Malt of different roasting levels
While many people celebrate spring, or Easter, around this time of year, we celebrate Daniel Wheeler Day! On March 28th of 1817 Daniel Wheeler received a patent for his malt roaster. This roaster allowed brewers to consistently and efficiently roast pale malts to create a darker brew, paving the way for the modern porter.
Ask the Brewer
How were Porters colored prior to roasted malts?
In 1816, when an act of parliament made all forms of coloring in beer illegal, Porter brewers had a big problem. How could they brew a beer of the right color when using mostly pale malt? The answer was provided by Daniel Wheeler, who, by roasting malt in a way similar to coffee beans, created a malt capable of coloring a large quantity of wort. Pale malt was roasted at 360 to 400º F in metal cylinders, which revolved over a furnace.
We are going to be closed on Sunday in order to celebrate Easter with our families, and hope that all of you get to spend some time with friends and family as well.
- Tap selection includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey Ale, Cranberry Shandy, Raj-Agni IPA, Irish Red Ale on Thursday and Dark Lager on Friday and Saturday
- 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
Stop in on Saturday March 26th to meet the minds behind the MN Craft Beer Passport & buy your own copy. They help taprooms and craft beer drinkers find each other to build a community around a shared pride in good beer. By purchasing the Northern Ale Guide for only $25, you get BOGO pints (Buy One Get One) at their 35 partner taprooms.
As always, if you have questions, drop us a note via Email, Facebook or Twitter.