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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.

SPECIALTY BEERS ON THE PATIO:

⚬ 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.

CORE AND SEASONAL BEERS AVAILABLE ALL DAY:

⚬ 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


TUNES:
⚬ 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.

EATS:
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.

FUN:
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).

WARES:

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!

Due to construction happening near our entrance on 13th and Tyler Streets over the next couple weeks, we want to provide taproom-goers with alternatives ways to access the Haus. Feel free to access both front and back parking lots through alternative routes or park on Tyler and enter on foot. Please see attached map!

-By car, enter back parking lot via 14th and Tyler Street
-By car, enter front parking lot off Tyler through the Dogwood Coffee lot
-By foot, park on Tyler and enter via the Crown Center Garage off of Tyler

CALLING ALL BEER DRINKERS: We need your urgent help to support Minnesota breweries seeking to sell growlers, crowlers, bottles, and cans from our taprooms.

On Friday, May 17, the MN House will vote on the Omnibus Liquor Bill, which includes removing restrictions that prohibit MN taprooms from offering beer in the vessel size that is most appropriate for our customers. If the amendments pass, Minnesota breweries will be able to sell beer from their taprooms in vessels between 350ml – 2L (a standard can - a European Growler). If you want to buy cans, bottles, crowlers, and growlers from Minnesota taprooms, and want breweries to be able to decide how to package their own product, help us pass this amendment!

CALL your representative and tell them to support raising the growler cap and allowing for smaller container sizes to be sold from taprooms when they vote on the Omnibus Liquor bill on Friday. Lookup your representative here: https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/

Sample Script:

Hello Representative __________. I live in your district and am a customer of (local brewery). I’m a fan of Minnesota Craft Beer and the impact craft brewers have on our community, tourism, and economy. I think the vessel size restrictions imposed by existing law are unfair to Minnesota craft brewers and customers. I want you to support raising the growler cap and allowing for smaller container sizes to be sold from taprooms, which would allow Minnesota breweries to sell beer from their taprooms in package sizes that make sense for their business and their customers.

Your vote can impact more than 160 small businesses in Minnesota. Just 5 minutes of your time could have a massive impact on the MN Craft Beer scene.

Cheers and thank you,

The Bauhaus Family


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 The Current, 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 BBQ Co.. 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!