Zwanze Day, Maplewood 2015

September 25th, 2015

When the City of Maplewood reached out to us about participating in Zwanze day, we were immediately excited for the opportunity. Maplewood does a great job of creating new and different festivals, and Zwanze was a great reason to do so.

For the uninitiated, Zwanze day is a Belgian beer festival in which Brasserie Cantillon releases a special beer to only 56 locations around the world, and only for one day. This year, Side Project Cellar was one of the locations selected. And, in Maplewood fashion, why shouldn’t the rest of the city celebrate as well?

Zwanze day was exciting for us, as it was our first chance to participate in a Maplewood event with other local vendors, and it was also our first event selling merchandise (up to this point we only ever gave away samples).

Photo by @strangedonuts

We handprinted a box full of MAUHAUS t-shirts, and we brewed and bottled our …

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Lil Bub: An Evening To Remember

September 8th, 2015

An evening with Lil Bub was a much anticipated event for us. We’ve been in love with Bub for quite some time, so having an opportunity to see her in person was almost more than we could handle. We arrived at the venue a bit early so we could set up our treats, not thinking about the fact that we would likely see Bub during this time as well. I was setting apple walnut blondies on the table when Mike (Bub’s dude) casually walked past me holding Bub in his arms. Having seen her face online almost every day, I didn’t really think much of it.  A few seconds later it hit me. THAT WAS BUB! IN REAL LIFE! She’s so much smaller in person that I imagined. It was so cool to see how laid back she was, totally comfortable being held for long periods of time.

When the …

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Creating MAUHAUS no6

September 1st, 2015

Creating a custom tea blend for MAUHAUS was an idea brought to us by Kateri from Traveling Tea. We loved the idea since it gave us the opportunity to work with a local business and create something unique to MAUHAUS. We knew that we wanted to use catnip so that was a good place to start. Kateri invited us to her shop to experiment with different flavors for our blend. It was a really fun process.

We tried different combinations of catnip, peppermint, spearmint, basil, thyme, violet leaf, and a few other flavors. After a few different combinations were tried, we got it. It was subtle and minty and exactly what we were going for. As it was the 6th variation of tea we created, we decided that MAUHAUS no6 would be a fitting name for it. Kateri was really incredible to work with and we are so thankful to …

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