Fulton Beer 300 Returns….For Good!
(Minneapolis,MN) – If you’ve been a fan of Fulton for a few years now, you’re probably familiar with it. If you stopped into our taproom in recent months, you’ve likely had a pint or taken home a growler. If you frequent some of the state’s finer eating and drinking establishments, you may have even found it on a menu. Nonetheless, sightings have been way too few and far between.
Of course, we’re talking about 300, our Mosaic-hopped West Coast IPA. We first brewed this beer as “Batch 300” to commemorate the 300th brew at our downtown brewery, way back in 2013. The beer came and went in the blink of an eye, but the demand didn’t subside at all. We couldn’t pull together enough Mosaic hops to make it again until last summer, when we got to brew it for the second time, this time with enough for a limited run of bottles, before it was gone again. And again, we didn’t know when we’d have enough hops to brew it again.
Meanwhile, we searched…and bothered, and begged, and pleaded with our friends in the hops fields out west. Finally, we got great news in November: our supplier was able to find enough Mosaic to fulfill our whole contract request for the year. (We didn’t ask how you just “find” several thousand pounds of rare and expensive hops, but we’ll take it.) Within days, we had 300 back on the brew schedule, and we’ve been able to keep limited amounts flowing since early January, though only on draft and in growlers.
That all changes this week. We’ve ramped up production further, and starting today, you’ll begin to find six-packs of 300 IPA in liquor stores across the Twin Cities metro area. The coming weeks will find 300 trickling across Minnesota and to our customers in the surrounding states as well.
The best news of all? This time, it’s back for good.