Third Street Brewhouse Introduces New Beer – JHB IPA An Experimental Journey in Craft Brewing Gone Oh-So-Right

COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC) and Third Street Brewhouse are pushing the craft brewing industry in a new and innovative direction with their Juicy Hazy Brut IPA (JHB) which is available on tap and on shelves now.

JHB Can

“When we set out to make JHB, we wanted to create something completely unique in the craft beer market,” said Karl Schmitz, Brewhouse Manager. “Juicy IPAs are everywhere. Everyone has a Hazy. Brut IPAs are hitting the market with impressive results. With some trial and error, we combined three contrasting styles for something pretty spectacular.” 

The Third Street Brewhouse team is willing to bet that JHB is unlike anything craft beer lovers have ever tasted. It’s juicy and fruity with hints of mango and passionfruit on the forefront but has a dry finish. This juxtaposition of styles presents more than a beer – JHB is an all-encompassing experience from start to finish.

Denali, Mosaic and Ekuanat hops give JHB the prominent hop flavor of an IPA without overpowering the brew’s subtle complexity. 2row, Vienna and Carapils malts combine to give JHB a hazy but pale and golden color. Give it a try. Be amazed. Fall in love. JHB has an ABV of 6.4% and an IBU of 55.

JHB is currently available on tap at many locations in Minnesota. 12-pack cases of 12oz cans can also be available at liquor stores. For more information about Third Street Brewhouse and the rest of Third Street Brewhouse’s craft beer lineup, please visit www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com

Third Street Brewhouse is the craft beer division of Cold Spring Brewing Company. With an outstanding array of year-round craft beers, unique seasonal brews and innovative spiked seltzer waters, Third Street Brewhouse is taking Minnesota craft brewing to another level. In 2016, their first Oktoberfest was ranked #2 in Paste Magazine’s top 55 Oktoberfest/Märzen style beers. Third Street Brewhouse brews are available in liquor stores and bars, as well as at the Third Street Brewhouse Taproom in Cold Spring, MN.

Employee Spotlight – Olivia Ward

From keeping our orders straight to ensuring our product licensing is always in order, we couldn’t do what we do without Olivia (Liv) Ward, our Beer and Alcohol Compliance Coordinator.

Liv manages all behind-the-scenes order processes for CSBC’s alcoholic beverages. From solidifying order amounts to tracking orders, getting the necessary paperwork and meeting license and fee deadlines, Liv works to make sure all CSBC and Third Street Brewhouse processes are completed as efficiently as possible.

“There’s never a dull day around here,” Liv said. “There’s always something new coming out or changing, and I’m always busy staying one step ahead of it all so we can process each product smoothly. It may sound chaotic, but that’s what makes this job fun!”

As a central Minnesota native, Liv had known about Third Street Brewhouse, its great brews and CSBC’s commitment to the community for years before joining the company. When she heard that CSBC was hiring for this role, she knew it was time to leave her days of medical billing behind and join the team.

Liv started working with CSBC last year. Her deep involvement with the backend side of the process has grown her appreciation for the company’s large growth potential.

“I’m really excited about CSBC’s growth as a company. Since I started, we’ve been moving along a steady upward trajectory. It’s been an exciting time to be on the team, and I look forward to seeing where we go next.”

When she’s not working, Liv enjoys spending time outside enjoying Minnesota’s fresh air with her friends.

Third Street Brewhouse Releases Two New Brews: Peach Tree Lager and Sun Setter Blueberry Shandy

COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC) and Third Street Brewhouse are excited to debut two fruit-forward new brews for the summer season: Peach Tree Lager and Sun Setter Blueberry Shandy are currently available on tap and will be available in 12oz. cans in the next few weeks.

“Our Brewhouse team is always experimenting with new techniques and flavors, and we landed on two exciting new brews this year,” said Karl Schmitz, Brewhouse Manager. “Peach Tree takes lagers to a new level, and Sun Setter Blueberry Shandy marries blueberries with a hint of lemon for a refreshing, everyday shandy.”.

Peach Tree Lager joins Third Street Brewhouse’s year-round beer lineup and will be available in 12oz. cans. This lager is brewed with 2 Row and C60 malts, Zeus, Hersbrucker and Willamette hops and fresh, delicious peach flavor for a unique beer that is light and sweet

Peach Tree has an ABV of 4.0% and pairs nicely with seafood, grilled pork, summer salads and long evenings spent laughing with great company.
 
