Bauhaus Brew Blog


It is with great pleasure that we introduce to everyone Lounge Wizard Juicy Pale Ale as the newest member of our core lineup of beers. Lounge Wizard will hit the Twin Cities market in April, replacing Wagon Party West Coast-Style Lager.

After several months of honing the Lounge Wizard recipe in our taproom through our new Haus Curiosities program, we knew we landed on something special. For those not familiar, our Haus Curiosity program is comprised of beers that are released every other Friday as limited-quantity, taproom-only exclusives. We launched this program to not only serve as a playground for its brewers to experiment with new recipes, but also as a loyalty program for taproom customers. After an overwhelmingly positive response to early versions of Lounge Wizard, we were eager to bring it to a wider audience of beer drinkers. It’s no secret that beer drinkers are clamoring for this style. The juicy/hazy style is a really exciting space for us to play in right now, and it’s become obvious that it’s not just a passing trend.

Lounge Wizard showcases juicy hop flavors and aromas reminiscent of pungent tropical fruit and candied citrus. The beer has a soft, pillowy texture and a pleasantly dry finish. With an ABV of 5.2% and an 40 IBUs, Lounge Wizard maintains the signature drinkability inherent in our beers. What we can only describe as a “leisure suit for your mouth”, we are channeling our particular brand of brewing alchemy and hop magicks into the name as much as into the beer itself.

To make way for Lounge Wizard, we will be bidding a fond farewell to Wagon Party. After five years of service, Wagon Party is being sent off with a proper Celebration of Life at Bauhaus’ Northeast Minneapolis taproom on Thursday, March 28th. Attendees can expect a formal eulogy, limited edition “Party Like it’s 1849” t-shirts, and $3 pints of Wagon Party.


TWIN CITIZENS! The Liquid Zoo during Art-A-Whirl® is BACK!

Presented by Down In The Valley, Revival, Parlour Bar Mpls, Brasa Rotisserie, Copycats Media, and Northmade Co, The Liquid Zoo during Art-A-Whirl 2019 (Official) is a three-day celebration that unites local best-in-class musicians, artists, and food & beverage purveyors. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND FOR ALL AGES, 21+ TO DRINK. As much as we love your four-legged furry friends, we ask that you keep pets at home to avoid the heat, crowds, and noise.


FRIDAY: ART-A-WHIRL KICK-OFF DANCE PARTY
The funky, synth-pop sounds of George Hadfield will kick open the door to this epic weekend at 5pm, followed by alternative R&B/hip-hop geniuses Throw the House at 6:30pm. The gravity-defying, genre-bending funk and rock superstars Viva Knievel will light up the stage at 8:30pm. Brasa, Revival and Parlour Bar Mpls will be serving up a selection of their signature dishes in a massive food tent adjacent to the stage while The Herbivorous Butcher Food Truck keeps things covered on the patio.

Viva Knievel: 8:30PM
Throw the House: 6:30PM
George Hadfield: 5:00PM


SATURDAY: AN ALL-DAY LOCAL MUSIC AND CULINARY AFFAIR
Bauhaus will continue the party in the front parking lot with a stellar mix of local and national music acts while live local art demos from Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) artists take place on the patio.

The Suburbs: 9:00PM
Nooky Jones: 7:30PM
SOLID GOLD: 6:00PM
Black Market Brass: 4:30PM
Chris Koza: 3:00PM
Mina Moore: 1:30PM
Static Panic: 12:00PM

Down In The Valley will be on hand slinging vinyl and other musical paraphernalia for the entirety of the event and Northmade Co will be selling rad northern-inspired apparel. Partygoers can grab a commemorative Liquid Zoo tee or tank from Alchemist Printing Company as they live screen-print made-to-order tees. Revival and Parlour will be serving up top-notch nourishment next to the main stage while The Herbivorous Butcher Food Truck and Butcher Salt set up shop off of the patio. Also on our patio will be Bauhaus' own brewer, Andy Nolan, with his new operation called Hoodlum. Dogwood Coffee Company will be on hand to keep everyone well-caffeinated while additional beer stations keep refreshments easy to find and quick to get your hands on.



SUNDAY: ALL ABOUT THE LOCAL ART
The weekend culminates on May 19th with a Made By Hands Art & Crafts Extra-Vaganza from 12pm-6pm. Artists and craftsmen will be selling everything from paintings, jewelry, woodworkings, sweets, knits, ceramics, and more! DJ Shane Kramer of Transmission Music will be spinning the tunes all day while Revival moves patio-side to serve up delectable eats alongside Sweet Gypsy Waffles. Northeast Tattoo & Fade Away Laser Tattoo Removal will be issuing MN and beer themed tats! Lastly, walk out looking your Sunday best with haircuts and beard trims with Manny from Saint Coast Barber Studio.


