November 30, 2016 PRESS RELEASE





Bauhaus Brew Labs is proud to announce the expanded distribution partnership with St. Paul-based Artisan Beer Company. Artisan had been representing Bauhaus in Greater Minnesota and will now take over distribution in the Twin Cities beginning Monday, December 5, 2016.

Due to tremendous consumer demand, Bauhaus is moving beyond self-distribution and, furthermore, is on the verge of a significant expansion that will scale the business to new heights.  

Moving beyond self-distribution meant finding the perfect distribution partner, and Bauhaus is thrilled to be working with Artisan, a distributor that knows and respects the craft beer business as much as the brewery itself. Bauhaus Vice President and Director of Operations Lydia Haines states, “Artisan has done an extraordinary job of curating a portfolio of great brands, and we’re very excited to be on their team. We know that Artisan will enthusiastically represent Bauhaus with passion and integrity.”

One of the driving elements behind the Artisan and Bauhaus partnership – other than a shared love of craft beer – 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,” explains Bauhaus President and Head Brewer Matt Schwandt.

“We’re incredibly excited to now be on board statewide with Bauhaus and help make these great beers even more widely available,” said Todd Johnson of Artisan Beer Company.

Bauhaus Brew Labs joins other local breweries like Surly and Bent Paddle and as well as top out-of-state craft breweries Toppling Goliath, The Bruery, Funkwerks and many more as part of the Artisan brand family.




May 20, 2016 PRESS RELEASE

The Bruery® & Bruery Terreux® entering Minnesota in June via partnership with Artisan Beer Company

Minnesota will be the 27th state to join the 8-year-old craft brewery’s growing national footprint.

Southern California's The Bruery® and Bruery Terreux® will bring a unique selection of barrel-aged and sour beers to the North Star State starting June 1 with four kickoff events in the Twin Cities.

“I’m extremely proud to have our beers finally available in Minnesota,” commented Patrick Rue, Founder & CEO of The Bruery & Bruery Terreux. “For years, I’ve been hearing there’s a steady stream of beer enthusiasts from Minnesota crossing state lines into Wisconsin to find our beers, so I’m pleased that access to our beers will be more conveniently found in their home state.”

Entering Minnesota was a natural fit for the brewery, “due to its reputation as an educated beer market and in order to round out our coverage of the Great Lakes region,” commented Jonas Nemura, Sr. Director of Distribution & Operations. It took several years and a long vetting process with many strong options before The Bruery & Bruery Terreux partnered with Artisan Beer Company. “They combine a passion for specialty beer with a scope & depth of service that we believe will serve us well in the Twin Cities and beyond,” added Nemura.

 “Artisan Beer Company is very excited to bring The Bruery and Bruery Terreux to the Minnesota market,” said Chris Martin, General Sales Manager, Artisan Beer Company. “Local craft beer consumers have been waiting many years for the opportunity to purchase these award winning and unique California beers. It is a partnership between two companies that are dedicated to maintaining high standards and of providing quality craft beer.”

 At launch, Minnesotans can expect to find several distributed beers from both The Bruery & Bruery Terreux in local craft beer establishments. Among the beers coming to market will be Jardinier™, The Bruery’s hoppy and sessionable Belgian-style table beer made with noble hops (91 Pts. Wine Enthusiast) and Poterie™, the solera-blended eighth anniversary ale aged in bourbon barrels. Bruery Terreux brands at launch include Saison Rue®, an effervescent farmhouse-style ale brewed with rye and Brettanomyces (98 Pts. Wine Enthusiast) and Tart of Darkness®, a sour stout aged in twice-used bourbon barrels that packs a roasty punch with quenching sourness.

 Fans will have the opportunity to meet Director of Brand Marketing Benjamin Weiss from June 1st through 4th at events in both St. Paul and Minneapolis. “Minnesota has been going through an incredible craft beer renaissance over the past decade,” said Weiss. “We're excited for the opportunity to add our beers to the mix, continuing to diversify the already amazing regional offerings.”

 For updates about launch events and beer releases, follow @thebruery and @brueryterreux on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Launch event information also on Artisan Beer's Facebook page.


The Bruery & Bruery Terreux Launch Events:

June 1, 2016 

  • 4-6pm @  The Wine Thief, 1787 St Clair Avenue, St. Paul
  • 6pm @ The Happy Gnome, 498 Selby Avenue, St. Paul

June 2, 2016

  • 4-6pm @  Surdyk's Liquor, 303 Hennepin Avenue E, Minneapolis
  • 6pm @ Butcher & The Boar, 1121 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

June 3, 2016

  • 4-6pm @ France 44, 4351 France Avenue S, Minneapolis
  • 6pm @ Pizza Luce, 800 66th Street West, Richfield





July 21, 2015 Toppling Goliath Press Release

Toppling Goliath announces distribution agreement for Iowa and Minnesota.

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company President Clark Lewey is proud to announce that a strategic partnership has been formed with Johnson Brothers to distribute Toppling Goliath's beers throughout Iowa and Minnesota. Click link to read.


July 23, 2014

Best Breweries in Minnesota

Bent Paddle

Duluth On the scintillating shores of Lake Superior, this brewery is using the pristine drinking water of Duluth to turn out increasingly quaffable beers. Each brew they release seems to be better than that last, proving that this is one young brewery to watch.

Key Beer: Black Ale


Surly Brewery

Brooklyn Center Started by Omar Ansari, Surly led the charge to make it legal for Minnesota production breweries to sell pints of their own beer on their own premises, and when they open their epic spot inside Prospect Park next year, expect to have your mind blown... something you can also expect to happen when you realize how little you actually know about this sweet suds producer.

Key Beer: Bender

Click on the link above to read the entire article from Thrillist.


July 22, 2014

5 Minnesota-Made Beers You Need to Try

Bent Paddle Brewing Co. - Paddle Break Blonde: A Belgian-style blond ale with hints of citrus and Belgian yeast flavors. It's a well-balanced, thirst-quenching beer for summer.

Click on the link above to read the entire article from Fox 9 News.


July 11, 2014

Bent Paddle Brewing

Partners with

Artisan Beer Company

Please see the attached Press Release by clicking on the link under Downloads.


July 13, 2014

The can that could: Bent Paddle makes a splash with beer and packaging

Source: Duluth News Tribune



St. Paul Curling Club, January 31, 2014

Curling and at the table      


Curling and sweeping


Curling and Erik