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MN Craft Beer Week is coming up, and we are thrilled to be dining with Cocina Del Barrio and a few of our favorite breweries in town for a night of collaborative cuisine and Minnesota beer. Beers from Bauhaus, Fulton, Indeed, Surly, and Summit will be paired with a dish created by a powerhaus chef from Barrio. It's going down at 6:30pm May 4, 2015 at Cocina del Barrio (5036 France Ave S., Edina, MN). Five courses for $55 (tax and gratuity not included). Space is limited, so RSVP now! Tickets can be purchased by calling Tyler Lineburg at 952.920.1860 or e-mailing tlineburg@barriorequila.com.

Here is a sneak preview at the menu from the five course meal:

Ahi Tuna Ceviche with pasilla, scallion, cucumber and lime
Chef: Bill Fairbanks - Barrio / Beer: Bauhaus Wonderstuff

Stuffed Rabbit Saddle with jicama relish, black bean and grilled spring onion
Chef: David Ellis - Cocina del Barrio / Beer: Fulton Expat

Pork Tenderloin with apricot mojo, arugula and peanut mole
Chef: Tom Ebel Barrio - Minneapolis / Beer: Indeed Mexican Honey

Bison Hanger Steak with ramps, fennel and spiced orange
Chef: Remy Pettus – Eastside (coming soon) / Beer: Surly Todd the Axman

Quinoa Cake with rhubarb compote and spiced caramelized pepitas
Ian Pierce - Barrio Lowertown / Beer: Summit Oatmeal Stout

Cocina del Barrio // 5036 France Ave S // Edina, MN 55424

Bauhaus Brew Labs, recently named best new brewery in Minnesota, and featured in Beer Advocate's 'Class of 2014,' is hiring a brewer for our 30BBL production brewery in Northeast Minneapolis, MN. We are expanding our capacity to 5,000BBLS/year, and we need an awesome brewer to help us pull it off.

Requirements:

  • Passionate about and capable of brewing exceptional beer
  • Physically able of moving heavy (80-170lbs) objects without assistance, and performing all brewery functions
  • Physically able of repeatedly lifting up to 55lbs over a long duration and being on your feet all day
  • Flexibility in scheduling, as brew shifts tend to run around the clock
  • Bonus: Experience and familiarity with the exquisite art of lager brewing

Job Responsibilities

  • Hot side production of wort and graining out
  • CIP brewhouse, tanks, canning line
  • Equipment cleaning, maintenance, and repairs
  • Sanitary yeast handling and pitching
  • Monitoring fermentation, beer clarification & dry hopping
  • Transferring and filtering, cellaring, packaging
  • Heavy lifting such as keg washing and grain milling
  • Quality Control and troubleshooting
  • Compliance with and further development of SOP's.

We're a new brewery, but we are growing fast. This position includes the opportunity for significant advancement and growth as a part of the Bauhaus Family. Please email your resume and cover letter to lydia@bauhausbrewlabs.com

About us:

Bauhaus Brew Labs is a family of musicians, scientists, artists and above all, beer lovers, aiming to reinvigorate the spirit of the family brewery. At Bauhaus, we take a unique look at classic German-inspired beer styles, skewed slightly by a sense of play and adventure. We opened our doors in July of 2014, and launched out four year round Haus beers in September. Our goal with this initial expansion is to get closer to meeting local demand for our core beers while working in new seasonal beers.

To kick off the New Year with a bang, Bauhaus Brew Labs announces the release of their second winter seasonal, the strangely awesome Über Düber.

Loosely based on traditional German bock beer – but hopped up and süper funky – it is a 7% malty, smooth ale with some unconventional oceanic hop additions for an incredibly unique, hoppy experience. Black currant, cherry, and earthy flavors with a straight-up dank aroma, are supported by a rich and full malt profile. This seasonal offering genuinely defies any style category, making it a true Bauhaus original.

Über Düber 22 oz. bomber bottles will join the already available core Bauhaus beer cans in liquor stores starting in late January, but will debut at the St. Paul Winter Beer Dabbler on January 24th. It will also be available on tap at Bauhaus and select restaurants starting the week of January 26th.

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2014 Year in Review

Dec 30, 2014 – 0 Comments

What a crazy six months we have had. Thanks for the fun, Hauslers! Lots more weirdness to come in 2015!

  • Best New Brewery (The Growler)
  • Best New Bar (vita.mn)
  • Best Taproom (Mpls-St. Paul Mag)
  • Named as one of eight breweries that Minnesota should be thankful for (MPR)
  • Wonderstuff named one of Best New Beers of 2014 (STrib)
  • One of 28 new breweries featured in Beer Advocate Class of 2014
  • Top 40 Beer Cans (Paste Mag)
  • 2014 Communication Arts Award for packaging design

What a Week!

Jul 22, 2014 – 0 Comments

People!  All we can say is WOW.  What the HOSEN just happened?  The support and the madness that you have shown us this weekend is so far beyond anything we expected.  We are floored by it. And now...we hit the ground running!  Check out all of the updates to the website as well as our facebook events, and get used to seeing the Bauhaus crew around the Twin Cities!  The Brew Map is up, so you can get your Bauhaus fix around town.   Coming up in the next two weeks:

Tuesday 7/22 6 PM: Launch Party for the Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner at New Bohemia Wurst + Bierhaus. Celebrate the launch of our tasty Pilsner, try your hand at some trivia, and enjoy all the brats.

Wednesday 7/23 3 PM: Taproom is back in the action.  Come play games, drink some delicious beers, and be on the lookout for the growler toss at 9:55!

