Fulton News

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  1. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    Here is a whole bunch of Fulton News from their blog:

    We’ve long admired Great Lakes Brewing Company. Since they were established in 1988, they’ve brewed exceptional beers and done it while emphasizing the importance of operating in an environmentally and socially conscious manner. Needless to say, when the opportunity arose to travel to Cleveland to collaborate on an all-new beer, we jumped at the chance. Brian and Mikey got to work with the Great Lakes brewers and their 7 bbl pub system to brew a truly unique Baltic Porter recipe that incorporates molasses and Great Lakes’ proprietary lager yeast.
    Want to know what it tastes like? We were only able to produce a couple dozen kegs, and only about half made it here to Minnesota. Our taproom doesn’t even get one, so you’ll have to join us at one of our release events if you want to try it. If you were quick enough to get tickets for tonight’s Happy Gnome Beer Dinner or Saturday’s Beer Dabbler, you’ll get a chance at it this week. Next week, we’ll be at Bryant Lake Bowl to tap a keg on Tuesday, January 29th. We’ll have a few more release events in the upcoming weeks, so be sure to check for updates on Facebook and Twitter.


    The Great Lakes collaboration didn’t quench our thirst for experimentation; in fact, it only fueled it. Back at our Minneapolis brewery, we turned to filling firkins with some exotic combinations.
    First, the aformentioned 1/29 event at Bryant Lake Bowl will also feature a cask of War & Peace – a cult favorite that you’ll be seeing more of soon (more on that in a minute).
    Next up, Buster’s on 28th will be tapping a cask of “Mole” Worthy Adversary this Thursday, January 24th at 6:00. That’s Mole as in “inspired by the Mexican sauce,” by the way; we added cinnamon, ancho chiles, and cocoa nibs to the cask, not a small, marmot-esque mammal.
    The following week, we’ll be celebrating Firkin Friday on February 1st at Grumpy’s Nordeast with a cask of Worthy Adversary aged with macamia nuts and coconut. We’ve done a Worthy cask with macadamia nuts once before, and it was truly one of the best we’ve ever had. The addition of coconut will only make it that much better.


    The questions: “When is the War & Peace coming back?” And: “What’s in those barrels?” Then: “So, when are you going to tap those barrels?” The answers, respectively, are: soon, Libertine, and very soon. If you’d like just a bit more information: War & Peace, our Imperial Coffee Stout infused with whole bean Guatemalan Organic Dark Roast from Peace Coffee, will be available in late February, both on draft and for the first time ever in 750 mL bottles. We’ll be announcing an exact date shortly. As for the barrel question: Our friends over at 2 Gingers Whiskey loaned us the barrels, and we’ve been allowing The Libertine to age in them for several months now. We got to sample it yesterday, and we think it’s ready and quite nice. By the way, we don’t “tap” the barrels; after aging, we transfer the beer to a stainless steel tank for blending, carbonation, and packaging. We’re now blending it and will be announcing a taproom release date very soon.
  2. jesseparker1

    jesseparker1 Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    AWESOME!!! Nice job guys.
  3. mjryan

    mjryan Zealot (578) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    I don't think I've ever had and beer aged in Irish whisky barrels. Sounds intriguing.
  4. Powderhornphil

    Powderhornphil Defender (632) Apr 30, 2012 Minnesota
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    Really good to hear War and Peace will be in 750s.
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  5. ottodyer

    ottodyer Disciple (318) Oct 27, 2009 Minnesota
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    The firkin Friday at Grumpy's will be be a nice primer for Winterfest
  6. repivk

    repivk Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2012 Minnesota
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    War and peace 750s! What a glorious day! They mention anything about quantity of them?
  7. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    so stoked about the baltic porter. nice work.
  8. zeledonia

    zeledonia Meyvn (1,365) Nov 23, 2008 Washington
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  9. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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  10. Bildo

