Fitgers to open brew house in Mpls

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by TIMMYJ21, Jun 12, 2012.

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  1. dc55110

    dc55110 Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota

    Does this mean I won't have to go to Duluth to get my bottles of BA ED and Framboise? That's all I need to know!
     
  2. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Florida
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    it just keeps getting better and better in TC
     
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  3. timenjoysbeer

    timenjoysbeer Nov 14, 2007 Minnesota

    It keeps getting better in the North Loop! Can't wait to have them...
     
  4. Alpar

    Alpar Apr 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    Mmmm BA ED Fitz and Framboise! Tastes like it smells... DELICIOUS!
     
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  5. ZAP

    ZAP Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota
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    Hey when they talk the north loop where are they talking about exactly....still learning the areas of the TC better....what are some other bars or restaurants considered in the north loop?
     
  6. mothman

    mothman Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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  7. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

  8. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Florida
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    its between 1st and 2nd st on on 3rd ave N just 3 blocks N from Hennepin Ave
     
  9. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    LIKELIKELIKELIKELIKELIKELIKELIKELIEJOIWJHAPGIHWGQ IWQGQ!! Aaaaaaah.
     
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  10. lit202

    lit202 Feb 8, 2011 Minnesota

    Awesome. Awesome to the max. I can't wait
     
  11. dc55110

    dc55110 Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota

    Now that they'll be in the same town, I smell a reality TV show... "Hops & Hoops: brothers in brewing" or "Hoops vs. Hoops: a brotherly brewing rivalry"
     
  12. psychotia

    psychotia Jun 27, 2009 Wisconsin

    Such. Great. News.
     
  13. incutrav

    incutrav Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    Good news. Be better if they could sell growlers/750's there though.
     
  14. wuuin

    wuuin May 16, 2007 Minnesota

    Who said they won't be filling growlers once the brewery is operational?
     
  15. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    An ownership group can only sell off sale out of one location. Same reason Town Hall cannot sell growlers out of Town Hall Tap, and Herkimer can't since they sell sake off sale out of Moto-i.
     
  16. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Excited as hell for this, which I read last night right after a GREAT first time at The Public House (Lift Bridge Hop Dish and Bahn Mi Sliders FTW) and a couple good pints at Fulton.
     
  17. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois

  18. TIMMYJ21

    TIMMYJ21 Apr 29, 2010 Minnesota

    Yep i would suggest you do!
     
  19. dc55110

    dc55110 Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota

    If they brew onsite, they will be able to sell growlers. Just like Granite City.
     
  20. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Explain why Herkimer and Moto-i can't both sell off-sale then? Never purchased off-sale from a Granite City, do they sell growlers?
     
  21. incutrav

    incutrav Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    There was an article a while back about Herk/Moto and how they both couldnt sell off sale. Cant find it now. Someone that knows the laws better should chime in.
     
  22. dc55110

    dc55110 Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota

    I'm not sure what regulations prevent Herkimer & Moto-I from selling growlers, but then again, I never cared to find out.
    All Granite City locations sell growlers.
     
  23. grantcty

    grantcty Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota
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    They do, but they only ferment on-site. Not sure if that's how they get around the law or not.
     
  24. incutrav

    incutrav Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    I confirmed with Alvey that locations that brew on site can indeed sell growlers/750's, regardless of how many locations they own. Now im excited for Fitgers MPLS. Wildfire!
     
  25. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Maybe the law was changed. Maybe, Herkimer is selling growlers again (heven't been there in a few years). I could care less, except for the fact that growlers of Fitger's might be a regular in my fridge.
     
  26. biniek13

    biniek13 Nov 29, 2008 Minnesota

    This is a great thing to hear!! BA ED, Decadence and Framboise that much closer is a good thing!
     
  27. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    You a fan of that beer? I thought a 7 oz. pour was enough...holy shit!!!

    Everyone should go read Al's (feloniousmonk) review of that beer.
     
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  28. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    wildfire was physically painful for me.
     
  29. nbeattie

    nbeattie Nov 8, 2009 Minnesota

    Wildfire did however make some phenomenal Beer Brined Turkey.

    Looking forward to the brewpub here and can't wait to see how that stage in the brewery thing works out!
     
  30. incutrav

    incutrav Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    A good buddy has been working in Duluth for the past three years, so i get a growler of El Nino and a growler of Wildfire bi-monthly. The wildfire varies wildly batch to batch. Ive had it be melt your face off hot, other times its more aroma and with a lingering heat. After the first pint you start to numb up a little and can typically power through the entire growler, if you see fit. Which I have on a couple occasions. Now the next day is a different story however.

    I love the fact that they have it as a year round beer. Everytime i have bought a growler, they ask 'are you sure you want wildfire?'. Apparently many get confused and think its starfire pale ale. That would be a shock to the system.
     
  31. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    I have had a few Wildfires and agree it can vary greatly, but 7 oz. is enough for me. I would much rather have a growler of Starfire...great APA.
     
  32. accordselux

    accordselux Nov 26, 2007 Minnesota

  33. TIMMYJ21

    TIMMYJ21 Apr 29, 2010 Minnesota

    Enjoy the brew's you picked up! :grinning:
     
  34. millah

    millah Nov 22, 2008 Minnesota

    Fantastic news, love everything about Fitger's - hopefully, the fish tacos make the migration. When I was visited last October, I added a shot of Wildfire to a Big Boat Oatmeal Stout - fantastic!
     
  35. Redrover

    Redrover Jan 18, 2003 Wisconsin
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    Wow, this is great news. I get to the Duluth Fitgers 2 or 3 times a year and love it.

    The new Minneapolis location is within walking distance of where I usually stay.

    Count me psyched!!
     
  36. mothman

    mothman Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    I was at the brewpub this weekend and asked my server if I could use my growler at the new location once they were up and running and she said it was all a rumor. I was pretty confused with her statement.
     
  37. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Rumor? Someone better let the Star Trib know.
     
  38. Buebie

    Buebie Jan 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Herkimer = Barf water

    Excited for this to open as well. Great food and brews. Going to need to fill my bus pass for desi drives courtesy of the city.
     
  39. MNHazmat

    MNHazmat Oct 23, 2008 Minnesota

    I wonder if they'll offer growler delivery like up north?
     
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