SEE YOU THERE!


Despite the four feet of snow on the ground, we’re officially welcoming back Short Pants Lemon Shandy this week! Short Pants proved to be a universal crowd-pleaser in 2018, even amongst the most skeptical of beer-drinkers, so we’re thrilled to usher it back and delight even more beer drinkers in 2019.

Clocking in at 4.5% and 15 IBU, this crisp, thirst-quenching, lemony ale is brewed with wheat and natural lemon ingredients. Essentially a beer cocktail, a shandy typically consists of a relatively neutral base beer with added juice or concentrate. Unlike other shandies on the market, we use natural lemon products such as lemon zest, lemon concentrate, and lemon puree to provide a more authentic, handcrafted shandy that doesn’t taste artificial or sugary sweet.

To make sure thirsts are sufficiently quenched through the warmer months, Short Pants Lemon Shandy will be available from now through August. Starting now, it will be on tap in our Northeast MPLS taproom and available in both 6- and 12-packs of 12 oz cans at liquor stores throughout MN. You can expect to find Short Pants running rampant on draft lines at rooftop bars, golf courses, and patios across the state all Summer long!


We're thrilled to introduce our new Haus Curiosities program. Our boys in the Brew Labs (™️™️™️) have been hard at work on a series of one-off, experimental beers and we’re ready to share them with the world! A new Haus Curiosity will be released exclusively in our taproom every other week. These beers will be available in very limited quantities and once they are gone, they are gone for good!

To add to the fun, we’ll be introducing our Bauhaus Curiosity Card (™️™️™️). When you order your first beer from this lineup, you’ll get a Curiosity Card. Bring that card back with you to each release so we can track your progress and your 5th beer will be on us. Try as many as you can and leave no curiosity door locked!

January 18th, 2019 Release

MACHO PICCHU SAISON. Fruity & Spicy | 6.7% ABV | 30 IBUs




February 1st, 2019 Release

JUSTICE MAGICIAN JUICY PALE ALE Juicy & Hazy | 5.2% ABV | 40 IBU





We are proud to announce that we will be the first Minnesota brewery in nearly 100 years to produce and sell a non-alcoholic beer with the release of a non-alcoholic version of Homeguys Helles Lager. Over the past few months, we've been working with St. Paul-based upstart ABV Technology on creating a craft, flavor-forward NA beer option for our taproom. The team behind ABV Technology has developed a proprietary, patent-pending process that extracts ethanol from beer in a way that leaves the overall flavor profile mostly intact. The result? A product smells and tastes remarkably similar to the real deal!

What's wild is that Minnesota hasn’t seen a locally-crafted non-alcoholic beer since the days of Prohibition. We see a very cool opportunity in bringing an NA option to the table not only because no other Minnesota brewery is currently producing one, but because there seems to be a growing interest among consumers for lower ABV and NA drinks.

Many of you reading this know that there are plenty of people who want to either cut back or eliminate alcohol completely, but they still want to go out and enjoy the experience and kinship of sharing a pint among their friends. Our company philosophy is built around the idea of inclusivity, so creating a welcoming environment for patrons seeking something other than an alcoholic beverage is incredibly important to us.

According to Beverage Daily, the NA beer and wine category is expected to grow by nearly 8% over the next 5 years. According to the team at ABV, "The time has come for NA craft beer. ABV Technology is thrilled to be developing technology to enable craft brewers to make great tasting NA beer and participate in this category.” says CEO Kurt Koppelman.

Starting Wednesday, December 19th, the NA version of Homeguys Helles Lager will be available year round at our Northeast Minneapolis taproom. The NA version of this refreshing true-to-style Münich Helles is brewed with 100% German-grown malt and hops. While Homeguys is a malt-centric brew, a small amount of Huell Melon finishing hops provide just a hint of ripe melon and bright berry on the nose.

We're hiring!

