It's time to get weird, Hauslers! Our latest Seasonal Curiosity, Über Düber 2017, is making this year's debut starting Monday, 2/6. While the original idea was to make Über Düber a different, experimental style each year, last year’s Imperial Sparkling Ale was SO good and so well received that we kept the same style, but just evolved it a bit.
This year’s Über Düber is still the effervescent, golden daydream of yesteryear, but boasts new hop varieties that take the notion of vacation-in-a-glass to a whole new level. Aussie hop cultivars give off a luxurious tropical bouquet of pineapple, papaya, passionfruit, and mandarin orange. With a medium body and a clean, dry finish, this imperial-strength ale is a super düper midwinter treat. 8.0% ABV | 60 IBU.
Nothing says midwinter treat like 15 morphsuit-clad men taking to the streets of Minneapolis. Here’s a dose of Über Düber weirdness from the Bauhaus family.
Über Düber 2017 will be available in 750 mL bottles at select stores throughout Minnesota, and on tap at fine bars & restaurants as well as at Bauhaus' Northeast Minneapolis taproom.
It might be the middle of the Polar Vortex around these parts but we're slipping on our shades and warming up with a Double Alt that goes by Beechballer.
Beechballer Double Alt is beer #2 in our Over The Charts series and is a big, peppy winter lager. It's an imperial version of German altbier, aka alt. Alt (literally, “old” in German) and is characterized by an amber to light copper color, clean yet robust maltiness, moderate hop bitterness and a crisp, dry finish. Beechballer plays on all of those characteristics, but boasts an 8.3% ABV and a slightly elevated hoppiness featuring classic German hops. In addition, we used our Haus lager yeast to ferment this beer. The result is a warming beer with a complex malt character and peppy, flowery hops in the finish.
We took the liberty of adding a small percentage of beechwood smoked malt in this bee, hence, the Beechballer name. Beechwood smoked malt is a relatively mild smoked malt that when used in small quantities provides a subtle, smoky malt complexity to a given beer.
Given the Beechballer name and the current state of weather, we couldn't help but channel a certain 1986 volleyball scene to promote this puppy:
This is a perfect mid-winter treat to get you through the coldest time of the year. So stay warm and go Beechballin'!
You may have noticed we've had a couple of pretty crazy years here at Bauhaus. From day one, the doors on this place were blown off and we've been going at full capacity ever since. And, even though we have tripled our opening cellar capacity, we are still scraping to keep up with you thirsty folks.
We are incredibly proud of our sales and distribution team, and the extended family we have built over the past two and a half years. To have pushed self distribution as far as we have is possible only because of their hard work and the incredible support from both our retail partners and Hauslers all around the Twin Cities.
Today, we are on the verge of our biggest expansion yet, one that will push us to the maximum annual production levels allowed for self-distribution in Minnesota. With that, we’re incredibly excited to announce that we are partnering with the best craft beer distributor in the state. While we focus on brewing loads more beer, our friends at Artisan will make it available far and wide all over Minnesota.
Moving beyond self-distribution meant finding the perfect distributor to partner with. Artisan is a distributor that knows and respects the craft beer business as much as the brewery itself. We know that Artisan will enthusiastically represent Bauhaus with the same passion, integrity, and complete weirdness that we do.
Another beautiful factor behind the Bauhaus/Artisan partnership is that both are family businesses. The values and approach to business Artisan takes mirrors our own, and their long-standing traditions have allowed them to stay true to their brand all these years, which is something we’re working to do ourselves.
With that, we wish you & yours an excellent holiday season.
We are delighted to announce the return of our winter seasonal, the smooth and silky Baltic Porter that answers to the name of Winterloper.
This ultimate celebration beer clocks in at 8.0% ABV and is as velvety as your great uncle’s holiday blazer. Winterloper is based on traditional beers from countries near the Baltic Sea. Derived from English porters but influenced by Russian Imperial Stouts, it serves a rich blend of malt flavors expressing caramel and dried fruit with a smooth, roasty finish.
Winterloper will be arriving onto the scene in dazzling, newly-designed, limited-run 750mL bomber bottles the week of November 28th at select Twin Cities retailers. This smooth operator is also on tap at Bauhaus’ Northeast Minneapolis taproom as well as select bars and restaurants in the metro area. To commemorate the grand return of Winterloper, we teamed up with Urban Mountain to put our stop-motion skills to the test with this wonderfully festive promo spot:
Alongside the return of Winterloper, we kicks off the holidays with two special events this week: a Black Tuesday Industry Night on November 22nd and the brewery’s Third Annual Made-By-Hands Holiday Extra-Vaganza on Sunday, November 27th. Black Tuesday Industry Night kicks off at 7:00 p.m. featuring discounted pints and DJ’d tunes spun by Billy and Paddy of Dillinger Four. The Made By Hands Sale will take place this Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., where beer lovers and holiday shoppers alike can scope out unique gifts, support local artists and sip some of our delicious brews all at once. Based on the success of last year’s Made-By-Hands event, we are doubling the size of the sale with a heated tent on its spacious patio to allow for prime shopping and sipping.
Hailing from Wisconsin and by way of Mad Tree Brewing of Cincinnati and Steel Toe Brewing, we welcome Mr. Pat Campbell to the Bauhaus family. Just a smidge weird compared to the rest of us, Pat’s an all around great dude who happens to sport a dickie very, very well. Here’s a little Q&A with Pat:
If you had a superpower, what would it be? The ability to eat as much ice cream as I want, whenever I want, and not give myself type 2 diabetes.
