July Brewer’s Log: Bearded Ears & Grapefruit Cosmic Snowball
July 9, 2021
July! America! Fireworks! Beer! This is the time to celebrate post-quarantine life by cooking out, hanging out with your friends again, eating s’mores, and most of all, divulging in a glorious craft beer. It has been great to see your faces back at the taproom. Blood Orange Pilsner seems to be flowing out of our taps—Jared and I have been busy making more than we originally intended. We had set out to only brew 80 barrels, but with the high demand, we have surpassed 180 barrels. Amazing job, beer drinkers!
Since it’s mid-summer already (how?!),… Read more
May Brewer’s Log: Grand Re-Opening & Spring Favorites
April 27, 2021
May brings my 42nd 365-day trip around the sun and a plethora of new beers to the taproom and in 750 ml bottles available on my special day. We are reopening our taproom with extended hours and programming so you can come by and sit in the sun and enjoy a pint starting May 1. Kicked to the Herb will be gracing our tap lines again on April 29 along with last year’s favorite, Blood Orange Pilsner. We are also celebrating 10 years of having an MS150 team of riders coming down from Duluth to St.Paul to raise money for the MS Society to help fight MS.… Read more
April Brewer’s Log: Bella Pilz
April 5, 2021
They say April showers bring May flowers. But I say April means baseball is back! Patios are open again and beer needs to be consumed in spring’s full glory, outside. The stouts we brewed for those long cold days and nights will start to disappear, and lighter, hoppier, and seasonal brews will start showing up at our taproom and on the shelves at liquor stores. For those who have been stopping by for growlers and pints, a few of your favorites will be gracing our tap lines soon. Tile Factory and this year’s Tipped Cow will be back on April… Read more
Beer Bread Made with Dead Irish Poet by Kieran Folliard
February 28, 2021
If you’ve been to Ireland, you’ve already tasted this. If you haven’t – there’s a unique chance to discover it in The Twin Cities.
Old friends collaborate to bring a slice of Ireland to The Twin Cities in support of Minnesota’s Irish Fair. Kieran Folliard, Irish born entrepreneur and founder of Food Building, has teamed up with Jacquie Berglund of FINNEGANS, Maeve O’Mara at Irish on Grand and Irish Fair’s Tom Whelan to promote and cultivate Irish culture ahead of Saint Patrick’s Day.
“Wouldn’t you love to be waking up in a Bed &… Read more
March Brewer’s Log: St. Patrick’s Day
February 28, 2021
Oh, March! The greenest month of the year. Not in the “fresh, newly grown grass” kind of way, but in an “Irish pride” sense! Many of us like to claim we’ve got a little Irish blood in us. . Well, 23andMe says I’m about 1.8% Irish or British. Yes!
We will be open on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate and consume frothy beverages. It seems like years ago that we shuttered our doors for last year’s celebration, but really it’s only been 365 days. Having the ability to be open is huge news for us. And, it will be our third year celebrating our home in downtown… Read more