Sure, it’s still August, but let’s talk about OKTOBERFEST (which is actually happening in September but whatever).
Friday and Saturday September 24 & 25th are the big dates, and der weit celebration will be going down right in our parking lot. And in addition to our own impressive array of beverages, we’ll also be pouring a variety of other beers like Paulaner Original Munich, Oktoberfest, & Hefeweizen, Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest and Munich Dark.
We’ll also have food trucks, live music, live screen printing on Saturday, a visit from MN Krampus, games and plenty of other fun Oktoberfesty things!
Quiet, that’s what! No to mention a bit dull. Well fear not, because we have your ears and feet covered
On Friday 9/24 the celebratory music starts at 6PM with the Bill Koncar Band, and also features performances by the SG Edelweiss-St.Paul Bavarian dancers (festival runs from 4:00-10:00 PM).
Then on Saturday 9/25, Monica LaPlante gets things going at 2PM and then Winzige Hosen plays at 6pm (festival runs from 1:00-10:00 PM). See you there!
Get yourself ready for the big party with a casual teaser dinner here at Fulton Taproom! Dig into a three course, German inspired meal along and Fulton beer pairings. Listen to folk tunes from our local accordionist while playing that-one-hammer-game and waiting anxiously for the raffle drawing!
PLUS! Skip the line and head home with your Oktoberfest stein and first round token on us for Gastof's Oktoberfest @ Fulton NE the following week!
Some Fine Print : Tickets for this event are limited! Seating for the dinner will be community style. Covid is still a thing so to protect yourself, others and our breweries, masks are encouraged. And please, skip this event if you're sick. PROST!
It was recently a taproom exclusive, but now our tasty new Lime & Salt Lonely Blonde Ale is officially in stores.
That’s right, now you can enjoy this new concoction we’re understandably proud of at your very own hacienda. So head to your favorite liquor store and grab yourself a 6-pack of some lime and salt-infused goodness to take to home, and get ready to make your tacos and taste buds tres happy.
“Hey – why is there a label on this can?” you’re doubtlessly asking yourself. Here’s why: among all the other significant ways COVID has been a complete pain in the arse, it has also affected supply chains—especially aluminum supply chains.
Cans printed at the factory are preferred by most breweries (including ours) because they look and feel the best, are more cost effective, and are better for the environment. But they require long lead times and high minimum quantities. At the same time, at-home consumption of adult beverages has skyrocketed during the pandemic (understandable, right?), driving demand up as supplies dwindle.
It’s been a real challenge to stay ahead of this issue these past 18 months, and with demand for Lonely Blonde in cans at record levels (THANK YOU), we had to make a choice so as not to run out of inventory before the next shipment of cans came in.
Then Pete—one of our founders—had an idea: dust off the trusty ol’ labeling machine we had sitting in storage and use it to make labels to slap on existing can stock. So we gave that labeling machine a reassuring pat and said “Get to work, buddy.” Plus, a new label supplier came to the rescue with lightning-fast turnaround times.
So there it is—you are now officially up-to-date on the whole The Fulton Labeled Can Saga™, and can recite it verbatim to friends when they ask why their cans are labeled, and look like someone who is wise in all the ways of the world. Cheers to that.
This year's event is going to be huge, and it's all going down on Saturday, September 25th.
The Fondo rolls out at 9AM, and the Medio hits the road at 11AM. Then after the ride, festivities ramp up in our parking lot starting at 1PM with live music and our friends from Artcrank on hand selling posters.
Get yourself in gear and sign up at fultongranfondo.com.
GRAB YOUR 2021 FONDO GEAR
We’re excited to debut our most energetic, fun, and forward-looking Fulton Gran Fondo jersey design yet. You’re guaranteed to look good and pedal faster in this year’s edition. Brought to you by our friends (and event sponsor) Donkey Label.