Newsletter: Retail taps on the horizon

Guess what Thom’s favorite color is!

Our distributor here in Minnesota has picked up two pallets of kegs just this past Monday – Woot!  That means that Burning Brothers will be available on tap in select locations in very short order.  The first two varieties going out to retail accounts are Pyro and Roasted.  We will post locations that have our beer on tap on our website as well as Twitter and Facebook as soon as we know.

Ask the Brewer

So, who makes your beer?

While there are several people at Burning Brothers who brew the beer, the behind the scenes work is done by Co-Founder Thom Foss, pictured above.  In order to give you, our loyal followers, a little insight into what makes him tick, we did a short interview with him.

What do you do at Burning Brothers?
I do all of the behind the scenes stuff, i.e. office work, that makes the brewery happen.  There is a lot of regulatory and financial paperwork that has to be dealt with.  However, I still make time to do things on the brewfloor too.

What’s the best part of your job?
Getting to have a beer, or two, in the middle of the day!  Actually, what I like most is being able to create something of value, something tangible that actually adds to other people’s lives.

What’s the worst part of your job?
Feeling that the brewery has become my whole life.  In some ways I worry that I am letting down my family and friends, as I do very little with them right now.

What’s your favorite Burning Brothers Beer?
Roasted Coffee – I have close to the same passion for coffee as for beer, so this combines that, and they are two great tastes that go great together!

What is your favorite other beer?
Triple Karmeliet, it is hands down one of the best beers I have ever had in my life.

Pirates or Ninjas?
Ninjas!  When asked why, he said if you need to ask, you don’t understand…

If you could add one thing to the brewery/taproom, what would it be?
A patio – it would make our regulars happy!

Taproom Tidings

The taproom has its regular hours all weekend, with growler fills available all of the days we are open. Highlights include:

  • Thirsty Thursdays is 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)
  • Food on Fridays (FoF) brings us Crazy Puppy, gluten-free fair food – delicious!
  • Our featured cupcake from Groundswell is their Espresso Turtle. Chocolate espresso cake with chocolate mousse, whipped cream, toasted pecans and an espresso caramel sauce.
  • Tap selection includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey, Parched Lime Shandy and our ever popular Blackstrap IPA. Growler and grumbler fills on everything.

Final Thoughts

On Saturday, September 26th, we will be participating in Spirits on the River.  This event is a beer, wine, and food sampling event featuring 80+ beers from fifteen breweries, five wineries and five food vendors. There will also be root beer, live music and a raffle including a 2015. We hope to see you there!

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