Thursday 7/24 3 PMHouse of Hunger in the taproom, come hungry!

Friday 7/25 3 PMGASTRO TRUCK!!

Sunday 7/27, 2pm-9pm:  Northeast Brewers Block Party at Sociable Cider Werks. 1500 Fillmore St NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413 for more info click here.

Tuesday 7/29: Pizza Dinner with Brew Pub Pizza at the taproom! Tickets are sold out, but the rest of your can pick up a growler at the taproom and a brewpub pizza at your local Grocer. DO IT!

Wednesday 7/30 3 PM: Brace yourselves, the Anchor Truck will be at the taproom.  The best fish and chips you can get stateside, maybe in the world paired with some seriously great beer. 

Thursday 7/31 3PMTRU PIZZA TRUCK is making it's Bauhaus taproom debut.  If you haven't had a chance to try Jason's amazing pizza creations, get yourself to the taproom, stat!

Thursday 7/31 6:30 PM: Cured + Crafted - A Prosciutto di Parma Tasting & Craft Beer Pairing at Muse event center.  The best of the best, Twin Cities chefs, mixologists, and brewers collaborate to create unique pairings and an evening to remember.  Curious to know how far Matt will go for a free leg of prosciutto?  Get your tickets here and find out! 

Friday 8/1 3PMRed River Kitchen rolls into the Taproom!

Saturday 8/2Beer Run at Bauhaus!  If you feel like running a 5k through the amazing Northeast neighborhood that ends in the taproom, register now!  It's going to be a blast.  And on top of that Green and The Grain will be parked outside all day!  

Ok, now for a nap.  Cheers, Twin Cities!  

 

The time has finally come. Bauhaus Brew Labs is opening its doors to the public on Friday July 18th, 2014. We've spent countless months, days, and hours building our wunderland, and we can't wait to share it with you all! 

We have been doing our best to put your ideas to work as we build the taproom. One of the ideas we are most excited to see is a massive “Beer It Forward” board that allows drinkers to gift a beer to a friend or random stranger, and also holds daily challenges for free beer. Trivia, karaoke and live music will add to the list of taproom activities, making our Brewing Wünderland truly unlike any other taproom in the Twin Cities.

We will be pouring three of our four core offerings: Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner, Wagon Party West Cöast Style Lager, and Stargrazer German Style Schwarzbier. The Sky-Five! Midwest Cöast IPA will debut in the coming weeks.  The beers are tasting exceptional, and each subsequent brew has been better than the last as we continue to dial in the brew process.   

Bauhaus Brew Labs will be open Wednesdays through Fridays from 3 to 11 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 11 p.m. Local food trucks will also be on-site to compliment the brews.  

#OurHausIsYourHaus

Howdy, Beer Fans!

If you've been following along for the past few weeks, then you know that (1) our Kickstarter project is currently underway (and based on the overwhelming support of our backers, future taproom awesomeness is just around the corner!), and (2) we received our shiny new brewhouse vessels from our equipment manufacturer in Canada, eh. Well, we're happy to report that the brewhouse utility work is nearly complete, and we may be ready to brew actual beer any minute now. Getting to this point has been almost two years in the making, and it's really exciting to be so close to opening day. 

"If you're so close to opening, why don't you announce an official opening date – what the hosen is taking so long?!"  Well friends, despite our best laid plans, we're finding ourselves in the same position that so many new breweries find themselves in: this process always takes longer (and costs more) than you ever imagined.

The reasons for the lengthy startup phase have to do with getting approval to brew from regulators and finishing brewery construction. Alcoholic beverage production is one of the most highly regulated industries imaginable; virtually every level of government (federal, state, local, etc.) has a hand on our schnitzel. You may have heard other new breweries talk about getting their "TTB" number, which is a significant licensing milestone for any new brewery. The TTB is the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau, which is an arm of the U.S. Treasury. As onerous as the process of getting a TTB number can be, it's practically a cakewalk compared to all of the state and local hoops that new breweries have to jump through in order to become fully licensed and operational.

Here at Bauhaus, we have our TTB number, and we just recently got our state brewer's license. Our city taproom and growler licenses are in the works, and we are awaiting final approval from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. "Wait, you guys aren't farmers – you're brewers, right?!" Right you are, observant one. But Minnesota treats breweries in the same manner as it does food processing plants (think meat packing facilities or dairies), and those types of businesses are regulated primarily by the Department of Agriculture. As you would expect, this can be a cumbersome endeavor, and it frequently results in several changes that have to be made to the brewery/taproom floor plan, surface coverings/coatings or other miscellaneous items in order to be in compliance. We recently met with the inspector from the Department of Agriculture, and we're doing our darndest to get the brewery up to snuff.

In the meantime, we're riding herd on our trades to finish up with brewery construction. After all of this is done, we get one final golden ticket from the city: our certificate of occupancy. Once we have this, all of you beautiful beer people can waltz through our doors.

So, hang in there beer fans. We know you're champing at the bit to see what we've been cooking up for you's – it won't be long now!

Kickstartin' it up!

May 01, 2014 – 0 Comments

We can safely say that kickstarter has by far exceeded our wilder dreams in the last 24 hours. The incredible outpouring of support is just plain mind blowing. We're happier than Bob Ross on a breezy summer day! Thank you again for laughing along with us and jumping on the bändwagon.  Watch the video again, and keep sharing! Stay tuned, we have LOTS more surprises in store for you fine folks!  And don't forget to light up the comments section of our kickstarter page with your best tap room ideas.  Once we reach our goal we can start honing in on our favorites as stretch goals! Cheers, amigos!