Bauhaus Brew Blog

Your unique summer crusher is back, Hauslers, the Belgo-Style American Pale Ale called Hairbanger.

This is a beer that bangs to the beat of its own double kick drum. Complex yet extremely drinkable on a bright, summer day, Hairbanger features toasty malts and a classic Belgian yeast amplified by big, citrusy, tropical American hops. Coming in at 5.5% ABV and 50 IBUs, it’s a Belgian that’s so insanely balanced, it makes you want to rock out with your hops out.

We’ve been very excited to bring you this year's version of our American Pale Ale. Hairbanger has all the refreshing, tropical hoppiness you’d want in a modern APA, but we’ve fermented this beer with a classic Belgian yeast strain that gives it an awesomely complex fruitiness. So really, it’s heavy metal by name only. In reality, it’s one crushable summer concert beer.

This will continue to be available in 16 oz. seasonal cans and on draft at local Twin Cities, Duluth, Rochester and Mankato liquor stores and bars/restaurants, as well as the Bauhaus taproom starting the week of June 13th.

Hairbanger, coming in at 5.5% ABV and 50 IBUs, will be available in select Twin Cities liquor stores, bars and restaurants, as well as the Bauhaus taproom. ROCK OUT WITH YOUR HOPS OUT!

Check out our playlist of promo spots below!


Guys. We can't believe how many people came out to join in the Liquid Zoo festivities over Art A Whirl weekend. Thank every single one of you for making it the most insanely awesome weekend ever. None of this amazingness would be possible without the incredibly hard work of our staff, and we owe our good friends at 218 Productions, LLC everything for making it all sound and look amazing.

Huge thanks to our sponsors Down In The Valley, In The Groove Music, Copycats Media, and The Current for helping us make it all happen. Until next year!!

View all the photos by Gina Reis



After months and months in the making, we've paired up with Fair State Brewing Cooperative to release our collaboration beer, Das Homeguys Helles.

Das Homeguys Helles is a classic Münich-Style Helles lager. A staple of summer in Bavaria, helles (which means "light" in German) is a malt-centric pale lager with low hop bitterness and aroma, and lower ABV. When Bauhaus and Fair State – both lager loving breweries – teamed up to brew our first collaboration beer with each other, we set out to make a straight-up, no-frills example of this Bavarian classic. Coming in at 4.6% ABV, this deliciously refreshing pale lager showcases the graham crackery maltiness of floor-malted Eastern European pilsner malt. With just a touch of traditional noble hops for balance, and a crisp, dry finish, there is some awesome complexity to this easy drinking brew. Available exclusively on draft, Homeguys Helles is what all the Hausboys will be drinking this spring!

Both of the Fair State and Bauhaus versions of Das Homeguys are on tap at their respective taprooms starting now.

This beer is so light, refreshing and drinkable, you'll be at the bottom of your glass before you know it, so get it while it lasts!


Video Production by Dave Manthei


Hola, Beer Lovers! Wow, do we have a TON in store for #10000Minutes of #MNBeerWeek this year. We have so many events, we figured we'd consolidate them all in one place for you to take a gander. Let's all raise a glass together at some point, Hauslers!

Monday, May 9th: Beer Dinner at Cocina Del Barrio Restaurant
6pm, with Indeed Brewing Company, Fulton Beer, Surly Brewing Company, and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Call Barrio to make a reservation: (952) 920-1860

Monday May 9th: Grumpy's Bar & Grill Tap Takeover

4pm, 5 Bauhaus beers in rotation.

Monday May 9th: Pizza Lucé Duluth Craft Can Karaoke
7pm, All Bauhaus cans featured and $1 off. Lots of Prince covers.

Tuesday, May 10th: Acadia Cafe "Beer & Beast"

7pm, Wood Roasted Beer Braised (with Copperpop) Lamb Shanks paired with special cask of Über Düber with Simcoe Hops.

Tuesday, May 10th: TERZO MPLS Dinner
6:30pm, $65 4 course pairing, seating super limited so grab tix here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/terzo-and-bauhaus-beer-dinner-tickets-25002777982

Tuesday, May 10th: Pizza Lucé Roseville “Bauhaus Block Party”
5pm, 5 Bauhaus beers and a special Firkin, outdoor games & brews.

