It’s almost February, and fans of coffee stouts already know that means the return of Fulton Brewery’s War & Peace is just around the corner. Beginning at noon on Saturday February 1st in Fulton’s taproom, it will be available — as is the case with all Garage Series — for a very limited period of time. The taproom will be offering $6 (10 oz) pours and 750mL bottles to go for $15 each (limit 2). To add to the fun, Peace Coffee will be there sampling their delightful brews as well.
Your patience has paid off, because in the next couple weeks War & Peace will be around the metro on draft and in bottles. On Thursday, February 6th, Butcher & the Boar will be tapping not only one of the first War & Peace kegs, but also Patience and even the limited Libertine that has been aging in special Butcher & the Boar edition Knob Creek bourbon barrels.
On the other hand if you’ve never had War and Peace, now is your time. It’s Fulton’s Russian Imperial Stout conditioned with whole bean Peace Coffee in the tanks. Peace Coffee is a local coffee roastery located in South Minneapolis. They pride themselves on roasting, pedaling, and brewing outstanding fair trade and organic coffee for nearly two decades. War & Peace is a beloved beer with quantities of chocolate malt, roasted barley, and dark roast Peace Coffee.
New Brewery Updates:
Fulton has been working on their expansion for a couple months and the end is in sight! Their contractors have been busy setting floor drains, tiling in the brewing, fermentation, and packaging areas, framing new walls, installing hangers for glycol runs, preparing steam piping, painting… and that’s all been happening this week! They already finished the plumbing and pouring of 8,000 square feet of new concrete.
The building renovations are almost complete, meaning the arrival of their brewing equipment is getting closer and closer. They have already received glycol chillers, and in just a few short weeks, the fermentation tanks and boilers will arrive. From there, it won’t be long before the brewhouse and bottling line arrive.
Check out their blog here for more pictures and updates.