll be there with habanero-infused Lonely Blonde, which will be paired with a Virgin Mary (think "backwards Bloody Mary"). Should pair beautifully with virtually any pizza on the menu.
BRING GROWLERS, NOT FLOWERS: TAPROOM SCHEDULE FOR THANKSGIVING EVE - BLACK FRIDAY
Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. We hope everyone has a long list of things they're thankful for this year. In case you don't though, here's at least one: we'll be opening the taproom from 3-10 on Wednesday, 11/21. Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest nights of the year for bars and restaurants, so why not spend it at your favorite downtown Minneapolis brewery? We'll have a cask pouring, and you'll be able to pick up a nice gift for your Thanksgiving host. Hint: growlers make a much better gift than flowers. The taproom will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and normal hours will resume on Black Friday at 3:00.
ON THE HORIZON: WORTHY ADVERSARY, HOLIDAY MERCHANDISE & MORE
Your TV has probably already told you this, but in case you haven't been paying attention, the holiday season is just around the corner. If you're like us, you haven't even started to think about shopping for gifts, and probably won't until at least December 23rd. That's fine, but we have you plan-ahead types covered too. Our family members tell us that Fulton apparel makes great gifts, so we have a fully stocked rack of t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and more at the taproom. Better yet, Worthy Adversary will be available in growlers and on tap starting in early December. Sounds a lot more inviting than fighting the crowds at the mall...