20 August 2014

Before Canvitational, Get To Know - Tallgrass Brewing Company

We are getting excited for the upcoming Canvitational event happening next month.  The lineup is very impressive again this year with Canvitational the only place you can get many of these beers due to their distribution. We wanted to get to know each of the participating breweries a little bit better. So, we've sent out a six pack questionnaire to each of them and we wanted to share them with you.

Tallgrass Brewing Company was founded in 2007 and has been canning their beers exclusively since 2010. Their offerings include six year round beers and several rotating seasonal beers. Look for them and the following beers at the event:

8 Bit (a personal favorite)- Highly hopped American Pale Ale
 Zombie Monkey – Autumn seasonal porter
 Ethos – A dry hopped IPA

First in our series is Garrett Paulman, head brewer at Tallgrass Brewing in Manhattan, Kansas.

1. What music is usually playing on the brew deck?
 Depends on the brewer, it ranges anywhere from Marilyn Manson to James Taylor, and an unusual amount of James Blunt.

 2. What's your brewing mission? What are you trying to accomplish with your beer?

 To brew consistently remarkable beers. We want to bring groups of people, friend and foe alike, together over a tasty beverage.

3. How many beards can be found in the brewery on any given day?

 True beards, one. The rest of us are simply posers.

 4. Which beers outside of your own do you enjoy? What beer do you wish you came up with? Why? 

Anderson Valley’s Summer Solstice, Empyrean Dark Side Vanilla Porter, Lagunitas IPA, really anything Lagunitas they seem to know what they’re doing.

 5. What's your go-to shift beer after a long day brewing? A combination of Ethos and Velvet Rooster, not mixed together.

 6. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you and/or your company?


What is Canvitational?

The 2nd Annual Sun King CANvitational will take place in the heart of Midwest – Indianapolis, IN. Located on Georgia Street, known for Super Bowl XLVI festivities and Pan Am Plaza, the CANvitational is set to showcase 40+ craft breweries from all over America who CAN.

 On Saturday, September 20th, 2014, the 2nd Annual CANvitational will enlighten patrons to sampling craft beer from award winning breweries from across the USA, enjoy local eats provided by local food trucks and music that will be sure to get you dancing in the streets, in an urban downtown atmosphere. Tickets are available and the event will feature some familiar breweries, as well as many out of state. You can find more information about them and the event at http://canvitational.com/.

Tickets are available here.  There is a $20 discount for tickets purchased before Septermber 1st.

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