Like all good Minnesotans, we try to start conversations by talking about the weather. So, how about this heat wave? If it keeps up much longer, we’re considering packing up our garagery and moving to Canada. You’ll be the first to know if that happens, but in the meantime, here’s what’s new in the world of Fulton.
Thursday, 8/12: Firkin at Eden Prairie Old Chicago
At 5:00, Old Chicago in Eden Prairie will be tapping a cask of our Sweet Child of Vine. We’re not available at a lot of bars in the SW Metro just yet, so this is a rare opportunity to get a SCOV (on cask, no less) in the area. Hope to see you out!
Friday, 8/13: Brew At the Zoo!
This will be our first Brew At The Zoo event, but they’ve told us that we’ll be serving beer from the Kodiak bear cages. We’ll be doing a sockeye salmon infused IPA. Seriously though, Brew at the Zoo is a great idea for a great cause. In addition to beer, there will be some great local music acts, including Tim Mahoney. All proceeds to go the Zoo’s Conservation fund. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.mnzoo.com/events/Events_brewZoo_10.asp
Sunday, 8/15: King’s Wine Bar 1st Anniversary
We’re not playing an official role, other than to mingle and show our support for the great folks at King’s. For those of you who haven’t been to King’s, Sunday would be a great time to come by. They’re one of the top Fulton accounts in the city, both by volume of Fulton served, and by general coolness. There will be specials and live music Sunday, so be sure to swing by if you’re in the neighborhood.
Sunday, 8/29: Tangletown Gardens Dinner
We already had the honor of participating in Tour de Farm with Tangletown earlier this summer. Let’s just say that food doesn’t get any better than when it’s picked that day and prepared by some of the best chefs in the country. Well, if you missed Tour de Farm, this is your second chance. This time, Tangletown is bringing in legendary localvore chefs Ryan Child and Dana Younklin from iconic California restaurants Chez Panisse and Boulevard. We’ll be preparing some special beers just for this event. To find out more, please visit http://www.tangletowngardens.com/
Finally, something for our mothers to be proud of
Big Win at the Beer Dabbler!
Some of you were in attendance on July 17th at the Highland Park Beer Dabbler. Those of those of you that weren’t missed out! There were 50+ great breweries there, and a lot of good beer to try (or “dabble,” in the parlance of the event). While we enjoy all beer festivals, this one was especially fun for us, because we came home with some serious hardware: The Lord Dabbler Cup!
Nice Write-up in Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine
The great people at MSP Magazine did a feature on the top 52 people, places, and things (nouns?) in the Twin Cities food scene, and were nice enough to include us! For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s in the August issue. Look for Andrew Zimmern on the cover.
And one more piece of great news: Brew Beer Here passes!
Thanks to the efforts of the Minneapolis City Council, especially Gary Schiff, it is now legal for packaging breweries (instead of just brewpubs) to sell growlers in Minneapolis! The whole beer community is excited about this, but we are especially so. Growlers are vital to the success of any small brewery, and they’re the best way for a customer to get the freshest beer possible, right from the source. We believe the passage of this law will in time help bring forth new breweries all over Minneapolis–including one of our own. For more on that, you’ll have to stay tuned…
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