Badger Hill Brewing Tour Signup

Badger Hill Brewing tours! Utilize the form below to sign up for our monthly brewery tour. We have enough room for 20 people and registration is first come first serve! Simply fill out the form below to reserve your spot.

  • Tours are free and given the first Saturday of every month at 2p
  • Tours last around 45 minutes, give or take 15 (depending upon size of group, questions, etc..)
  • Meet at the brewery entrance near the taproom bar
  • We will sample a beer or two on the tour but it is recommended to purchase a beer prior to bring with you
  • Kid friendly, but we ask that you keep them very close due to the working environment
  • A picture ID is required on the day of the tour

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Taproom Rental

Badger Hill Brewing Company
Taproom Rental Information


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During our open taproom hours– we welcome groups of any size! Bring your friends, order in some food and enjoy some cold beers. If you’re looking to rent the space privately- here is some more information.

Private Rental Hours:
Monday- 10a-11p

Tuesday- 10a-3p (occasionally available for evening rental- ask us!)
Wednesday- 10a-3p
Thursday- 10a-3p
Friday- 10a-3p
Saturday- no private rentals
Sunday- 6p-11p (earlier available upon request)

Indoor Capacity: 100 seated, 120 standing

Patio Capacity: (weather permitting): 15 seated, 35 standing

Rental Fee (does not include cost of beer):
Staring at $150/hr, email info@badgerhillbrewing.com for more details.
Be sure to include set up and take down time in your rental length!

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Provided:
Four high community tables
Three round high top tables
Seven low square tables
High top chairs (up to 45)
Regular chairs (up to 19)
28ft bar space
12 rotating taplines
Bartender(s)
Two flat-screen TVs
Non-alcoholic soda selections
Piped in music (Pandora or other)
Patio space with three picnic tables (weather permitting)
Games including Cards Against Humanity, Giant Jenga, Cribbage and more!
Public parking access

Private Rental Details:
*Access to the bar and outside beer garden area (weather permitting) for your guests only
*Ample parking in lot outside of brewery
*Cost of beer and gratuity is not included in rental fee. A selection of pints, flights and growlers (to go only) are available for purchase. We can handle payment for beer many ways- open bar, cash bar, split the tab and more. Just ask!
*If you need linens, decorations or other items you must work with an outside party. You are not allowed to hang items from the structure. You may have items for decoration on tables, please no open flames.
*Soda is available for purchase. No outside beverages allowed.
*Our license only covers service of our beer- no wine, cider or other alcohol is allowed on premise.
*We do not provide food for rentals, however you may work with a caterer of your choice. We encourage you to support local. Food Trucks are an option- please speak to the event coordinator prior to booking a Food Truck.
*We require the rental fee to be paid by check in full to secure the space rental.
*Tours given, depending on availability and brewhouse schedule

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Think of us for your:
Business/club meetings
Customer appreciation functions
Birthday party
Fundraisers
Retirement party

…and more!

We can offer customized packages to suit your needs- just ask!

To reserve the space or if you have questions-
please email info@badgerhill brewingcompany.com
Badger Hill Brewing Company * 4571 Valley Industrial Boulevard S * Shakopee, MN * 55379
www.badgerhillbrewing.com

 

Now Hiring: Shift Packaging/Assistant Cellarperson

NOW HIRING (11/17/17)

POSITION: Shift Packaging/Assistant Cellarperson

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a shift packaging/assistant cellarperson, normal duties will include all facets of packaging, assisting with cellar activities and upholding high standards of cleanliness and quality. A successful candidate will have formal brewing education or commensurate experience, be self-motivated and demonstrate attention to detail.

DUTIES:

Packaging

  • Carbonate and monitor CO2 levels in finished beer
  • Assist with packaging finished beer in various formats (keg, can, bottle, etc.)
  • Organize and manage shipping and logistics
  • Build orders for distribution pick up
  • Perform CIP and SIP of packaging equipment
  • Perform secondary packaging duties such as 6-pack, 12-pack and case building

Cellar

  • CIP and SIP of fermentation and bright beer tanks
  • Track and document fermentation parameters and use them to properly condition beer
  • Perform beer conditioning tasks including dry hopping, trub dumping, fining and temperature management
  • Assist in operation of GEA HB05 centrifuge
  • Monitor DO in beer through out the cellar
  • Perform all cellar tasks in strong accordance with established SOPs, recipes and QA methods

Other

  • Very strong alignment with QA/QC methods as well as use of SOP’s
  • Loading/unloading of shipments into and out of brewing facility
  • Inventory management and production software use
  • Attend and participate at regular production meetings
  • Maintain a clean brewery including floors, drains and tank exteriors
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Assist with QA/QC testing and sensory assessments
  • Assist with brewhouse and wort production activities as needed
  • Work with an attitude to drive continuous improvement

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exhibit and embrace Badger Hill Brewing core values
    • Fun, Smart, Hard Working, Nice, Honest
  • Formal brewing education and/or commercial brewing experience preferred
  • Forklift certified or ability to become forklift certified
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Physical requirements
    • Able to lift up to 60 lbs multiple times daily
    • Able to stand, bend, kneel, etc
    • Able to safely handle hazardous chemicals

Be able to work flexible schedule when appropriate.

