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Modist Brewing Co. Named Most Innovative Brewery in Minnesota

This past Friday marked the first annual MN Brewer’s Cup Awards, and we brought home 2 pieces of hardware that left us both grateful and flattered. To the left is the award for Most Innovative Brewery. To be awarded this by our peers left us speechless, but we still managed to give a speech and we’ll do our best to reproduce what we said here (with slightly less cursing) – it basically boiled down to 3 things:

 

1) We were just one of many innovators that were in the room Friday night. We believe that some of the coolest shit happening in beer is happening right here in MN, and we promise to keep doing cool stuff if you all do the same.

 

2) Innovation is a cool thing, and so is inclusion. We think it’d be cool if all us breweries start innovating on all fronts so we can make sure everyone can experience this cool thing we’re doing.

 

3) Innovation doesn’t mean jack shit without tradition. We live in a state with a rich brewing tradition, and Modist wouldn’t be here without it. So to those who brew to tradition, you inspire us daily, and we thank you.

 

Also pictured to the right is another award for Dreamyard, this time taking First Place for Hazy IPA. A bunch of blind judges tasted a bunch of submissions and picked Dreamyard to be the best in the class. That means a lot. Thank you, everyone, who keeps drinking that beer. Peace!

High Art – Drink it, Peel it, Make it, Win it

Here at Modist, we love beer… a lot, like, a lot a lot, like, we’re creating our careers specifically around beer. If you haven’t noticed, though, we also really really love art. We try to promote it in as many ways as possible. We show art from local artists on our taproom walls, we work with artists to design our labels, and we even recently used art to help raise over $10,000 for Reach for the Stars, and sent a bunch of kids to Space Camp! And now we want to branch out even more and see what you hobby artists have to show.

 

Introducing, High Art, a NE Rice IPA brewed with brown rice, oats, and MN red wheat, then hopped with Cryo Mosaic, Strata, and Idaho 7. Not only is this a new take on an IPA, with 45% of the malt bill being brown rice (and yet another beer that’s made without barley), but it also comes with a built-in challenge. Grab yourself a 4 pack and peel off all the labels and arrange them on a large piece of paper, a slab of plywood, a sheet of metal, your best friend’s back, or wherever, really. Connect the gold frame to make an actual frame and start creating art. Paint, mixed media, markers, or maybe even pottery? I don’t know, you’re the artist, let those creative juices flow! Releasing in cans beginning on Monday, April 29th, and on tap at the brewing on Saturday, April 27th.

 

Once you’ve finished your masterpiece, snap a photo of it and post it on social media. Tag @modistbrewing and #highart. We will pick our favorite(s) and give away some delicious beer! How much beer you ask? Well, the top 3 get a full case of beer of any combination of our flagship beers, Dreamyard, False Pattern, and First Call.

 

 

Can’t find a 4 pack or only seeing it sold as singles? Well, each label is numbered 1-4 (see images above) so that, if you need to, you can shop around and make your own four-pack. Still unable to make it work, never fear friends, you can download the template here and print it yourself, or throw it into your favorite digital designing program and go hog wild!

 

All submissions need to be made before 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 12th. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be at least 21 years old to be eligible to win. Winners must be able to arrange for local pick up only, no shipping of beers will be available. Artwork must be posted to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The image must be tagged with @modistbrewing and contain #highart in the comment/description.

 

I think the only thing you need to know now is where to get the beer so that you can drink it and start creating magic. Check back on Friday, April 26th to see the full delivery schedule right here at this here blog post.

