Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Expanded Distribution

Pyro at the MN State Fair

GF beer at the Great MN Get Together

As many of you are aware, the 2014 Minnesota State Fair opens tomorrow and runs everyday through Labor Day. As a Minnesota brewery, we are proud to contribute to this annual tradition and are thrilled to be included in this year’s event.

Pyro APA will be available at both O’Gara’s at the Fair and the Ball Park Cafe. We will also be participating in the Land of 10,000 Beers exhibit located in the Agriculture/Horticulture building. Should be a great time.

Here a Fest, There a Fest, Everywhere a Fest Fest

OK, maybe not everywhere, but it sure feels like it!

Summer may almost be over, but there is certainly a wealth of opportunities to get out and enjoy the sun. Here’s a quick recap of the festivals where the Burning Brothers team can be found pouring beer over the next few months:

Burning Brothers is available throughout MN… and beyond!

In just the past few weeks, we have eclipsed more than 300 Minnesota locations that carry our beer. While there is certainly more opportunity for us to grow here in the homeland, we thought it might be nice to share the love.

In July we started shipping beer to both Wisconsin and South Dakota and in August to our friends in North Dakota. Our sales teams are just starting to get the ball rolling and we are updating the map on our website as locations are added.

If you know someone who has been wanting some Burning Brothers in these areas, or if you ARE that someone, now is the time to speak out. Let us know where you’d like to see our beer, or better yet, let your retailer know that you want it at their store.

As always, if you have specific questions, drop us a note via Email, Facebook, le systeme Chappe, Twitter or Google+.

Cheers,
Burning Brothers

Get sassy with your coffee!

This Friday we are hosting the Sassy Spoon starting at 5:30pm. They bring ‘wholesome food with attitude’ to the streets of the Twin Cities! By sourcing many of their ingredients from local farms and producers, Sassy Spoon cares about where your food comes from and how it makes you feel. Their menu includes a hearty variety of gluten-free home-cooked style meals.

We also welcome the return of our “Roasted” coffee ale to the taproom. We take the bitter from coffee and mix it with our special blend of Cascadian hops to make a beer that is thick, dark and yum yum yummy! And yes, it’s decaf. (7.7% ABV)

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Fused Lime Shandy
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Fused Blackberry
  • Roasted Coffee Ale

Cheers!

Artisinal Street Cuisine and IPA… Oh yeah!

This Friday we are hosting the GastroTruck starting at 4pm. They specialize in artisinal street cuisine using only the best ingredients sourced from sustainable, environmentally responsible supplier partners. They believe strongly in respecting the food and the environment in which it comes from and take great pride in their efforts to source locally, practice 100% utilization in the preparation of their products, and run their business as a zero-waste operation.

In addition, we’ll be tapping a pilot batch of our new Black Strap India Pale Ale. This single-hopped IPA offers a balanced bitterness with a slight hint of black-strap molasses. Our twist on this American favorite makes a great addition to your taproom experience. (6% ABV)

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Fused Lime Shandy
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Fused Raspberry
  • Black Strap India Pale Ale (Pilot Batch)

Cheers!

Eclectic food to go with eclectic beer

Tonight we are hosting the 128 Cafe Food Truck starting at 4pm. Their menu is eclectic American. America is diverse and so is their food. Italian, Thai, Korean, German, Mexican – it’s all here, and their food reflects that.

This weekend’s tap selection:

Pyro American Pale Ale
Fused Lime Shandy
Fused Orange Blossom Honey
Fused Raspberry

Cheers!

Corn Dogs, Coffee Ale & a ribbon to boot

Tonight we’ll be hosting Crazy Puppy Gourmet Workshop starting at 4pm. Crazy Puppy serves up tasty gluten-free fair food all summer long.

Keeping with the fair food theme we’ll be tapping a keg of our “Roasted” Coffee Ale which won us a ribbon at the 2011 MN State Fair!

This weekend’s tap selection:

Pyro American Pale Ale
Fused Lime Shandy
Fused Orange Blossom Honey
Fused Raspberry
Roasted Coffee Ale

Cheers!

Tacos and Stouts and Blackberries, oh my!

RustyTaco

Tonight, we’ll be hosting the Rusty Taco food truck starting at 4pm. They have a variety of mouth-watering tacos to satisfy all your taco(ee) needs.

2014-07-18 13.38.34In addition, we’ll be tapping a pilot batch of our new Gluten-Free Stout as well as our Blackberry Infused Pyro. Everyone said they wanted a stout, so we made it imperial! Tastes like chocolate and punches like Tyson! You will need a few tacos after a pint of this beast! (10.5% abv)

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Fused Lime Shandy
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Fused Blackberry
  • Imperial Stout (Pilot Batch)

Cheers!

Return of Food Truck Fridays

That’s right folks. After a brief hiatus (and a holiday), we are back in the business of bringing you delectable offering from the local food truck community. Tonight, we’ll be hosting the Hot Indian Foods truck who was named 2013′s Best New Food Truck by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.

To compliment the arrival of Hot Indian Food, we’ll be tapping our latest pilot batch of our India Pale Ale. This unfiltered IPA focuses on balancing hop characteristics against a floral malt backbone. The hop flavor is medium and slightly grassy with a trace of sweet citrus. The bitterness lingers as the fruit drifts into softer earth tones.

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro APA
  • Fused Lime Shandy
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Fused Raspberry
  • India Pale Ale (Pilot Batch)

Cheers!

Happy Independence Day

Been Busy Building a Bodacious Bounty of Beautiful Beer

See how we alliterate in an effort to placate our belate(d) news ;-)

First off, everyone here at Burning Brothers wishes you a happy 4th of July. We wish you the best celebration and hope it will be a safe one. Note that we will be closed on Friday, July 4th to give our staff a much needed day off. Make sure to stop in the taproom before 8pm on Thursday for any growler fills for your Independence Day events (pint sales until 9pm).

