FoF: Keeping it ‘Mild’ with Moondog

2014-11-14 18.15.12It’s the end of the week, which means it’s time for another edition of Food on Friday (FoF) in the Burning Brothers taproom. Tonight, Moondog Fancy Meats is back to tempt you with their German style bratwursts and hot dogs (gluten-free of course) piled high with all your favorite toppings.

On the beer side, we have a new pilot batch/brewer’s choice offering with our Burning Brothers 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 beer.

This weekend’s tap selection:

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

Cheers!

Newsletter: One year of beer, who’d a thunk…

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“There is no need to sharpen my pencils any more, my pencils are sharp enough. Even the dull ones will leave a mark.” -Ze Frank “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
One year ago today we stood on our new brewing platform more racked with nerves than excitement. “How the hell did we get here?” was unspoken but not forgotten. It was 20 hours from start to finish for that first brew, a mere 200 gallons of beer. We had much to learn.

Today, we brew nearly 500 gallons in half that time, we employ 5 people full-time and we sell beer in 4 states (6 by year-end). “How the hell did we get here?” is still unspoken but not forgotten.

In these past 12 months, we have learned to check our egos at the door and instead, focus on quality and pride. We are proud of our past mistakes and that we can continue to learn from them. We are proud of our familys and the sacrifices they have made and the sacrifices they are willing to make. We our proud to support the community that has supported us and for their ideas, friendship and never-ending thirst. We are a proud Minnesota brewery. We are proud to be gluten-free.

Pride may be a sin, so if it is, let us be sinful.

Thank you all.
-Dane

365 Days…
1,000 pounds of hops…
30,000 gallons of beer…
100,000 cans…These are just a few of the numbers this year has brought. A ways, a means to try to put a shape or definition to what has been indescribable journey. Happiness, pain, joy, frustration, discovery, humility. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions that really is hard to put into words.

Yet here we are at this milestone and ultimately I have to agree with Dane… I am proud for what we’ve done and what we continue to do. It hasn’t always been easy and I know there is more to come, but I’m glad we’ve walked this path.

It might be trite (OK, it IS trite!), but we couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Thank you.
-Thom

FoF: Rusty Taco

rustylogoTacos and beer are almost as synonymous as peanut butter and chocolate. Rusty Taco will be in the Burning Brothers taproom from 6-8pm serving up a variety of gluten-free taco goodness.

Beer pairings from the taplines include:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Fused Cranberry

Cheers!

FoF: Tollefson Family Pork Farm

Breathe…

Relax…

Have a beer…

The holiday madness is only beginning…

Let the fine folks at Burning Brothers help ease your pain. It’s Friday and the means you should let someone else do the cooking. Tollefson Family Pork Farm provides the perfect compliment to our tap selection, with their all gluten-free (and totally non-turkey) menu which includes:

  • tollefson-logoHousemade pineapple salsa with chips
  • Spicy “adult” mac ‘n cheese
  • Sauteed and marinated veggie wrap
  • Cottage bacon wrap with pesto & fresh greens
  • Hearty pork and bacon chili

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Fused Cranberry

Cheers!

PS: Dane is a big poopy butt, and he told me to go ahead!

FoF: Chowgirls

logoFood on Fridays (FoF) brings something new to the Burning Brothers taproom. Chowgirls Killer Catering is a women-owned, award-winning Minneapolis catering company 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 menu includes:

  • Winter 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

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Cranberry
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey

Cheers!

Newsletter: Stuff n’ Things… not to be vague

Happy Thanksgiving

Burning Brothers, bringing turkey and beer back to the gluten-free, just like our founding fathers intended!!

No, it’s not the forgotten holiday (at least not yet anyways). Rather, it’s a time for family, a time for friends, a time for reflection, a time for celebration and a time for gratitude.

Everyone here at Burning Brothers would like to say “Thank you” for supporting us on this crazy adventure and to wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday.

That being said, our taproom hours for Thanksgiving week are as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 26th: 5-8pm
  • Thursday, November 27th: Closed
  • Friday, November 28th: 4-9pm
  • Saturday, November 29th: 2-8pm

Taproom, Tours, Events and the Usual Suspects

Starting November 20th, Thirsty Thursdays will be in effect. That means $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills every Thursday. Yup, it’s a ploy on our part to try add some jazz to Thursday nights.

Despite the cold weather bringing an end to the season for many food trucks, in the taproom Food on Fridays continues with a variety of tables and carts.

Brewhouse tours will now officially happen on the first Saturday of each month at 4pm. First come, first served. Limit of 20. If that doesn’t work with your schedule, you might want to consider the Brews ‘n Bulbs Holiday Craft Brewery Tour.

As always, if you have specific questions, drop us a note via Email, FacebookPosthypnotic SuggestionTwitter or Google+.

Cheers,
Burning Brothers

Rosetta, Moondog, Cranberry

If you have been living under a rock (which some days I really can’t fault you for), you might not have heard that the ESA has landed a robot probe on Comet 67P. What does this have to do with beer? Nothing really, but it’s still pretty cool to think about what it took to make this happen. We have a respect and appreciation for a daunting task!

Tonight in the taproom, we welcome back Moondog Fancy Meats. Come get your fill of delectable gluten-free German style bratwursts and hot dogs and pile them high with all your favorite toppings.

We’ve also decided it’s time for us to start getting into the holiday spirit with the introduction of our Fused Cranberry beer. The bitterness of hops harmonize with the bitterness of the cranberries to which we add just a touch of sweetness to create this seasonal sampling.

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Cranberry
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Fused Raspberry

Cheers!

 

Mmmmm Tacos. Tacos. Tacos.

 

That’s right TACOS! Rusty Tacos will be serving in the brewery from 6-8pm tonight. Can you think of a better way to spend tonight? Neither can we. See you soon!

This weekend’s tap selection:

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

All Hallows’ Eve

58965867_e1a9992cca_mHalloweenAll Hallow’s EveSamhain… Whatever your preference, everyone here at Burning Brothers wishes you a safe an enjoyable time tonight.

While we will be without a food truck or chef’s table tonight, the taproom is open from 4-9pm and we’ll be doing $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills all night long in honor of the occasion.

This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Fused Raspberry

Cheers!

 

Food on Fridays: Moondog Fancy Meats

 

10291267_615644771865902_8811508923789764788_nIt’s Friday once again, and that means it’s time to bring food back to the Burning Brothers taproom. This week we’re trying something new with the arrival of Moondog Fancy Meats who specialize in slinging German style bratwursts and dogs. Gluten-free of course!

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This weekend’s tap selection:

  • Pyro American Pale Ale
  • Roasted Coffee Ale
  • Fused Orange Blossom Honey
  • Fused Raspberry

Cheers!