Elevated’s Tom Boland says, “For spirits, we’re excited about Tattersall’s Bootlegger. The 'Minnesota mojito' has local roots and Tattersall’s take is a clean, refreshing spirit featuring distilled lemon and lime peels. Add sparkling water and mint for a great summer cooler.
“For beer, Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Company is releasing Trampled Golden Ale. Embodying the spirit of Minnesota summer music festivals, this is a collaboration with the local band Trampled by Turtles. Northern Minnesota’s take on the American blonde ale, it’s refreshing and well-balanced. You’ll see it at music events and fine retailers across the state.
“For wine, rosé continues to be popular. I like the 2017 Rabble Rosé from Paso Robles, California, with notes of fresh strawberry, peach and melon. There’s even a Rabble app that provides an augmented reality experience for some extra fun,” says Boland, though you may well find that the rosé alone sufficiently alters reality.