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Stonewall Day – Happy Pride

On June 28, 1969—51 years ago on Sunday—a black transgender activist named Marsha P. Johnson and a group of LGTBQ+ folks took a stand against police raids that had become all too frequent at the Stonewall Inn (and many other queer establishments) in New York City. The raid sparked an uprising among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the Stonewall Inn. Without this stand against injustice, we may not be celebrating Pride during the month of June. This Pride month has been flooded with voices of the marginalized, riots from the generations of pent up anger, and protests demanding justice for the slayings of countless black lives at the hands of police. This past month has further exposed the reality of how much work towards equality remains.


Since the beginning of 2020, at least 16 transgender or gender non-conforming people have been fatally shot or killed by violent acts. We say ‘at least’ because too often these stories go unreported or misreported. Today, during Stonewall Day, we want to recognize that freedom doesn’t presently mean freedom for all, that equality doesn’t yet mean equality for all, and that all people deserve a voice and have the right to be who they are (and love who they love!) without fear.


The fight for justice is a never ending struggle. Here at Modist, we see you, we are you, we love you, and we continue to fight for you. Today, as we honor those who courageously stood up for queer rights at Stonewall Inn, let’s not forget how much further we need to go for equality. 

Happy Pride.

Liquid Simcoe Crystals

Ever watch spelunking videos on the internet and feel claustrophobic just by watching it? What’s the point? What are they looking for? 


Introducing Liquid Simcoe Crystals, a Double Dry Hopped Simcoe New England India Pale Ale, hopped and double dry hopped with our hand-selected Simcoe and Cryo Simcoe. Hitting 6.6% ABV, it’s now clear why the nectar from these crystals is so sought after.


Liquid Simcoe Crystals will be released in the taproom on Saturday, June 27th and will begin to hit liquor stores on Tuesday, June 30th. Check back here on Monday, June 29th for the full delivery schedule.


Liquor StoreDelivery Date
Edina Liquor SouthdaleTuesday
EP 2 Liquor Den RoadTuesday
France 44Tuesday
Hi 5 LiquorTuesday
MGM Prior LakeTuesday
Top 10 ChanhassenTuesday
Total Wine-BloomingtonTuesday
Total Wine-BurnsvilleTuesday
Total Wine-ChanhassenTuesday
Hy Vee Brooklyn ParkWednesday
Hy Vee Maple GroveWednesday
Hy Vee New HopeWednesday
Liquor Barrel GVWednesday
Liquor BoyWednesday
MGM St. Louis ParkWednesday
Princeton’s LiquorWednesday
Tonka Bottle ShopWednesday
Top 10 BlaineWednesday
Total Wine-Maple GroveWednesday
Total Wine-MinnetonkaWednesday
Central Ave LiquorsThursday
Elevated MinneapolisThursday
Hums LiquorThursday
Kowalski’s UptownThursday
Lowry Hill LiquorsThursday
Lunds & Byerly’s DowntownThursday
Lunds & Byerly’s St Louis ParkThursday
MGM CalhounThursday
North Loop Wine & SpiritsThursday
Robbinsdale Wine and SpiritsThursday
SentyrzThursday
South Lyndale LiquorsThursday
StinsonThursday
Surdyk’sThursday
Top 10 St Louis ParkThursday
ZippsThursday
Ale JailFriday
Lexington Municipal LiquorFriday
Marshall LiquorsFriday
Midway LiquorFriday
The Little Wine ShoppeFriday
Top 10 RosevilleFriday
Total Wine-EaganFriday
Total Wine-RosevilleFriday
Total Wine-WoodburyFriday
TavorTBD

It’s Planet Lunch

You know that expression “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse”? Well, what if “horse” was “planet”? And what if it was lunchtime and you were actually a giant space monster and your space monster head looked eerily like a planet so that it would attract other planets? And as soon as those planets got close enough to you and felt safe around you because they thought you were just another planet like them, you grab them and start chomping away at ‘em?


Introducing Planet Lunch!, a New England Lunch IPA. Brewed with pilsner malts, flaked oats, & wheat malt, then hopped and dry hopped with our hand selected Simcoe, Citra Cryo, Simcoe Cryo & El Dorado. Clocks in at 5.2% ABV, perfect for lunchtime.


