Before winter comes to a close, Tin Whiskers is hosting its third seasonal brew-off.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17 the St. Paul brewery will face off against Minneapolis’ cooperative brewery, Fair State Brewing.
For those unfamiliar, a brew-off pits two breweries against one another. Both create a unique beer using three flavors decided upon by a social media audience.
On the night in question, patrons will do a blind taste test of the two brews and vote on which they think is better.
The winner will receive the title of Brew-Off Champion.
Tin Whiskers began the quarterly event last May, taking on fellow St. Paul brewery Urban Growler. The brewers used coconut, ginger and mango.
The result was a tie.
In September, Tin Whiskers moved the competition across the river and took on LynLake Brewery.
This challenge used tamarind, lemongrass and caramel. The winner was Tin Whiskers.
“This is a really fun way to collaborate with others in the industry because we both have a great passion for experimentation. We get to challenge ourselves and use ingredients we may never have used before but now we’re forced to,” Jeff Moriarty, one-third founder of Tin Whiskers, said.
Now, Tin Whiskers must attempt to hold on to their title.
The two breweries will meet in the middle at Gumpy’s In Roseville from 5 to 8 p.m. The flavors are cherry, sumac and rosemary.
Grumpy’s is located at 2801 Snelling Avenue in Roseville. For those that prefer not to drive, the 225 Metro Transit bus route drops off across the street.