Archive for May, 2019

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

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.