Planet Lunch! will be released in the taproom for curbside and take out on Saturday, June 20th, and then will be making its way to liquor stores and restaurants beginning on Tuesday, June 23rd. Check back here on Monday, June 22nd for the full delivery schedule.


Liquor StoreDelivery Day
Cheers BloomingtonTuesday
EP 2 Liquor Den RoadTuesday
France 44Tuesday
Hy Vee ShakopeeTuesday
Savage Wine and SpiritsTuesday
Top 10 ChanhassenTuesday
Total Wine-BloomingtonTuesday
Total Wine-BurnsvilleTuesday
Total Wine-ChanhassenTuesday
Harbor Wine & SpiritsWednesday
Hy Vee Brooklyn ParkWednesday
Hy Vee Maple GroveWednesday
Hy Vee PlymouthWednesday
Liquor Barrel GVWednesday
Liquor BoyWednesday
MGM St. Louis ParkWednesday
Princetons LiquorWednesday
Shorewood LiquorWednesday
Tonka Bottle ShopWednesday
Top 10 AndoverWednesday
Top 10 BlaineWednesday
Total Wine-Maple GroveWednesday
Total Wine-MinnetonkaWednesday
Central Ave LiquorsThursday
Elevated MinneapolisThursday
Hums LiquorThursday
Hy Vee New HopeThursday
Ken & Norm’s LiquorThursday
Kowalskis UptownThursday
Lowry Hill LiquorsThursday
Lunds & Byerly’s St Louis ParkThursday
MGM CalhounThursday
North Loop Wine & SpiritsThursday
South Lyndale LiquorsThursday
StinsonThursday
SurdyksThursday
Top 10 St Louis ParkThursday
Ale JailFriday
Liquor Barrel St PaulFriday
Marshall LiquorsFriday
MGM EaganFriday
Midway LiquorFriday
Scotts LiquorFriday
The Little Wine ShoppeFriday
Top 10 RosevilleFriday
Total Wine-EaganFriday
Total Wine-RosevilleFriday
Total Wine-WoodburyFriday

Double All Together

We figured one beer supporting The North Stands and hospitality professionals just wasn’t enough, so we decided to make another version of All Together. Introducing Double All Together Hop Blend #2! It’s a New England Double India Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with our brewery friends and families far and wide to help support hospitality professionals right here in Minnesota. Malted barley, flaked oats, and double the love. Hopped and dry hopped with our selected Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe & El Dorado.⁠⠀


This batch, like our previous one, will support our friends at The North Stands who are working to provide direct support to local hospitality workers in need.⁠ To help further support our restaurant friends, the first wave of Double All Together Hop Blend #2 is going directly to them. Check the list below to see where you can find it. Check back every day as we update with new restaurants that are going to be stocked with it. ⠀


Once the restaurants have their go, we’ll update with our retail partners.


Restaurant/Liquor StoreDelivery Date
Charlies on Prior6/9
Northern Tap6/9
Tavern 4&56/9
Turtles6/9
BLVD6/10
Medina Ballroom6/10
Parkway Pizza SLP6/10
Rock Elm Plymouth6/10
Chatterbox Pub6/11
Fhima’s Minneapolis6/11
Frankies Pizza6/11
Moto-i6/11
PAMP6/11
Sea Salt6/11
Smack Shack6/11
Stanley’s6/11
Wise Acre6/11
Ansaris6/12
27 Liquor6/15
LakeAire6/15
Lakeside Liquors6/15
Mount Royal6/15

Fruit City BB&B

Introducing the next district in the largest known city populated entirely by fruit: Blueberry, Blackberry & Black Currant Fruit City. Fruit City is a fruited Smoothie Sour brewed w/ malted wheat and barley, milk sugar, blueberry, blackberry, and black currant. This Fruit City comes in at 6.3% ABV.


Fruit City will be available in the taproom beginning Saturday, June 13, and will make its way to retail and restaurants on Tuesday, June 16. Check back here on Monday, June 15 for the full delivery schedule.


