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Exactly one year after announcing the production of our Non-Alcoholic Helles for the taproom, we are excited to report that the NA Helles, "Nah", will be available for purchase this week in 6-pack form. You can find it at various liquor stores across the metro, or take some home directly from our taproom in Northeast.

For the past year, we have been working with St. Paul-based upstart ABV Technology on creating this 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 resulting product smells and tastes remarkably similar to the real deal.


Our desire to brew an NA offering was inspired by an unexpected medical diagnosis that our COO Matt Schwandt received in 2017. “Three years after realizing my dream of opening a craft brewery, I was hospitalized for acute pancreatitis, which meant that I had to stop drinking alcohol pretty much for the rest of my life. In the aftermath of that diagnosis, I became more and more interested in exploring whether producing NA beer could be feasible for our brewery. Ironically, the passion that I had for starting a craft brewery sort of morphed into a passion for creating an NA beer!"


“Nah” is a refreshing non-alcoholic version of a true-to-style Münich Helles. It's brewed with 100% German-grown malt and hops, and features a bready malt flavor and a mild hoppiness with notes of ripe melon and bright berry.

Drink one (or five!) next time you visit us at the Haus, or grab a 6-pack to enjoy at home. Cheers!


Aloha! Here at Bauhaus, we love the pleasant, refreshing taste of a tart, fruited ale and figured it was about dang time we put one into the market.

This lightly sour ale is fruited with a blend of plum and apricot, delivering a pleasantly fruity acidity and a crisp, dry finish. Plumsoul approximates the fruity flavor of a pluot: a plum/apricot hybrid that doesn’t exhibit sweet flavors when allowed to ferment out in a beer. Fresh, slightly sweet, and pleasantly acidic, Plumsoul is sure to leave you doing the happy-dance of the sugarplum fairies in no time. Available in the taproom NOW and in stores and select bars and restaurants the week of December 16th!

Plumsoul is the final beer in our Over the Charts series. For the past couple years, Over the Charts has been the Bauhaus platform for more limited, experimental brews. However, as we look ahead to our 2020 beer calendar and at the bounty of limited releases, we will be shedding the Over the Charts name as we realize specialty brews have found a permanent place in our brewing approach.

  • Malts: Pilsner, Wheat
  • Hops: Huell Melon
  • Yeast: Haus ale yeast
  • ABV: 6.4%, IBU: 5

We're Hiring!

Sep 26, 2019 – 0 Comments

10/1 UPDATE: We're no longer accepting applications for Graphic Designers, Packaging People and Brand Ambassadors in Minneapolis/St. Paul, but we are still looking for Brand Ambassadors in the River Falls, WI and Menomonie, WI areas!


We’re on the prowl for Brand Ambassadors, Part Time Packaging People, and a Part Time Graphic Designer. Read more about each role below and who to reach out regarding each position.

Role: Brand Ambassador

We are seeking a handful of super-outgoing, beer-savvy individuals to represent Bauhaus Brew Labs at various tastings and special events across the Twin Cities as well as River Falls, WI and Menomonie, WI. With 2-4 tastings or events a month, this role would wonderfully complement an existing full-time job or course load. To join the Bauhaus family you must:

⚬ Be 21 years old or older
⚬ Have a passion for craft beer
⚬ Have customer service experience and a strong love for the human race and interacting with them
⚬ Have reliable means of transportation to get to tastings and events in a punctual fashion
⚬ Be willing to work evenings and weekends (sometimes on a short notice)
⚬ Have the stamina to stand for long periods of time

Please reach out to with your resume, subject line “Potential Brand Ambassador”

Role: Part Time Packaging Person

We’re looking for a few people to help us on our packaging line at our warehouse in Fridley, MN. Requirements include:

⚬ Ability to stand for long periods of time
⚬ Ability to lift 40-50 lbs
⚬ Wednesday availability + some occasional flex hours

Please reach out to if interested, subject line “Potential Packaging Person”

