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Flat Earth Black Helicopter release at The Ugly Mug

Flat EarthHuh? The Ugly Mug? Wha? No, it’s not that coffee house in Farmington… The Ugly Mug is the bar formerly known as Harvey’s. They’ll be closed this week for a remodel and will reopen on Friday as The Ugly Mug. Half price pints from 4-7pm and free Schell’s from 7-9. It’s listed as Schell’s Amber on BA, but last I checked,Schell’s didn’t have a beer with said name.

Mark your calendars for May 1st at 5:00 pm for the release of Flat Earth’s Black Helicopter at The Ugly Mug as well. Black Helicopter is a coffee stout. I’m hoping that Jeff brings some to Arborfest on Friday. Could I be so lucky?

A description of the beer…

Black Helicopter is a coffee oatmeal stout made with locally roasted Columbia coffee beans from Paradise roasters in Ramsey, MN. What makes this coffee beer different you ask? This is the first beer of its kind made with coffee brewed on a Clover machine, which uses a unique mechanism for extracting the subtle and complex flavors of a coffee bean. Don’t miss this chance to taste this one of a kind brew.

I can’t help but think of Kopplin’s when I think of Clover machines. Andrew’s coffee is top notch. I think this beer will be gooooood…


  1. Chad says:

    The Ugly Mug, eh? Is there a certain theme that goes along with this remodel?

  2. bthek says:

    Dollars to donuts that amber is the firebrick.

  3. Mag says:

    No kidding? Renaming, huh? The artist formerly known as Harvey’s has a pretty good craft selection, but the crowd there still leans heavily away from craft, I think. I guess my ugly mug will fit in better at a place named for it.

  4. al says:

    I like the name. Meets my critieria for charm much better than an old Jimmy Stewart movie.

  5. chad says:


    I thought the same thing, but a google proved it to be not too original. Oh well.

  6. shane says:

    another sure to be scrumptious coffee beer………..mmmmmmm the beer lords are being oh so kind as of late. I can still get java stout for a reasonably low rate, devil over a barrel is out ( and its amazing), now black helicopter. WOOOoooooo set me up!

  7. Trav says:

    It will be in bombers as well once the label is approved by the ol TTB. Its called a “baltic porter” on there….odd, since its a stout.

  8. FlatEarth says:

    Originally this was going to be a Baltic Porter and our year round dark beer, but we decided to make Cygnus year round and use the name for the coffee beer instead.

  9. Trav says:

    We wouldnt mind having some coffee brew year round too!

  10. shane says:

    coffee beer year round……….oh please do!

  11. Rett says:

    Funny, we just drove by the Ugly Mug yesterday and I was confused because I recently read an article about Ugly Mug Coffee (

    Anyway, I’m going to make the Flat Earth release the Brew52 beer for this week, so maybe I’ll see some of you there on Thursday. Thanks for the tip Ryan!

  12. I second the call for a year-round coffee brew! I can start my day off right with that!

  13. Nate at The Ugly Mug sad the Schell’s Amber is an amber brewed for restaurants and is not available to the public. If I understood him correctly, because of legal or regulatory reasons, Schell’s could not relabel their Firebrick for restaurant sales. Possibly someone at Schell’s could clarify the issue.

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