Liquor StoreDelivery Day
Apple Valley Liquor 3Tuesday
Blue Max LiquorsTuesday
Cheers BloomingtonTuesday
Edina Liquor GrandviewTuesday
Edina Liquor SouthdaleTuesday
EP 1 Liquor 78th StreetTuesday
EP 2 Liquor Den RoadTuesday
France 44Tuesday
Hy Vee ShakopeeTuesday
Lakeville Liquors 1Tuesday
Lakeville Liquors 3Tuesday
Lakeville Liquors 4Tuesday
Lunds & Byerly’s ChanhassenTuesday
MGM ChaskaTuesday
Savage Wine and SpiritsTuesday
The Vintage – Wine, Spirits & BeerTuesday
Top 10 ChanhassenTuesday
Total Wine-BloomingtonTuesday
Total Wine-BurnsvilleTuesday
Total Wine-ChanhassenTuesday
Viking Liquor BarrelTuesday
DelanoWednesday
G Will Liquors AndoverWednesday
Harbor Wine & SpiritsWednesday
Haskells Maple GroveWednesday
Hi 5 LiquorWednesday
Hy Vee Brooklyn ParkWednesday
Hy Vee Maple GroveWednesday
Hy Vee PlymouthWednesday
Liquor Barrel GVWednesday
Liquor BoyWednesday
Lunds & Byerly’s Maple GroveWednesday
MGM Maple GroveWednesday
MGM PlymouthWednesday
MGM St. Louis ParkWednesday
Princetons LiquorWednesday
Shorewood LiquorWednesday
Tonka Bottle ShopWednesday
Top 10 AndoverWednesday
Top 10 BlaineWednesday
Total Wine-Maple GroveWednesday
Total Wine-MinnetonkaWednesday
ViniferaWednesday
Wayzata Wine and SpiritsWednesday
1010 Washington Wine & SpiritsThursday
Central Ave LiquorsThursday
Elevated MinneapolisThursday
Falls LiquorThursday
G Will Liquors BPThursday
Hums LiquorThursday
Hy Vee New HopeThursday
Ken & Norm’s LiquorThursday
Kowalskis UptownThursday
Lake Wine and SpiritsThursday
Lowry Hill LiquorsThursday
Lunds & Byerly’s DowntownThursday
Lunds & Byerly’s Golden ValleyThursday
Lunds & Byerly’s St Louis ParkThursday
McDonaldsThursday
MGM CalhounThursday
North Loop Wine & SpiritsThursday
OmbibulousThursday
Robbinsdale Wine and SpiritsThursday
SentyrzThursday
South Lyndale LiquorsThursday
StinsonThursday
SurdyksThursday
Top 10 St Louis ParkThursday
ZippsThursday
Ale JailFriday
City SliquorsFriday
G Will Liquors Lino LakesFriday
Jerry’s Wine and SpiritsFriday
Lexington Municipal LiquorFriday
Liquor Barrel St PaulFriday
Marshall LiquorsFriday
MGM EaganFriday
Midway LiquorFriday
Scotts LiquorFriday
The Little Wine ShoppeFriday
Top 10 RosevilleFriday
Top 10 WoodburyFriday
Total Wine-EaganFriday
Total Wine-RosevilleFriday
Total Wine-WoodburyFriday
TavourTBD

Black is Beautiful

We’re proud to announce that we are continuing to help fight against racial injustice by brewing an Imperial Stout called Black is Beautiful with the Black is Beautiful initiative created by Marcus J. Baskerville at Weathered Souls Brewing


The Black is Beautiful initiative is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community and its customers that brings awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily. Their mission is to bridge the gap that’s been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone of any color. We are asking for all breweries and brewers far and wide to raise a glass with us in unison and participate in this collaboration.


Black is Beautiful is also an Imperial Stout that was designed to showcase the different shades of black that will have our own Modist twist to it. Our version will have 100% of the proceeds going directly to Justice Frontline Aid, the collaborative effort started by Nur-D and his crew. The money raised by Black is Beautiful will go directly to helping the communities affected by this injustice, as well as providing much needed first aid to those putting their lives in danger during peacefully protesting each day in our community.