 
 
 
If you’re looking for an excellent new beer to enjoy this summer, Sun Setter Blueberry Shandy fits the bill. This seasonal brew will only be available through the summer months, so be sure to enjoy it while supplies last. Brewed with 2 Row, C45 and White Wheat malts, Tettnager hops and fresh blueberry flavor, Sun Setter has a beautiful purple hue. This brew is slightly sweet and unexpectedly complex – perfect for enjoying while sitting around a bonfire and watching the sunset.

Sun Setter has an ABV of 4.2%.

Peach Tree Lager and Sun Setter Blueberry Shandy are now available on tap at many locations in Minnesota. 12-pack cases of 12oz. cans will also be available at liquor stores in the coming weeks. For more information about Third Street Brewhouse, Peach Tree Lager, Sun Setter Blueberry Shandy and the rest of Third Street Brewhouse’s craft beer lineup, please visit www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com.

Third Street Brewhouse is the craft beer division of Cold Spring Brewing Company. With an outstanding craft beer lineup, unique seasonal brews and innovative spiked seltzer waters, Third Street Brewhouse is taking Minnesota craft beer to another level. In 2016, their first Oktoberfest was ranked #2 in Paste Magazine’s top 55 Oktoberfest/Märzen style beers. Third Street Brewhouse brews are available in liquor stores and bars, as well as at the Third Street Brewhouse Taproom in Cold Spring, MN.

Cold Spring Brewing Co. Adds Warehousing Capacity with New Lease

COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC), leading beverage producer for major retailers throughout the world, is pleased to announce the expansion of the company’s warehouse capacity with the addition of a leased 300,000+ square foot space. This additional capacity brings CSBC’s total warehousing capacity to over one million square feet.

“This new space is an excellent addition to CSBC’s facilities, and the opportunity arose at the perfect time” said Scott Bender, General Manager at CSBC. “The additional 300,000+ square feet of warehousing space will allow us to meet growing client demands and create high-quality jobs in the region.”

CSBC has entered into a five-year lease agreement to rent the former Creative Memories manufacturing space near Saint Cloud just off of I-94. The facility includes 20,000 square feet of office space and a fully air-conditioned manufacturing area with 31’ clear height.

The expanded warehousing capacity will allow CSBC to add over 100 new jobs for forklift drivers, production staff, warehouse staff and more. Interested applicants are invited to visit www.coldspringbrewery.com/careers for details on available positions and to submit an application. CSBC is proud to be able to bring more jobs and economic support to the same community they have been a part of for over 145 years.

CSBC has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years. In 2018, CSBC became part of the Carolina Beverage Group, expanding CSBC’s national footprint. The same year, CSBC opened a 300,000 square-foot facility in Cold Spring to expand manufacturing and shipping capacity, and the company has already maximized production and outgrown this space.

“We’re looking forward to growing our team and increasing our production capabilities in this new space,” continued Bender.

CSBC is committed to supporting regional economic development by offering competitive, high-quality jobs in a variety of areas. Visit www.coldspringbrewery.com/careers for more information on available positions.

Top Third Street Brewhouse Beers Now Available in 12oz Cans

COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC), leading beverage producer for major retailers throughout the world, is pleased to announce that Third Street Brewhouse, the company’s craft beer division, will be moving their line of craft beers to 12oz cans available in 12-packs. This marks a significant shift from the current 16oz, 4-pack packaging available today. Available in stores now are fan favorites Hop Lift IPA and Hunny Do Wheat Beer in 12oz cans.

“We are very excited to be shifting to 12oz cans in 12-packs,” said Karl Schmitz, Brewhouse Manager. “This is a more economical choice for Third Street Brewhouse and, more importantly, our customers. We want our customers to have access to easily portable and sharable packs of their favorite Third Street Brewhouse brews.”

Hop Lift IPA has been one of Third Street Brewhouse’s most in-demand beers since it hit shelves in 2016. Hop Lift is a bold India Pale Ale brewed with over 600 pounds of hops in every tank. To create Hop Lift’s distinctly hoppy flavor, Third Street Brewhouse brews it with a blend of Ekuanot, Glacier and Bravo hops. Hop Lift is available year round and has an ABV of 6.2%.

