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Tom Thumb Would be Proud – Lift Bridge Mini-Donut Beer

lift-bridge-mini-donut-beer-smIf it didn’t sound delicious, I’d call it a gimmick. Our friends at Lift Bridge have produced what is said to be the first-ever mini donut flavored beer. Armed with a stack of Motley Crue albums, some ripped jeans and a sleeveless Iron Maiden t-shirt, brewer Matt Hall toured the country with carnies for months as he honed his recipe and devised a tiny automatic brewhouse to produce this sweet little beer, one pint at a time.

True story. The fruits of the brewery’s labors will be available exclusively at the Ball Park Café.  And though you won’t have to bitch should you throw this beer into your mouth too quickly, drinking a dozen in a sitting will probably kick your ass. Expect a malty sweet sipper that weighs in at about 5% abv. Mini-Donut will be served in a glass rimmed with cinnamon and sugar. Suggest pairing: Mini-donuts. Duh.

Many thanks to the guys at Lift Bridge for not making a corn dog or blooming onion beer. Gah.

Beer Dabbler Bullpen at the Saints’ Stadium

beerdabblerThe Beer Dabbler and The St. Paul Saints are pairing up to bring 21 craft beers to the ballpark this year. The area, dubbed The Beer Dabbler Bullpen, will be located in the left field corner and will feature seven different breweries, a 70 foot custom bar and a retail space. This outdoor craft beer area will debut at the Saints’ May 11 exhibition game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats.

In addition to other beers, Badger Hill plans to launch a limited release White IPA at the Bullpen. You’ll also be able to find beers from Alaskan, Fulton, Goose Island, Lift Bridge, Odell and Third Street.

“Beer and baseball are the perfect combination at the ballpark,” said Scott Bush, assistant general manager, St. Paul Saints. “Our goal is to enhance the Saints experience and this partnership with the Beer Dabbler will allow our fans to choose from a wide variety of tasty craft beers.  A ‘call to the Bullpen’ will definitely have a different meaning this year.”

“We are excited to bring fans even more tasty reasons to come to a ballgame this year,” said Joseph Alton, project director at the Beer Dabbler. “What pairs better than beer and baseball? The Saint Paul Saints are an outdoor summer institution in Minnesota and now you’ll be hard pressed to find a better draught list at another sporting event this summer.”

Lift Bridge 2nd Annual Irish Coffee Stout Release Party

IrishCoffeeStout_x3More coffee! Lift Bridge’s Irish Coffee Stout returns with a release party at the brewery on March 9th from 6-10pm. You’ll be able to sample a pint of the beer or grab a bottle at the brewery during the release party. Bottles will find their way into liquor stores the following week.

If you’re not familiar with the beer, think whiskey, coffee and cream. Lift Bridge blends a whiskeybarrel aged Russian Imperial Stout with a milk stout and then infuses it with cold press coffee.

Yes it sounds tasty, and yes I like this beer. Dammit.

The party at the brewery will include a chance to sample the beer, Irish music from The Langers Ball, an Irish Toast contest, a costume contest. Lift Bridge tap beers available for purchase as well as food from RA Mac Sammy’s and Tot Boss.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the brewery during taproom hours or online.

750ml bottles will be for sale for $14 (tax included) during the event.


Lift Bridge Farm Girl Cans?

Lift Bridge Farm GirlIt would look that way, anyway. We stumbled upon this post on BA and figured that if MyBeerBuzz.com and Beer Advocate fans are sharing, we’ll share too.


Click to expand the artwork. The right side of the label refers to a 16 oz. silo. Very nice. I’m a fan of the artwork, too.

Obviously no release date just yet.

Stout Week at Groveland Tap

Groveland Tap, St. PaulWhen I think winter, inevitably, I think of stouts (and porters for that matter) and all things dark. So it’s only fitting that Groveland Tap celebrates the chill with their Stout Week next week. They’ve got a nice lineup of stouts and plan to have specials on flights as well as food made with stout. They’ll be tapping the beers listed below at 5pm on Monday and pour them ’til they run dry. Enjoy!

Lift Bridge, Summit Oatmeal, Big Wood Morning Wood, 3rd Street Sugar Shack, Brau Bros. Moo Joos, Odell Lugene, Millstream Backroad, 21st Amendment Oyster, Founder’s Breakfast, Tall Grass Buffalo Sweat with Vanilla Bean, Goose Island Bourbon County, Guinness and a cask of Fulton Worthy Adversary.