Newsletter: What’s on tap (i.e. the docket) for this weekend

2014-11-21 09.06.21Weekend Update

Shockingly, it’s STILL about beer… and food

Tonight (Friday), Chowgirls Killer Catering returns to the taproom with their award-winning menu that uses local, organic, and seasonal ingredients to create naturally good food. From American comfort food to vegetarian and spicy ethnic selections, Chowgirls’ diverse menu offers a fresh approach. Tonight’s gluten-free menu includes a vietnamese-style noodle salad featuring rice noodles, lettuce, tomato, ginger, shitake, and leek – with your choice of grass fed Peterson’s Limosin Beef flank steak or roasted Mississippi Mushrooms’ king oyster mushrooms.

As always, Friday also brings us the latest offering in our brewer’s choice series with the tapping of our Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. Cocoa nibs mesh with a combination of buckwheat, millet and sorghum to create a dark, full-bodied ale with a complimentary oatmeal flavor. ABV 5.2% ~ IBU 36

Saturday, the Burning Brothers team will be down at the Union Depot in St. Paul for Winterfest 2015. This craft beer sampling event celebrates beer brewed in Minnesota by the breweries and brew pubs that are current members of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. Chase out the winter chill with a multitude of Winter Warmers, hearty food, beer education, entertainment and music. Tickets are still available!

Crowds not your thing? Stop in the taproom on Sunday from 2-8pm for a more relaxed pint. We’ve got a nice collection of tabletop games to being enjoyed while catching up with friends over a beer.

Questions? Drop us a note via Email, Facebook, Signal FlareTwitter or Google+.

Cheers,
Burning Brothers

Newsletter: What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a happening

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 Taproom Selection

  • Pyro APA
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused OB Honey
  • Fused Cranberry
  • Dry Stout (Thu)
  • American Lager (Fri-Sun)

Upcoming Events

 Weekend Update

Shockingly… it’s about beer

Let’s do this chronologically, for the sake of my OCD.

It’s Thursday, so that means tonight (and every Thursday night) we are doing our Thirsty Thursdays Happy Hour. Come on down to the taproom for $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills all night long. But remember intrepid traveler, St Paul doesn’t allow growler fills after 8pm on Thursdays, so get here early.

On Friday, Rusty Taco is in the house to satisfy all of your taco cravings. Better yet, we are pairing them against our latest creation… the American Lager. (OMG4REALZ!!1!) That’s right folks, we have taken the pillar of American beer and recreated it in gluten-free form. Prepare to be amazed.

Saturday, our beer maestro Dane and his able bodied brewer Andrew will be headed up to Grand Casino Hinckley for the Grand Minnesota Taste-Together featuring musical guests Trampled By Turtles and Communist Daughter. Need I say more?

Not quite ready for the weekend to stop? On Sunday (wait, you guys are open on Sunday??!?) the taproom is open from 2-8pm. Stop in for a pint, relax and gird yourself from the fact that Monday is hiding just around the corner.

Questions? Drop us a note via Email, Facebook, Petroglyph, Twitter or Google+.

Cheers,
Burning Brothers

 

FoF: Tollefson & Dry Stout

It’s already after 5pm on Friday, so I’ll spare you the usual rhetoric and get straight to the point. (OMG4REALZ!!1!)

2015-02-13 17.10.03Food on Friday (FoF) is Chef T-Bone from Tollefson Family Pork Farm whose all gluten-free menu includes:

  • Housemade salsa with chips
  • “Adult” Creamy/Spicy Mac n’ Cheese
  • Wrap Du Jur with smoked sausage or sauteed veggie
  • Cottage bacon a la carte

Brewer’s choice is Dane’s Dry Stout. As far as dry stouts are concern, this is one that is not going to make you pucker. With a bit of sweetness to balance the toast characteristics, the hints of coffee and chocolate really shine through. On the backside, the dryness of the malt makes itself known but does not linger. It is an easy drinking, enjoyable way to end…or start your day!  (IBU: 40 ~ ABV: 4.1%)

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Cranberry
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Dane’s Dry Stout (Brewer’s Choice)

Cheers!

