Lift Bridge Mini Donut Beer

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Mplsmetro57, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Jan 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Just in time for the State Fair.

    Lift Bridge Brewing Co. Mini-Donut Beer has a warm tan color, like the exterior of a mini donut. A malty base and natural flavors give this sweet sipper enough rich flavor without overwhelming the palate. Mini-Donut will be served in a glass rimmed with cinnamon and sugar. :eek:

    “The craft brewing trend has taken off in Minnesota,” says Dan Theisen, co-owner of Ball Park Café. “Every year, a new dish is made specially for the state fair. But what about beer? We want to give Minnesota State Fair attendee’s an experience unlike anything they have ever seen or tasted. It may not be on a stick, but I think this will definitely get people talking.” Mini-Donut was created by Lift Bridge in 2013. The beer’s alcohol by volume (ABV) is 5%.

    http://blog.liftbridgebrewery.com/
     
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  2. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    So glad i'll be going again this year. I now know what will be topping my list of "MUSTS".
     
  3. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    On a stick, I presume....
     
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  4. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    I wonder what the beer itself will taste like without the cinnamon sugar rim.
     
  5. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    ....I suck at reading whole paragraphs....NOT on a stick.
    I'll pass.
     
  6. mjryan

    mjryan Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    Summit is doing a fair exclusive IPA called...State Fair IPA this year.
     
  7. MNPikey

    MNPikey Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    Hopefully it will be better than Voodoo.
     
  8. GeezLynn

    GeezLynn May 10, 2009 Minnesota

    Admittedly I don't know much about donuts, but is there any reason to have "Mini" (not Minne) attached here?
     
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  9. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    mini donuts are always cinnamon and sugar and a state fair staple?
     
  10. igor

    igor Nov 7, 2009 Minnesota

    I'll be trying this.
     
  11. opwog

    opwog Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Sounds like an average amber ale meant to give mainly a malty wash down of the sugar cinnamon. But still, I will probably try it when I am there.
     
  12. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    Thank you to the wife for driving me home...
     
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  13. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Jan 30, 2013 Minnesota
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  14. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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  15. theCoder

    theCoder Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    Sigh, I'll have to try it, I'm expecting absolute failure and am very poor but I'll give it a go Thursday when I'm there and probably regret every sip of it just cause i have a problem.
     
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  16. incutrav

    incutrav Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    A buddy shot me a message this morn. saying it was 'mediocre at best' Anyone else try it?

    Is it basically a spiced amber ale-or did they just brew a strait amber , put some sugar on the glass, and call it good?
     
  17. Verbl

    Verbl Feb 7, 2009 Minnesota

    I had one with lunch. It was okay. Not bad, but with the other beer's avalable at the BallPark Cafe, I probably won't be ordering another one.
     
  18. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Did you get over to the international bazaar to get the summit State Fair beer?
     
  19. mjryan

    mjryan Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    Jeff said the Summit State Fair IPA sold out in 15 minutes today.
     
  20. Buzzerben

    Buzzerben Jul 21, 2007 Minnesota

    Who is Jeff?
     
  21. shawnp

    shawnp Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    You don't know Jeff?!
     
  22. derekpk

    derekpk Oct 22, 2010 Minnesota

    A buddy brought a growler of it over last Friday. I was pleasantly surprised. Somewhat reminiscent of crème brûlée.
     
  23. Verbl

    Verbl Feb 7, 2009 Minnesota

    I did not get over to Summit in time. I want to try it though.
     
  24. Jeffthebrewer

    Jeffthebrewer May 13, 2012 Minnesota

  25. Douggo

    Douggo Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    There's Jeff.
     
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  26. mjryan

    mjryan Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    That's Jeff, right up there.
     
  27. shawnp

    shawnp Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Hey Jeff!
     
  28. 46and2

    46and2 Mar 28, 2008 Minnesota


    If it was a lighter bodied version of creme brulee, I would do some seriously weird stuff for a growler of it.
     
  29. opwog

    opwog Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    I have to call BS on how this is being handled at the fair; actually both the mini-donut release and the Summit Fair IPA. If you are going to have one release time each day, have it at a beer drinking time, like 5:00 or 6:00. Or if you want to have a noon release for the parents with kids in tow, at least provide enough kegs for a noon/1:00 release and also a late afternoon/early evening tapping. You have people who drink beer and like to hang out for bands at night and now you expect them to show up and start drinking beer at noon; with another 8 hours under a 95 degree sun?!?! That is some rookie league BS planning for both breweries. And I am not bitching because each has sold out so fast, but at least if they have the potential to sell out so fast, keep your steady customers in mind. 95% of the people drinking these beers are people doing so only because they heard about them on a WCCO morning show alongside a segment about bacon stuffed cannoli (where they probably went right after those beers).
     
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  30. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    This is the exact audience they are targeting, which makes perfect business sense.
    Isn't their goal to draw in new customers?
     
  31. BeerBuyerBill

    BeerBuyerBill Jul 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    I love drinking beer at Noon. Typically that means I have 12 more hours of drinking in front of me. Perfect day!
     
  32. psychotia

    psychotia Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    Surprised this beer sounds so limited... I get that they may have brewed a lesser amount as a trial for the fair, but I can't imagine it would have broken the bank to brew another batch or two to last more than one release time per day. After all, it only took the consecutive words "mini" "donut" and "beer" to perk the ears of all of my non-beer-drinking relatives. What do I know, though... I'm just an annoying beer geek.
     
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  33. theCoder

    theCoder Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    I had 2 friends strike out on the Mini Donut one yesterday. One because she went to get it and there was supposedly a 2 hour wait...another because it was sold out.
     
  34. n8opot8o

    n8opot8o Feb 18, 2007 Minnesota


    Wow. Ticker rage.
     
  35. jera1350

    jera1350 Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    If it's selling out this fast now, imagine how quickly it would be gone if they sold it during "beer drinking time". I am guessing you would be bitching about that then too.
     
  36. MNPikey

    MNPikey Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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  37. whudathunkett

    whudathunkett Oct 30, 2010 Minnesota
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    Me and the wife's family got a couple pours around 10am on Friday. Idk about the whole tapping time thing.
     
  38. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Got the summit. Mediocre. Missed the mini doughnut, didnt realize it was a noon tap... stupid...
     
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