Hitting the double digits is BIG for local craft brewers, so celebrating the big 10th Anniversary of Fulton Beer this Saturday is worth a few hoists of the stein. Limited edition beers, live bands all day, some throwback surprises and big fun will all be had on the site of Minneapolis' first taproom. HBD kids.
Fulton celebrates their big diamond anniversary by resurrecting some fave brews, drumming up new and tasty Jameson casket-aged offerings, and bringing in a full lineup of music and food trucks. Whether you were there for the first few growlers out of the taproom or have picked up their new hard seltzer line, help them commemorate a decade at the big blowout.
Happy Anniversary to Red Wagon! The Southwest Minneapolis pizza joint is celebrating 5 years in business. Owner and Founder Peter Campbell stopped by KARE 11 today to talk about the big party they are throwing to celebrate.
The Family friendly Cirque-themed event is Sunday, October 6th from 2pm to 7pm at their 5416 Penn Ave S. location.
They will have bounce houses, face painting, juggling, balloon animals, live art from Lizardman and music by DJ Truckstashe.
Oh, and pizza of course.
Specter from Fulton Brewing
This hazy IPA, which includes oats in the mash for a smooth, creamy body and late-addition hops for a tropical, juicy finish, isn’t Fulton’s usual beer. But it’s also unusual in that the beer was brewed for Fulton team member Greg Sincheff, who took his life in 2016 after a battle with depression. To honor him, the brewery initially brewed this beer and called it Grog, which was his nickname. A dollar from every pint sold was donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This time around, the beer has a new name, but will continue to do the same good. Specter is defined as “a visible incorporeal spirit; ghost; phantom; or apparition,” and is intended to honor Sincheff’s memory. The artwork is a sugar skull commonly associated with Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday in which celebrants honor the memory of those who have passed. Regardless of the story, this is a really solid, limited-run beer that I’ll be seeking out until it’s gone.
Fulton Brewing in Minneapolis, Minnesota has announced the date for its 10th anniversary celebration.
The celebration will take place on Saturday, October 5 at the brewery's taproom.
The event will feature multiple beer releases, live music and much more.
The full release from the brewery is below.
A massive bar, ample indoor and outdoor seating, and a refurbished Airstream land yacht acting as the kitchen make Fulton a must visit. The Lonely Blonde and Sweet Child of Vine are two impressive members of the Minnesota craft beer pantheon, with the Worthy Adversary imperial stout a must try as well.
Cotton Candy Bubble Trouble, The Original Beergarita, Orange Push-Up Pop Beer and S'Mores Beer are all brand new at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair.
Fulton Beer originally opened in the trendy North Loop neighborhood in 2009; it expanded into Northeast (NE) Minneapolis in 2014. The lively and laid-back ambiance is sure to delight any visitor to the area. There’s no shortage of fun names for the brews: Try one of the landmark beers like the Sweet Child of Vine IPA or the Lonely Blonde American Pale Ale. But Minnesota’s fourth-largest brewery hasn’t just mastered beer -- a recent expansion into alcoholic beverages has already proven fruitful (pun intended). Brand new to the Fulton operation is a line of hard seltzers in flavors like berry, lemon lime, blood orange, and grapefruit. Plus, a revamped Airstream food trailer rests just outside the North Loop taproom and serves up simple yet elevated grub like hot dogs, sandwiches, and sausages.
Craft Brewer Turned Craft Beverage Maker
One of the benefits of the craft beer industry is how nimble brewers can be when they find a new product line or style that resonates with their brewers, staff, and audience. When it came to hard seltzer, that inspiration was easy to find. Fulton Brewing’s Director of Marketing, Tucker Gerrick, noted that they decided to take a closer look at the hard seltzer trend after realizing that their Fulton staff drank much more than just beer – think Gin and Tonics and Negronis.
With the soaring popularity of hard seltzer nationally, Minnesota’s fourth largest brewery, Fulton, is quickly getting in on the action. It’s now selling four flavors of its own locally-produced seltzer at select liquor stores as well as its popular North Loop taproom near Target Field.
With fewer carbs and calories than many craft beers, hard seltzer has become a trendy alternative.
“We haven’t been doing it for super long,” said Tucker Gerrick, Fulton’s Director of Marketing, “but the response has been absolutely incredible and somewhat unexpected.”
Fulton produces its seltzer at the same Northeast Minneapolis facility where it brews many of its beers.
In the video above, Gerrick talks about the decision to start producing this new product, and how big he thinks it could turn out to be.