FoF: Moondog & Black Pepper Porter

2014-11-14 18.15.12Food on Fridays (FoF) again welcomes are local slinger of German-style dogs and bratwursts, Moondog Fancy Meats. Choose from a variety of meaty goodness (pork, beef and bison to name a few) and then pile them high with all the (un)usual toppings.

IMG_1137Meanwhile on the beer side, we continue our Friday tradition of Brewer’s Choice. This week we are featuring Dennis’s Black Pepper Porter. This beer starts with the aromas of chocolate and black currant and follows up with toast and cherry flavors along with a distinct black peppercorn finish. IBU: 27 ~ ABV: 3.5%

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Cranberry
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Dennis’s Black Pepper Porter (Brewer’s Choice)

Cheers!

FoF: French Meadow & English Mild

fmbc_logoIt’s that time again. Food on Fridays (FoF) welcomes a new addition to our lineup with the arrival of the French Meadow Bakery & Cafe. According to Minneapolis based food & wine writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, “French Meadow has led, articulated, and demonstrated everything right and good about food in America in the last several decades: championing organics before there really was such a thing; promoting sustainable agriculture; making and serving slow foods; and generally providing a tasty little oasis of thoughtful and healthy living since the dawn of time. Or 1985, more specifically.”

Tonight’s all gluten-free menu includes:

  • Black Bean Chili & Organic Brown Rice with all the fixings (i.e., Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Onions, etc.) It can also be made vegan should you so choose.
  • Roasted Rosemary Potato Pizza with Sour Cream, Rosemary Potatoes, Extra Sharp White Cheddar, Chives

Meanwhile, our brewer’s choice tapping for tonight brings us the return of Thom’s English Mild. Subtle, crisp bitterness on the front finishes with a touch of biscuit and nuts on the back. This session style comes in at a low 3.0% ABV and is intended to be a lightly-flavored, easy to drink and malt-accented gluten-free beer.

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Cranberry
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Thom’s English Mild (Brewer’s Choice)

Cheers!

Newsletter: More States and New Taproom Hours

New Year, New States

Working on our plan for world domination!

Well the holidays are over and our resolutions have begun. We are watching the beer scene continuously explode and keeping up with smiles on our faces. Recipes are being created, tested and scaled and we are actively working towards releasing our next style in cans.

mapThis January, we shipped our first cases of Pyro off to the great states of Iowa and Nebraska. As always, 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.

Other states are in the hopper as we navigate the distribution and regulatory environments. As they get added, we’ll keep you all in the loop as to what, where, when and how.

More Taproom Opportunities

The beer industry slows down over the holidays as people turn more to wine and spirits for their family gatherings. This change of pace has afforded us the opportunity to spend some quality time with our pilot brewing system. We have a variety of new styles in the works which we will be test driving in the taproom, including an English Mild, a Black Pepper Porter, an Oatmeal Chocolate Stout, a Dry Stout, an Imperial Porter and a variety of other things.

We have extended our taproom hours to provide more options for you to come in and sample some gluten-free goodness. New taproom hours are as follows:

  • Thursdays 4-9pm (Growlers until 8pm) Happy Hour specials all night
  • Fridays 4-10pm (Food on Fridays)
  • Saturdays 2-10pm
  • Sundays 2-8pm (No growler sales) Sunday Funday discounts for gaming

In addition, we continue to partner with our local culinary experts by offering Food on Fridays (FoF), gluten-free of course. From tacos to brats to stews and everything in between, it’s an awesome way to start the weekend off right. Selection varies from week to week, so check the website to see what is on the docket.

2015-01-22 15.22.45 smallSunday (Funday) is when we encourage everyone to spend some time amongst friends. We’ve acquired a small stockpile of tabletop games and are encouraging people to stop in, have a pint (or two) and reconnect over a game. Happy Hour pricing is in effect for anyone playing a game on Sundays.

