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 ...

Sep 14, 2017

Tricorne – Tart Pawpaw NEIPA

Bret Kollmann Baker

Oktoberfest 2017 heralds the launch of a project nearly a year in the making: Tricorne, a Tart Pawpaw New England In...

Sep 11, 2017

Spent Grain

Bret Kollmann Baker

Spent grain for almost every craft brewer is more of a hassle than a value-added side stream. More waste a...

Jul 31, 2017

Purposeful Collaboration

Scotty Hunter

Collaborations are not a new concept for craft breweries. The first credited brewery collaboration joined ...

Jul 24, 2017

Finn Name and Design History

Scott Hand

Some of our beer names take a long time to decide on. Some are quick suggestions and unanimous approval. Some take s...

Jul 17, 2017

The Urban Artifact Name

Scott Hand

The history of the Urban Artifact brand isn’t that old, but there are many nuances that might be interesting to peop...

Jun 26, 2017

What is a “Midwest Fruit Tart” Ale?

Bret Kollmann Baker

Let’s cut to the chase before the digression begins. Simply put, the Midwest Fruit Tart Ale is a style def...


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