Archive for January, 2017

Cold Spring Brewing Co. Announces Andy Paavola as Maintenance Manager

COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Company (CSBC), the #1 producer of exclusive beer and craft beer brands for major retailers throughout the world, announced Andy Paavola as Maintenance Manager.

Paavola has been with CSBC for nearly 12 years and brings over two decades of experience in maintenance to the team. Prior to joining CSBC, Paavola held multiple positions in production and maintenance at Master Mark Plastics in Albany, MN, where he was in charge of overseeing production and equipment.

As Maintenance Manager, Paavola oversees all equipment and building maintenance operations, as well as managing five departments with 37 members in the entire team. “I can’t wait to see what the future brings,” said Paavola. “I love this job because it’s constantly changing and growing. Every day brings new challenges. Our production facility and packaging side of the company has grown significantly, allowing us to work on exciting new projects.”

Paavola’s position will also be important for the upcoming expansion of the company’s shipping facility, where Paavola will be in charge of managing new equipment installations and facility operations. “We’re very fortunate to have Andy on our team,” said Scott Bender, General Manager of CSBC. “Andy brings a lot of expertise and experience to our team, and those skills will be crucial to the expansion of our shipping facility.”

Third Street Brewhouse craft beers are available for purchase in liquor stores throughout Minnesota, and can be found on tap in many local bars and restaurants. Third Street’s tap house is open on Fridays from 4-8pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm.

Cold Spring Brewing Co. Announces Lucas Kneip as Compliance Specialist

COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Company (CSBC), the #1 producer of exclusive beer and craft beer brands for major retailers throughout the world, announced the promotion of Lucas Kneip as Compliance Specialist.

Kneip has a unique history with the company, getting interested in the business early on in life when his father, Mike Kneip, worked at CSBC as a former brewmaster for 45 years. Kneip joined the brewery in 2007 and since then has been promoted to various positions including production assistant and brewer operator. “I feel proud that I’ve been able to grow professionally here,” said Kneip. “The brewing industry is my passion and I enjoy being able to talk about our products, and share my knowledge about the industry with others.”

In his current role as Compliance Specialist, Kneip is responsible for coordinating brewery operations and schedules, as well as managing inventory, orders and shipments of beer. Kneip also handles government regulations, federal and state licenses for the brewery.
“2017 is going to be a great year for the company,” said Kneip. “I love seeing our brewers experiment in the brewhouse because some of those experiments end up becoming new beer releases. We’ve been working hard and I promise our new additions won’t disappoint!”

Third Street Brewhouse craft beers are available for purchase in liquor stores throughout Minnesota, and can be found on tap in many local bars and restaurants. Third Street’s tap house is open on Fridays from 4-8pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm.

Cold Spring Brewing Co. Announces Joan Linn as Purchasing Manager

COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Company (CSBC), the #1 producer of exclusive beer and craft beer brands for major retailers throughout the world, announced Joan Linn as Purchasing Manager.

Linn has strong roots in the Cold Spring area – not only is she a native to the local community, but she also brings over 20 years of purchasing experience, having held sales and purchasing positions with Gold’n Plump in Cold Spring, MN.

“It’s my job to make sure there are no hiccups,” said Linn. “Whether it’s our brewery or production facility, it’s my priority to ensure everything is going according to plan.”

In her role as Purchasing Manager, Linn is responsible for purchasing ingredients, negotiating contracts, implementing policies and procedures, as well as monitoring and purchasing equipment for the company’s warehouse and shipping facilities.
“We have a lot of exciting things coming to our brewery in 2017,” said Linn. “I can’t wait to see our plans come to life with both our facilities and new beer releases.”

Third Street Brewhouse craft beers are available for purchase in liquor stores throughout the state, and can be found on tap in many local bars and restaurants. Third Street’s tap house is open on Fridays from 4-8pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm. Visit Third Street’s website at www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com for additional information, locations and a full list of beers.

Third Street Brewhouse Announces Taproom Manager

COLD SPRING, MN – Third Street Brewhouse (Third Street), the craft brewery behind popular beers like Minnesota Gold and Hop Lift, announced Maranda Theisen as Taproom Manager.

Theisen is no stranger to the brewhouse, having been with the company for the past two-and-a-half years. Before being promoted to Taproom Manager in April 2016, Theisen worked as a receptionist.
“Maranda does a great job interacting with customers and teaching them about our beers and the craft brew industry,” said Scott Bender, General Manager of Third Street. “She’s a fast learner and we can’t wait to see all of the wonderful things she will do for our brewery in the future.”

In her role as Taproom Manager, Theisen is responsible for scheduling samplings and all internal and external brewhouse events, brewhouse tours, managing the brewery’s social media accounts, as well as overseeing design decisions for new and revised cans and packaging.

“I’m so excited for 2017 and the new beers we plan to introduce,” said Theisen. “Third Street is a growing brand and I’m happy to be a part of the success of the company!”

Third Street’s tap house is open on Fridays from 4-8pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm. Visit Third Street’s website at www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com for additional information, locations and a full list of beers.

Cold Spring Brewing Co. Announces Nicole Holthaus as Human Resources Manager

Nicole Holthaus as Human Resources ManagerCOLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Company (CSBC), the #1 producer of exclusive beer and craft beer brands for major retailers throughout the world, announced the hiring of Nicole Holthaus as Human Resources Manager.

Holthaus, who is a native to the local community, brings over 17 years of management and human resource experience in the St. Cloud area. Prior to joining CSBC, Holthaus held positions with the St. Cloud Hospital and Wolters Kluwer Financial Services – just to name a few.

“I’m in charge of 325 of my closest friends,” said Holthaus, when speaking about her role as Human Resources Manager. “It’s a big task, but I enjoy feeling like I’m taking care of everybody.”

In her role as Human Resources Manager, Holthaus will also be in charge of hiring nearly 60 new employees for the company’s planned expansion to add 300,000 square feet to its shipping facility.

“The company has grown significantly over the past few years and we saw this as a great opportunity to expand in order to keep up with demand,” Holthaus said. “It’s exciting to see how everything is coming together. I can’t wait!”

The expansion is expected to be completed by late 2017 or early 2018.