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We're Hiring!

Jun 26, 2020 – 0 Comments

As our production needs ramp up, we find ourselves in need of some extra hands on our packaging lines! Read below for details and information on how to apply.



PACKAGING ASSISTANTS

We're looking for Packaging Assistants to work on our packaging lines at our Northeast Minneapolis brewery as well as our satellite facility in Fridley, MN. These individuals will work as part of a team on our canning, kegging, and/or 12-packing lines helping to ensure that our product meets all necessary quality standards prior to shipment. Attention to detail and a passion for high-quality craft beer are musts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 40-50 lbs
  • Ability to maneuver and occasionally lift 160lbs
  • Ability to adhere to multiple SOPs in order to maintain quality control
  • Availability Monday-Friday. Both AM and PM shifts will be available.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Brewery experience preferred
  • Experience with beer quality control or sensory analysis training a plus

  • POSITION

    Employment Type: Part-Time/Seasonal

    Job Type: Non-Exempt

    Pay Type: Hourly

    Supervisor(s): Packaging Lead

    Minimum Education: High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent Required

    Minimum Experience: Brewery or Beverage Packaging, and Warehousing experienced is a plus, but we are willing to train the right candidate

    Age Requirement: 21 years or older

    Must be able to learn and operate: Brewery equipment, Pallet Jack, Forklift. To apply, please send and e-mail to someone@bauhausbrewlabs.com including a resume, cover letter, and an explanation as to whether you prefer Bagel Bites or Pizza Rolls and why.

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    Bauhaus supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion or belief, national/social/ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, age, physical/mental/sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, past/present military service, family/parental status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Our goal is to foster an inclusive and diverse workplace with opportunities for all people regardless of any of the aforementioned characteristics. We know the craft beer industry isn’t known for it’s diversity and we’d like to do our part in changing that.

    We're Hiring!

    Jun 26, 2020 – 0 Comments

    Hello! As our production needs begin to ramp up, we are hiring for couple different positions within our brewery. Check the description below for more details and information on how to apply.

    PACKAGING LEAD/OPERATOR

    This position performs managerial, technical, and operational functions related to the packaging process.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Reports to Lead Brewer
    • Works with Lead Brewer and Director of Operations to set weekly packaging schedule, and adheres to packaging schedule
    • Packages all package styles, maintaining high quality.
    • Knows what constitutes inferior product, understands and upholds quality standards in place.
    • Escalates quality issues to the Lead Brewer immediately.
    • Loads all packaging machines/equipment with raw materials, and maintains end-of-line raw material pars.
    • Knows where all raw materials are stored, and is familiar with general layout of brewery.
    • Knows about opening, closing, and cleaning/CIP standard operating procedures for packaging machines/equipment
    • Performs can seam checks, as required by canning SOP, and performs seamer adjustments, as necessary
    • Performs DO checks, as required by canning SOP
    • Performs 12oz/16oz changeovers on canning line
    • Replaces filler tubing per PM schedule
    • Operates basic controls of all machines/equipment
    • Reads and understands end-of-line packaging production numbers.
    • Reads and understands all package styles posted in production schedule.
    • Communicates production numbers in real time.
    • Stores cold and warm archives for sensory evaluation in appropriate locations.
    • Reports issues with any machine/equipment to others immediately.
    • Assists in solving problems with machines/equipment.
    • Performs end-of-line opening procedures, with assistance.
    • Explains the basics of CO2, DO and their role in packaging.
    • Operates DO testing equipment in the cellar, without supervision.
    • Has a solid understanding of end-of-day production sheets.
    • Records numbers on packaging sheets.
    • Assists packaging technician with operation of the keg line during production.
    • Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment.
    • Wears necessary PPE.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Performs other brewery duties as required or assigned

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    • Mechanical aptitude a must
    • Ability to work independently and with a team
    • Ability to work in high-paced, high-pressure situations/environments
    • Strong attention to detail

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Must have the ability to frequently to lift 50lbs to shoulder height, and push or pull 160 lbs. Must be able to work in an environment that is sometimes loud, and requires standing, climbing, bending, for long periods of time. Late evening shifts may periodically be required.

