The Mill is running a little slow this week. We’re still a little groggy from the all the sun, brats and brews over the holiday weekend. But we have good things to look forward to: Sisyphus opening, breweries collaborating, and one of our favorite festivals is just around the corner. Do you have any beer news of note? Let us know: [email protected]
Tandem brewing alert: Summit and Bang were brewing together recently. What’s that all about? Preparation for a collaboration brewing fest – where four teams of local brewers will debut a joint-effort beer at the Red Stag Supperclub’s annual block party, Sunday, August 3rd. We’ll have much more on the site in the next few weeks. For now, just imagine the tantalizing suds these teams are brewing up:
– August Schell Brewing and Sociable Cider Werks (some kind of smoked apple concoction, apparently)
– Bang Brewing and Summit Brewing
– Bent Paddle Brewing and Fitger’s Brewhouse
– Fulton Beer and Dangerous Man Brewing
Last Sunday was the first fully legal Sunday for all Minneapolis brewery taprooms to operate. 612Brew is already in the spirit. Boom Island announced Sunday hours for the rest of July.
Item to file under “Possibly from The Onion”: A kickstarter has gone live to produce a UV-resistant pint glass (helpful diagram, above). The Bru-V glass is tinted to prevent the beer from skunking in the ten minutes before you drink it.
Watch Kevin Welch of Boom Island Brewing talk Boom Days and Cuvee de Boom with MN Beer Activists.
Then watch this Detroit Tigers beer vendor snag a line drive foul ball with his beer bucket.
After a successful soft opening last weekend, the Sisyphus Brewing grand opening is Friday at noon—check out our sneak peek for more details. And, weather permitting, work on their mural begins today.
Brasa and Excelsior Brewing are teaming up for a pig roast, next Wednesday, July 16th from 6–10pm.
And it’s about time for you to start planning an end of the month road trip to All Pints North. The MN Craft Brewers Guild festival is happening in Duluth, Saturday, July 26th, in the Bayfront Festival Park.
Congratulations to the Minnesota breweries that took home the hardware in the US Open Beer Championships:
Golden or Blonde ale
GOLD – Sweetwater 420 – Sweetwater Brewing – Georgia
SILVER – High Road Everyday Ale – Badger Hill Brewing – Minnesota
BRONZE – Golden Warrior – Valholl Brewing Company – Washington
Extra Special Bitter
GOLD – Minnesota Special Bitter – Badger Hill Brewing – Minnesota
SILVER – Echo Sierra Bravo – Old Rail Brewing – Louisiana
BRONZE – Calico – Ballast Point Brewing – California
American Lager / Pilsener
GOLD – Full Sail Session Premium Lager – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon
SILVER – Grain Belt Premium – August Schell Brewing – Minnesota
BRONZE – Bowes Double Dry – Broue Alliance – Canada
Wood / Barrel aged strong beer
GOLD – Utopias – Boston Beer Company – Massachusetts
SILVER – Kalamity – Bent Brewstillery – Minnesota
BRONZE – The Trojan Barrel – Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative – Georgia
BRONZE – Melange a Trois – Nebraska Brewing – Nebraska