May 11, 2017

The Minneapolis Star Tribune turns 150 later this month. In honor of that milestone, a Minneapolis brewery made a pale ale in the newsroom’s honor. In a press release, Fulton Brewing Company’s head brewer, Mike Salo, explains how the beer was made. (And he just might have a future in writing if the whole beer thing falls through.)

Extra! Extra! Pale Ale is an American pale ale made with American pilsner malt and high-quality German specialty malts. This beer features Cascade hops as well as a new experimental variety (09326) that is a daughter of Cascade. These ingredients come together to create a pleasantly crisp and aromatic pale ale with notes of citrus and tropical fruit.

The new brew will be available statewide the day after the Tribune’s official anniversary, May 25.

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This isn’t the first news-inspired ale to debut in recent months. In April, the Toronto brewery Northern Maverick unveiled “Fake News Ale,” a beer that the company says pairs well with “small hands, striking comb overs, HUUUGE egos and all things Mexican.”

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Kristen Hare covers the people and business of local news and is the editor of Locally at Poynter. She previously worked as a staff writer…
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