Dec 29, 2022

2022 Fruit Tart Wrap Up

Scott Hand

The very best superlatives you'll read about Fruit Tarts all year.

Nov 29, 2022

Fruit Tarts Pack A Punch

Scott Hand

A unique effect of using so much real fruit in a Fruit Tart is that most of our drinks pack a punch. The alcohol con...

Feb 14, 2022

UA Explorer #27: Our Values

Bret Kollmann Baker

Starting a business is a lot like having kids. Not in the physical sense, or in the stress it induces, or the emotion...

Feb 9, 2022

UA Explorer #25: 2022 Update

Bret Kollmann Baker

Well well well, here we are. In the year 2022, looking back on two years of uncertainty, change, grief, frustration, ...

Mar 11, 2020

Urban Artifact Artwork and Branding Process

Scott Hand

The distinct Urban Artifact art style is a combination of constraints. Most all of our label artwork starts out with...

Jun 24, 2019

Missing Linck

Bret Kollmann Baker

Thanks to local historian, Michael Morgan, and the video production team at 7/79, you can watch our amazing yeast di...

Oct 4, 2018

We’re Re-animating Beer from Century-Old Yeast

Bret Kollmann Baker

Big news! We are fermenting a beer that is a first in the annals of brewing history: It is being made from...

Mar 7, 2018

Fruit [Popsicle, Juice, Smoothie, Milkshake, Slurpy, Ice Cream] Beers

Bret Kollmann Baker

Fruit beers! The best beers if you ask us. The blending of refined country fruit wines and beer elevated to another ...

Feb 28, 2018

Fruit Beers, Caveat Emptor

Bret Kollmann Baker

The world of fruit beer is filled with misnomers, misogyny, and misconceptions. Fruit is the ever trendy thing, espe...

Jan 12, 2018

2017 Urban Artifact Review

Scott Hand

In 2017 we… § Produced 94 packaged beers, including 32 unique Midwest Fruit Tart variants. § Used over 75,000 pounds...

Nov 21, 2017

Spontaneous Fermentation

Bret Kollmann Baker

Spontaneous fermentation was a new concept for me when I interviewed for the available brewer position at Urban Arti...

Sep 24, 2017

Seasonal Goses

Scott Hand

A key piece of the Urban Artifact brand is our four primary seasonal goses. The strategy of having a fixed seasonal ...


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