(Minneapolis, MN) – The latest from Fulton Brewing Company, courtesy of this week’s email newsletter…
WAR & PEACE RETURNS ON SATURDAY
It’s nearly February, and fans of coffee stouts already know that means the return of War & Peace is imminent. Beginning at noon on Saturday in our taproom, it will be available — as is the case with all Garage Series — for a very limited period of time. The taproom will be offering $6 (10 oz) pours and 750mL bottles to go for $15 each (limit 2, until we run out). To add to the fun, our friends from Peace Coffee will be there sampling their delightful brews as well.
In the following weeks, you’ll happen upon War & Peace around the metro on draft and in bottles. Mark your calendar for Thursday, February 6th, when Butcher & the Boar will be tapping not only one of the first War & Peace kegs, but also Patience and one of just a few kegs of Libertine that’s been aged in special Butcher & the Boar edition Knob Creek bourbon barrels. Yum.
Never had War and Peace? It’s our Russian Imperial Stout conditioned with whole bean Peace Coffee in the tanks. It’s an epic work of beer, featuring historic quantities of chocolate malt, roasted barley, and dark roast Peace Coffee. Like Tolstoy’s masterpiece, it may take some time to finish, but by the end, we think you’ll find yourself better for the effort.
SO, WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE NEW BREWERY?
Many, many things. Our contractors have been busy setting floor drains, tiling in the brewing, fermentation, and packaging areas, framing new walls, installing hangers for glycol runs, preparing steam piping, painting…and that’s just this week! Early January saw the completion of process plumbing, pouring 8,000 square feet of new concrete, and much more.
The building renovations are rapidly nearing completion, and meanwhile, our brewing equipment is getting closer and closer. We already received our glycol chillers, and in just a few short weeks, we’ll be receiving our fermentation tanks and boilers. From there, it won’t be long before the brewhouse and bottling line arrive. Check out some more progress photos below.