We're in the back half of August now and summer's end is looming. The cicadas are singing, teachers are prepping for upcoming classes, and the back-to-school sales are in high supply. Here at Fulton though, we're not throwing in the towel on summer just yet. You know the saying "everything good must come to an end"? We raise our pint-holding hands in stern opposition to this as we prepare ourselves for one last Summer hurrah at the Minnesota State Fair. Our annual pilgrimage to the fairgrounds in search of everything-on-a-stick is something we look forward to for months. Like you, we find ourselves in (frequent) need of some fine refreshments while visiting. With 2 million people cycling through there over 12 days, the crowds can get thick enough to lose your bearings from time to time. As such, you might find yourself asking "Where the heck can I get myself a Fulton?". Well, we're here to help with that question. We've got this nifty map we made just for you to help locate some of your favorite Fulton beers. Better yet still, we've brewed up an exclusive Frontier Summer IPA for our friends at Frontier Bar. All the excitement kicks off Thursday...see you at the fair!
Linden Hills' favorite block party awaits you THIS Sunday. We've teamed up with our buddies at Tilia to help bring you AUGTOBERFEST. The food is excellent (duh), the drinks are extraordinary (double duh), and the good times are assured. The party vibes kick off at 3pm and tickets ($8 for adults, 10 and under free) are available at the gate. For more details follow this here link to the land of information.
In 2016 we lost one of our own here at Fulton to suicide. Since then, we’ve tried to honor the memory of our lost friend and co-worker through the annual release of a special beer we call Specter. We’ve historically tied taproom sales of Specter to a donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP, for short). In 2018 we’re building on that.
For this year’s release, we’re working together with nearly 40 of our friends in the bar/restaurant community to make a bigger impact. When you purchase a pint of Specter NE IPA at participating establishments (see the list in the flier below) during September these fine businesses will donate $1 directly to AFSP. Together we can raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention. Together we are stronger. For each other and for everyone.
What’s more, the Fulton taproom will be donating $1 per limited edition Specter tee shirt sold on top of our per-pint donation. Both the beer and the shirt will be available in the taproom beginning Tuesday 8/28.
Not a weekend goes by this time of year that’s not occupied by a stellar outdoors party. It’s almost a mandate as a Minnesotan to spend a disproportionate amount of your leisure time smack dab in the middle of a closed-off street drinking local beer, hanging with friends, and enjoying the moment. This weekend is no different. It all kicks off Saturday at our neighbors Smack Shack. Their Annual Crayfest is tomorrow and we’re happily returning. The party kicks off at noon and your attendance is requested.
When we were invited to In Cahoots this year we thought hard on what we wanted to brew and with whom to collaborate with. Having worked with some of our favorite MN breweries over the previous 4 years, we thought switching it up a bit was in order. So we gave our friends at Left Hand a call. What we whipped up together is something pretty special we think (we’re just a little biased). With a heavy, heavy nod to beer’s sparkly cousin Champagne, we’re happy to introduce our first Brut IPA that we’re calling “On The Other Hand”. It’s as dry as a bone and bubbly as they come. It’s at once familiar and yet completely new. If you want the latest and greatest, you’re going to have to head to The Red Stag this Sunday and grab yourself a pint. And when you do, don’t forget to vote. We’re in it to win it!