Six years ago, Peter Grande, Jim Diley, Ryan Petz, and Brian Hoffman founded Fulton Beer. There was no North Loop taproom, no Northeast production facility, no presence on just about every bar menu and liquor store shelf in Minnesota. There were just four guys playing with recipes in a Minneapolis garage.
Fast-forward to today and those humble beginnings have shaped not only Fulton’s motto, “Ordinary guys brewing extraordinary beer,” but also Fulton’s easy-going approachability. These are the beers you reach for for a taste of Minnesota: Lonely Blonde when you need something mellow and laid back, The Ringer when you need an under-the-radar pat on the back, and Sweet Child of Vine when you need a good kick in the pants, passive-aggressiveness be damned.
Of course those are just three of Fulton’s wide-ranging (and ever-growing) lineup. And as of recently, Fulton is no longer just a Minnesota treat: it’s available in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. It got national attention for its partnership with General Mills and the resulting HefeWheaties beer. More growth, ideas, and beer are in the works.
In commemoration of all the change, growth, and accomplishments the last six years have brought, Fulton is celebrating with six events over the next three days.
Wednesday, October 28, kicks things off with the release of Barrel-Aged Expat at Pizzeria Lola.
Friday, October 30, rounds out the week with three events: the tapping of the last of Batch 300 at Stub & Herbs at noon, a cask of 2014 Worthy Adversary at Acadia, and a cellared-beer tasting at Central Avenue Liquors.
Join the crew at one (or all) the events, and give them a big birthday high-five. Here’s to six years and many more, Fulton!