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2017 Posts

“The sultan of suds.” “The colossus of quenchers.” “The GREAT Shandino.” For your State Fair pleasure, we bring you The Shandlot Lemon Shandy (4.5% ABV | 15 IBU). This lemony lager concoction will be available only at the Ball Park Cafe at the Minnesota State Fair. We highly recommend adding this refreshing brew to your list, because once this State Fair exclusive is gone, it’s gone for-ev-ver...for-ev-ver...for-ev-ver…




Guten tag! The sun is starting to set just a wee bit earlier these days but we aren't complaining because this just happens to be our favorite time of year. We're thrilled to usher in Oktoberfest season with the 4th annual release of Schwandtoberfest, the brewery’s acclaimed Bavarian-style festbier. At 5.7% ABV and 27 IBUs, the harmony between rich, toasty malt and a crisp, balanced hop profile is what makes this a true Bauhaus masterpiece and an annual customer favorite. With a soft, floral hop aroma of tangerine and orange blossom imparted by Mandarina Bavaria hops and a deep amber orange pour, this beer will have you in lederhosen faster than you can say “Prost”.

The return of Schwandtoberfest is even MORE exciting this year as its release comes just days afterwe took home multiple wins at the 2017 World Beer Awards, an international competition that hosted its final day of judging in London on Friday, August 11th. The competition recognizes style winners at both individual country and world levels. We won three awards at the country level for the U.S.: a GOLD medal for Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner in the Czech Pale Lager Category, and overall Country Winner awards for Stargrazer German-Style Schwarzbier in the Dark Lager Category and Wagon Party West Cöast-Style Lager in the Specialty/Steam Beer Category, respectively. Other country-level winners for the U.S. include Deschutes, Odell and Rogue.

Back to S-Fest: Starting this week, Schwandtoberfest will be available in 16-oz. tallboy cans across the Twin Cities, in the taproom and on tap at select establishments starting today. To celebrate in true Bauhaus fashion, the creative (and weird) minds at Bauhaus and Urban Mountain produced this musical gem.


To cap fest season off properly, Bauhaus will be throwing its Fourth Annual Schwandtoberfest celebration on Saturday, September 30th. With multiple beer tents and food vendors, a handful of stellar musical acts and a bevy of special casked beers, it promises to be the most outrageous stein-hoisting day of eating, drinking, singing and dancing yet. Tickets include entry to the fest as well as a commemorative stein (while supplies last) and three beer fills. Tickets can be purchased here!

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.

To celebrate our lightest AND darkest beer in our lineup, one that is particularly and surprisingly refreshing in these steamy summer months, we did the thing we know best and wrote a song about it...and then filmed a 70's sitcom intro at the one and only Pachyderm Studio.

Stargrazer, our jet-black yet extremely light Schwarzbier, is truly one-of-a-kind. Roasty, yet light on the palate, this is one dark beer that's oddly perfect for patio and grilling season. But don't just take our word for it.


Video By Urban Mountain

Song By Mark Schwandt

And a HUGE thanks to Cory Wong, Ian Allison, Kevin Gastonguay, Joe Christenson, and Zachary Hollander for helping create this tune!

3 Years of Awesöme

Jul 11, 2017 – 0 Comments


It’s been 3 beautiful years of making delicious beer, throwing mad parties and building one amazing community, so naturally, we’re celebrating with another party. This Saturday, July 15th from 12pm to 11pm, partygoers can expect an all-day onslaught of amusements, music, food and beer!

TUNES: We’ll have DJ Joe Paris rocking the tables up until the evening hours, and then at 5:30pm we’ll hand it over to the incredibly soulful Nooky Jones followed by the dancey grooves of SOLID GOLD. To close out the night, the crowd can expect a face-melting, rawkus set from none other than Haus Band Viva Knievel.

FUN: Ridiculous amusements, including log rolling, inflatables, adult tricycles and a dunk tank, will keep the vibes going all day. Eats from Wyn65 and Butcher Salt will keep you fueled up throughout the party. We’ll even have a small dog park for the pups to hang out in during the event.

WARES: Alchemist Printing Company will be at the Haus screen printing one-day-and-night-only commemorative tees featuring the 3 Years of Awesome logo and there will be a limited number of 3 Years of Awesome keeper glasses for sale as well. Glasses will go for $10 which will include 1 fill, with subsequent fills priced at $5.


BEER: In addition to all 4 Haus beers being on tap, Hairbanger Belgo-American Pale Ale and Slawhammer Kentucky Common will be flowing along with some special casks, including Sky-Five! with grapefruit zest + cardamom and Sky! Five! with loads of citra hops.

To commemorate this milestone for the Bauhaus family & community, the Bauhaus crew worked with Urban Mountain on this stunningly cool video expressing their gratitude through music and color:

Happy July, everyone! One of our favorite non-profit orgs is celebrating their anniversary this month and with that, we are thrilled to announce the return of Still Kickin Summer Pale Ale. After a wildly successful 2016 partnership, we are reuniting to release the incredibly limited beer across the Twin Cities, with 100% of all profits going directly to Still Kickin.

The 2016 Bauhaus/Still Kickin collaboration was a beautiful thing: two like-minded organizations rooted in communities of our own joined forces to do awesome things for awesome people. We channeled efforts through our charitable arm, On the Haus, a facet of the business built to go beyond the beer to help foster a sense of belonging and kinship through outreach in the community. 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, worked alongside Bauhaus to bring the collaboration beer to life. More than $15k was raised to benefit multiple Still Kickin Heros in 2016. The dynamic spirit of this awesome partnership is captured here:

We will once again be releasing a limited-time-only Still Kickin beer across the Twin Cities, with all profits going directly to their cause. Still Kickin Summer Pale Ale features classic pale ale maltiness with a touch of sweetness and a bevy of fresh, tropical fruit and clean citrus notes from Galaxy hops. Well balanced and crisp, this is a beer you can enjoy while also knowing you just helped an awesome person get through something awful.

Starting Tuesday, 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. Additionally, Still Kickin will be celebrating their 2nd anniversary with a Still Kickin Turns 2! party at Bauhaus Brew Labs’ taproom on Monday, July 24th from 6-9pm. The event is open to the public and will feature the debut of the Still Kickin beer, special Still Kickin merch and some exciting announcements.

Find the beer here:



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It’s safe to say that summer has arrived and with that, the return of Hairbanger, our Belgo-Style American Pale Ale! This is a beer that shreds like C.C. Deville. 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. At 5.5% ABV and 50 IBU, it’s a refreshing and approachable Belgian-style beer with a glam metal name. It will make you want to rock out with your hops out; just don't expect it to actually grant you rock god status.

AVAILABLE NOW, Hairbanger 16-oz. tallboy cans will be available across the Twin Cities and other outstate markets, and will also be on draft at Bauhaus’ taproom and at select establishments around the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.



Consistently warm temps call for a refreshing, crushable lager which is exactly why we brought Homeguys Helles back for year two.

Last year we teamed up with Fair State Cooperative to make Homeguys Helles- a straight-up, no-frills example of this Bavarian classic. It was so completely drinkable, we just had to bring it back for this perfect patio weather. Homeguys 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. Coming in at 4.7% ABV, this deliciously refreshing pale lager showcases the elegant maltiness of German pilsner malt. With subtle notes of strawberry and honeydew melon in the nose, and a crisp, dry finish, there is some awesome complexity to this easy drinking brew. This one is only on tap at the Haus and in limited quantity- get it while it lasts!

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