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YGLT*, if you know who we are (we’re Modist Brewing Co.), you most likely know BT (Barrel Theory). If you don’t, BT is one of STP’s most exciting and innovative breweries… YKW, come to think of it, not just STP, let’s update that to MN… no no no, THE UNITED STATES. Their IPAs are killer, stouts are on point, and the whole crew over there are top notch peoples. We could go on and on about our little TC, but we’ve got some bigger fish to fry here.


As you may have seen, BT came by our house to brew some beer. Low and behold, we made some beer. A beer in the style of an IPA. A DDH DIPA, 2B exact. In order to make this beer a whole lotta special, we hopped it with Citra Cryo, Galaxy, Mosaic Cryo, and Strata hops. We also added a little something known as Turbinado Sugar.


IKWYT, “IDK what Turbinado Sugar is nor do I know why having this in a beer is cool.” Turbinado Sugar, AKA “Tornado Sugar” here in the marketing office, is pretty much pure cane sugar. This sugar has almost no processing done to it which gives it really nice light brown colored crystals. Essentially, the sugar cane crops are juiced and that juice is then left to evaporate, but only slightly, which leaves those pretty little brown crystals behind. Due to the fact that the sugar is less refined, a small amount of the sugar doesn’t fully ferment out adding a creamy mouthfeel and attributes a slightly more complex, more rich flavor.


This will be one of the very few BT beers to make it into liquor stores, and it begins hitting those shelves starting on Monday, May 20th. Check back here on the 17th for the full delivery schedule. You’ll also be able to get it on tap here at Modist beginning THIS SATURDAY, May 18th.




*Acronym cheat sheet
YGLT – You’re Gonna Love This
STP – St. Paul
YKW – You Know What
MN – Minnesota
IPA – India Pale Ale
TC – Twitter Crush
DDH DIPA – Double Dry-Hopped Double India Pale Ale
2B – To Be
IGYHTBT – I Guess You Had To Be There
IKWYT – I know what you’re thinking
IDK – I Don’t Know
AKA – Also Known As
G2G – Got to Go
LYSYB – Love Ya, See Ya, Bye

Liquor Store 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
Haskells Downtown Monday
Hennepin Lake Liquor Monday
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Ken and Norms Monday
Kowalskis Uptown Monday
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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
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Apple Valley Liquor 3 Pilot Knob Rd tuesday
Blue Max Liquors tuesday
Cheers Bloomington Tuesday
Hy Vee Shakopee Tuesday
Lakeville Liquors 1 heritage Drive Tuesday
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Lakeville Liquors 4 Kenrich Ave Tuesday
MGM Bloomington Old Shakopee tuesday
Riverside Liquor Tuesday
Savage Wine and Spirits(Hy Vee Savage) tuesday
Sids Discount Liquors Bloomington Tuesday
Total Wine Bloomington Tuesday
Total Wine Burnsville Tuesday
United Liquor Tuesday
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Eden Prairie 2 Liquor Den Road Wednesday
G Will Liquors Andover Wednesday
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Ale Jail Friday
Atomic Liquors Friday
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Haskells Highland Friday
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Mount Royal Bottle Shop TBD

Introducing Boozehound Barrel Aged Old Fashioned Ale!


At 40 proof, Boozehound is made from a base that features a Modist brewed spirit – a new category of alcohol


NORTH LOOP, MINNEAPOLIS, MAY 14, 2019 — Nearly one year in the making, the people of Modist Brewing and Parlour Bar are proud to announce the arrival of Boozehound, a one-of-a-kind fusion of beer and spirits. Boozehound is made from a bourbon mash that’s brewed and fermented as a beer,aged in bourbon barrels, then served as an Old Fashioned. Boozehound will release on tap at Modist’s North Loop Minneapolis taproom on Wednesday, May 22nd and at Parlour Bar Minneapolis and St Paul on Thursday, May 23rd.



The project began when Parlour Bar, well known for having one of the best Old Fashioneds around, contacted Modist, well known for pushing the boundaries of what beer can be, to see if they could find a good use for some hand selected 9-12 year old level 4 char Knob Creek barrels. Once he stopped drooling, Modist Brewing’s Co-Founder/Head Brewer Keigan Knee pitched the idea of launching a new type of alcohol called brewed spirits* he had been brainstorming for a long time. “I’ve been sitting on this idea for a while, and the barrels that Jesse [Held, Bar Consultant of Jester Concepts] had picked out were perfect. Based on the barrels and the pedigree of their cocktails, we decided a bourbon brewed spirit presented as an Old Fashioned was the way to go,” said Keigan.


Because of Modist’s mash filter powered brewing system, they were able to replicate an exact bourbon grain bill recipe that they brewed and fermented as a beer. Using an ale yeast strain with high alcohol tolerance, the beer reached 20% alcohol by volume (40 proof) before being transferred to the barrels for aging. Also put in the barrels was a special type of Mexican raw sugar called Piloncillo, which is a staple ingredient of Parlour’s Old Fashioneds.


After aging in barrels for nearly a year, Boozehound was transferred to kegs for its official debut this May. The finished product will be served from the tap with a splash of bitters and garnished with orange peel. It will be available on draft for a limited time at Modist, Parlour Minneapolis, Borough, and Parlour St Paul.