HIGH ART DELIVERY SCHEDULE

Company

Delivery Day

1010 Liquors Monday
Central Ave Liquors Monday
Chicago Lake Liquors Monday
Elevated Minneapolis Monday
Falls Liquor Monday
France 44 Monday
Franklin Nicollet Liquor Monday
Hennepin Lake Liquor Monday
Hums Liquor Monday
Ken and Norms Monday
Kowalskis Uptown Monday
Lake Wine and Spirits Monday
Lowry Hill Liquors Monday
Lunds and Byerlys Downtown Monday
McDonalds Monday
MGM Calhoun Monday
North Loop Monday
Ombibulous Monday
Sentyrz Monday
South Lyndale Liquors Monday
Stinson Monday
Surdyks Monday
Top Valu 1 Central Ave Monday
Haskell’s Downtown Monday
Zipps Monday
Apple Valley Liquor 3 Pilot Knob Road Tuesday
Blue Max Liquors Tuesday
Cheers Bloomington Tuesday
Hy Vee Shakopee Tuesday
Lakeville Liquors 3 Galaxy Ave Tuesday
Lakeville Liquors 4 Kenrich Ave Tuesday
MGM Bloomington Old Shakopee Tuesday
Savage Wine and Spirits Tuesday
Sids Discount Liquors Bloomington Tuesday
Top Valu 2 37th Ave Tuesday
Total Wine Bloomington Tuesday
Total Wine Burnsville Tuesday
Viking Liquor Barrel Tuesday
Delano Wednesday
EP 2 Liquor Den Road Wednesday
G Will Liquors Andover Wednesday
G Will Liquors Blaine Wednesday
G Will Liquors Champlin Wednesday
Harbor Wine and Spirits Wednesday
Hi 5 Liquor Wednesday
Hy Vee Brooklyn Park Wednesday
Hy Vee New Hope Wednesday
Hy Vee Plymouth Wednesday
Knollwood Liquor Wednesday
Kowalskis Excelsior Wednesday
Liquor Barrel Golden Valley Wednesday
Liquor Boy Wednesday
Lunds and Byerlys Golden Valley Wednesday
Lunds and Byerlys St Louis Park Wednesday
MGM Chaska Wednesday
MGM Hopkins Wednesday
MGM Maple Grove Wednesday
MGM Minnetonka Wednesday
MGM Plymouth Wednesday
MGM Saint Louis Park Wednesday
Princetons Liquor Wednesday
Shorewood Liquor Wednesday
Sids Liquor Plymouth Wednesday
The Vintage Chanhassen Wednesday
Tonka Bottle Shop Wednesday
Top 10 Andover Wednesday
Top 10 Blaine Wednesday
Top 10 Chanhassen Wednesday
Top 10 Osseo Wednesday
Top 10 St Louis Park Wednesday
Total Wine Chanhassen Wednesday
Total Wine Maple Grove Wednesday
Total Wine Minnetonka Wednesday
Vinifera Wednesday
Wayzata Wednesday
Edina Liquor 50th &France Thursday
Edina Liquor Grandview Thursday
Edina Liquor Southdale Thursday
Fridley Liquor 57th Thursday
G Will Liquors Lino Lakes Thursday
Richfield Liquor 65th Thursday
Robbinsdale Wine and Spirits Thursday
Ale Jail Friday
Cellars Shoreview Friday
Cellars Stillwater Friday
Cellars White Bear Lake Friday
Elevated White Bear Lake Friday
First Grand Liquor Friday
G Will Liquors Cottage Grove Friday
Haskells Highland Friday
Hy Vee Eagan Friday
Hy Vee Oakdale Friday
Liquor Barrel St Paul Friday
Liquor Vault Lowertown Friday
Marshall Liquor Friday
MGM Eagan Friday
Morellis Friday
Rosemount Liquor Friday
Scotts Liquor Friday
Thomas Liquors Friday
Top 10 Roseville Friday
Top 10 Woodbury Friday
Total Wine Eagan Friday
Total Wine Roseville Friday
Total Wine Woodbury Friday
27 Liquors 6/6/19
Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe 6/6/19
Mount Royal Bottle Shop 6/6/19

Another Sweet Dangerous Man Collaboration

🐝🍯🔥New Beers🔥🍯🐝 Dropping this weekend! We teamed up with Dangerous Man to create two new beers that are equal parts awesome and unique. Ours, Apiary Drip, is a Double Dry Hopped Honey IPA made from 45% local honey from Ames Farm and dry-hopped with Simcoe, Sabro, Strata, and Cryo Simco and Strata. Juicy notes of pineapple, honey, grapefruit, and guava. Comes in at 8.4% ABV, and we’ve got 80 crowlers available for this weekend. They’ll go quick.

 

Dangerous Man’s version, Apiary Drop, is a Double Dry-Hopped Triple IPA that weighs in at a hefty 10% ABV with 120Lbs of Ames Farm honey.

