(Minneapolis, MN) – The latest from Fulton Brewing Company, courtesy of this week’s email blast…
The recent arctic cold spell has had most of our state bundled up indoors, wondering if it will ever be safe — or sane — to venture outdoors again. Just when we thought we couldn’t endure any longer, it looks like temperatures might spike not just above zero, but all the way above freezing this weekend.
That alone is reason enough to leave your lair, and here’s another: when the taproom opens on Saturday, we’ll have our new barleywine, Patience, available on tap ($6/10 oz pour) and in bottles to go ($15/750mL).
At 13.2% ABV and 88 IBU, Patience is deserving of its namesake. Grant it the time to warm in your glass, and Patience will reveal layer upon layer of malt complexity. Give it time to age in the bottle, and it will mellow and develop further for up to several years.
At just over 200 cases, this is the smallest bottling run we’ve ever done. Liquor stores will receive small quantities of bottles next week, and a handful of kegs will make it to bars as well. Patience may be a virtue, but in this case, if you don’t act quickly you may be left back out in the cold.