Role: Part Time Graphic Designer

We’re looking for a skilled graphic designer to throw down 10-12 hours a week on brewery design projects including event posters, social media graphics, various signage needs, etc…. Requirements include:

⚬ Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
⚬ Previous design experience required
⚬ Degree preferred

Please send link to portfolio to,

Guys, we're relaunching in Wisconsin (!) and doing it in a pretty unique way. We're teaming up with Sociable Cider Works to distribute and sell our beer and their cider directly to retail licensees in the state of Wisconsin. The idea for this approach was born of creative problem-solving in response to the challenges faced by small producers in an ever-changing and competitive market.

“With so much distributor consolidation and other distribution challenges these days, we wanted to explore a more direct approach to reaching our consumers,” says Matt Schwandt, COO of Bauhaus. “Jim [Watkins] really had the inspired idea that Bauhaus and Sociable – already local neighbors – could cooperatively self-distribute in Wisconsin to get our craft beer and cider to thirsty consumers while offering the best possible service to retailers.”

In 2018, Bauhaus increased its production capacity from 13,000 barrels per year to 20,000 barrels per year. “More beer means more opportunity for us to share our brews with the world. Wisconsin boasts a one-of-a-kind beer culture, and with self-distribution, we’re excited to sell Bauhaus and the spirit of “gemutlichkeit” in a very personal and authentic way.” Sociable, whose brand of dry, bubbly ciders are new to many consumers really wanted to be on the front lines of telling their story and showcasing the diversity of cider in Wisconsin. “We have so many fans and staff with roots in Wisconsin, that we really couldn’t wait to share our unique approach to cider making with our neighbors.”

Bauhaus Beers: Wisconsinites can brace their taste buds for Bauhaus’ award-winning flagship offerings plus a Fall seasonal. Bauhaus brews will be available at both on- and off-premise accounts across Wisconsin in 12 oz. cans and flowing fresh on draft at select bars and restaurants.

  • Wonderstuff Pilsner: A hoppy, modern Czech-style pilsner. Winner of bronze medal at the 2016 World Beer Cup for International Lager Category (5.4% ABV, 48 IBU)
  • Stargrazer Black Lager: The lightest and darkest beer that Bauhaus brews. (5.0% ABV, 28 IBU)
  • Lounge Wizard Juicy Pale Ale: A juicy, hazy pale ale. (5.2% ABV, 40 IBU)
  • Sky-Five! IPA: A crisp, dry, balanced West Coast-style IPA. (6.7% ABV, 70 IBU)
  • Schwandtoberfest Bavarian-Syle Märzen: A toasty, smooth Bavarian-style Märzen. (5.7%, 27 IBU).

Sociable Ciders: Wisconsin can look forward to “Decidedly Different” lineup of flagship and rotating seasonal products from Sociable

  • Freewheeler- Dry Apple: A tart, effervescent apple forward classic (6.4% ABV, GF)
  • Hop-A-Wheelie- Hopped Apple: A dry, bright balance of apple acidity and hops aroma ( 6.7% ABV, GF)
  • Training Wheels- Scrumpy Apple: A juicy, hazy, unfiltered with slightly more unfermented sugars to offer full flavored orchard experience (6.3% ABV, GF)
  • Burnout- Cucumber Habanero: A infusion of fresh cucumber and a touch of habanero pepper (6.4% ABV, GF)
  • Mead for Speed- Sparkling Honey: A semi-dry honey-fermented mead (6.0% ABV, GF)
  • Rusty Chain Cranberry Apple: A juicy slightly bitter showcase of freshly pressed Wisconsin cranberries (6.6% ABV, GF)

For those in the Milwaukee area, there will be a relaunch event taking place at Burnheart’s in Bayview on September 19th at 6pm. Partygoers can expect beer/cider specials and giveaways!