If you meet the above requirements please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@badgerhillbrewing.com subject Shift Packaging/Assistant Cellarperson Position

Meet our new Head Brewer: Chase Dutton

Shakopee, MN – June 6, 2017 

Craft brewery Badger Hill Brewing has announced Chase Dutton has been promoted to the role of Head Brewer. Dutton has been Lead Brewer at Badger Hill since 2015 and was previously a brewer at Olde Saratoga Brewing Company in Saratoga Springs, NY. He has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (2010, Georgia Institute of Technology/The University of Maryland) and is a graduate of the American Brewers Guild (2014).

Former Head Brewer Michael Koppelman will continue his involvement with Badger Hill as Chief Technology Officer. Said Koppelman, “Chase is the best brewer I know. He has earned the Head Brewer role by doing the work. I could not be more happy for myself, for Badger Hill and for all of our customers, who have already been experiencing the exacting work of Officer Chase Dutton or OCD as we jokingly call him.”

Says Dutton, “Driving an ever improving standard of quality at Badger Hill is something I am very passionate about and I am excited for the challenge of this next step in that mission. In these new roles and with a renewed focus on technology I think we are going to be able to accomplish some really cool things, and of course make some really great beer.”

Koppelman, who has a background in music and technology, sees the equipment and data behind the brewing process as a vital part of the craft. “A violinist can’t make art without a well-made violin. Our goal is to understand the dynamics of our brewing systems and processes so well that they don’t constrain the creative genius of our beer-crazy staff.” Badger Hill is working with local technology giant Emerson, a neighbor in the industrial zone that is home to Badger Hill, to prototype some of these new ideas.

Badger Hill co-owner Broc Krekelberg says “The immense amount of respect which Chase has earned from his peers in this industry is amazing. Chase has firmly established himself as one of the most competent brewers in this region, and his promotion to Head Brewer is a no-brainer for us. Badger Hill is incredibly fortunate to have Chase Dutton as a part of our family”.

Badger Hill Brewing is located in suburban Minneapolis-Saint Paul. They distribute beer throughout most of Minnesota and have a taproom at their facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. Shakopee is home to the entertainment district known as RiverSouth which includes Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, the Renaissance Festival and Mystic Lake Casino.

Badger Hill brews local favorite Traitor IPA and has won numerous honors and awards including a Gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival:

2013 Bronze Medal – US Open Beer Championships – Minnesota Special Bitter
2014 Silver Medal – US Open Beer Championships – High Road Everyday Ale
2014 Gold Medal – US Open Beer Championships – Minnesota Special Bitter
2014 Gold Medal – Great American Beer Fest – Wanderlust White IPA
2015 Silver Medal – US Open Beer Championships – Wanderlust White IPA

They were selected by craft brewery giant Stone Brewing to brew their Arrogant Bastard and in January released HEXIT, the last Minnesota brew by former Surly brewer Todd “The Axeman” Haug. They are forecasting brew volume around 5000 BBL (150,000 US gallons) in 2017.

US craft breweries grew in number in the US from just 500 in 1994 to over 4000 in 2016. Craft brewery production has increased from 5,000,000 barrels (5M BBL) in 2004 to 25M BBL in 2015 and was a $22.3 billion industry by 2015.

Contact:

info@badgerhillbrewing.com

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Now Hiring: Shift Brewer/Cellarperson

NOW HIRING (5/17/17)

POSITION: Shift Brewer/Cellarperson

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a brewer/cellarperson, normal duties will include cellar work, cleaning, brewing on a 30 bbl system, cleaning, packaging, cleaning, quality assurance and cleaning. A successful candidate will have formal brewing education or commensurate experience, be self-motivated and demonstrate attention to detail.

DUTIES:

Brewhouse

  • All wort production activities including milling, mash/lauter, wort boiling and whirlpool
  • Sanitary wort cooling, aeration and transfer to cellar
  • CIP of brewhouse vessels and piping
  • Regular weekly, monthly and yearly cleaning/maintenance of brewing equipment
  • Operation of low-pressure steam boiler
  • Perform all brewing tasks in strong accordance with established SOPs, recipes and QA methods

Cellar

  • CIP and SIP of fermentation and bright beer tanks
  • Properly harvest, store and pitch yeast
  • Perform regular yeast counts and viability assessments
  • Track and document fermentation parameters and use them to properly condition beer
  • Beer conditioning tasks including dry hopping, trub dumbing, fining and temperature management
  • Filtration and DO monitoring of bright beer
  • Perform all cellar tasks in strong accordance with established SOPs, recipes and QA methods

Other

  • Assist with various packaging efforts, such as kegging, canning and specialty bottling efforts
  • Very strong alignment with QA/QC methods as well as use of SOP’s
  • Loading/unloading of shipments into and out of brewing facility
  • Inventory management and production software use
  • Attend and participate at regular production meetings
  • Maintain a clean brewery including floors, drains and tank exteriors
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Assist with QA/QC testing and sensory assessments
  • Work with an attitude to drive continuous improvement

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exhibit and embrace Badger Hill Brewing core values
    • Fun, Smart, Hard Working, Nice, Honest
  • Formal brewing education and/or commercial brewing experience preferred
  • Forklift certified or ability to become forklift certified
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Physical requirements
    • Able to lift up to 60 lbs multiple times daily
    • Able to stand, bend, kneel, etc
    • Able to safely handle hazardous chemicals

Be able to work flexible schedule when appropriate.

If you meet the above requirements please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@badgerhillbrewing.com subject Brewer/Cellarperson Position