    POSITION

    Employment Type: Full Time

    Job Type: Non-Exempt

    Pay Type: Hourly

    Supervisor(s): Lead Brewer, Director of Operations

    Minimum Education: High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent Required

    Minimum Experience: Brewery or Beverage Packaging, and Warehousing experienced is strongly preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate

    Age Requirement: 21 years or older

    Must be able to learn and operate: Brewery equipment, Pallet Jack, Forklift. To apply, please send and e-mail to someone@bauhausbrewlabs.com including a resume, cover letter, and a review of your favorite guitar solo from the 80s.

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    Bauhaus supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion or belief, national/social/ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, age, physical/mental/sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, past/present military service, family/parental status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Our goal is to foster an inclusive and diverse workplace with opportunities for all people regardless of any of the aforementioned characteristics. We know the craft beer industry isn’t known for it’s diversity and we’d like to do our part in changing that.





    PATIO AND INSIDE NOW OPEN! Carefully read the ever-so-important details here:

    RESERVATIONS:

    • Must be made in advance via OpenTable, which can be made HERE. No more than 4 to a table, 6 if family.
    • Reservations will be in 90 minute increments. This is the best way for staff to manage guests and ensure top-notch cleanliness. After 80 minutes, taproom staff will announce turnover, and at that point guests will exit the patio and our staff will wipe down all tables, benches, chairs and menus.
    • Reservation times will be increased to 120 increments starting Monday, June 22nd.
    • Please do not enter the taproom until your reservation time - this is to maximize work flow and ensure social distancing. Proceed through the taproom doors to check in when you arrive. Exit will be out the patio.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: As a small business operating in 2020, we can't afford no-shows. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Any cancellations made within 24 hours/no-shows will be charged $15 on the credit card provided. $5 of that will go towards Restore North, a fundraiser helping Northside Minneapolis businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the recent uprising.

    MASKS: Haus guests are required to have masks and wear them when interacting with staff, going to the bathroom, or visiting the food truck (also, if you’re planning to safely imbibe, Uber/Lyft require ‘em!).

    SOCIAL DISTANCING: Guests must observe social distancing guidelines, leaving 6 feet apart from other patrons, with no wandering around the patio.

    ORDERING MORE BEER: To allow distancing, avoid queuing up behind the bar. Wait for people to order and sit back down before leaving your table.

    BUS YOUR TABLE: Please place your glassware in the bins provided.

    DOGGOS AND KIDS: Allowed, but MUST be kept at the table at all times…or else.

    WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO: It’s time to go (no negotiating or loitering!). Kindly exit out the NW corner of the patio.

    NORMAL HAUS RULES APPLY: Don’t smoke on our patio. Enjoy your drinks responsibly and respectfully.Most of all, be kind to our staff and the rest of our guests. Uncool/unkind behavior of any variety will not be tolerated.

    DON’T BE A DINGUS: Anyone exhibiting symptoms of sickness or failing to abide be any of these rules will be prohibited from entering or asked to leave.Anyone not following these guidelines will be asked to leave immediately.

    HOURS OF OPERATION:

    • Dine-in
      • Monday-Friday 4pm-11:30pm
      • Saturday - 12pm-12am
    • Pickup
      • Monday-Friday - 4pm-10pm
      • Saturday - 12pm-10pm
    • Delivery
      • Monday-Saturday - 12pm-6pm

    WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

    The Bauhaus Family


    Ninety-nine barrels of beer down the drain, ninety-nine barrels of beer, dump it down, straight underground, what was the point of that beer going down? Ok, it was only 30 barrels (930 gallons), but still. It’s probably not the last of the beer we’ll have to sacrifice to the trench drain gods during the mandated shutdown.

    Just so there’s no confusion, we are 100% on board with the government-mandated shutdown as a result of the global spread of Covid19. In fact, we are grateful that Governor Walz has demonstrated such effective leadership with an evidence-based approach during this unprecedented crisis.

    There are certain realities, however, that businesses like ours must face as a result of losing more than 60% of our revenues since the mandated closure of bars, restaurants, and taprooms took effect on March 17. Our distribution channels have been severely curtailed, and we sit with our hands tied on a backlog of beer aging in tanks, along with pallets of perishable beer packaged in 12oz and 16oz cans.

