Fulton in the News

August 29, 2016

Minneapolis-based Fulton Beer began with 10-gallon batches in a garage in 2006. Though it was initially just for the joy of brewing, the brewers realized they had chemistry, and began to formulate a plan. The goal was to build a brick-and-mortar destination within 10 years. Within three years, the folks behind the beer had gone far beyond expectations, cycling up into contract brewing and eventually, not one, but two Minneapolis breweries. In their words: "Looks like being wrong can sometimes be awesome."...

August 8, 2016

#34. Fulton Beer 300 IPA:

The verdict: Also known as “Batch 300,” (formerly known) because it was an anniversary beer that eventually became a flagship, 300 has quickly helped earn a reputation for Fulton. Built on a bed of pilsner malt, it’s crisper and more inherently sessionable right off the bat than many of the other IPAs in this tasting, while still retaining plenty of hop character. Hops come through with clean, clear citrus notes (primarily orange) and secondary notes of resin and maybe even a bit of mango, giving it an aroma that is appreciably complex but simultaneously very approachable. This is just an easy, welcoming IPA in general; the kind of beer that feels like it would be welcome in any kind of setting and with any kind of accompaniment. It would do just as well in a paired beer dinner as it would with a basket of greasy fish and chips, and who doesn’t love an IPA like that? 

August 1, 2016

For the past three years the members of the All-City X Fulton racing team have suited up, pinned on numbers, and put the screws to ourselves and our competition during the 25-event Minnesota racing season running from September through November. All-City X Fulton was the first squad put together with support from the new wave of Minnesota breweries, and since its founding in February 2013 we’ve seen other teams pop up...

August 1, 2016

One recent Saturday afternoon we stopped at the Fulton Brewery taproomdowntown for drinks and fish and chips from The Anchor’s food truck. Welly basked in the shade under the picnic table and a friendly barkeeper even came out with a cold bowl of water just for her.

August 1, 2016

Environmental stewardship is one of craft’s Top 5 credos. In our humble opinion, a craft brewer should make great quality beer (Craft Credo No. 1), serve their community first (No. 2), support the craft industry overall (No. 3), embrace philanthropy (No. 4) and fight for the environment and sustainability (No. 5).

Honoring more than one of those credos, Friends of the Mississippi River is teaming up with local businesses in the Minneapolis Metro area, to collaborate and release a limited-edition beer to support the Mississippi River. It’s called 72 Stretch. Made in collaboration with Fulton Beer, Rahr Corp. and Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop, this special brew honors the 72 miles of the Mississippi River flowing through the Twin Cities metro, which serves as the sole source of drinking water for nearly one in three metro residents.

July 25, 2016

From brewing in a local garage to building two Minneapolis breweries in three years, Fulton has grown quite a bit since it hit the brewing scene in 2009. Today, most of the magic happens in the Fulton brewery northeast of the city; at the taproom in downtown Minneapolis, you can try a pint for yourself...

July 22, 2016

Maitrise Imperial Farmhouse Ale from Fulton Brewing:
The Imperial Farmhouse style was a new one for us, and we were intrigued by the suggested contradiction — an easygoing, everyday nature crossbred with regal power and bearing. But all is explained after a few sips...

July 21, 2016

As the festival is a salute to all things Minneapolis, it is fitting that one of the new additions shines a light on the ever-growing beer community. The Mess Hall at Boom Island, open Saturday during AquaJam, showcases four local breweries – FINNEGANS, Fulton Beer, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company and Sociable Cider Werks. Ethan Applen, CEO of Lakes & Legends; Tucker Gerrick, from Fulton; Angie Lee, marketing and events coordinator from FINNEGANS; and Jim Watkins, co-founder of Sociable, spoke about what it’s like to merge a new Minneapolis staple with an old one.

July 20, 2016

In just its first year as a festival business partner, the Minneapolis-based company will serve its beer at the annual River Rats water ski performances, host a drag race downtown and bring back a skateboarding event that was an Aquatennial favorite in the 1980s.

June 24, 2016

Sweet Child of Vine by Fulton Beer at Chef Camp
This week we got up to Camp Miller to re-explore and start working on a dry run for this September’s Chef Camp retreat. (Five tickets remain; act quickly if you’re intrigued.) Our beer sponsor, Fulton, came with us, and we feasted on lamb and pesto sandwiches on Spoon and Stable bread, fire-roasted asparagus, and — of course — Fulton Beer. Sweet Child of Vine is one of the beers...