Our lovely taproom manager!
Fall is FINALLY here, and with it, beer festival season eases up. You would think that means we get to kick back with our feet up, but really, there is beer to be made. That means we are strapping Dane back onto the pilot brew system (it does make things awkward) and encouraging him to get creative. We’re not sure exactly what the result will be, but expect to see and hear more about our Brewer’s Choice offerings soon.
Ask the Brewer
So, who all works at your brewery and taproom?
Our taproom is managed by Hannah Hautman, pictured above, who greets our customers with warmth and hospitality. Since the taproom just wouldn’t be the same without her, and she seems to know our regulars so well, we thought it was only fair that our customers got to find out a little about her, hence this quick interview.
What do you do at Burning Brothers?
I’m the taproom manager and all around office assistant (but I can tell you she does much more than this would imply – she washes cases of growlers and grumblers every week, manages all of our charitable donations, keeps our website map up to date, files taxes, and takes care of restocking everything from taproom swag to ingredients).
What’s the best part of your job?
Talking to customers – I’ve realized that I learn something new every day that we have the taproom open. Customers have a way of telling you things that make you realize you’d never really thought about that subject from that angle before.
What’s the worst part of your job?
Moldy growlers! However, I just power my way through them, making sure they are as clean and sanitized as the rest.
What’s your favorite Burning Brothers Beer?
The Spiced Ale that we brewed this past January. The cinnamon, orange and ginger flavors, for me, set it apart from the other beers we have brewed.
What is your favorite other beer?
Shiner Ruby Redbird! It tastes like ginger, and I love ginger! (As mentioned above)
Pirates or Ninjas?
Pirates – Johnny Depp, duh.
If you could add one thing to the brewery/taproom, what would it be?
If it has to be one thing, I would say increased ambiance. To me, that means more artwork, different lighting, more sound baffles. I also wouldn’t say no to an automatic growler washer!
The taproom has its regular hours all weekend. 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 something new. Crepe and Cake will be here to tantalize us with the fine art of French crepes and be offering both savory and sweet options made on buckwheat crepes. Sounds delicious.
- Rumor has it that yesterday was National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, and what better way to celebrate than with one of our lovely Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes from Groundswell. Pumpkin cake with cheesecake filling and cinnamon whipped cream.
- Tap selection includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey, Cranberry Shandy and Raj-Agni IPA.
Note that on Saturday, October 31st (i.e., Halloween), we will be closing the taproom at 8pm. If you need a pint or a growler that day, make sure to stop in before that.