Bauhaus Brew Blog

March 2019 Posts

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.

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

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
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.

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.


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!