NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Angry Catfish celebrates 3rd anniversary with all-day bash


The Angry Catfish Bicycle and Coffee Bar at 4208 28th Ave. S. will celebrate its third anniversary from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 3.

“Join us for this day-long celebration, where we’ll kick-off another riding season and raise a mug to all of you who keep Angry Catfish grinding, brewing, sipping, wrenching, pedaling along,” urge organizers. “Stay into the evening to fill a custom Angry Catfish pint glass and toast to another season on Minnesota gravel, asphalt and single-track.”

Enjoy 10% off everything in the store (including new merchandise) all day long; free Baker’s Wife donuts as long as they last in the morning; close-out prices on winter stuff like studded tires, snow bikes and Rapha clothing; and a free pint glass bearing the shop’s new logo for the first 100 guests who arrive for keg-tapping at 5 p.m.

Angry Catfish will reveal its refreshed web site and branding just in time to commemorate its third biking season. The new look was created by local designer Aaron Melander.

The Angry Catfish creates a cup of coffee through a variety of methods: Synesso espresso machine, French press, Chemex, vacuum coffeemaker, and the traditional pour-over method. Part of the coffee shop’s draw, according to owner Joshua Klauck, is undoubtedly the Intelligentsia coffee they serve. A company focused on quality, Intelligentsia works directly with artisan farmers across the world. Several of Klauck’s trusted friends told him they would drive 50-plus miles to get their hands on Intelli coffee. After conducting his own research, it became apparent to Klauck that Intelli’s business practices meshed with his own. Personally, Klauck loves espresso best. “I can’t get over the nuances of this drink,” he said. “A dozen or more steps have to be executed with great care to create a perfect espresso.”

In addition to serving up a great cup of coffee, The Angry Catfish is a full-service retail bicycle and repair shop that caters to all types of bikes and all riders. While staff are proficient in disc brakes and wheel building, as well as custom-builds, the most common service work is flat-tire fixes.

What does the future hold for the coffee bar and bike shop? “You can count on us continuing to offer the best possible products and services on both sides of the business,” Klauck promises.

CALL 612-722-1538
VISIT 4208 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis
HOURS Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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