Newsletter: What are you thankful for?

The first Roasted Coffee Ale can off the line at the Ball facility in Indiana

As you can see above, we now have Roasted Coffee Ale cans! They were printed on Tuesday at the Ball facility in Monticello Indiana, and will be arriving in Minnesota on Wednesday morning, along with a shipment of Pyro cans. We will start canning Roasted next week, with it hopefully hitting stores, restaurants and bars soon after.

Ask the Brewer

We took the time to ask ourselves what we, as a business, are thankful for, and this is what we came up with!

First and foremost, we are thankful for our customers. The comments we receive, through our distributors, liquor buyers, store owners, and directly on social media or in person make our endeavors worthwhile. Every time someone says “Wow! This is really good beer, and gluten-free too?” we smile inside. Every time we hear of someone getting to have a beer with friends after years of drinking wine or cider, we get warm fuzzies. Each e-mail, tweet or post we get asking where can I buy your beer, I live in (pick a state), we are thrilled, and wish we could expand as fast as people are hearing about us. All of you have made our deciding to leap from home brewers to professional brewers worthwhile, and we thank you!

We are thankful for the retail establishments that carry our beer. Whether you have it in cans or on tap, are a restaurant, a bar, a pub or a liquor store, you carry our beer, and work to promote it. Without your support and assistance, we wouldn’t have grown nearly so fast, reaching so many people. Every time you recommend our beer to those who are looking for a local or Midwestern brew, or something gluten-free, you help people to discover us. We couldn’t do this without you, so, thank you!

We are also thankful for our distributors and our vendors. Without your support, things would be so much harder! You make helpful suggestions, you identify potential avenues of exploration, and you are tolerant of the vagaries and struggles of a start-up small business.  Your assistance and willingness to work with us has been invaluable, so we thank you, as well!

We hope that all of you have a lovely Thanksgiving, irregardless of how you celebrate it, and get some time to spend with friends and family, and the chance to reflect on all you have to be thankful for.

Taproom Tidings

This fourth weekend of November continues our tradition of food on Fridays, and hopefully Saturday. Unfortunately, the Crepe & Cake truck will not be joining us this weekend. Rusty Taco graciously agreed to step in at the last minute, and will be with us from 6 to 8 on Friday, and if they can make it work, Saturday as well. So, take a well deserved break from the Christmas shopping and stop in for a “brewers choice” beer and tacos!

With Thanksgiving happening on Thursday, we have changed our taproom hours for this week. We are open Wednesday from 4 to 8PM, closed Thursday (Thanksgiving), and then open Friday from 2PM until 10PM. Saturday and Sunday are back to the regular hours, with growler and grumbler fills available all of the days we are open.

  • Thirsty Thursdays will be on hiatus this week due to the holiday, but we are extending the offer to this Wednesday with 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)
  • Tantalize your taste buds with our seasonal offering of 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, with the “brewer’s choice” of a Minnesota Mild getting tapped on Friday.

Final Thoughts

Forget the Mall. The best way to spend Black Friday is with great friends and your favorite craft brews at the Harley-Davidson Museum® in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From 4 to 7PM the Black Friday Beer Fest will sample a variety of beers from IPAs to ciders from many of the Midwest’s best craft breweries, including Burning Brothers. We hope to see you there!

2nd Annual Black Friday Beerfest

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