Newsletter: Everyone’s green today, so of course we go red


Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.

Why green? Well, blue is purported to be the first color associated with this day, however, that started to change in the 17th century, right before the time that Irish immigrants in America held some of the first St. Patrick’s Day parades. During this same time period, St. Patrick’s revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (i.e., anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish heritage running through our families and the Twin Cities, we are tapping our Irish Red Ale on Thursday, March 17th. We hope you will come down and join us in the taproom for a pint or two!

Ask the Brewer

What are some good beer limericks?

Beer limericks, yes. Good, well…..
I sing the praises of beer,
To everyone able to hear,
Hops, sorghum and yeast,
Good water, not least,

To all who imbibe – good cheer!

Here’s to the girl I love
I wish that she were nigh
If drinking beer
Would bring her here
I’d drink the whole place dry.

A frustrated brewer named Jacques,
Drowned himself in a barrel of Bock.
Grieved his friends, “Sad, it’s true,
Though this flavor is new,
But the next batch, let’s take off his socks.”

Of “tanks” he’s the largest and worst
Three breweries live by his thirst
To drink beer by the tun
Is his idea of fun
And some day he will certainly burst.

There was an old man of Nantucket
Who kept all his beer in a bucket;
But his daughter, named Nan
Ran away with a man —
And as far as the bucket, Nantucket.

Taproom Tidings

We are going to start the weekend a little early this week by tapping our Irish Red Ale on Thursday (i.e., St. Patrick’s Day).

Food wise we are happy to welcome back both Man Cave Craft Meats on Friday, March 18th. As of this posting, Saturday, March 19th is up in the air, as we had a cancellation and are making some calls to see what we can arrange. We’ll update the website and social media once we have the answers. Taproom food update, thanks to R Taco for lending us their warmers and whipping together some taco(ee) goodness. We’re selling from behind the bar tonight.

  • Tap selection includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey Ale, Cranberry Shandy, Raj-Agni IPA & Irish Red Ale
  • Thirsty Thursdays $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills
  • Coconut Turtle Cupcake from Groundswell includes a coconut chocolate fudge cake with pecans, whipped cream, honey caramel sauce, and chocolate ganache

Final Thoughts

Thanks to everyone who reserved a seat for our first ever beer pairing dinner with Signature Cafe on April 3rd. The event sold out quickly (i.e, 3 days) and there is a pretty extensive waiting list.

We are already scheming on how to get a second date on the calendar as quickly as possible and are considering offering this up on a periodic basis going forward. As those plans solidify, we’ll be sure to let you all know.

As always, if you have questions, drop us a note via Email, Facebook or Twitter.