Newsletter: Putting the geek in gluten-free… uhm, wait a minute…

IMG_1190It’s either a brewery, a car wash or a fire fighting facility. Some days, maybe all 3.

With the uptick in warmer weather, beer sales have picked back up after their typical winter slow-down (apparently we all switch to drinking wine and spirits when it’s cold, go figure). Truth be told, the cases of Pyro have been flying out of the loading dock almost as fast as we can them.

If you are still looking for something to do this weekend, join the Burning Brothers crew (and a few other breweries) at the City Pages Beer Festival in downtown Minneapolis. Beer, live music, beer, food, beer, you get the idea.

Also, as you plan your summer vacations, remember that Burning Brothers is available throughout Minnesota, as well as the surrounding states (i.e, WI, IA, ND, SD, NE). We are still adding locations all over the place, so if in doubt, check the website out!

Ask the Brewer

We often get asked what grains are used for brewing gluten-free beer, since barley, wheat and rye aren’t suitable. There are a number of options available, including sorghum, buckwheat, millet, rice, quinoa, teff, oats, etc. Some of our fellow gluten-free brewers are even going a bit further by using chestnuts and lentils in their beer.

Ultimately the point is that we have options and aren’t limited to just one or two types of grain as there are multitudes available to us. Now, finding “malting” sources for these gluten-free grains is an entirely different story…. 😉

Taproom Tidings

Remember, every Thursday is “Thirsty Thursday” at the Burning Brothers taproom. We discount pints by $1 and growler fills by $2. If you have a busy weekend or are heading out of town (or you just need to start the weekend early…hey, we won’t judge), today is the day to swing by and make sure you have the beer you need to make it through!

Food on Fridays (FoF) brings us Chef T-Bone with Tollefson Family Farms who specializes in farm-fresh food paired with their locally-made sausages and bacon. While we’re here, we’d like to extend some kudos to the Tollefson crew for being featured on Kare11’s “Food Truck Friday” segment. Nice work.

Change of plans for Food on Fridays (FoF). Rusty Taco​ will be
joining us tonight instead of Tollefson Family Farms. We'll see
T-Bone again soon.

Our featured cupcake from Groundswell is a Lavender Black Bottom Cheesecake and is available all weekend (while supplies last). As always, the cupcake and any food served in our taproom is gluten-free.

Tap selection for the weekend includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Orange Blossom Honey Infused Pyro, Lime Shandy and the last of the Burning Brothers Lager. Growler and grumbler fills on everything but the Lager (it’s almost gone folks).

In case you missed the news, our friends in downtown St. Paul approved Sunday Growler Sales. Woot! The catch, it won’t go into affect until July 5th. So, hang in there folks. Good things come to those who wait.

An important note for those visiting the brewery over the next few months. The Snelling Ave. bridge crossing Interstate 94 is closed.  This means that access to the brewery from the I94/Snelling ramps is difficult to non-existent, depending on which direction you are coming from (i.e., do not go there!).  We recommend using the Cretin/Vandalia exit for the interim.

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