Dec 03, 2018 – 0 Comments

Role: Sales Representative

We are seeking a full-time sales representative to join our team here in the MSP/STP metro area. This person will be responsible for establishing new on-premise and off-premise accounts while maintaining existing ones in an increasingly competitive market. Daily tasks will involve visiting multiple accounts to present our beer while working closely with our distribution partner to ensure excellent service to our customers. This person will represent Bauhaus at various off-site events throughout the year and will assist in scheduling/coordinating events at accounts. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Be 21 years old or older
  • Have a passion for and knowledge of craft beer
  • Have customer service and/or sales experience
  • Have excellent skills in written/verbal communication
  • Have reliable means of transportation and a clean driving record
  • Be able to lift up to 55 lbs and maneuver 165 lb kegs, on occasion
  • Experience in the beer industry required
  • Strong sense of self-motivation
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Ability to meet sales goals based on historical data and projected growth
  • Experience in creative fields a plus

    If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: drew@bauhausbrewlabs.com

    Full-Time - Yes

    Benefits - Yes

    Frohe Feiertage, Hauslers!


    Party season is officially in sight and with that, Winterloper Baltic Porter is making its glorious return. We unleashed this smooth and silky Christmas miracle in the form of 16 oz. tallboy cans last year, and once again, we're elated to deliver these festively wrapped packages to a liquor store near you.

    Based on traditional beers from countries near the Baltic Sea, Winterloper is derived from English porters but influenced by Russian Imperial Stouts. It serves a rich blend of malt flavors expressing caramel and dried fruit with a smooth, roasty finish. A strong, jet-black lager beer that’s just as easy and refreshing to drink as any of our brews, Winterloper is truly the perfect blanket to throw on as we welcome hibernation season (8.0% ABV | 35 IBU).

    Little presents in and of themselves, 16 oz. 4-packs are perfect for gift-giving and will be available at select stores throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as on tap at fine bars and restaurants and Bauhaus' Northeast Minneapolis taproom.

    Alongside the return of Winterloper, we’re kicking off the holidays with our 5th Annual Made By Hands Holiday Sale, on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th from 12pm to 6pm. Beer lovers and holiday shoppers alike can scope out unique gifts, support local artists and sip some delicious brews all at once. A heated tent will be set up on our spacious patio to allow for prime shopping and sipping.

    From our weird family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful and safe Holiday season!

    Guten tag, amigos! This is Pat. Pat and his family just moved to the Ozarks, and we're looking to hire the next Pat to be Lead Brewer at our Northeast Minneapolis production facility. We’ve been on an ambitious growth trajectory since opening our doors in the summer of 2014, and we’re looking for a motivated self-starter hell-bent on excellence to keep that trajectory going strong. Are you the next Pat for the job? Apply to find out!

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Oversee and perform all aspects of beer production from raw ingredients to brite tank, including, but not limited to:
      • Wort production
      • Cleaning and sanitizing tanks, hoses and fittings
      • Fermentation and yeast management
      • Dry hopping
      • Separation/filtration and carbonation
      • QA/QC
    • Manage inventory of raw materials, processing aids and cleaning supplies necessary to produce beer
    • Maintain batch status using brewery management software
    • Maintain production SOPs, and ensure that SOPs are followed by production personnel
    • Monitor and perform preventative maintenance as required to minimize brewery down time
    • Assist Head Brewer in recipe design and new product development
    • Manage production staff to:
      • ensure that all brewery personnel are consistently and properly completing production reports and other required documentation
      • ensure that production staff have the proper tools, knowledge and equipment to safely and effectively perform their duties and responsibilities
    • Work with Operations Lead to set production schedule as well as weekly staff schedule
    • Maintain a clean, safe and well-organized production area
    • Follow safety procedures and wear required PPE
    • Other duties as assigned throughout the brewery to assist other departments as needed to accomplish organizational goals

    Minimum Requirements

    • 3+ years commercial brewing experience at a 5,000+/bbl/yr brewery
    • Experience managing multiple employees
    • Genuine passion for craft beer and brewing innovation
    • Advanced knowledge of and practical familiarity with lager, ale and kettle sour production
    • Strong organizational abilities and effective communication skills
    • Critical thinking and problem solving skills with overarching focus on quality
    • Team player with a great attitude
    • Well-versed in brewery safety requirements, and adherence to safety rules, regulations and policies
    • Familiarity with Ekos Brewmaster a plus

    Bauhaus offers a competitive salary with group health benefits and an employee profit sharing program. We also offer a fun, spirited and collaborative workplace culture where hard work is valued and rewarded. We are an independent, family owned brewery comprised of musicians, scientists, artists and – above all – beer lovers, aiming to reinvigorate the spirit of the family brewery. At Bauhaus, we take a unique look at classic German-inspired beer styles, skewed slightly by a sense of play and adventure. Our flavor-forward, sessionable beers are crafted to surprise and delight without taxing the palate.

    To apply, send a cover letter and resume, along with a list of your top 5 favorite keytar players of all time, to: someone@bauhausbrewlabs.com.