Hunny Do Wheat Beer is a hazy wheat beer brewed with honeydew melon flavor. This summer seasonal beer is available annually starting in early spring through July. Hunny Do is a refreshing wheat beer with a crisp and subtly sweet hint of honeydew melon. Hunny Do is available seasonally and has an ABV of 4.8%.

Hop Lift and Hunny Do are now available in their new sizes and Third Street Brewhouse plans to release a few other beers in the new size later in the year – Free Speech, Oktoberfest and Sugar Shack will be available in 12oz cans and 12-packs beginning in late summer and fall of 2019.

Sun Seeker Shandy, another Third Street Brewhouse summer seasonal brew, will also be hitting shelves to help us kickoff spring and some warmer weather. This light, refreshing brew with a hint of lemon is available annually starting in early spring through August. Look for Hop Lift, Hunny Do and Sun Seeker Shandy in 12oz cans and 12-packs available now, and find other Third Street Brewhouse favorites in stores and on tap now.

CSBC Employee Spotlight- Jennifer Hartz

Jennifer HartzCOLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC) is a major beverage producer for leading retailers throughout the world. Third Street Brewhouse is their craft beer division. They are pleased to announce this month’s employee spotlight: Jennifer Hartz, Batching Manager. In this role, Jennifer oversees several batching departments, from pre-weigh batching to the four production lines.

“No two days are ever the same in this job,” explained Jennifer. “I run different departments, and each one has challenges – things happen that you can never predict! But I love the challenges. They’re my favorite part.”

Jennifer joined the CSBC team in 2017 as a Production Manager and was quickly promoted to RDC Manager and finally Batching Manager due to her drive, experience and success. She leans on her strong background in management to keep all the departments operating smoothly. The end result – seeing customers enjoy the final products she helped create – fills Jennifer with pride for her team’s hard work.

“It’s neat to be able to have a little ownership of the products,” said Jennifer. “Whenever I see someone drinking Minnesota Gold Light or an energy drink we make, I think to myself, ‘Hey, I work for that company. I helped with that!’ It’s a great experience that is unique to CSBC.”

Looking to the future of CSBC, Jennifer feels that the company is set up for success. Just in her year and a half at the company, she has seen it grow and she thinks this positive trend will continue well into the future.

“It’s a really exciting time for the company,” continued Jennifer. “It’s just getting bigger and better every day!”

Jennifer hails from Rockford, Minnesota, but hasn’t lived in the region for her whole life, as traveling is one of her passions. She spent eight years visiting other parts of the country before returning to Minnesota and taking the role of Plant Supervisor at Forsman Farms, an egg processing plant in Howard Lake, where she worked before joining the CSBC team.

When she’s not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her daughter and her dog. Her happiest place is outside in the woods, whether she’s camping, hiking, fishing or hunting.

CSBC Employee Spotlight- Chad McCarney

Chad McCarneyCOLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC), the #1 producer of exclusive beer and craft beer brands for major retailers throughout the world, is pleased to announce this month’s employee spotlight: Chad McCarney, Dayshift Production Manager.

As a central Minnesota native, Chad has a deep familiarity with the long and rich tradition of the historic brewery in Cold Spring. This background is one of the reasons he was drawn to CSBC as a career.

“CSBC has always been a leader in giving back to the community,” Chad said. “Learning more about the growth of the company over the past several years and the opportunities that growth can present made it an enticing fit as a place to begin a new career path for me.”

Chad began his role at CSBC in the Process Improvement department, and shortly thereafter took a position as Dayshift Production Manager. In this role, Chad has responsibility for all things happening in the main manufacturing plant. This includes scheduling employees’ time and equipment, maintaining a safe work environment by ensuring everyone follows procedures and policies, striving to produce products of the highest quality specifications and delivering products to fulfill customer orders.

While Chad has only worked at CSBC for a few months, he says it has been a great opportunity for him to learn as he goes.

“It presents its own unique challenges in all the different products and configurations that we make. The speed at which the production lines run for some of the products is amazing,” he continued. “Working in manufacturing, regardless of where it is, is challenging and exciting because no two days are ever alike.”

Looking forward, Chad sees an opportunity for continued growth for all employees at CSBC, explaining, “As CSBC continues to grow to meet customer demand, there will be opportunities for employees to continue to expand their skill sets and take on new roles with additional responsibilities.”

Founded in 1874, Cold Spring Brewing Company has remained a fixture in the little Minnesota town that inspired its name for more than a century. Today, the company employs over 400 people throughout its brewery and beverage product development and production facility that includes Third Street Brewhouse. Third Street Brewhouse is a craft beer division of the company.