    We were very much hoping the Minnesota Legislature would do us a solid and include relief for craft breweries in the bill that was passed last week that temporarily expanded the to-go alcohol options for bars/restaurants. Unfortunately, however, the Legislature seems to have turned a blind eye to our industry’s needs. In case you aren’t aware, Minnesota is one of the only states (maybe THE only state) in the country that does not allow craft breweries to sell 4-packs or 6-packs of their own beer from their own taprooms. For the past few years, Minnesota’s craft breweries have been stepping up the pressure on the Legislature to get rid of this antiquated and legislatively uncommon prohibition.

    We can appreciate that there are other angles to this issue. But craft breweries have been hit just as hard as bars and restaurants as a result of the shutdown. By allowing taprooms to temporarily sell 12oz or 16oz packages for take-out, breweries like ours would be able to at least attempt to sell beer that is already packaged or ready to be packaged, and that our distribution and retail partners are not purchasing and will not likely purchase prior to its expiration date.

    For beer that is still sitting in tanks, you might be wondering why we can’t just package it in crowlers or growlers and call it a day. Believe it or not, there has essentially been a run on growlers nationally, and the supply is dwindling. Some breweries will soon run out of their growler inventories. Although crowlers are more widely available, it is vastly more labor intensive and costly to package beer in crowlers than in 12oz or 16oz cans. Without relief from the Legislature that would temporarily allow us to sell a range of package sizes that includes 12oz and 16oz packages, dumping beer down the drain will unfortunately become routine practice not just for Bauhaus, but for virtually every packaging brewery in the state that is sitting on packaged or ready-to-be-packaged product.

    If you want Minnesota’s craft breweries to survive the Covid19 crisis, please reach out to your legislators to ask for their support in temporarily expanding the to-go options for taprooms to include 12oz or 16oz packages. You can look up your legislators here: https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/.

    In the meantime, please support local breweries – that means buying fresh crowlers and growlers from the source and choosing local when you’re at your neighborhood bottle shop. EVERY BEER COUNTS.

    Greetings from our Haus to yours!

    We hope everybody is safe and as healthy as possible at this wild moment in time. At Bauhaus, we're doing our best to stay afloat and keep things as easy-going and fun as possible. We need it, and we think everyone could benefit from some simple joys and laughs as well. To that end, we released our Breezebox Summer Mixed Pack, keeping it light and easy as we hunker down and head into warmer temps.


    In addition to Lounge Wizard Juicy Pale Ale, our Breezebox includes THREE new and exclusive flavor-forward beers that as crisp as they are refreshing: Zeñata Mexican Amber Lager, Guavatron Pink Guava Gose and Unfiltered Business Keller Pils. Each of these beers are available in crowler/growler form through our taproom drive-thru and delivery service as well.

    We know virtual hangouts are up by about a thousand percent, and that's no different across our Bauhaus family. Each Breezebox can design just so happens to feature a tropical Minnesota landscape, complete with a ridiculous water sport in each design. To add a little bit of fun to your next Zoom hangout, y'all can escape to these settings by downloading the designs to use as virtual backdrops on Zoom. Here's how we've been shooting the breeze and making the best of our time at home:

    Additionally, a “Minneapolis Vice” t-shirt has been released to support the launch as well - it’s hard to put one of these colorful tees on and not feel a little mood boost!


    ALL THE BEER DETAILS:

    ZEÑATA MEXICAN AMBER LAGER (4.3% ABV, 12 IBU)

    Zeñata is a crisp, refreshing amber lager (a la Dos Equis Amber and Negra Modelo) begging for a wedge of lime. It's brewed with toasty Vienna malt and a significant amount of corn that imparts lighter body and flavor. With the addition of light caramel malt and a small portion of roasted black malt, this low-ABV refresher is not only thirst quenching, but also provides some malt complexity that keeps it interesting. Look for subtle notes of toast and caramel with just enough hop bitterness to provide balance. Finishes crisp and dry.

    • Malts: Vienna, Cara 20, Blackprinz
    • Adjuncts: Corn
    • Bittering Hops: Tettnang
    • Yeast: Haus Lager (34/70)

    GUAVATRON PINK GUAVA GOSE (4.9% ABV, 5 IBU)

    Guavatron is a tart wheat ale infused with pink guava, featuring a pleasant lactic tartness with well-balanced salinity and fruit character. We use coriander in this brew to impart a unique citrus character that compliments the fruity sweetness derived from pink guava fruit. The end result is a refreshing, fruity wheat ale with strong guava aromatics, moderate lactic sourness, slight salinity, and a crisp, dry finish.

