Bauhaus Brew Blog

The Liquid Zoo 2017

Mar 16, 2017 – 0 Comments

Hang on to your beers and brace yourself for the most epic weekend of the year at The Haus. It's Liquid Zoo time, party peeps. The Liquid Zoo is an epic, three-day celebration of life, art and beer that unites the community of NE Minneapolis and the people of the Twin Cities at large. Presented by Down In The Valley, Revival, Parlour Bar, and 89.3The Current, The Liquid Zoo is where best-in-class musicians, artists and food & beverage purveyors collide, igniting an unforgettable experience in which attendees can revel in local & national talent in the company of their friends & community. All events are free for all ages, 21+ to drink. Check out the plan in it's entirety:


Bauhaus will start Art-A-Whirl weekend with a Kick-Off Party Spectacular, where the best eats, drinks and funky grooves in Northeast will collide. Two of the Twin Cities’ finest restaurants, Revival and Parlour, will be providing a selection of their signature dishes in the form of pop-up restaurants off the Bauhaus patio and fresh beer will be available at multiple points throughout the taproom, patio and front parking lot.Nightlights' feel-good Pop and 90’s R&B jamz will get the party popping, and the gravity-defying, genre-bending funk and rock superstars Viva Knievel will burn the place down. It will be a dance party that brings a little bit of everything to concert goers. Down in the Valley will also be under the tent in the parking lot slinging vintage, new, and used wax, among other music paraphernalia, all night long.

Following Friday evening’s festivities, Bauhaus will continue the party in the massive front parking lot to host an all-day concert. Bauhaus has curated a stellar mix of local and national music acts:

Caroline Smith 9:00 PM
Heiruspecs 8:00 PM
Communist Daughter 7:00 PM
Black Market Brass 6:00 PM
Night Moves 5:00 PM
Royal Canoe 3:00 PM
Nooky Jones 12:00 PM
DJ Shane Kramer of TRANSMISSION Music (Day Long DJ)

Down in the Valley will be back with their pop-up music shop for the entirety of the event, Northmade Co will be selling rad and unique northern-inspired apparel and Dogwood Coffee Company will be invigorating the crowd with hot & cold coffee options. Additional beer stations will make getting a cold one easy for attendees and the food-spread will be plentiful with Revival, Parlour, and a variety of additional food trucks.

The weekend culminates on Sunday, May 21st 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. The Sea Wolf Tattoo Company will return with a pop-up tattoo shop featuring some classic Americana-style beer tattoos created specifically for The Liquid Zoo. DJ Shane Kramer of Transmission Music will be playing an assortment of wax on the tables all day, and Down in the Valley will be bringing a treasure trove of rare and vintage vinyl to get in on the action. Revival, Parlour and Dogwood will be on site to provide top-notch nourishment throughout the day.

Copperpop Returns

Mar 09, 2017 – 0 Comments

We’re thrilled to announce the return of Copperpop, our spring Seasonal Curiosity. The annual Copperpop release is exciting not only because of its delicious drinkability, but also because it means that patio season is almost within reach. But even when Minnesota can’t quite decide what to do with itself, Copperpop is still a welcome departure from the heavier beers of winter. Inspired by the red lagers of Ireland, this hoppy, crisp, exceptionally refreshing beer is the perfect treat for the forthcoming observance of St. Patrick’s Day and – let’s face it – virtually every other occasion you can think of. But in order to fully appreciate this brew, we’ve taken the liberty of showing you how to best enjoy a Copperpop with this instructional video:

Clocking in at 5.6% ABV, Copperpop is a drier, hoppier version of the traditional, malt-centric Irish red lagers. A nice spot of German rye malt gives this beer a dry, earthy spice that perfectly compliments the piney, citrusy hop profile.

Copperpop is hitting shelves and taps next week. It’s making an early debut, however, at Keegan’s Irish Pub in Northeast Minneapolis this Friday, March 10th, in the form of $3 pints. Come toast Keegan’s 15th Anniversary, meet the Bauhaus lads and keep your glass while supplies last. Starting on Monday, March 13th, 16-oz. tallboy cans will be available across the Twin Cities and other outstate markets, and will also be on draft at Bauhaus’ taproom and at select establishments around the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.

We're Hiring!

Mar 01, 2017 – 0 Comments

We’re on the prowl for a handful of Brand Ambassadors to help us with tastings & events AND a few Beertenders to help us take on what’s sure to be our busiest summer yet. If you’re a gregarious individual with relevant experience, we’d love for you to apply at one of our upcoming Job Fairs.

Role: Brand Ambassador

We are seeking a handful of super-outgoing, beer-savvy individuals to represent Bauhaus Brew Labs at various tastings and special events across the Twin Cities and other markets around the metro. With 2-4 tastings or events a month, this role would wonderfully complement an existing full-time job or course load. To join the Bauhaus family (and GET PAID TO TALK ABOUT BEER) you must:

  • Be 21 years old or older
  • Have a passion for craft beer
  • Have customer service experience and a strong love for the human race and interacting with them
  • Have reliable means of transportation to get to tastings and events in a punctual fashion
  • Be willing to work evenings and weekends (sometimes on a short notice)
  • Have the stamina to stand for long periods of time

Role: Beertender (Seasonal & Part Time Opportunities)

We’re looking for a few beertenders with world class customer service skills and serving experience to join our team of tenders as soon as this Spring. To qualify, you must….

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Have a passion for craft beer
  • Have service industry experience and a strong love for the human race and interacting with them
  • Have experience giving exceptional customer service in fast-paced, high-volume bar environments
  • Be able to stand/walk for up to 10 hours
  • Have a proven record of cooperation in a team-based work environment
  • Have consistent availability on Saturdays throughout the summer and for three main tentpole events 5/19-22,7/16, 9/30

Apply in person at one of our Job Fairs

  • Where: Bauhaus Brew Labs Taproom
  • When: Monday 3/13 from 6-8pm and Thursday, 3/16 from 12-2pm
  • What to expect: Meet & mingle with 3 - 5 different Bauhaus managers across variouis aspects of the business (sales, marketing and taproom management)
  • What to bring: Your resume and a 2-3 minute verbal presentation on something you’re passionate about. Your favorite beer, your love of tacos, most noteworthy dentist visit, etc..

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.

Hey y'all,

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'!

We've got a little news to share with y'all.

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.


The Bauhaus Familie

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.


Meet Pat Campbell, Brewer / New Guy:

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.