Newsletter: Life imitates art which imitates beer, I think

Holiday spirit at the taproom, courtesy of our friends at Living Art Gardens

Our first pallets of Roasted cans will leave with our Minnesota and Wisconsin distributors next week. They should be hitting the shelves of liquor stores as well as bars and restaurants shortly thereafter! Thanks for your patience.

Ask the Brewer

Are there any good beer poems out there?

Firing up the intertubes reveals multiple forms of beer poetry; limericks, sonnets, and even haiku. A haiku is a short, 3 line poem, with the first line being 5 syllables, the second being 7, and the third being 5. Haiku is one of the most important forms of traditional Japanese poetry. Here are a few examples, focused of course, on beer:

Morning Beer
Feeling so sheepish
breakfast at a restaurant
I ask “what’s on tap?”

Into the taproom
Delicious! I drink eight pints
Sorrow comes with dawn

And, of course:
No Fear
Burning Brothers Beer
craft flavor yet gluten-free
Hope for celiacs
Then, for the holidays:
Holiday gatherings
cold weather, crackling fires, friends
strong dark beer and smiles
Anyone brave enough to share their own versions? 😉

Taproom Tidings

The second weekend of December continues our tradition of food on Friday and Saturday. Moondog will be here both days with their German style brats and dogs.

We are open our regular hours, with growler and grumbler fills available all of the days we are open.

  • Thirsty Thursdays are your chance for $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills (Remember, St. Paul doesn’t let us fill growlers after 8pm on Thursdays, so get here early)
  • Whistler Soda has several new soda flavors, including a a caramelized pineapple and a mango.
  • Tantalize your taste buds with a Gingerbread Custard Cupcake from Groundswell. Gingerbread with pumpkin custard and spiced whipped cream.
  • Tap selection includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey, Cranberry Shandy and Raj-Agni IPA.

Final Thoughts

Join us this weekend at the Winter Wine & Craft Beer Expo. Held at the Hanover City Hall on December 11th from 7 to 9PM, it will be an opportunity to sample wine and beer from many different vendors!

Also, If you are still looking for that perfect gift for your beer loving recipient, give us a call or stop in. We have growler gift sets, shirts, hats and gift cards available in any denomination.

As always, if you have questions, drop us a note via Email, Facebook, Masonic Messages, Twitter or Google+.