Welp, it’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless! We need to resupply ourselves with enough beer for you to drink 🍺 This means our taproom will be closed this Wed-Fri in order to help us build up our keg count. Luckily, we have a 10bbl fermentation vessel on its way so this hopefully won’t happen again!
We are so incredibly humbled and excited by the amount of support we have received in the last four weeks. It has truly been life-changing for us, so thank you! We are excited to see you all this weekend.
We’ll have our Mountain Mama West Coast IPA, Jolly Giant Hazy IPA, First Apostle Porter, our rotating seltzers and various N/A options available on tap!
Highlighting our eighth and final flagship brew, our Gustie Golden Ale! We even had some VIP Gustavus Adolphus College Staff & Faculty get in on the celebration 🎉 Gustavus President Rebecca Bergman had the honor of pouring the first pint 🍺
Gustie Golden Ale: A radiant and inviting brew crafted with Maris Otter Pale malt, flaked corn and flaked barley, this golden ale delivers a harmonious blend of malt sweetness with a touch of crispness. Cluster hops add a subtle, floral aroma and a hint of citrus to the mix. The result is a refreshing, easy-drinking beer with a golden hue that’s sure to brighten your day. Raise a glass to the Gustie Golden Ale, a true testament to golden perfection!
Gustie Golden Ale background: Since two-thirds of our owners are Gustie alumni, it felt right to raise a glass to where we started. After all, we couldn’t have done it without our alma mater. Three cheers for the Gusties! Beat ‘em, bust ‘em! That’s our custom! Gusties will shine!
Shown in photos: • Gustavus President, Rebecca Bergman • Assistant to the President and the Board of Trustees, JJ Akin • Vice President for Mission, Strategy and Innovation, Kathi Tunheim • Executive Assistant / Strategic Project Manager, Jean Noren
Dry January?? Fear not! We have delicious mocktails made with syrups stirred up by our friends over @riverrockcoffee 🎉 They even come with fun garnishes—great for an IG moment 📸 Try ‘em all out, #1-4! Let us know your favorite!
🎶 Almost heaven, Paddlefish 🎶 Highlighted here are the 1st & 3rd person to order our Mountain Mama West Coast IPA fresh off the tap! (The second person didn’t want a pic 😜) We’ll see you this week and weekend to try it out—come on in to the place you belong!
Will Riitters & Joe Weckwerth have been working their tails off (after learning from our head brewer, Luke Dragseth), brewing some damn good beer for you to enjoy when we open 🍺
Not only are Will & Joe dedicated hard workers and talented brewers, but they are smart, creative and incredibly personable, friendly and fun. Will will (<-haha) also be stepping in to beertend every once in a while!
Today, these two will be working hard to get our Engesser Lager kegged and ready to pour…Let’s raise a glass to Will and Joe!!
Stay tuned for our GRAND OPENING date in the next couple of days 🎉
🎁 Give Away Alert! 🎁 We at Paddlefish Brewing are anxious to get up and running so we’re giving away TWO Paddlefish Beanies and a couple of koozies to get us into the holiday spirit!
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Giveaway ends Saturday night at 11:59pm 🕛 Winners will be chosen Sunday, Dec 3rd at noon CST and announced/notified through tagged story or a DM from @paddlefishbrewing. Winners pick up their beanie and koozie in our taproom (when we officially open) OR can have them shipped directly to you if located within the continental US.
Good luck and keep an eye out for more holdiay giveaways from us!
Jolly Giant Hazy IPA: Brewed with a blend of 2-row malt, white wheat, flaked oats, and Cara-pils, this hazy IPA boasts a silky-smooth body and a cloudy with-a-chance-of-rain appearance. We’ve amped up the hops with the dynamic duo of Citra and Mosaic, delivering a juicy explosion of citrus notes tropical fruit. It’s a refreshing whimsical journey through hazy landscapes of flavor that will leave your spirit jolly.
ABV: 6.8% IBUs: 24
History: Upon entering the Minnesota River Valley, you can expect a friendly welcome from the Green Giant himself as you head southbound on 169 👋 Upon entering St. Peter, you can expect to meet his cooler cousin that lives in the Paddlefish taproom…
Hoppy, hazy and always ready to party, this Jolly Giant is here for a good time!
Trivia: When did the Green Giant make his first appearance? A.) 1903 B.) 1916 C.) 1925 D.) 1938
Fun fact: He was named by a particularly large variety of pea harvested and sold by the Minnesota Valley Canning Company!
Introducing our Interior Designer and interior design palette! 🎨✨🛋️🍻👷♀️
Natalie Anderson Interior Design has dedicated many creative hours to designing a space for your community, family and friends to gather, share stories, make memories, listen to live music, and taste delicious beer! 🍻
From lighting selections and finishes, art installations, furniture selections and plans, coordination with contractors and consultants, Natalie has poured her heart into every detail. Focusing on the Paddlefish Brewing core values, Natalie has consulted as Interior Designer and Creative Director, bringing to life our vision for the brewery with a cohesive branding design and experience.
We can’t wait to unveil this taproom for you to enjoy, knowing it is truly your space to gather!
Swipe through Natalie’s Design Palette for a sneak peek at what you will experience at Paddlefish Brewery!
ALL BREWERY OWNERS: If you’re looking for professional interior design services whether it’s an art consultation, a bathroom refresh or a full taproom renovation, reach out to Natalie Anderson, IIDA at [email protected]
Holy buckets, we only have $3k left to hit to our $30k goal by midnight!
Every time we see a donation come in, we are beyond grateful and become more and more antsy to open our doors 🎉 We’ll keep you posted on our opening day very soon—you can almost smell the beer as you drive down the main drag 🚗🍺
Want to help us reach our goal? Head to our website for more info before the clock hits midnight 🕛 (Link in bio or head to paddlefishbrewing.com)
Introducing another one of our eight brews we`ll be serving!
Almost Capital APA: This APA offers a rich, caramel-like sweetness, complemented by a smooth, creamy texture. We`ve hopped it up with Cascade and Fuggles, creating a harmonious blend of floral and earthy notes to make you go, ‘Mmm, oh for fun. That’s nice’. Cheers to almost being Minnesota’s capital in 1857!
ABV: 5% IBUs: 37
History: Did ya know that Saint Peter was supposed to be Minnesota`s capital? As the sayings go, first is the worst, second is the best... Or does ‘almost’ only count in horseshoes & hand grenades? Whatever saying you adhere to, one thing is certain; this APA is a winner.
This 1976 Volkswagen Westfalia, owned by Paddlefish co-owner, Dave Long, will be living pretty in the taproom during the cold months, and parked outside in the more pleasant months. She may also go missing 1 or 2 weeks of the year to use her PTO for vacation.
Sweet Pea has travelled to many destinations, has seen many things, and has been on several long journeys including going up and down the west coast, all across Route 66, up and down The Great River Road, and strolling up to the north shore/Madeline Island.
Annnnd she’s excited for her next adventure to St. Peter, Minnesota! 🍻
Make sure you stop by the taproom to check her out and take a picture with her when we open. She’s very photogenic! 📸✌️