Newsletter: Summer’s Here… Drink a Beer… and Cheer… oh Dear…

IMG_20150319_150430726Two fine fathers feeling frisky!

First off, we’d like to take a moment to wish a great big Happy Fathers Day to all of the fathers out there. No, seriously. Go pour yourself a pint right now, you deserve it!

We know that the support and encouragement that ours have provided has made a huge difference in our lives. That being said, the BBB Taproom will be closed this Sunday, Fathers Day, so that we can take some well deserved time with our families, and celebrate our own fatherhood.

Sill looking for a gift idea for you pop? Want to ensure your place as the favorite child? Skip the tie and get dad a Burning Brothers Gift Pack which includes 2 BBB pint glasses and a growler full of you favorite taproom selection. Still can’t decide? We also have gift cards available.

Also, we have teamed up with our friends at Chocolate Celeste to bring you Orange Blossom Honey Bonbons, just in time for Fathers Day. Sixty-four percent (64%) dark chocolate and infused with Burning Brothers OB Infused Pyro APA, they provide another opportunity to treat dad with a new twist on craft beer flavor. Available this Saturday from 10-5pm at Chocolate Celeste, 652 Transfer Road,Saint Paul, MN. (It’s just around the corner from the brewery!)

(The management at Burning Brothers or Chocolate Celeste can not be held responsible for any inter-sibling conflicts caused by your awesome gift giving-ness!)

Lastly, we are thrilled to say Happy Summer, as this Fathers Day is also the first day of summer! Summer is prime beer drinking weather, which brings us to our ask the brewer segment!

Ask the Brewer

What is the best temperature to serve beer at?

As a general rule, beers with lower alcohol content are typically drunk at colder temperatures than beers with higher alcohol content. Not surprisingly, there is a correlation between which beers are most popular during the summer, and the temperature those beers are served at, compared to the beers that are drunk during the fall and winter.

The outline below lists the “ideal” serving temperatures for different styles of beer:

Cold: 40-45 degrees

  • Pilsner, Light-bodied Lager, Kolsch, Belgian Wit, Hefeweizen, Berliner Weisse, American Wheat

Cool: 45-50 degrees

  • American Pale Ale, Medium-bodied Lagers, India Pale Ale (IPA), Porter, Alt, Irish Stout, Sweet Stout

Cellar Temp: 50-55 degrees

  • Sour Ale, Lambic/Gueuze, English Bitter, Strong Ale, Baltic Porter, Bock, Scotch Ale, Belgian Ale, Trappist Ale

Warm: 55-60 degrees

  • Imperial Stout, Belgian Quad, Belgian Strong Ale, Barley Wine, Old Ale, Dopplebock, Eisbock

While these guidelines are a good starting point for optimizing the flavor and aromas of these beers don’t get hung up on them. If you find that you prefer a beer at a certain temperature, that is how you should drink it. Don’t be afraid to go against the grain. 😉

Taproom Tidings

The day is getting closer. Staring July 5th, you will be able to buy beer in growlers on Sundays from St. Paul taprooms. Finally, we won’t have to make that run to the border!

This weekends taproom highlights include:

  • Thirsty Thursdays – $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills
  • Food on Fridays (FoF) brings us Chef T-Bone and his tantalizing selection of pork sausages, bacon and assorted sides.
  • Our featured cupcake from Groundswell is their Lavender Black Bottom Cheesecake and is available all weekend (while supplies last)
  • Tap selection for the weekend includes Pyro APA, Orange Blossom Honey Infused Pyro, Lime Shandy and our Blackstrap IPA. Growler and grumbler fills on everything
  • Taproom is closed on Father’s Day (just in case you missed it above)

Since we live in Minnesota, and Minnesota has road construction, we’ve realized that you’re just going to have to take the long road. Even a one mile trip seems to require a detour of some sort. With that being said, note that 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. We recommend using the Cretin/Vandalia exit for the interim.

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