Oh hey, ya'll! Exciting new beer release from Bauhaus: Y'ALLARHORN, a Juicy IPA fermented with Hornindal Kveik yeast. Y'allarhorn is our third Over the Charts beer: a special series featuring flavor-forward, experimental brews that offer a departure from our core and seasonal offerings.

Y'allarhorn is a wonderfully juicy IPA with massive hop flavor and aroma but without any assertive bitterness. With a relatively simple grain bill of pilsner and Vienna malts, along with a large percentage of protein malts like wheat and oats, this beer has a smooth, pillowy texture complimented by intensely juicy hop flavors and fruity yeast esters. What really makes this beer unique is the use of Norwegian Kveik yeast, an exciting new strain that recently became available to brewers in the U.S. Kveik has been used by Norwegian farmhouse brewers to ferment beer for centuries, and has quickly become a favorite for brewing extra juicy IPAs given the intensely estery profile it imparts with higher fermentation temperatures. We fermented this beer at the top of the Hornindal Kveik strain's range (around 95ºF). The result is a juicy, flavor-forward IPA with a smooth mouthfeel and a pleasantly dry finish.

Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Wheat, Oats, Carapils

Hops: Aroma: Azacca, Cascade, Comet || Dry Hop: Azacca Cascade Comet || Bittering: NONE

Yeast: Hornindal Kveik

ABV: 7.0%

IBU: 70

Y'allarhorn will be available in 16 oz. tallboy 4-packs at select retailers and will be on draft at select bars and restaurants across the cities starting Monday, July 29th. Those who want to get a sneak peek can find it on draft at Bauhaus’ Northeast Minneapolis taproom starting now!

5 Years of Awesöme

Jul 11, 2019 – 0 Comments

This Saturday we celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Looking back at our first few meetings as a family, it's amazing how far we've come in a relatively short span of time. We're aware that the market is quite different today than it was when we opened our doors, and we're incredibly proud to say that we have worked tirelessly to earn and maintain our position as one of Minnesota's top ten volume producing breweries and in the company of some the most talented breweries in the country. We love calling Minneapolis our home and spreading the spirit of gemütlikeit with all of you. With that, the details to our 5 Years of Awesöme party can be found here. We can't wait to celebrate FIVE YEARS OF AWESÖME with each and every one of you.


⚬ Unfiltered Business Keller Pils, 4.7% | 22 IBU - Avail ALL DAY

This fresh, unfiltered German-style pilsner is an homage to the unique German-style lagers that inspired us to launch Bauhaus Brew Labs. We used only the finest German-grown pilsner malt along with Tettnang and Spalt Select hops for a wonderfully flavorful yet easy-drinking summery pilsner that would make any beer drinker hoist a pint and say "prost!"

⚬ Lemonessence Pale Ale, 5.5% | 63 IBU, 1pm tapping

Crafted on our brand new, state-of-the-art pilot system, this American Pale ale is bursting with citrus character. Generous amounts of Mandarina Bavaria hops were tossed into the whirlpool to release distinct tangerine-like notes that complement the lightly toasted malts oh-so-perfectly. The aroma is supercharged thanks to a couple of drops of Lemongrass and Sweet Orange essential oils, and the dry hop is 100% Minnesota-grown Coment.

⚬ Lil' Wispy Lichtenhainer, 3.6% | 0 IBU, 2pm tapping

This low-alcohol, slightly smokey and lightly sour ale is a nod to the camaraderie among breweries in Northeast Minneapolis. We sourced house-malted wheat malt from our friends across the street at Able Brewing + Seedhouse, which was then lightly smoked over oak in the Animales food truck that is now a permanent fixture at Able's taproom. With hints of bready malt, smoke and lactic sourness and literally no hops, this beer is not only unique but surprisingly refreshing!

⚬ Creamsicle Lounge Wizard, 5.2% | 40 IBU, 3pm tapping

We dosed our juicy pale ale with a healthy abundance of orange and vanilla, resulting in a treat that’s reminiscent of our favorite childhood push pops.

