MAITRISE IFA LAUNCHES IN THE TAPROOM ON SATURDAY
Maitrise (“May-treese”; translates from French as “expertise” or “mastery”) is a new world imperial farmhouse ale crafted as a tribute to the creativity, dedication, and ingenuity required by the profession of brewing. As a truly original blend of American & German wheat & barley malts, New Zealand’s Nelson Sauvin hops, and French saison yeast, Maitrise defies classification and convention. It’s an unexpected 9.5% ABV and 80 IBU, brilliant with tropical fruit, yet balanced with a tart palate that finishes soft and dry. Maitrise is out at local draft accounts this week, and will be launching at the taproom ($5/12 oz pour; $18 growlers) on Saturday at noon. As with all Garage Series releases, it will only be around for a short time.
MPLS MILD: AVAILABLE NOW
Making its second Garage Series appearance, MPLS Mild
returned this year with a new name, modified recipe, and the same all-day drinkability of last year's version. Now nearly a forgotten style, Mild ale originates from England, where less than a century ago it represented the majority of beer brewed there. At 4.0% ABV, MPLS Mild is the definition of a session beer. Six grains, including flaked oats and Britain’s prized Maris Otter, lend it a garnet brown color, silky mouthfeel and surprisingly substantial body. The Mild greets your palate with a subtle interplay of nutty, roasty, and toffee malt character. It’s so easy to drink, you’ll soon find yourself ordering another, and another – if our brewers haven’t finished it all already. MPLS Mild is available now through May in pints ($4) and growlers ($10) in the taproom, as well as on draft in select metro accounts.
EARTH DAY AT THE TAPROOM -- TODAY, APRIL 22ND
JOIN US MAY 10TH FOR THE FULTON GRAN FONDO!
Like bikes, bands, and beers? Then save May 10th on your calendar for the Fulton Gran Fondo,
a 100 mile bike ride and block party presented by Blood Sweat Chemo, Inc at our new brewery in NE Minneapolis. If you're up for several hours in the saddle, the 100 mile ride departs at 9 AM from the new brewery. It's a spirited ride, not a race, so regardless of your compeitive disposition, it will be fun. The $25 registration
gets you into the ride, a t-shirt, a commemorative pint glass, and 2 beers at the block party as well. The block party runs from 2:00 to 8:00 pm, and is free & open to all. There will be $5 beers all day, including the first tapping of The Randonneur, our all-new Summer Saison, and food truck offerings from Get Sauced
, MidNord Empanda
, and Cafe Racer.
Live music will be provided by All Tomorrow's Petty, Tramps Like Us, Wangs, & Drew Peterson and the Dead Pigeons. The Fulton Gran Fondo is an event by Blood Sweat Chemo, and all proceeds that BSC raises will go to benefit the Minnesota Cycling Center,
an upcoming NE Minneapolis cycle racing and education hub built to serve cyclists of all stripes and function as a multi-purpose event center. Check out theirwebsite
to learn more about the Center and how to help make their vision a reality for Northeast Minneapolis.