Wednesday, May 11th: The Nook Bowling, Burgers and Beers
8pm, Two games of bowling, a special burger, beers + prizes for bowlers who achieve greatness.

Thursday, May 12th: HammerHaus and Tap Party at The Happy Gnome
6pm, HammerHaus (our version of hammerschlagen) + Bauhaus beer specials

Friday, May 13th: Republic • Seven Corners Lager Fest
6pm, The premiere of our Das Homeguys #Helles Collaboration with Fair State Brewing Cooperative + other beer specials, games and shenanigans!

Friday, May 13th: Tap Takeover at The Prairie Tap House
4pm, Bauhaus swag raffle at 8pm, get a ticket everytime you order a Bauhaus brew

Saturday, May 14th: Fantastic Flying Wheel Throwdown at Blue Ribbon Pines Disc Golf Course

10:30am tee-off, $35 for a round of 18-hole disc golf, Bauhaus brews, tacos from Catrina’s and a one-hundred-of-a-kind disc to take home. There's a limited number of tickets available, so grab your group and lock it down, yo! https://a.zozi.com/#/express/bauhausbrewlabsmn/pro...

Saturday, May 14th: Stanley's Beer + Bacon Fest
1pm-10pm, Live Music, Drinks, Food, B&B Fest.

Saturday, May 14th: Grand Haus Party at Grand Rounds Brewpub in Rochester.
6pm, Tap takeover and subsequent all out party. Prizes for feats of strength.

Saturday, May 14th: “Beer Science” at Grumpy's Bar & Grill Roseville
9pm, An 80’s themed karaoke party featuring Bauhaus beer specials + karaoke prizes.

Sunday, May 15th: Bauhaus at Pig Ate My Pizza
3pm, All you can eat and drink party of the century, games, prizes, tons of special Bauhaus brews and never ending pizza. Get your tickets here: http://www.tempotickets.com/schwein

Sunday, May 15th: Uptown Tavern & Rooftop presents a NE Tap Takeover.
All day, Uptown Tavern is doing a full tap takeover of all NE breweries. https://www.facebook.com/events/1707438989524950/

Woah, that's a lot of happenings. But that's only the beginning. To see all the events happening this year for all MN breweries, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1OcgSdS



If you follow us on social media, chances are you're familiar with the way in which we announce new beers and other significant brewery news- through absolutely absurd videos that delight the senses and show off the many creative talents of our staff. If you don't follow us, do yourself the favor of being entertained and check us out on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

With the launch of Wonderstuff 12-packs (which will be in liquor stores across the Twin Cities and greater MN the first week of May), we did the thing we know best and wrote a song about it...and then filmed a roller disco music video.

And, for your at-home dance party pleasure, the song is available for streaming and download on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/bauhaus-brew-labs/the-stuff

Wonderstuff is Bauhaus’ decidedly modern take on a classic Bohemian (aka Czech) pilsner. While still as crisp and refreshing as its German counterpart, Bohemian pilsner is regarded by some as the perfect beer given its perfect balance between spicy hops and a rich, complex maltiness. Wonderstuff includes all of the hallmark characteristics of a classic Bohemian pilsner, but includes a healthy dose of new world hop cultivars that give it a powerful citrus twist.

As Northeast Minneapolis starts to buzz with anticipation for one of the best weekends of the year, we are proud to announce plans for our second annual Art-A-Whirl event: The Liquid Zoo - A Celebration of Life, Art, and Beer happening May 20th through the 22nd. Here is a day-by-day breakdown of all the incredible festivities that will be going down.

Friday

Bauhaus will start Art-A-Whirl weekend with a Kickoff Party Spectacular, featuring gravity-defying Haus band, Viva Knievel. With plenty of surprises and shenanigans guaranteed to ensue, a line up of unique casks and radlers will provide the fuel throughout the night, and an expanded patio area will accommodate the crowds. Food provided by Brooks High Beer Battered, Hibachi Daruma, and MidNord Empanadas.

