December is here, and there’s a fresh, white coat of snow draped gently across our fields and valleys. It’s time to set down those fruity, summery, sessionable beers, and start thinking about what you’re going to warm your bones with from here until the day your cheeks are kissed by the sun again...
It’s been five years since Fulton moved into the North Loop. At that time they planned to brew their own beer in a small brewhouse and then sell growlers onsite. The Surly Bill passed before doors had opened and they shifted both plans and brew tanks...
Local vendors, like Fulton Brewery and Love Your Melon Hats, will provide food , drinks, unique gifts and crafts. There will also be weekly holiday classic movies, themed days, giveaways and more.
"Six years ago, when we started, the choices you had at the liquor store were maybe one cooler door," Ryan Petz remembers. It’s not just the Minnesota brewing scene that’s changed in that time, but the national landscape as well...
The new 51,000 square foot facility will allow the four-year-old brewery to more than double the amount of beer produced currently at Fulton’s Minneapolis taproom, which will stay open, said Fulton co-owner Brian Hoffman.
When Fulton Brewing Company began building their 6,000 square foot facility in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, equipped with four 40 bbl fermenters & one bright tank, they wondered how they could possibly fill all that space. Well, that was two short years — and seven tanks — ago.
Here’s how well Sweet Science‘s new Stout Oat Crunch has been received in the weeks since it debuted: During last Thursday’s soul-crippling blizzard, a large group of regulars braved the roads just to get their hands on a $9 pint. No joke, this stuff is completely worth the trouble.
Owner, David Kidd joins the folks from Twin Cities Live to show them how they can make beer at home. Midwest Supplies is located in St. Louis Park and offers a free class every Saturday for beer and wine making. Plus, they have brewers and wine makers on hand to answer questions 7 days a week.
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Check out this interview with our brewer Mike Salo by Joe Alton of The Growler!
What keeps him inspired? "The black hole of possibility provided by the endless combinations of ingredients, processes, equipment and our palettes. I stay excited thinking about how a few simple raw ingredients like hops, malt, and water have limitless potential to become various flavors, mouthfeels, and styles of beer."