Every month is a new adventure at the brewery, but July 2014 will be one of the most memorable in Fulton's five year history. We're commissioning our new brewery, adding distribution, expanding taproom hours and premises, and releasing a new beer, all while preparing to participate in the excitement the MLB All-Star game will bring to Target Field and the North Loop neighborhood.
ALL-STAR WEEKEND & OTHER TAPROOM NEWS
Next Sunday-Tuesday, Target Field is hosting the 2014 MLB All-Star festivities, and our taproom is geared up to keep all of you baseball fans refreshed and entertained. Here's a rundown of just some of the fun. Expanded beer garden: Just in time for the heart of summer, we've expanded our patio! The new beer garden area will include a mobile bar, so you'll be able to visit the food truck and get a fresh Fulton without even going indoors. Sunday taproom hours: Thanks to new Minnesota legislation this spring, brewery taprooms can now open on Sundays! We'll be open from 11-11 on this coming Sunday for All-Star festivities, but will also be open on pursuant Sundays, baseball game or not. Note that growler sales are still not legal on Sundays, so you'll have to enjoy your Fulton(s) on the premises. Food trucks & bands: Each day from Friday - Tuesday, we have a collection of food trucks and live music to please your ears and satisfy your hunger. See the full lineup on the right. Not to worry if you don't have tickets to the game -- you can still join us for a beer and an entertaining weekend.
NEW GARAGE SERIES BEER: DESIGNATED BITTER
Brewed just for All-Star weekend, we're excited to release the Designated Bitter, an English-style Premium Bitter ale. Designated Bitter steps up to the plate as a session beer of 4.3% ABV and 40 IBU. It will be available only at a handful of downtown Minneapolis bars, as well as on draft and in growlers at the taproom beginning today.
FIND FULTON IN FARGO
We're pleased to announce that Fulton is now available in Fargo-Moorhead! Fulton has partnered with Bergseth Brothers
to distribute our beers in the Fargo area, as well as in Western Minnesota all the way to Park Rapids, and in eastern North Dakota as far as Jamestown. Availability in the new territory will be draft only in the first few months, until we're able to begin shipping beer from the new brewery in August - September.
FIRST BREW AT THE NEW BREWERY - 7.9.14
Ten months after getting the keys to our new building, we're brewing our very first batch today! Building the brewery has been a monumental effort; what we've lacked in sleep and days off over the last year we've attempted to make up with caffeine and SBA loans. The roller coaster ride of startup work is far from complete, but nonetheless the hiss of steam and the sweet aroma of wort coming to a boil are a warm sensory greeting from the first of many brew days in NE Minneapolis. We're not sure of the right way to express our gratitude to all of our customers, families, friends, suppliers, and everyone else who has supported us along the way, so we'll do so in the best way we know how, by brewing another batch of extraordinary beer.