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!

FoF: Imperial Porter and Family Pork

Welcome to yet another episode of Food on Fridays (FoF) at Burning Brothers. This Boxing Day edition showcases the triumphant return of Tollefson Family Pork Farm who offer all-natural meat products exclusively through Twin Cities farmers markets as well as their food truck and chef’s table. Tonight, Tollefson’s tantalizing yet titillating menu of tremendous temptation includes:

  • Housemade salsa with chips
  • Potato hash with garlic n’ veg
  • Wrap Du Jur with smoked bacon, smoked sausage or sauteed veggie

Meanwhile, our brewer’s choice for the taproom is our Imperial Porter. Made with dark roasted grains, this beer offers a substantial malt flavor combined with balanced hop profile. Note the rich caramel taste followed by hints of peat. IBU: 56 ~ ABV: 10%

IMG_0939This weekend’s tap selection:

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

Cheers!

PS: We quietly celebrated Dane and Thom’s birthdays this past week. Feel free to tell them they don’t look too old the next time you see them. ;-)

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!