 

BOTH are dropping on Saturday, April 6th at our respective taprooms. Come try both and get your healthy dose of honey for the weekend.

Shook Tangerine, It’s Gonna Be Lit

SHOOK TANGERINE is tapping at Modist on Saturday, April 6th and hitting stores beginning on Monday, April 8th!

 

It’s a 7.5% ABV Milkshake IPA brewed with milk sugar, vanilla bean, Strata and cryo Citra hops, and about 1200 POUNDS OF TANGERINE.

 

SHOOK TANGERINE DELIVERY SCHEDULE

Company Delivery Day
South Lyndale Liquors Monday
France 44 Monday
Surdyks Monday
Lake Wine and Spirits Monday
Hennepin Lake Liquor Monday
Franklin Nicollet Liquor Monday
Elevated Minneapolis Monday
Stinson Monday
McDonalds Monday
Lunds and Byerlys Downtown Monday
North Loop Monday
Kowalskis Uptown Monday
Ombibulous Monday
Zipps Monday
Central Ave Liquors Monday
Chicago Lake Liquors Monday
1010 Liquors Monday
Hums Liquor Monday
Falls Liquor Monday
Haskells Downtown Monday
Sentyrz Monday
Ken and Norms Monday
Total Wine Bloomington Tuesday
Total Wine Burnsville Tuesday
Apple Valley Liquor 3 Pilot Knob RD Tuesday
Lakeville Liquors 4 Kenrich Ave Tuesday
Savage Wine and Spirits (Savage Hy Vee) Tuesday
Cheers Bloomington Tuesday
Lakeville Liquors 3 Galaxy Ave Tuesday
Viking Liquor Barrel Tuesday
Marketplace Liquor Tuesday
Blue Max Liquors Tuesday
Sids Discount Liquors Bloomington Tuesday
Total Wine Maple Grove Wednesday
Total Wine Chanhassen Wednesday
Hy Vee Brooklyn Park Wednesday
Liquor Boy Wednesday
Total Wine Minnetonka Wednesday
Hy Vee New Hope Wednesday
Princetons Liquor Wednesday
MGM St Louis Park Wednesday
Top 10 St Louis Park Wednesday
Liquor Barrel GV Wednesday
Vinifera Wednesday
Lunds and Byerlys Golden Valley Wednesday
Knollwood Liquor Wednesday
Lund and Byerlys St Louis Park Wednesday
Eden Prarie 2 Liquor Den Road Wednesday
Tonka Bottle Shop Wednesday
MGM Hopkins Wednesday
MGM Minnetonka Wednesday
Top 10 Andover Wednesday
Haskells Maple Grove Wednesday
Kowalskis Excelsior Wednesday
Top 10 Chanhassen Wednesday
Hy Vee Plymouth Wednesday
Lund and Byerlys Chanhassen Wednesday
Wayzata Wednesday
The Wine Shop Minnetonka Wednesday
Top 10 Blaine Wednesday
Harbor Wednesday
The Vintage Chanhassen Wednesday
MGM Maple Grove Wednesday
MGM Plymouth Wednesday
Shorewood Liquor Wednesday
Top 10 Osseo Wednesday
Edina Liquor Grandview Thursday
Fridley Liquor 57th Thursday
Edina Liquor Southdale Thursday
Top Valu 1 Central Ave Thursday
Edina Liquor 50thFrance Thursday
Robbinsdale Wine and Spirits Thursday
G Will Liquors Lino Lakes Thursday
Lowry Hill Liquors Thursday
Total Wine Roseville Friday
Total Wine Eagan Friday
Yarmo Liquors Friday
TW Woodbury Friday
Hy Vee Oakdale Friday
First Grand Liquor Friday
Scotts Liquor Friday
Ale Jail Friday
Top 10 Woodbury Friday
Cellars White Bear Lake Friday
Haskells Highland Friday
MGM Eagan Friday
Top 10 Roseville Friday
Liquor Vault Lowertown Friday
Perrier STP Friday
Thomas Liquors Friday
Black Diamond Liquors Friday
Stillwater Liquor Friday
Village Wine and Spirits Friday
Elevated White Bear Lake Friday
Liquor Barrel St Paul Friday
Heritage Liquor Friday
Cellars Shoreview Friday