Fulton Beer – War & Peace Growlers This Saturday
Minneapolis, MN – Most of life’s important decisions require some sort of trade-off. That decision making process can be emotionally and physically taxing. Since we’re here to make your life easier, we’ve decided to remove one of those tough decisions for you. That’s right: this weekend, you won’t have to choose between drinking coffee and beer, because we’re giving you both in one attractive package. (Hint: it’s an imperial coffee stout in a growler).
The War & Peace growlers will be available when we open at noon on Saturday. We’re expecting a good turnout, and we’ve only made a limited quantity, so make sure to come by earlier in the afternoon if you’re dead set on getting one – they may run out before the end of the day. We’ll be releasing a few kegs and casks of War & Peace to some of our bar customers, but this will be your only chance to take it home with you this year. War & Peace growlers are $18, and we’re not imposing any limit on the amount you can purchase – though keep in mind we recommend drinking any growler within a few weeks of purchasing it.
How did we make War & Peace? It started with our Worthy Adversary. When the rest of the batch of Worthy was done fermenting, we filtered it and sent it on to the brite tank to carbonate. But the War & Peace was just getting started, so we left it behind in the fermenter. We picked up about 15 lbs (which is approximately the same amount of coffee Brian drinks in a week. That may sound like a lot for one person, but trust us, the alternative is worse) of whole bean Guatemalan Dark Roast from our friends over at Peace Coffee. Pete and Mikey filled two mesh bags with the coffee beans and lowered them into the fermenters with fishing lines (which is a key step, if you ever want to get the bags back out). After about 4 days, the War & Peace took on a wicked coffee aroma and flavor. The only downside? After savoring it, you may find yourself wondering why any stout would be made without coffee.
Oh, by the way: we’re building a taproom. We’re making great progress. The bar is framed and mostly finished, the plumbing and electrical work are almost done, and the city council has approved our license. We have a little more painting to do, and we’ll be putting in a window that will make it easier to keep an eye on Pete and Mikey over in the brewhouse…or for them to thirstily eye your pint of Lonely Blonde while they’re busy making your next one. We intend to open the taproom for business sometime in mid-March (we’ll keep you posted with an exact date), as soon as we complete the construction and our inspections are all finished. You can get a good look at the progress if you stop in this weekend.
Hope to see you at the brewery this weekend for War & Peace growlers! We’ll also have Worthy Adversary, Lonely Blonde, and Sweet Child of Vine available as well.