Fulton Beer, four friends creating beer in their garage in the Fulton neighborhood of Minneapolis and producing beer for your consumption across the border in Wisconsin, have found a home for their brewery in Minneapolis. A lease was signed on August 18, 2010 for their new brewery location at 414 6th Ave N. Minneapolis.
Ryan Petz, President
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FULTON BEER: ONE STEP CLOSER TO BRINGING BREWING BACK TO MINNEAPOLIS
On August 18, 2010, Fulton Beer reached an important milestone in their quest to build the first packaging brewery in Minneapolis in nearly a decade. After searching for over six months, the company signed a lease for a building which they plan to be the home of Fulton Brewing for years to come.
Thanks to the Minneapolis City Council’s recent unanimous approval of the Brew Beer Here ordinance, packaging breweries in Minneapolis will now be allowed to sell growlers. The ability to sell growlers is key to the survival of small volume breweries, and Fulton hopes it will help them become part of a Minneapolis brewing renaissance.
Fulton is withholding details on the building location until the conclusion of a contest in which the first person to find the new brewery space will be rewarded with the very first growler produced in the brewery, and of course, the knowledge that they found it first. Instructions and clues to the contest are available at Fulton’s Facebook page.
The company has extensively researched brewing equipment, and plans to procure a 15 to 20 barrel brewhouse. The new brewery will produce kegs and growlers initially, with limited production 750 mL bottles planned for the future. Fulton will also offer frequent tours, tastings, and special events at the brewery.
In June 2009, Fulton was incorporated with a threefold vision: 1) brewing extraordinary beer; 2) restoring the brewing scene in Minneapolis; and 3) building a new ethic for responsible business, embodied in Fulton’s unique Ful10 Fund, which will invest 10% of the company’s profits in a microloan fund to help other entrepreneurs launch their dream businesses.
Fulton’s first beer, Sweet Child of Vine, an IPA, launched in October 2009 at seven Twin Cities bars, and is now available at over 70 locations across the metro area. Fulton’s second year-round offering, The Lonely Blonde, debuted in June 2010 and is available at several dozen local establishments. The company currently brews for commercial sale at Sand Creek Brewing Company in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, and for fun in Peter’s garage in the Fulton neighborhood of Southwest Minneapolis.