Bauhaus Brew Blog

2016 Posts

Way back in 2012 when we first sat down as a family to discuss the vision for our future brewery, we knew we wanted to do more than just brew great beer. For the past three years we've all poured every single spare moment into building the Bauhaus and we've finally reached a point where we can truly start giving back to the community. And we're thrilled as hell about it.

We are SUPER proud to announce the launch of On the Haus, a new facet of the company built to go beyond the beer and help foster a sense of belonging and kinship through outreach in the community. For the launch, we are partnering with local organization Still Kickin, a non-profit retail brand that supports a new Still Kickin Hero every month through donation-based workouts and sales of their iconic STILL KICKIN shirts and apparel items. Bauhaus will be releasing a one-time-only Still Kickin beer across the Twin Cities, with all profits going directly to the Still Kickin cause.

Bauhaus Brew Labs is built on the the uniquely German idea of gemütlichkeit - an abstract concept that can be described as a feeling of kinship, coziness, and peace of mind. On the Haus will focus on partnering with like-minded organizations to help others in unexpected and imaginative ways, further fueling the spirit of gemütlichkeit across the community. Still Kickin, and their mission to “Help a Human Out,” resonated immediately with us. Still Kickin embodies the camaraderie and togetherness that On the Haus seeks to achieve, making them the ideal launch partner.

Check out how this idea came to be between On the Haus and Still Kickin by clicking here.

The Still Kickin beer itself is a single hop Summertime Pale Ale, featuring toasty vienna malt and a beautiful bouquet of citrus and tropical fruit from five separate additions of Azacca hops, this is one well balanced summertime beer with a crisp, dry finish. By simply brewing a batch of beer, we not only get to shine a light on Still Kickin and what they do, but we have the ability to make a huge difference in people’s lives because of it, and how cool is that?

Starting Monday July 25th, the beer will be available in 16 oz cans at select bottle shops across the Twin Cities for an extremely limited time, with 100% of the profits going to Still Kickin. You can find the beer here.



With the launch of On the Haus, Bauhaus will continue to look for more organizations that embrace the spirit of gemütlichkeit. Those interested in partnering with On the Haus can apply directly by visiting

Fresh off the heels of America’s birthday, we are gearing up to throw a little birthday celebration of our own: our annual Anniversary of Awesöme party.

Saturday, July 16th, marks the second anniversary for the brewery, and we will be celebrating the occasion with a day full of music, food, games, prizes, and most importantly, BEER. Casks and unique infusions will flow at the Haus all day, and a stellar lineup of live music will provide the perfect summer grooves. Tunes will feature funky newcomers Duffel, the incredibly soulful Nooky Jones and a face-melting, rawkus set from Haus Band Viva Knievel.

We are incredibly proud to have joined the MN craft beer scene, and in celebration of what we’ve accomplished as a family over the last two years – especially the fact that we are on pace to brew over 9,000 barrels in 2016 – we did what we do best: made a colorful, hilarious video that perfectly captures their sense of family, awesomeness and gemütlichkeit.

Alchemist printing will be on hand with live screenprinting of one-day-only anniversary tees printed on ultra-classic Hypercolor t-shirts. There will also be 99 limited edition, 22 oz. take home beer steins available on a first come, first serve basis for $10 filled and $5 refills. Food provided by Tru Pizza, Brooks High Beer Battered, and MidNord Empanadas.

Attendees can expect a relaxed, fun-filled, beer-soaked day of Awesöme celebration.

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:

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!

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:

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.

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:

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:

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.


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.


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.


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.