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We are growing.

We at Modist Brewing Co. are pleased to announce that we are more than doubling our brewing capacity. The expansion will better our ability to keep up with demand, allow us to release a greater variety of beers more often, and finally get our lineup of one-of-a-kind beers into more places. Along with the expanded capacity, we’ve also obtained a few new toys including our own canning line and some state-of-the-art QA/QC equipment! And no, this has nothing to do with Dilly Dilly.


Here’s a vid of us breaking in the new tanks with a bottle of a champagne not named TOATS, some pics of the new toys, and a vid of Keigan not quite breaking in the new tanks:

The full rundown of the new toys:

  • 3 – 80 bbl stainless steel fermentation vessels:
    • To keep our mainstays (Dreamyard, False Pattern, First Call) rocking and growing.
  • 2 – 20 bbl stainless steel fermentation vessels
    • These, combined with our current lineup of 6 40 bbls and our baby 10 bbl fermenter, will allow us to increase the rate at which we get to release new and exciting beers. Expect more experimental lagers, stouts, hoppy ales, milkshakes, sours, more Deviation beers, more Modist Maker beers, and maybe even some stuff in barrels.
  • 2 – 20 bbl American crafted wooden egg-shaped foeders!
    • Color us excited – these will allow us to make some new school beers combined with old school wood fermentation.  More details soon.
  • Wild Goose canning line with a date coder!
    • A top of the line canning line to get  you the best product possible – and a date coder so you can (finally) check when the beer was canned.
  • Advanced lab and QA/QC equipment
    • Nerd stuff = the best beer possible.


Stay tuned for what’s coming down the pipeline. This is gonna be fun.



Whoa, Dilly….

For those of you who have access to the internet, you might have seen the attention we’re getting for our recent release of Dilly Dilly Mosaic Double IPA.  Long story short, we released the beer Friday 12/1 at noon and around 2:30 PM some representatives at Bud Light sent us a cease and desist in the creative fashion that can be seen in this video:



There has been a dilly of some frequently asked questions, which we will attempt to answer here:

Were you guys in on it?

Nope. Not even for a dillisecond.


Well then how did you know to start recording?

There was a guy in a medieval costume standing in our vestibule and Bud Light was there and said they had a dilly of a message for us.


Were you expecting to get a Cease and Desist?

We figured they’d probably do something to protect their Dillies and we were preparing our wrists for a slap, but we can’t say we were expecting a scroll yielding town crier – well played on their part.


Are you going to keep making the beer and just rename it?

Nah. It was planned to be a one-time brew and it’ll stay that way. The beer is good, though – so we’ll keep cranking out similar offerings.


Was this just an elaborate scheme to get Super Bowl tickets?

Yes. We are totally that smart.


You’re not actually going to accept the tickets, are you?

Accept a gift from Anheuser Busch?! Absolutely not! …but, I guess the Super Bowl is in Minneapolis so it would be pretty convenient… and, uh, our brewery IS right downtown and they’re both right on the light rail… and, uh, we’d have tickets so we’d actually be allowed to use the light rail… and, uh, the Vikings are totally going all the way… and, uh, they said there’d be free beer… and, uh… Yes.


How are you going to decide who gets the tickets?



Wait, so you have this thing go viral with Anheuser-Busch, then you announce a major expansion?! Those two things have got to be related, right?

Not in the least. The expansion has been in the work long before there was even a single dilly.

Is there any Dilly Dilly left?

As of 12/9, we still have some left. It’ll be gone soon.

Will you ship me some Dilly Dilly?

No that would get us in trouble, and we never do anything that could potentially get us in trouble.