New Minnetonka Beer: Bad Weather Brewing
Bad Weather brews alongside Lucid Brewing Company and Badger Hill Brewing Company at the brewhouse that Lucid owns in Minnetonka.
Bad Weather Brewing Company, the newest brewery in the local market, will premiere their beer on Thursday, March 21 at the Uptown Republic from 4-7 p.m.
Kegs of Bad Weather beer will be distributed to bars and restaurants in late March.
Bad Weather Brewing Company is taking its creative cues from the changing Minnesota seasons. The first two beers in production include a year-round flagship, WINDVANE, which is a malt-sturdy and highly-hopped Minnesota red ale, and OMINOUS, a limited-time dark storm of a beer with intense flavors.
Three additional ales are planned to complete the 2013 seasonal rotation, each boasting distinctive and unexpected flavor profiles.
Bad Weather Brewing Company is part of a brewing collective called an alternating proprietorship that is new to the Twin Cities craft brewing community.
As part of the collective, they brew alongside the brewers from Lucid Brewing Company and Badger Hill Brewing Company at the brewhouse that Lucid owns in Minnetonka. Unlike contract brewing, this is a cooperative of like-minded brewers bringing newand exciting beers to the Twin Cities market while each controlling the quality of their individual product.
“I believe that Minnesota is one of the most exciting places to be a beer lover right now,” says Bad Weather’s co-founder Zac Carpenter. “Not because we currently have the best beers or the most beers, but because we get to witness the birth of a great beer culture that will someday very soon rival those in Portland and Denver. It is an honor to be part of that growth and Bad Weather Brewing Company is ready to become a pillar in this market.”
Bad Weather Brewing Event Information
The Uptown Republic will host Bad Weather Brewing Company’s launch party March 21 from 4-7 p.m. Drinks will be $3 from 4-6 p.m. and will feature both WINDVANE and OMINOUS as well as special casks of both beers.
The Happy Gnome in St. Paul is hosting their annual Firkin Fest on March 30. Bad Weather Brewing will be pouring a special firkin of a dry hopped WINDVANE.
For more information about Bad Weather Brewing Company, visit www.badweatherbrewery.com. Facility tours, interviews and tastings are available upon request.