Saturday

Following Friday evening’s festivities, Bauhaus will take over the massive front parking lot to host an all- day concert of epic proportions. Presented by Down in the Valley, In The Groove Music, Copycats Media, and 89.3 The Current, we're pulling out all the stops to ensure a great day of Whirling. Andrea Swennson from the Current will be on site to MC the exceptional line-up which features:

  • Sonny Knight and the Lakers
  • The 4ontheFloor
  • Jeremy Messersmith
  • Bad Bad Hats
  • Black Market Brass
  • Gospel Machine
  • McNasty Brass Band

Additional beer stations will make getting a cold one easy for attendees and the food-spread will be plentiful with Brooks High Beer Battered, Hibachi Daruma, Butcher Salt, O’Cheeze, and Tru Pizza.

Sunday

The weekend culminates on Sunday, May 22nd with a Made By Hands Art & Craft Bazaar from 12pm-6pm. Artists and craftsmen will be selling everything from paintings, jewelry, woodworkings, sweets, knits, ceramics and more. Based on the success of last year, Seawolf Tattoo Company will once again be in-Haus with a pop-up tattoo shop featuring some classic Americana-style beer tattoos created specifically for Art-A-Whirl weekend. Outside the taproom and in the fresh air, a graffiti demo will take place to give the Bauhaus delivery van a colorful facelift. If you need a refresh of your own after this crazy weekend, Bauhaus will have a barber on site to get you looking your Sunday best. DJ Shane Kramer of Transmission Music will be playing an assortment of wax on the tables all day, and Down in the Valley will be bringing a treasure trove of rare and vintage vinyl to get in on the action. Food provided by Butcher Salt and Tru Pizza.

All events are free for all ages, 21+ to drink.



Amigos,

We’re constantly thinking of new ways in which we can get our beautiful brews into your hands and mouths. With that sentiment, we’re super excited to announce two new packaging updates including TALLBOYS of two of our Haus Beers, Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner and Sky-Five! Midwest Cöast IPA, and our spankin’ new taproom-only CROWLERS to go.

Tallboys


Baseball is officially back and we’re delivering on a bigger and better craft beer experience at the park for the 2016 season. Last year we joined the craft beer ranks at Target Field alongside the some of Minnesota’s finest craft breweries. This year we are upping the ante by debuting 16oz. tallboys of Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner and Sky-Five! Midwest Cöast IPA to the patrons of Target Field. Yep, your math is correct, that’s four extra ounces! That will buy drinkers an extra half-inning before making the trek back to sections 116 (Twins Brews), 126 (Minnesota Brews), and 322 (Minnesota Brews) for their next round.

Beyond the ballpark and just down the block, we’re extending distribution of our tallboys into another Twin Cities cultural hot spot: First Avenue. Starting April 15th, we're introducing 16 oz. cans of Wonderstuff and Sky-Five! to the legendary rock club to support The 4onthefloor's return to the mainroom.

Instead of distributing these tallboy cans in liquor stores alongside the existing 12 oz. 6 packs of these two core beers, we intend on keeping the Wonderstuff / Sky-Five! tallboy experience a special one with limited distribution across certain cultural fixtures.

Crowlers To Go


We unveiled our 750ml crowlers inside our new crowler cooler to thirsty taproom goers last weekend and so far, so awesome. Perfect for when you need 750ml of Bauhaus on the go. All core beers and current seasonal curiosities will be available in crowlboy form in the taproom from this day forward. If this crowler news wasn't enough, we'll also be brewing some tasty taproom-only beers that will be available in these sweet crowlers, starting with our Helles collaboration beer with @fairstatecoop.

As much as we love beer, we don't shy away from the sauce on occasion. Our appreciation for craft is mirrored by our friends over at Tattersall Distilling which is why we are super stoked to partner with them on a new whiskey collaboration using Stargrazer. Our fully fermented schwarzbier is in the process of being distilled into malt whiskey that will then be barrel-aged for around a year. If you think that's rad, the barrels will ultimately be passed back to us to age a beer for later release- now that's the circle of life, amigos!