MINNEAPOLIS – Fulton Brewing Co., one of the upper-Midwest’s leading craft brewers, today unveiled “EXTRA! EXTRA! American Pale Ale,” a limited-edition brew to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Star Tribune. The beverage will be the star attraction at an invitation-only VIP “First Tasting,” on May 22 at the Fulton Taproom 414 N. 6th Ave., Minneapolis.
On May 25, the 150th anniversary of the Star Tribune’s first date of publication in 1867, EXTRA! EXTRA! American Pale Ale will be available to the public at the Fulton Taproom. The following day it will be on sale throughout the state of Minnesota while supplies last. In addition, Fulton will feature the ale at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival in mid-June.
Made with locally malted barley and a double charge of Cascade and experimental hop varieties, EXTRA! EXTRA! American Pale Ale was brewed to appeal to beer enthusiasts who appreciate a lighter, refreshing brew.
“For a century and a half, the Star Tribune has been recognized for its award-winning journalism,” said Steve Yaeger, vice president and chief marketing officer of Star Tribune Media Co., “But while some awards gather dust in a display case, thanks to our friends at Fulton, we now have an honor we can enjoy with our readers, advertisers, employees, and supporters as the summer kicks off. We raise our glasses to the Star Tribune family and the talented people at Fulton Brewing for bringing an ‘Extra! Extra!’ level of fun to our anniversary.”
“After 150 years, it’s only appropriate that we take a moment to salute one of our state’s great institutions,” said Ryan Petz, president of Fulton Brewing. “We invite Star Tribune fans and our loyal customers to join us in an EXTRA! EXTRA! American Pale Ale toast to celebrate the countless contributions the Star Tribune has made to the life of our city and state. Cheers to a job well done—and our sincere wishes for 150 more years of continued success.”
BREWERS NOTES FROM FULTON HEAD BREWER MIKE SALO Extra! Extra! Pale Ale is an American pale ale made with American pilsner malt and high-quality German specialty malts. This beer features Cascade hops as well as a new experimental variety (09326) that is a daughter of Cascade. These ingredients come together to create a pleasantly crisp and aromatic pale ale with notes of citrus and tropical fruit. RIDE OR PARTY (OR BOTH?)
ABOUT STAR TRIBUNE MEIDIA CO.
Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017, Star Tribune Media Co. LLC is a locally owned, award-winning media company serving Minnesota and the upper Midwest. With the fifth-largest Sunday and sixth-largest daily circulation newspaper in the U.S., the most-visited local website, a quarterly magazine, a popular arts/entertainment publication, and a range of home-delivered advertising solutions, Star Tribune reaches more consumers than any other Minnesota media brand. For more information, visit www.startribunecompany.com.
ABOUT FULTON BREWING
Fulton Beer was founded by four homebrewers in a Southwest Minneapolis garage in 2009 with the mantra “Ordinary Guys Brewing Extraordinary Beer.” Since then, Fulton has become one of the fastest growing breweries in the Midwest. In 2012, Fulton opened the first taproom in Minneapolis, which offers an ever-changing tap selection as well as house-brewed non-alcoholic soda. Fulton commissioned its second brewery in 2014, a 51,000 square foot facility in Northeast Minneapolis. Fulton is best known for Sweet Child of Vine, a balanced and approachable India Pale Ale, and Lonely Blonde, an easy-drinking Blonde Ale. These and Fulton’s seasonal and limited release beers are currently available on draft, in bottles, and in cans throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas. Information regarding beer availability, taproom hours, tours, special events and more can be found at www.fultonbeer.com.