    • Malts: Pilsner, Wheat
    • Bittering Hops: Huell Melon
    • Yeast: Haus Ale (London Ale III)

    UNFILTERED BUSINESS KELLER PILS (4.7% ABV, 22 IBU)

    Unfiltered Business is a tried-and-true keller version of a traditional German pilsner. Originally released as Bauhaus’ 5th Anniversary beer, we felt that this brew was too good to not brew again. Unfiltered Business pours a slightly hazy pale straw color with aromas of rich German pilsner malt and spicy/floral German hops. This beer has a little more yeast character due to the fact that it isn’t filtered, which manifests in a slight fruitiness that is complimented by the slightly fruity aroma of German Saphir (pronounced “suh-FEER”) hops. Crisp, dry, and absolutely delightful with a slight lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

    • Malts: Barke Pils, Carafoam
    • Bittering Hops: Magnum
    • Flavor Hops: Tettnang
    • Aroma Hops: Saphir
    • Yeast: Haus Lager (34/70)

    DRIVE THRU SERVICE is up and running at Bauhaus. Hours are 12:00pm - 8:00pm Monday - Saturday. Please place all orders via our online swag shop (link in bio), and select “pickup”. When you enter the Drive Thru, have your order pulled up on your phone. Please note that we are not allowing walk-ins into the taproom and all orders will be handled via the Drive Thru moving forward. Thanks, Hauslers!



    We're Hiring!

    Jan 10, 2020 – 0 Comments

    We're on the hunt for a rockstar cellarperson to join our production team! See below for a job description and details on how to apply.


    Job Title: Cellarperson (Full-Time)

    Reports To: Lead Brewer

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Cellarperson position is primarily responsible for cellaring operations (yeast handling, basic lab duties, centrifuging, filtering, tank cleaning) and may also assist in the brewhouse (milling, brewing, maintaining brewhouse equipment) for a mid-sized packaging brewery.

    THE RIGHT CANDIDATE WILL:

    •Possess a team-first attitude and understand the need to be a self-starter
    •Have basic mechanical skills and the ability to operate basic machinery and tools
    •Maintain organization, discipline, be detail oriented with the ability to multitask
    •Excellent time management and organizational skills
    •Willingness to assist with tasks outside key responsibilities
    •Communicate efficiently with team members
    •Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
    •Have the ability to work around alcohol without abusing it

    RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):

    •Transferring, centrifuging, filtering, and cellaring beer
    •Cleaning, maintaining, and sanitizing tanks, equipment, and Brewery (CIP/SIP)
    •Yeast counting, harvesting, and health management
    •Monitoring fermentations and running quality checks via basic lab assays
    •Contributing ideas and recipes for pilot batches/barrel aging projects
    •Maintaining accurate records
    •Abiding by safety rules and regulations
    •Possessing a willingness to learn, take direction, and work collaboratively
    •As a Bauhaus employee, you will be expected to carry yourself in a professional manner at all times when representing the company at in-house and external events.
    •Cross-training on the brewhouse

    OTHER PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    •Ability to work at a fast pace and remain on feet for long periods
    •Ability to frequently reach out with hands and arms as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    •Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds employing traditional lifting methods
    •Ability to be frequently exposed to wet conditions and work in extreme cold and heat
    •Ability to safely handle chemicals
    •Ability to work near moving mechanical parts

    COMPENSATION:

    •Compensation based on qualifications and experience.
    •Access to employee discounts on products and merchandise

    REQUIREMENTS:

    •At least six months previous experience working in a brewery with an understanding of the physical requirements of this type of position
    •Must be extremely well-organized and understand that cleaning is paramount
    •Familiarity with a GEA HB1-S separator and lenticular filtration a plus
    •Ability to perform basic laboratory tasks consistently and accurately
    •Working Knowledge of Ekos brewery management software a plus

    If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to someone@bauhausbrewlabs.com. In your e-mail, please explain the ending of the hit US television show "Lost" in a way a child could understand.