Secondly, when we re-open the doors on July 5th, our regular Saturday taproom hours will change to 2pm to 8pm. While we liked the convenience of the old schedule, we realized that many of you were just getting your taproom mojo going when we closed the doors. We appreciate your patronage and your feedback and hope you enjoy this new schedule.

  • Thursday: 4pm to 9pm (Growlers sales stop @ 8pm… it’s the law, sorry!)
  • Friday: 4pm to 9pm (Closed 7/4/14)
  • Saturday: 2pm to 8pm

Next, the more observant of you may have noticed that we have been working on having Food Trucks Fridays be a regular thing. Everyone we invite serves a selection of gluten-free options, so you are welcome to bring your order in and enjoy it with a pint. We keep a schedule of which trucks and when on the events section of our website. Here’s a sneak preview for July:

Speaking of food, we’d like to remind everyone that we are a 100% gluten-free facility, so please refrain from bringing any outside food that can’t be verified as being gluten-free. Have questions or need clarification, please ask. Thank you!

Last, but certainly not least, we wanted to welcome our 2 new brewing assistants Tina and Andy to the crew. They have both been working hard to learn the in and outs of the brewing process and keep impressing us in new ways daily.

Also, we have introduced a few more options in the tap room with our summer infusions (Lime Shandy, Orange Blossom Honey, Raspberry, etc.). In the works we have an IPA and a Stout and so far they are both tasting great! The IPA will come out of the gate first with the Stout a week or two behind. We will continue to brew small batches for the taproom but are also working on getting our Coffee Ale into cans!

Thank you all again for your continued support of the business and the vision we share, Beer on!

As always, if you have specific questions, drop us a note via EmailFacebook,SteganographyTwitter or Google+.

Cheers,
Burning Brothers

Celebrate 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer

Did you know there are about 10,000 minutes in a week?

Did you also know there are about 10,000 ounces in 5 kegs of beer?
Did you also ALSO know that 73.8% of all statistics are made up on the spot?

This week, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild is celebrating the art, science and love of MN craft beer. Events are happening all across the state.

Here at Burning Brothers, we are getting into the spirit with special events in our taproom:

Thursday, May 8th:

  • Chef T-Bone will tickle your pallet with a delectable selection of gluten-free meats, sliders, wraps and other delights
  • The Mudd Brothers will entertain you with their eclectic mix of Irish, Folk and Bluegrass music

Friday, May 9th:

  • The Sassy Spoon food truck will deliver wholesome food with attitude
  • The Moss Piglets have a unique high energy modern take on oldtime/bluegrass, along with hints of blues, rock, country, and reggae, featuring creative original music and tasty cover tunes

Saturday, May 10th:

  • Chef T-Bone will deliver an encore performance of his locally sourced specialties

 Pyro is on the move

Burning Brothers, redefining Pyromaniac one can at a time.

You keep drinking, we keep brewing. Our Pyro APA can be found in a variety of locations across the Twin Cities metro. Also, we have begun to push into greater Minnesota, including Rochester, Duluth, Moorhead, Faribault (our hometown) and many other places.

Check out the “Find” link on the website for up to the minute information on where to get your Pyro.

We can’t do it all

Sometimes, you need a helping hand.

With the addition of the taproom to our growing repertoire of offerings, we realized we needed more help.

Hannah Hautman joins the crew as our Taproom Guru and Hostess. She’s well versed in the ways and means of beer and has already accompanied us to many of the events we were at over the past few months. Join us in welcoming her to the BBB team.

As always, if you have specific questions, drop us a note via emailFacebookMorse CodeTwitter or Google+.

Cheers,
Burning Brothers

So this thing happened

“When last we left our intrepid crew, construction was well underway and we were actually starting to see a brewery spring up around them. However, much to their dismay, this left no time to write, send out a newsletter or even have a life outside the brewery!  Thankfully, construction is done, and the next phase has begun.”

So yeah, let’s see, last newsletter… 6 months ago.

Uhm, right, excuses… the sun was in my eye… I thought you were taller… there’s a snake on the stove (true story… but for another time)… it’s not my fault!

No, seriously. The equipment arrived, insanity ensued and ultimately all I can say is, I’m sorry.

So, now that we have that out of the way, let’s catch you up.

1) As of January 30th, Burning Brothers Pyro American Pale Ale is on store shelves and in bars and restaurants. Locations can be found on the website. If your local watering hole doesn’t carry our beer, your best bet is to ask them to. The more requests they get, the more likely they are to call and say “Dude, can I get some of your beer?”.

2) The tap room is built and we are working with the city on finalizing our certificate of occupancy and getting our pint sale and growler licenses. We do not have an ETA yet, but are hoping that it will only be a few weeks at the most. Current plan is that we will be open on Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Once we are official, we’ll post the hours here, there and everywhere else.

3) At the beginning of February, the BBB team expanded to include our fourth member, Ryan Strong. His skills include a strong culinary background, mechanical intuitiveness and a charming and sometimes irreverent sense of humour. Yeah, he fits in quite well.

4) We’ve started attending some of the local beer festivals. It’s been a little odd
and humbling for us to be on the other side of the table, but we’ve really
enjoyed the chance to be out there and pouring beer for all of you. With winter (dare I say it?!) finally releasing it’s death grip on us, we are already getting queued up for several more and hope that many of you will take the time to come out and share a glass with us. I promise (no, REALLY!) to get the website updated with dates and times of where we will be.

It’s been one heck of a ride thus far and we couldn’t have done it without all you.

As always, if you have specific questions, drop us a note via emailFacebookTwitter or Pony Express.

 

Cheers,
Thom, Dane, Gabe and Ryan