Beer and mini donuts make an odd couple, but if it’s going to the market, there’s no better place to give a mini-donut beer a shot than the Minnesota State Fair.
I’m willing to go out on a limb and guess that in the land of food on a stick, this brew will be a talker.
Here’s the deal:
Stillwater’s Lift Bridge Brewing Company will be serving up a sweet surprise at the Minnesota State Fair. The brewery has announced that it will sell the first-ever mini donut flavored beer, exclusively at the Ball Park Café from Aug. 22 – Sept. 2.
Dan and David Theisen, co-owners of Ball Park Café, teamed up with the Lift Bridge Brewmaster Matt Hall to craft a special, state fair beer that would pay tribute to the ultimate tastes and smells of the Great Minnesota Get Together.
Apparently, mini donuts were one of classic state fair favorites that came to mind.
“The Ball Park Café is the leader when it comes to craft beer at the Minnesota State Fair, and we believe this project is an example of that,” Dan Schwarz, CEO and Co-Owner of Lift Bridge Brewing Company said. “We did several test batches to develop a mini donut beer recipe that would give taste buds the ultimate state fair experience. We are feeling great about the final recipe and hope it is a home run with fair goers.”
The new Mini-Donut Beer has a warm tan color, like the exterior of a mini donut, according to the Lift Bridge crew. A malty base and natural flavors give this sweet sipper enough rich flavor without overwhelming the palate. Mini-Donut will be served in a glass rimmed with cinnamon and sugar.
“The craft brewing trend has taken off in Minnesota,” Dan Theisen, co-owner of Ball Park Café said in a news release. “Every year, a new dish is made specially for the state fair. But what about beer? We want to give Minnesota State Fair attendee’s an experience unlike anything they have ever seen or tasted. It may not be on a stick, but I think this will definitely get people talking.”
Mini-Donut was created by Lift Bridge in 2013. The beer’s alcohol by volume (ABV) is 5%. The beer will be sold at Ball Park Café, alongside Lift Bridge Farm Girl and Lift Bridge Hop Dish IPA. Ball Park Café is located on Underwood St. outside The Garden.