Third Street’s year-round beers are available at liquor stores, as well as on tap at many bars and restaurants. Fan favorites include our craft staples Minnesota Gold Lager, Minnesota Gold Light, Hop Lift IPA, Lost Trout Brown Ale, Free Speech Red Ale and 2018 new product HULA Spiked Seltzer. They also enjoy seasonal and specialty beers including Sun Seeker Shandy, Hunny Do Wheat Beer and Cool Beans Imperial Coffee Porter.

 

Cold Spring Brewing Co. and Third Street Brewhouse Donate Over $36K for Local Charities and Organizations

COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC) and Third Street Brewhouse continue to give back to the community by donating over $36,000 for local charities and organizations so far this year. CSBC is proud to support the community through the “Taps That Give Back” program and donations to several local events, charities, clubs and organizations.

“We are proud to have continued our charitable giving efforts this year, again raising thousands of dollars through our events and donations for local organizations,” said Maranda Theisen, Third Street Brewhouse Taproom Manager. “We’re simply astonished at the results. It’s great to give back to so many worthy organizations in our community.”

CSBC’s Taps That Give Back Taproom Takeovers are held by charitable organizations at the Third Street Brewhouse Taproom. Third Street Brewhouse staffs and promotes the event and brings in a live band. The entire community is welcome to attend and support organizations that are making a difference. All beer proceeds are donated to the organization sponsoring the event.

In addition to the Taps That Give Back program, CSBC’s charitable efforts this year include donating over $4,500 in silent auction items and a sponsorship of $5,000 to the St. Cloud Bottom Feeders Rugby Club to support the team. CSBC was also a presenting sponsor for Firefest 2018, providing several varieties of beer and HULA Spiked Seltzer at cost – a donation over $3,300.

This year to date, CSBC and Third Street Brewhouse have donated over $36,000 in beer proceeds and product to the following local organizations:

  • American Cancer Society (Pints for Pink)
  • Assumption Nursing Home
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN
  • Boniball
  • Church of St. Boniface and St. Boniface School
  • Cold Spring Area Historical Society
  • Cold Spring Area Maennerchor
  • Cold Spring Baseball Association
  • Firefest 2018
  • MS150 – National MS Society
  • River Lakes Figure Skating Club
  • River Park Community Foundation (Firefighter’s Splash Pad – CS)
  • Rocori Lacrosse Association
  • Rocori Senior Center
  • Rocori Spartans Booster Club
  • Saint John’s Outdoor U
  • Saints Peter and Paul School
  • Sauk River Chain of Lakes Association
  • St. Cloud Bottom Feeders Rugby Club
  • Stearns History Museum
  • U.S. Navy Chiefs

 
For more information about Taps That Give Back, or to request a Taproom Takeover event for your organization, please contact Maranda Theisen, Third Street Brewhouse Taproom Manager at mtheisen@coldspringbrewingco.com.

Employee Spotlight Kayla Stang – Front Desk Receptionist

Kayla StangCOLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC), the #1 producer of exclusive beer and craft beer brands for major retailers throughout the world, is pleased to announce Kayla Stang as Front Desk Receptionist.

Born and raised in Cold Spring, Kayla’s roots run deep in the community. Living in Cold Spring all her life, she grew up just a few blocks away from the historic brewery. She joined the CSBC team two years ago, after working as a staffing coordinator in the healthcare industry for eight years. The experience she gained in coordinating, planning and effectively communicating have all been beneficial in her role at CSBC.

Kayla’s love for people helps provide a warm and friendly face to everyone who visits CSBC. She is the first stop for customers, vendors and employees as she helps guide and direct them to where they need to be. She acts as the “switchboard” for the brewery, answering every call and knowing where everyone is at all times.

“Every day is a little bit different,” says Kayla. “The thing that I enjoy the most about my job is the human interaction, talking with people and getting to know everyone that comes through our doors.”

Working at a brewery was not something Kayla had pictured herself doing but in her time at CSBC, she has grown to appreciate the industry. Kayla loves the variety of beers offered by Third Street Brewhouse and appreciates the uniqueness of each brew. One of her favorite seasonal brews, Sun Seeker Shandy, reminds her that the craft beer industry is all about trying something new and being creative in the brewing process.

