COLD SPRING, MN – Third Street Brewhouse (Third Street), is pleased to announce the release of their latest year-round brew, Free Speech Red Ale – available to purchase in 4-pack, 16-oz cans, starting mid-March. With 5.5% alcohol, nutty roasted malts, moderate hop character and a caramel fringe, Free Speech Red Ale is a powerful blend of flavors. Just like the good old U.S. of A.
“Everyone I have spoken to is excited to see it return! There seems to be a huge demand for it,” said Brewhouse Manager, Karl Schmitz, when asked about the Red Ale’s expansion into cans. “A lot of people were looking for more when we did the keg release, so we decided to move the brew into full production and cans.”
Free Speech Red Ale was launched last July under a partnership between Third Street Brewhouse and Rockin’ 101’s “Steel Toe Morning Show.” The station prides itself on being a platform for free speech and encourages listeners and beer fans to raise a glass of the red ale to the First Amendment and individual liberty.
Along with their specialty and seasonal ales, Third Street has four popular signature brews on tap and in cans: Minnesota Gold Lager, Minnesota Gold Light, Hop Lift IPA, Three Way Pale Ale and Lost Trout Brown Ale.
“I love that it’s a red ale, which is something we don’t have a lot of in this market,” says Sales Manager, Jodi Peterson. “When we released Free Speech in kegs to the market it was so positive, it just confirmed our decision that expanding Free Speech to cans would be a great addition to our portfolio.”
Third Street brewers have found Free Speech to go well with barbeque, roasted vegetables and strong cheeses like sharp cheddars or feta.
So no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, we can all agree on this: freedom of speech is as American as apple pie and the fourth of July. So relax. Do your own thing. Crack open a cold one and raise it to your individual liberty.
Third Street’s tap house is open on Fridays from 4-8pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm.