Lift Bridge Brewery has made Farm Girl Saison available on draught at yet another outlet: You can now order a pint of the stuff at Ruby Begonia’s, on Main Street in Stillwater. If you’ve never had a Farm Girl, it’s worth a shot: it’s a Belgian-influenced ale with a dry malt finish and a bit of spiciness. It hits that often-elusive sweet spot that craft beers aim for: entertaining to experts, but totally drinkable by novices.
A throng of locals gathered Friday night for beer samples, conversation with the Lift Bridge brewers and the Ruby Begonia’s house specialty, the disturbingly easy-to-drink pineapple-infused vodka drink known as the Stoli Doli.
The launch comes at an interesting time for the guys behind the beer: brewer Brad Glynn has gone full-time on the project and the company — which currently brews using the Flat Earth facility — is poised to build its own brewery. The brewers framed the plans in general language, but it’s worth noting that the words “beer garden” came up at least once.