“I love what I do here, and I love working with this great group of people,” continued Kayla. “I’m looking forward to seeing how CSBC grows alongside Cold Spring’s community and am excited for the future of the brand.”

CSBC is a state-of-the-art brewery and beverage product developer and producer that includes Third Street Brewhouse and Monarch Custom Beverages.

Third Street Brewhouse Taproom is open on Fridays from 4-9pm and Saturdays from 1-7pm during the summer months. Visit Third Street’s website at www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com for additional information, locations and a full list of beers.

 

Third Street Brewhouse is a Triple Can Can Winner in 2018

Third Street Brewhouse is a Triple Can Can Winner in 2018

Cold Spring, MN – Third Street Brewhouse is a triple Can Can winner at the 2018 awards, medaling for Minnesota with the delicious brews of Minnesota Gold, Hunny Do and Sanity Break.

The Can Can Awards is a beer competition exclusively for canned craft beers, with over 350 beers worldwide submitted and subjected to a blind taste test. The Can Can Awards began in 2016 to showcase canning as a cost-effective, convenient and eco-friendly way to produce, share and enjoy great craft beer. For a craft beer to earn the coveted pop top in gold, silver or bronze, the brew is sampled by a 24-member judging panel. This year’s competition hosted 39 distinct categories including ales, lagers and hybrid styles.

Are you thirsty yet? Read on to learn more about each of these Minnesota-brewed champions.

Fittingly, Minnesota Gold received a gold medal in the American-Style Lager category. “Minnesota Gold quickly became our flagship beer after its release a few years ago,” noted Karl Schmitz, Brewhouse Manager. This fine brew was first produced by Third Street Brewhouse in 2015 and quickly became the brewery’s number one seller. Minnesota Gold is available for purchase in many Minnesota bars and liquor stores and year-round in 12-packs of 16-ounce-cans. Get a taste of Minnesota Gold for yourself!

The second gold-medal winner in the American-Style Wheat Beer Category this year is the seasonal brew, Hunny Do. This crisp, sweet melon wheat beer was first brewed in 2013 and can only be found and enjoyed seasonally May to August at a variety of establishments, in 16-ounce-can-8-packs, or as a tasty treat in Third Street Brewhouse’s Summer Variety Pack.  

Summer is also a great time to find time to sample the fan favorite bronze medal winner of the Session India Pale Ale category, Sanity Break. Sanity Break, first brewed in 2017, is a new year-round favorite with a deep golden color, crisp flavor and lower alcohol content that makes it great for drinking on a summer day, or whenever you’d like a Sanity Break. Check it out on tap or in a convenient 4-pack of 16-ounce-cans.

About Cold Spring Brewing Company:
Founded in 1874, Cold Spring Brewing Company has remained a fixture in the little Minnesota town that inspired its name for more than a century. The spring is one of the purest sources of water in North America. There are certain pure elements in the water that are perfect for brewing world-class beers.

Today, the company employs over 300 people throughout its state-of-the-art brewery and beverage product development and production facility that includes Third Street Brewhouse and Monarch Custom Beverages. Third Street Brewhouse is a craft beer division of the company, which now acts as the public face of the brewery. Monarch Custom Beverages is a custom beverage product manufacturer and the #1 producer of exclusive beer and craft beer brands for major retailers in the United States and other companies throughout the world. Visit us at www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com.

Third Street’s year-round beers are available at liquor stores, as well as on tap at many bars and restaurants. Fan favorites include our craft staples Minnesota Gold Lager, Sanity Break Session IPA, Hop Lift IPA, Lost Trout Brown Ale and Free Speech Red Ale. They also enjoy seasonal and specialty beers including Sun Seeker Shandy, Hunny Do Wheat Beer and Cool Beans Imperial Coffee Porter.

About the Can Can Awards

The Can Can Awards is the premier beer competition focused solely on canned craft beers. In their second year, over 350 beers were entered from across the globe, including entries from both large breweries and small breweries alike.

The Can Can Awards invites beer industry professionals to blindly sample canned beers submitted from breweries and brewpubs around the world. Each beer submitted is submitted in a specific category. The Judges Panel sips submitted beers in order to award Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals to the three beers that best represent each individual category of beers. Beers are assigned to Judges with specific and applicable experience with the particular category in question. Judges are never able to judge their own products or any products with any relation to them. To learn more about the Can Can Awards, visit https://cancanawards.com.