Our version of Black is Beautiful is an Imperial Stout brewed with wheat and barley malt, flaked oats, double roasted caramel malt, and a wide variety of chocolate malt and roasted malts. Half of the concoction was conditioned on hazelnuts, coffee, and Ghana cocoa nibs while the other half has found its way into some Willet bourbon barrels to be released at a later date. This hefty stout comes in at 12% ABV


Black is Beautiful Raffle

Please read the rules and FAQ’s below for our Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout bottle release raffle:


  1. Raffle available NOW through Friday, July 31th at 8:00 am.
  2. Randomly selected winners will be notified via email on Friday (7/31) at noon that will include a link to purchase your bottle online. 
  3. Winners will then have a 24 hr period to complete the transaction and purchase the bottle. 
  4. One (1) bottle per winner at $28.
  5. Winners will select a preferred pickup window during their transaction. Available time slots will range from Saturday (8/1) – Wednesday (8/5). 
  6. Person picking up must have an ID that matches the purchase AND the raffle entry. 
  7. If any bottles are not purchased within the 24 hr time period, they will be forfeited and placed into taproom inventory.

You’ve got questions?

So, like, what is this now?

Well, with super limited imperial stouts (like Black is Beautiful), there is only so much beer to go around. So, in order to give everyone who wants a bottle an equal chance of purchasing it, we hold a raffle where winners are randomly selected. Those randomly selected individuals then get the opportunity to purchase a bottle.

What’s the point of Black is Beautiful?

The Black is Beautiful initiative is a collaborative effort among the brewing community and customers, created by Marcus J. Baskerville at Weathered Souls Brewing, that brings awareness to the injustices that many BIPOC face daily. Their mission is to provide a platform to show that the brewing community can be an inclusive place for BIPOC. We are asking for all breweries and brewers far and wide to raise a glass with us in unison and participate in this collaboration.

So the proceeds go to charity?

Every last penny we raise will go directly to our friends at Justice Frontline Aid, the collaborative effort started by local musician Nur-D and his crew. All money raised by Black is Beautiful will go directly to helping them support communities affected by racial injustice, as well as providing much needed first aid to those putting their lives in danger during peacefully protesting.

How long do I have to enter the raffle?

Raffle starts NOW and ends on Friday, July 31 at 8:00 am.

How much does it cost to enter the raffle?

Entering the raffle if completely free, but if you win you’ll still need to purchase the beer.

How many raffle entries can I get?

One (1), and you, the person that enters the raffle must be the one to both purchase & pick up the bottle. No Proxies

How will I know if I win?

The randomly selected winners will be receiving an email Friday at noon which will allow them to purchase one bottle. Be sure to check your spam folder, it may or may not be waiting for you in there. You will have 24 hours to purchase your bottle. Any bottles not purchased within that 24 hour window will be forfeited and be placed into the taproom inventory which will then be available for purchase Thursday (8/6) in our taproom and our online store.

What would best pair with this version of Black is Beautiful?

Defunding the police.

Can I really buy only one?

Yes, as mentioned above it is a small amount and one bottle per person allows us to spread the love.

How many bottles are available?

200.

What would best pair with this version of Black is Beautiful?

Breonna Taylor’s murderers being put in jail.

What do I get if I win?

You’ll have the opportunity to purchase one (1) bottle of Black is Beautiful at its retail value of $28.

If I win, but don’t want to purchase the beer, can I forward the email to a friend and let them have it?

Nah. The name of the raffle winner must match the name on the order, and the ID of the person who picks up the order. 

If I don’t win (or even if I do) can I still donate money to Justice Frontline Aid ?

Abso-freaking-lutely! You can send money via PayPal to justicefrontlineaidcrew@gmail.com.

When can I come pick up my bottle of Black is Beautiful?

During your purchase you will be able to select a pick up window. When picking up your bottle of Black is Beautiful, please bring a matching ID to that of the person listed on the order. Pick up windows will be available between Saturday, August 1st through Wednesday, August 5th during normal quarantine taproom hours.

What would best pair with this version of Black is Beautiful?

Bob Kroll being kicked out of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis.

Can I buy more beer when I pick up my bottle?

For sure. You can order some beer online, and we can bundle those beers in with your bottle (simply write in the comment section that you also have a bottle of Black is Beautiful), you can reserve a table in the taproom and have some beer on tap, or simply order beer at the counter when picking up your bottle.

Will the beer be available if I don’t win the raffle?

Yes, we will have a very limited amount on tap and any bottles that aren’t paid for within the 24 hour window will go into the taproom inventory and will be available for purchase in our online store and in the taproom.

Will Black is Beautiful be on tap?

Yes, we’ll have a limited amount on tap.

What would best pair with this version of Black is Beautiful?

Justice for George Floyd.