The time is nearly here for the best (nearly) 2 weeks of the summer! If you're a true Minnesotan, you know exactly what we're talking about already. The MN State Fair kicks off it's annual return August 22nd. (That's just 3 weeks and counting) You can take in all the usual highlights while sipping some Fultons along the way. Brand new this year are the 4 custom beers we've crafted for some of the Fair's favorite stops. Want to know more? Keep reading below:
MANGO STAR at LuLu's Public House (Session IPA is twice dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops and fruited with mango purée.)
ORANGE PUSH-UP POP PALE ALE at Cafe Caribe (This pale ale features bright citrus and tropical fruit notes that are matched with a light malt body, finished with orange cream and rimmed with zesty orange sugar.)
PRICKLY PEAR IPA at Frontier Bar (IPA is fruited with prickly pear purée.)
STRAWBERRY BLONDE at Hildebrand Concessions within Grandstand (Fruity American blonde ale with a delicate fragrance of German noble hops, a touch of white wheat and a strawberry purée to create a crisp and smooth sipper.)
The biggest and best beer festival of the year is back in the mile-high city of Denver this October. Better yet, Jameson Irish Whiskey and it's 22 American craft brewery partners (ahem, Drinking Buddies) are back too. Meet us in the most badass barrel-aged beer garden in all of the land at this year's GABF. But, you'll need tickets to get in on all the fun. Get yours here.
Your favorite bar's favorite beer is back with another visual reminder of the importance of enjoying some down time, with friends, in your favorite drinking establishments. Cheers!
Let there be light! More specifically, the life-giving light from our buddy the Sun. Excuse us if we gush about this star being the center of our attention for a moment, but we're just a couple months into having our finished Solar Panels active and it's hard not to be excited already. As part of a major expansion and renovation of our NE MPLS production brewery last year in which we upgraded equipment, increased our capacity and expanded our footprint, we also installed 864 solar panels on our roof. And now finally, they're up-and-running and producing a much appreciated resource for us. Better yet, they're helping to ease our use of non-renewable resources while saving us on our monthly electric bill (trust us, it's huge). In fact, our electric production in June alone helped avoid the creation of 74 tons of CO2. We're pumped to see how much we can offset our needs through our own production this year and in the many years to come. And, in the months ahead we'll be sharing some fun and impactful stats on our sustainability measures.
All this sun talk has us thirsty, naturally. And if you get as thirsty as we do this time of year you probably like to pack some appropriate summer beers for going with on all your weekend outings (or mid-week adventures). As fans of cold beer in particular, we just want to make sure you're packing some the appropriate beer insulators, too. Your beer (and hands) will be happier if you do. This Public Service Announcement is brought to you by Solar Vortex.