    Bildo Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Minnesota

    Hopefully they will have a bigger batch to bottle or growler sales of the BA libertine
  11. brbe6

    brbe6 Initiate (143) Nov 26, 2012 Minnesota
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    If anyone could post where some bottles of War and Peace are at tomorrow that would be much appreciated, since I am still seeing bottles of Worthy Adversary around all over I am sure it won't be hard to find but I have Mondays off and would like to get a couple bottles tomorrow and not have to worry about finding them later.
  12. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    I heard there is a lot less of this than the worthy adversary.
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  13. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (275) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    $14.99 at the Golden Valley Liquor Barrel. Next to a couple Commanders (there were more but someone bought two).
  14. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (228) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    Drinking War & Peace right now. If you guys like Worthy Adversary, this is damn delicious too, just add a nice dose of coffee. Very well done indeed. I nabbed 2 bottles, @$15 for this is still a darn good price IMO.

    Might have to randle some fresh Tonx coffee that came today with the rest of the bottle tomorrow after work.
  15. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    I didn't even know W&P was being bottled! Saw it at the shop and was totally surprised. 16.99 up here though.
  16. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    I just can't justify that price when I can walk half a block and get a pint of Founders Breakfast Stout for $6. Sorry :-)
  17. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    got one bottle of war and peace, would buy more if it was $10ish.
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  18. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    Kind of burnt out a bit on the stouts myself, but, The Ale Jail just put out a limited amount of War and Peace. 1 bottle per.
  19. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,122) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    Grabbed one at Apple Valley #1 today for $14.99. Worth a try once, but will have to be really impressive for me to buy another at that price. $4 more per bottle compared to Worthy Adversary? Must be some really expensive coffee going in.
  20. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    On another note I gotta say my latest Beer Crush is Fulton's Size 7. Had it for the first time last weekend and it was love at first sip. Dissent is pretty good too. Now I need to find some Size 11.
  21. Sender

    Sender Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Minnesota

    Steel Toe bro
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  22. herman77

    herman77 Meyvn (1,058) Jan 24, 2010 Minnesota

    I love seven child of vine.
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  23. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Come on guys. Take it easy. We all know the best of their beers is The Lunkertine.
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  24. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

  25. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    Man I feel like an idiot, and that's hard. Even in this place :grinning:
  26. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    Man how could I confuse Steel Toe with Fulton? That's like confusing Furious and Saga.
  27. deadbody

    deadbody Aspirant (296) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
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    I see how that could be confusing as Schells makes both of those corn based non-craft options.
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  28. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,122) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    Drank my War and Peace last night and have to say that it is a really, really good beer. Tons of coffee with some nice sweetness to back it. This is easily the best beer I've had from Fulton.
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  29. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Dude, I'm ISO War & Peace. Just sayin.
  30. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    Ruin your surprise why don't ya
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  31. b33rknuts

    b33rknuts Initiate (37) Feb 2, 2011 Minnesota

    Tapping War & Peace, GLBC/Fulton Collab Baltic Porter & GLBC Tripel Dog Dare all tomorrow, (tuesday) 4pm-ish
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  32. Ctrauty

    Ctrauty Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2013 Minnesota

    You guys have really been killing it lately with the beer events! Thanks!!
  33. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    I missed War and Peace last year, but got a 750 this year. Holy crap is that a good beer, second best coffee beer I have had from a Minnesota brewery (Surly Four will be very hard to beat).
  34. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Aspirant (269) Dec 12, 2012 Minnesota
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    I had to buy one. Was not overly impressed with this. With the $15 price tag there are many other solid options around $8-$10 that are as good or better...IMO
  35. b33rknuts

    b33rknuts Initiate (37) Feb 2, 2011 Minnesota

    Oh, and I forgot to mention GLBC Alchemy Hour DIPA
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  36. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (275) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    Fulton's calendar says you're starting at 6, but is it earlier? Sorry, I'm just excited and don't want to miss any...
  37. b33rknuts

    b33rknuts Initiate (37) Feb 2, 2011 Minnesota

    Ahhhhh, well i suppose its 6 O'clock then, and I'll just have to wait. Plenty of other beer to drink while we wait though, Bourbon County Coffee anyone?
  38. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (275) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    Haha, a true salesman!
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