Archive for October, 2019

Cold Spring Brewing Co. to Expand Operations in Minnesota Facility

COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC), a Carolina Beverage Group subsidiary, is pleased to announce plans to add a new production line to the company’s facility in Cold Spring, Minnesota.

“We are very excited to move forward with our latest expansion,” explained Scott Bender, Vice President and General Manager. “Once complete, we’ll be adding 60 to 100 new jobs and growing our total employment to over 600 talented professionals.”

Carolina Beverage Group (CBG) is one of the nation’s largest beverage co-packing companies, with facilities in North Carolina, Texas and Minnesota. With this latest expansion, the company increased its opportunities to serve both existing and new customers. The expansion will be added to the company’s production and warehousing facility at 107 11th Street NE in Cold Spring, Minnesota.

CBG expanded into Minnesota in 2017, with the acquisition of CSBC. Since the acquisition, the Minnesota facility has increased sales by over 20%, expanded its warehousing capacity, welcomed 117 new team members and increased production capabilities.

CBG operates with an emphasis on exceptional customer service and establishing high standards for quality production. Innovation, flexible manufacturing, extensive quality controls and value-added distribution services make CBG a trusted and reliable partner that can meet the evolving needs of customers in the beverage industry.

Employee Spotlight – Tim Court

We don’t just prioritize making great beer for our customers, we prioritize the safety of our employees every step of the way. That’s why we’re proud to feature a key player from our safety management crew: Tim Court.

Tim has lived in the Cold Spring area most of his life, enjoying everything the great Minnesota outdoors has to offer.

“My parents moved to rural St. Joseph (from St. Cloud) when I was in grade school and I’ve spent the better part of my life enjoying the outdoor recreation this area has to offer,” said Tim. “I married a Cold Spring girl; we have three daughters and we live just a short drive north of town.”

After working for many years in another industry, Tim was ready for a career shift. He was drawn to CSBC for many reasons, including a great workplace, a focus on safety, proximity to home and the flexibility to support his family’s needs. Working in safety management at CSBC, Tim helps create a positive, comfortable and safe environment for his fellow employees.

“Safety management is all about being available as a resource and providing the tools necessary to support employee and business development in a safe and effective way,” said Tim. “Getting people to take a personal approach to safety is paramount in building a safe culture and in building safety into our everyday life.”

Tim deeply enjoys working at CSBC, tying his satisfaction back to the company’s welcoming internal culture and strong links within the surrounding community.

“Craft beers are a very small part of the business from a production perspective, but they are what ties us to the community,” explained Tim. “There’s always something going on here that’s being done to benefit someone else’s cause. It’s nice to be a part of something positive; the bulletin board is always filled with thank you notes.”

In a growing field at a growing company, what does the future look like from Tim’s perspective? Full of opportunities to learn and make positive change.

“The growth trend that we are on right now is incredible [but] while this is exciting to think about, these opportunities bring with them many challenges,” said Tim. “We’ve got to continue to build our relationships with our business partners, the community and with our employees if we want to maximize the opportunity. It’s exciting to think where this might take us as one of the largest employers in the area.”

With one brew season coming to a close and another one quickly rolling in, we’re proud that we can count on Tim to help ensure our employees are kept happy and, of course, safe. Cheers to you!

Third Street Brewhouse Launches Lake State Brown Ale – Just in Time for Fall

COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC) and Third Street Brewhouse are excited to announce the launch of a new craft beer celebrating Minnesota – Lake State Brown Ale. Look for Lake State Brown Ale on tap and in liquor stores now.

“There’s nothing better than a rich American Brown Ale, especially at the start of the fall season,” said Karl Schmitz, Brewhouse Manager. “We’re really proud of our Lake State Brown Ale – it’s a complex brew with hints of chocolate and caramel. The perfect addition to our year-round craft beer lineup.” 

Lake State Brown Ale was named in honor of Minnesota’s 10,000+ lakes, and in celebration of the “lake state of mind” Minnesotans adopt when they leave the city behind for a weekend at the lake. Lake State Brown Ale is the perfect beer for fall weekends outdoors, winter nights by the fireside or any time a beer lover needs to slow down, sit back and relax. It’s the perfect balance to Minnesota’s hop-forward craft beer trend, providing a smooth, malty alternative that pairs beautifully with hearty foods and rich desserts.

Brewed to highlight maltiness, Third Street Brewhouse blended 2-Row, Cara Gold and Chocolate malts with roasted barley for a subtly sweet flavor. Magnum, Golding and Tettnager hops hover faintly in the background, adding to the brew’s complexity. Lake State Brown Ale has an ABV of 5.5%.

Lake State Brown Ale is now available on tap at many locations in Minnesota. 12-pack cases of 12oz cans are also available at liquor stores. For more information about Third Street Brewhouse 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 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 Tap House in Cold Spring, MN.