Newsletter: Happy Birthday to us!

2 years and still making great beer!

April 4th of 2014 was the opening day of our taproom, and it seems like so much has happened since then!  We have met so many interesting and wonderful people, served so many delicious beers, participated in so many great events (trains, buses and festivals, oh my!) and eaten some awesome food from so many food trucks.  We hoped to throw a party, but alas, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in making beer and obviously we need to keep our priorities straight.

We’ll try not to get too sappy here, but we would like to pause for just a moment and say thanks. You all make this crazy adventure worth while. Cheers!

-Dane & Thom

Ask the Brewer

What are some fun books for brewers?

With April 1st being April Fools Day (i.e., a day for fun), it seems only right to celebrate the fun that is beer!  There are many jokes, songs, and limericks about beer that celebrate the humorous, but here we’re going to focus on books today.

Goodnight Brew: This “children’s” book is a delightful way to introduce beer and brewing to the next generation (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) or for adults who love beer so much they want it as their bedtime story.

Beer is the Answer… I don’t remember the Question is a book full of bar jokes, quotes and cartoons – over 1,000 of them, collected by the publishers of Bartender Magazine!

Beer & Philosophy: The Unexamined Beer isn’t Worth Drinking: The contributors to this volume present intriguing and often humorous arguments for how complex philosophical concerns are intrinsically linked to something as prosaic as quaffing a pint with friends.

B is for Beer is as charming as it may be subversive—B Is for Beer involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski.

The Comic Book Story of Beer: No boring, musty, historical text here!  An informative and humorous mix of words and pictures to please the beer lover and comic book geek alike.

Taproom Tidings

With the arrival of spring, we are happy to be bringing our Parched Lime Shandy back to the taproom!  For those of you still clinging to the Ides of March (or the rest of the winter season), you have one last weekend to get your fix of our Cranberry Shandy before it takes a well deserved break.

Foodwise, on Friday, April 1st we will have the Tatanka Truck crew with us slinging their native American deliciousness, and on Saturday, April 2nd we’ll our friends from the Soup Coupe bringing you their hearty varieties in a bowl.  Nothing goes better with a cold pint on a cool spring evening than hot food! (except maybe another pint?)

  • Tap selection includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey Ale, Cranberry Shandy, Raj-Agni IPA, and the return of the Parched Lime Shandy
  • Thirsty Thursdays $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills (no growler fills after 8 on Thursdays, cause, rules!)
  • Coconut Turtle Cupcake from Groundswell includes a coconut chocolate fudge cake with pecans, whipped cream, honey caramel sauce, and chocolate ganache

Final Thoughts We have two events running this weekend! On Saturday, April 2nd, Thom will be at Jackpot Junction for the Jackpint Beer Tating.  This is a chance to get acquainted with the beers and brewers of some of the delicious beverages produced right here in Minnesota.

Our second event is our gluten-free beer pairing dinner in partnership with the Signature Cafe!  This event is occurring on Sunday, April 3rd, will feature Dane pairing five of our beer styles against five gluten-free dinner courses prepared by Signature’s own Derek Grams. Unfortunately, tickets are completely sold out.  However, a second dinner is being planned for April 24th.  If you were on the wait list for the first dinner, give Signature Cafe a call, as you will have preferred placement for the second dinner!

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