Fulton Brewery celebrates grand opening

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November 21, 2011 // UPDATED 9:57 am - November 21, 2011
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

A long line of beer enthusiasts — many sporting beards — waited to check out the new Fulton Brewery on Friday afternoon and buy growlers.

The brewery, a couple blocks from Target Field, celebrated its grand opening on Friday with fans and city officials, including Mayor R.T. Rybak who greeted people who gathered for the opening around 4 p.m.

The folks behind Fulton Beer started the homebrewing business in a garage in the Fulton neighborhood in southwest Minneapolis two years ago. The company plans to open a taproom in the new brewery, too, to allow people to try various Fulton beers on the premises. They are hoping to open it sometime this winter.