There are no signs of a dam to stay the gushing flow of local brew. There's so much of it, in fact, we're going to have to find new things to do with it. Beer hot tubs! Beer wet T-shirt contests! Beer foam dance floors!
Or, do like any good Minnesotan would do and put it in a batter, and eat up. Or, as the Brooks boys would tell it: Serve it on tap.
"Eat Craft Beer," quoth the Brooks High Beer Battered Kickstarter page, launched by two guys from Tin Fish (home of snaking lines of would-be eaters in wait of fried fish). The two want to take that batter-spattered show on the road, specifically the brewery road.
How much batter would a Minnesotan eat if a Minnesotan could eat batter? Not sure, but a couple million of us would probably take the challenge, if you go by State Fair stats. Pete Toft and Brett Drake are banking on at least a fraction of those customers with their request for 25 grand to make their food truck dreams come true. So, aside from the fun-to-say phrase "batters on tap" and elevated eats at breweries (they're partnering with Bauhaus and Lyn-Lake Brewery thus far, and probably others, later) why should you crack open the old pocketbook and toss a few bucks into this particular field of dreams?
According to them:
1. They'll be making "bespoke" batters to pair with favorite brews: i.e. a Bauhaus pilsner will get honey and lemon to bring out its natural bright levity.
2. Like the good Minnesota boys that they are, they put walleye sandwiches, cheese curds, and some nod to wild rice on their checklist of stuff to batter. Hand-cut fries on the side, natch.
3. Batter to go. Ostensibly the stuff will be so good, you'll want to bequeath it to all your friends and family in stylish little bell jars.
4. Like most good food-truckers, there's a brick and mortar planned, where they'll sling more beer-inspired dishes: beer cheese soup, beer bread, bacon mac and cheese, more, more, more.
5. There's an adult onesie as an incentive. That is all. (Except this: get your name embroidered on the bum.)
The Brooks High Beer Battered Kickstarter campaign is currently funded $6,094 toward their $25,000 goal and the campaign ends on March 2. Find it here.
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