*About Brewed Spirits

Brewed Spirits is Modist’s coined name for a style of beer that is made to replicate a traditional spirit. By using an identical grain mash bill or ingredient base of a typical style of liquor, the goal of a brewed spirit is to get as close as possible to creating a “spirit,” while working within the legal limitations of beer. After successfully creating a bourbon base for what became Boozehound, Modist now plans to launch a series of other brewed spirits, including several different types of whiskey (including 100% rye), tequila, and rum.


About Modist Brewing Co.

Modist opened in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis in April of 2016 aiming to modify beer and how it is perceived by defying rules and expectations. Utilizing a mash filter powered brewing system, they push past traditional brewing by embracing creativity and unconstrained experimentation. Modist showcases their innovative spirit via the creation of a series of never seen before beers, including their flagship brews: Dreamyard (hazy ipa made from entirely oats and wheat sans barley), False Pattern (hazy pale ale brewed from oats), and First Call (an oat based coffee lager that’s blonde in color).


In their first year of business, Modist was named both the Best New Brewery in Minnesota by Growler Magazine as well as one of “The 50 Best Breweries in the United States” by BeerAdvocate. In the time since opening, they’ve received continuous accolades including recently being named Minnesota’s Most Innovative Brewery, as well as a multitude of individual beer awards.  


About Parlour Bar, Minneapolis and Saint Paul

Parlour, located directly below Borough in Minneapolis, set a new standard for bartending and cocktail creation in the Twin Cities. The large bar features tufted banquettes and intimate tables. The craft cocktail menu has its foundation in the classics, using freshly squeezed juice, house-made syrups, elixirs, and rare artisanal spirits. A brief food menu featuring fare from Borough includes elevated bar snacks, including a legendary burger.


In April 2018, Parlour St. Paul joined the West 7th Neighborhood. Taking all of the things that made Parlour Minneapolis what it is, the burger, old fashioned and atmosphere, the new space is larger along with the menu. A decadent menu is available at brunch and dinner, complete with all-day eggs, sandwiches, and a selection of shareable plates.  

Previously Unknown Species… How is that Spelt?

We love making new friends, especially when those new friendships lead to the creation of crazy beers. We made some friends recently with just that goal in mind, crazy beers. Hop Butcher, a leading brewery coming out of the brewing mecca of the Chicagoland area, stopped up here a few weeks back. We collaborated on a few ideas and ultimately decided to make a beer that none of us had ever seen before.


Based off that notion, Previously Unknown Species, a Double Dry Hopped, Double IPA, was brewed with a whole lot of Spelt, about 60% to more accurate, (thanks, in large part, to our Mash Filter) combined with some scrumptious Oat malts. No barley. This beer has no barley. What’s so great about Spelt malts? Well, Spelt is an ancient grain that is known to possess a bunch of health benefits. For this reason, Spelt was the favorite grain of the medieval pioneers of today’s health movement and is considered highly digestible and conducive to good health. #BeerForYourHealth


There are also two things that Hop Butcher and Modist are known for, IPA’s. We knew at the end of the day that we wanted to make a killer IPA. With that in mind, Hop Butcher muled a good amount of a hop variety that we haven’t really played around with much, Vic Secret (New Zealand hop varietal), to Minnesota specifically for us to use in this beer. Oh, and we used it alright. We combined Hop Butcher’s Vic Secret with our Sabro pellets and Cryo Sabro because you can never have too much Sabro, right? In total, we added more than 7lbs of hops per barrel. To add an additional layer of complexity, we blended Vermont yeast (Conan) and London Ale 3 which added some great stone fruit characteristics to the nose. and The results of all of this experimenting come in the form of aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, coconut, tropical fruits, and a touch of apricot and peach. Many of those aromas carry through to the flavor with a nice touch of earthy pine at the end to help balance out those juicy fruit notes.


To showcase this new “species” of beer, we had to make a decision on how the overall design and look of the beer would be. When new species begin to emerge, they don’t happen overnight, they are created from small, minor changes at the molecular level, read Modified, often within the genes or DNA. With that in mind, we figured a human genome map would be the perfect representation of those minute changes.


We’re all extremely excited at how Previously Unknown Species turned out! We invite you to swing in and give a try yourself! You can find it on tap here at the brewery beginning on Saturday, May 11th. We will also have a limited number of crowlers available for you to take home.

Double Bottle Release – Call Your Dentist!

¡ 🚨THIS SATURDAY AT NOON we’re dropping two brand new bottled delicacies 🚨! Call your dentist now and schedule your next appointment ASAP cause these two are decadent AF.
Bottle #1 goes by the name Ice Cream Grin 🍦, a collaboration with our friends at Dangerous Man Brewing Co. It’s a lavish English-Style Barley Wine brewed with a 100% premium English malt mash, English yeast, toasted pecans, milk sugar, and vanilla beans as an homage to lush pecan praline ice cream 🍦. Coming in at 11.5%, we’ll have 200 bottles available, limit 1 per person.
Bottle #2 holds a beer called 32 Teeth, the first in a brand new series that explores all things chocolate and beer. 32 Teeth is an 11.5% beauty of an Imperial Chocolate Stout with Ghana cacao nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans. We’ve got 400 bottles available, limit 2. You’ve got 32 teeth, let the countdown begin. #brushyourteeth