Mmmmmm… Wort. Delicious!
Burning Brothers on Tap?!
We are happy to announce that we are close to making kegged beer available to retailers. Tap handles have been designed and are in the production process and we have the kegs themselves queued up for sending the beer out in.
If everything proceeds as planned (which we know is often not the case, but hey, we can still dream!), we will start sending kegs out the last week of August. Check our website and social media to find out where our beer is on tap once that happens. If you want your favorite restaurant, bar or other watering hole to have our beer on tap, ask them. Customer requests can often be much more effective than our phone calls at getting beer into a specific location!
Ask the Brewer
What the heck is wort?
When on a brewery tour, you may hear the word “wort” (sometimes pronounced “wert”) being tossed around. Wort (very different than warts) is the liquid that leaves the brew kettle prior to yeast being added. It is basically water mixed with malted grains, extracts, additional sugars or flavorings and the initial addition of hops. The sugars extracted during the brewing process are what feed the yeast and get converted into alcohol.
Experienced brewers can often tell what flavor characteristics a beer will have just by the smell of the wort. Tasting it can provide further confirmation that the beer is headed in the intended flavor direction. The wort is often maltier in smell, with a MUCH sweeter taste and thicker body due to all of the suspended solids. However, good wort produces good beer, and we all love a good beer!
The taproom is back to regular hours, with growler fills available all of the days we are open (including SUNDAYS)!
This weekends taproom highlights include:
- Thirsty Thursdays is your chance for $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills
- Food on Fridays (FoF) brings us Rusty Taco and their fine selection of taco(ee) goodness
- Our featured cupcake from Groundswell is their Lavender Black Bottom Cheesecake
- Tap selection for the weekend includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey and our Parched Lime Shandy. Growler and grumbler fills on everything.
We have become very suspicious of what is actually happening on the south side of I-94. Dale street is now closed at University, and Fairview is down to one lane going under I-94. What are they trying to keep from those of us on the north side?
That being said, note that the Snelling Ave. bridge crossing Interstate 94 is STILL closed. This means that access to the brewery from the I-94/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.