⚬ Coffee Stargrazer, 5.0% | 22 IBU - 4pm tapping

Our light and smooth black lager is brought to astral heights after being infused with coffee beans directly from our neighbors at Dogwood Coffee.


⚬ Wonderstuff Pilsner: 5.1% | 30 IBU
⚬ Stargrazer Black Lager: 5.0% | 22 IBU
⚬ Lounge Wizard Juicy Pale Ale: 5.2% | 40 IBU
⚬ Sky-Five IPA: 6.4% | 40 IBU
⚬ Fruit Poncho Blackberry-Lemon Saison: 4.5% | 26 IBU
⚬ Homeguys Munich-Style Helles Lager: 4.7% | 18 IBU
⚬ Short Pants Lemon Shandy: 4.5% | 15 IBU

⚬ 12-5pm: DJ Stepmom will be hitting the tables to set the chillest of vibes for what's sure to be a gorgeous afternoon.
⚬ 5:30-6:30pm: The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League will dazzle the crowd with their gypsy jazz.
⚬ 7:00-8:00pm: Purple Funk Metropolis will get all kinds of groovy as the party ratchets up a notch or two.
⚬ 8:30pm: As the sun begins to set, y'all can expect a face-melting, trip through the decades from none other than Viva Knievel featuring Joshua Holmgren and Cameron Kinghorn.

Anticipate a wondrous feast of culinary delights from our friends at Butcher Salt, Hoodlum BBQ Co. (owned and operated by our very own brewer Andy Nolan!), and Sweet Gypsy Waffles. On top of that, JonnyPops will be keeping kids of all ages cool on the patio with their frozen treats.

We wouldn't host an anniversary soirée without some ridiculous amusements. Partygoers can expect adult tricycles, inflatables for children and grown humans alike and games from our buds at Missing Pieces Escape Games . We’re talking human- sized foosball (Yousball) and real-life Hungry Hungry Hippos (in this case, Hangry Hangry Hipsters).


A limited number of 5 Years of Awesöme keeper glasses for sale and if haven't seen our Short Pants shorts, you might want to spring on a pair of those.

Good times are guaranteed at this one, amigos!

Good Day, Hauslers! We're busy sipping on our newest beer, a Blackberry-Lemon Petite Saison we're calling FRUIT PONCHO, so we're doing alright! This beer is a part of our Over The Charts series - flavor-forward, experimental brews that offer a departure from our core and seasonal offerings. Beer fans can expect periodic, limited releases of Over the Charts beers that channel Bauhaus’ love of creativity and clean, flavor-forward brews.

Back to Fruit Poncho. This session-strength (aka “petite”) saison features fruity notes of lemon, blackberry, and citrus rind as well as a little peppery spice and complementary hop flavors/aromas. We brewed this beer to offer a refreshing, low-ABV thirst quenching farmhouse-style brew during the warmest months of summer

German pilsner malt provides a lightly malty foundation while wheat and spelt malts contribute to an enhanced mouthfeel and slightly spicy character that plays well off of the yeast phenolics. We hop this beer with El Dorado, Saaz and Mandarina Bavaria, which impart fruity notes of mild tropical fruit and pleasant floral citrus. But most of the flavor of this beer is derived from French Saison yeast esters as well as aging the beer on blackberry puree and lemon juice concentrate. Finishing crisp and dry with lingering notes of fruity spice, this petite saison is a refreshing summer treat!

  • ABV: 4.5%
  • IBU: 26
  • Malts: Barke Pilsner, Vienna, Torrified Wheat, Spelt, Carapils
  • Hops:
    • Bittering: El Dorado
    • Flavor: Saaz
    • Aroma: Saaz, Mandarina Bavaria
    • Yeast: French Saison

Fruit Poncho will be available in 16 oz. tallboy 4-packs at select retailers and will be on draft at select bars and restaurants across the cities starting Monday, June 17th. Those who want to get a sneak peek can find it on draft at Bauhaus’ Northeast Minneapolis taproom starting now!