What talent would you most like to have? After realizing that almost every single person here at the Haus is much more musically inclined than myself, I would have to go with being able to play a musical instrument.
What do you love most about Minneapolis? The beer culture and community here. It's really amazing how there are so many great breweries here in Minneapolis and how everyone in the industry knows each other and helps each other out from beer collaborations to borrowing canning line parts or yeast. It's just one big community who appreciates beer for all that it is.
Favorite Bauhaus beer? Right this moment Sky-Ten! but Über Düber this year was pretty great too. Then there are Slawhammer and Stargrazer that are my go-to lower ABV beers.
Favorite beer in general? Such a tough question. Blank Slate Brewing Company's Fork in the Road is a beer I don't think I could ever get sick of. Then there is MadTree Brewing's Galaxy High which is a fantastic beer that is aptly named for use of galaxy hops which just so happen to also be my favorite hop variety.Russian River Brewing Company's Consecration is also a favorite.
Favorite Minneapolis restaurant? Pig Ate My Pizza. I just love everything about that place! First time I ever went there my wife and I took part in a "Fender Race" and she beat me handily!
What's the one album that you can't get sick of? I think I'd have to go with Nelly's Country Grammar. I can't tell you how many times that cd was played in my car back in the day.
Describe yourself in three words. Bearded. Brewer. Dad.
This is a big one, Hauslers! We are absolutely thrilled to announce the debut of our brand spankin' new Over the Charts series – entirely new brews that offer a departure from our more sessionable beer styles. Over the Charts releases will be big, kickin’ beers with bold, bodacious flavors.
The first Over the Charts release is Sky-Ten! Double IPA, an awesomely exaggerated version of Bauhaus’ Sky-Five! Midwest Cöast IPA. This beer was always in the back of our minds from the beginning, and we were just waiting to find the right outlet to do. Sky-Ten! has an even more powerful, ambrosial hop cocktail than its tamer sibling. And, at 8.8% ABV, it delivers an even greater warming alcohol presence with a crisp, dry finish. The malt balances the bitterness, making it one of the smoothest 90 IBU beers we've had.
The Over the Charts series speaks to the fact that while we're not necessarily known for brewing beers with big, bold flavors, that doesn't mean we don't love those kinds of beers. We just needed to find the right outlet for some of our more unconventional ideas. That's exactly what Over the Charts is all about. We couldn't think of a better style to kick off this series than a big, Double IPA.”
Sky-Ten! will be rolling out the week of 10/10 in a limited run of super sleek 750 mL bottles at select retailers throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota, as well as in our taproom. Draft pours will be also available in the taproom and at select local bars and restaurants and in fine establishments in limited out-state markets.
Over the Charts kicks open the door to an ongoing series of hefty beers that will live alongside Bauhaus’ existing Seasonal Curiosities and core beer line up. Beer enthusiasts can expect another Over the Charts release around the turn of the year.
Only sight, sound and motion can fully capture the magnificent, warrior power of this unique brew, which is why the Bauhaus creative crew collaborated with longstanding partners Urban Mountain to produce this ridiculous promo vid. Enjoy it while it lasts!
You can purchase Sky-Ten at the following metro liquor stores:
Our sales ninja Drew as been venturing to the great beer-guzzling state of Wisconsin for some time and with great skill and fortitude, we're thrilled to report that Bauhaus is on lock in a handful of clutch Hudson establishments. In good time, we'll be branching out beyond just Hudson, but for now, you can find us at any of these fine destinations just across the river:
The Nova Restaurant & Wine Bar
Historic Casanova Liquor
Chicone's Liquor Mark
Not only are we permanently bringing the party to the places above, but we're kicking things off with a lineup of rad happenings this weekend in Wisco:
Oktoberfest season has arrived and for the third year in a row, we are releasing our Bavarian-style festbier, Schwandtoberfest. We have to say, it makes us giddy seeing people clamoring for this beer- one that was born in our backyard years ago. At 5.7% ABV and 27 IBUs, Schwandtoberfest is the perfect marriage between rich, toasty malt and crisp hop bitterness. With a floral hop aroma of tangerine and orange blossom imparted by Mandarina Bavaria hops and a deep amber orange pour, this beer will have you busting out your steins and dusting off your lederhosen.
Like every Bauhaus brew, Schwandtoberfest is an incredibly food-friendly beer that pairs exceptionally well with spicy fair and of course, brats and pretzels.
Schwandtoberfest will be available in 16-oz. tallboy cans across the Twin Cities and on tap at select establishments starting Monday, August 22nd. Beer drinkers can also grab a fresh pint in the taproom and get a glimpse of Gustav, the official Schwandtoberfest mascot. Gustav and the rest of the Bauhaus crew make an appearance in the lastest promotional video, produced by the creative minds between Bauhaus and Urban Mountain.
To cap fest season off properly, Bauhaus will be throwing the Third Annual Schwandtoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 1st. With multiple beer tents and food vendors, a handful of stellar musical acts and a bevy of special casked beers, it promises to be the most outrageous stein-hoisting day of eating, drinking, singing and dancing yet. Tickets include entry to the fest as well as a commemorative stein and three beer fills, and can be purchased here.