Fulton opens Minneapolis's first taproom Saturday [VIDEO]

It's here! It's here!
It's here! It's here!

Just a couple months shy of the Surly Bill's one-year anniversary, Minneapolis's first taproom opens on Saturday, courtesy of the guys at Fulton Beer.

In January, the Minneapolis City Council approved the new taproom license, and the brewers at both Fulton and Harriet Brewing were first in line to apply. It appears that Fulton edged Harriet out by a hair to claim rights to "Minneapolis's first taproom."

"It is a cool claim," says co-founder Ryan Petz. "We were just shooting to get ours done before Twins season. We didn't really feel like we're in a race with them or anything."

On Saturday at noon, the taproom will pour its first pints of Sweet Child of Vine, Lonely Blonde, and Worthy Adversary for the public. The Barrio food truck will be onsite for nosh.

There will be limited hours for the rest of the month--Fridays from 3 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 10 p.m.--with an expanded schedule after the Twins opener. In the future, Petz says, they'll also allow customers to order food in from neighboring restaurants.

"It's a real laid-back, unpretentious atmosphere," he says. "It'll be a cool, comfortable hangout."

That's definitely the sense this build-out video gives, complete with Welsh corgi cameos:

Fulton Brewery
414 Sixth Ave N., Minneapolis
612.333.3208; Fulton Brewery website

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