Lastly, a reminder that brewhouse tours happen on the first Saturday of each month at 4pm. First come, first served. Limit of 20.

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

Cheers,
Burning Brothers

FoF: Tollefson & IPA

Food on Fridays (FoF)
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- Burning Brothers has Food on Fridays!

Chef T=BoneIt’s Friday and we once again are hosting Chef T-Bone from Tollefson Family Pork Farm. They offer all-natural meat products exclusively through Twin Cities farmers markets as well as their food truck and chef’s table. Tonight, T-Bone’s all gluten-free menu includes:

  • Housemade salsa with chips
  • “Adult” Creamy/Spicy Mac n’ Cheese
  • Wrap Du Jur with smoked sausage or sauteed veggie
  • Cottage bacon a la carte

Brewer’s choice bring us Dane’s Fresh Hopped IPA. Warm and smooth alcohol notes combine with earthy/citrusy hop characteristics to deliver a slightly intense yet moderately strong imperial pale ale.  (IBU: 52 ~ ABV: 7.6%)

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Cranberry
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Dane’s Fresh Hopped IPA (Brewer’s Choice)

Cheers!

FoF: Rusty Taco & Belgian Saison

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Tonight for Food on Fridays (FoF), Rusty Taco is back from 6-8pm to temp you with their usual variety of mouth-watering taco(ee) goodness. All gluten-free of course!

Brewer’s choice brings us a new adventure with Andrew’s Belgian Saison. This farmhouse ale is served unfiltered and features a sweet malt taste coupled with hints of dry toast and spiced banana. Typically brewed at the end of the cool season, it is meant to be a quenching and refreshing start to warmer weather. (5.6% ABV ~ 27 IBU)

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Cranberry
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Andrew’s Belgian Saison (Brewer’s Choice)

Cheers!

FoF: Apple, NFL, Chowgirls & ‘Mild’

On January 9th, 2007 Steve Jobs announced the iPhone. Yeah, you read that right, 2007. Time flies and all that….. Also, for the football fans out there, it was on January 9th, 1962 that the NFL prohibited the grabbing of face masks. Good thing we got that under control. :-P

But I digress… you probably want to talk about beer… and food… and the fact that it’s Friday…

Food on Fridays (FoF) welcomes back Chowgirls Killer Catering who offer a broad range of American comfort food including vegetarian and spicy ethnic selections. Tonight’s all gluten-free menu includes:

  • logoWinter Squash and Sausage: Chunks of butternut, skewered and grilled with Italian sausage with a touch of fried sage and maple butter
  • Tofu Squares: Cornmeal crusted fried tofu topped with a dollop of house-made sriracha
  • Beef Stew: Thousand Hills grass-fed beef brisket, slow cooked and chock-full of potatoes, carrots, peas and love
  • Veggie Stew: Slow cooked hearty winter vegetables in a butter-herb base, made with love

On the beer side, we continue the brewer’s choice offering with our Thom’s English Mild. Subtle, crisp bitterness on the front finishes with a touch of biscuit and nuts on the back. This session style comes in at a low 3.0% ABV and is intended to be a lightly-flavored, easy to drink and malt-accented gluten-free beer.

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Cranberry
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Thom’s English Mild (Brewer’s Choice)

Cheers!

FoF: Spiced Ale, Moondog, New Year

339912423_4416699c99_mWelcome to 2015 everyone! You have made it through the holiday blitz and are just about ready to get back to some sense of normalcy. But before you do, how about we get together and throw back a pint or two to celebrate.

Food on Fridays (FoF) continues tonight with the arrival of Moondog Fancy Meats. Choose from a variety of dogs and bratwursts (pork, beef and bison to name a few) served German-style and piled high with all the (un)usual toppings.

A New Year also means a new beer! Warm your winter chills with Tina’s Spiced Ale. Sweet yet spicy, this beer offers hints of orange and cinnamon combined with a bold ginger taste followed by a crisp and dry finish. IBU: 39 ~ ABV: 5.6%

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Cranberry
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Tina’s Spiced Ale (Brewer’s Choice)

Cheers!