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URBAN ARTIFACT HISTORY

We moved into the historic St. Patrick’s Catholic Church facility in August of 2014, and opened the doors with our first beers and first music shows in April 2015. We’ve hosted live music nearly every night since then, and poured thousands of barrels of beer into your thirsty glasses.

While not the first to explore the styles, we specialize in tart and wild ales, especially balanced, heavily fruited ales.

LATEST FROM THE BLOG

Urban Artifact Artwork and Branding Process

The distinct Urban Artifact art style is a combination of constraints. Most all of our label artwork starts out with a beer name and style concept. From there, it’s a visual ideation, which is a blend of research, doodling, and discussing what the character or “artifact” is supposed to represent.

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Missing Linck

Thanks to local historian, Michael Morgan, and the video production team at 7/79, you can watch our amazing yeast discovery and resurrection tale here:

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

Big news! We are fermenting a beer that is a first in the annals of brewing history: It is being made from yeast that is approximately 150 years old, “wild caught” from a wooden fermenting tank miraculously preserved in a long-forgotten lagering cellar. It was recently discovered in Cincinnati.

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Fruit Beers, Caveat Emptor

The world of fruit beer is filled with misnomers, misogyny, and misconceptions. Fruit is the ever trendy thing, especially in sour beers and the New England IPA trend (specifically “Milkshake” IPAs). However, not all fruit beer is created equal!

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2017 Urban Artifact review

In 2017 we…

– Produced 94 packaged beers, including 32 unique Midwest Fruit Tart variants.

– Used over 75,000 pounds of fresh fruit in our beers *.

– Hosted 881 musicians or music groups. Our most frequent performer was the Blue Wisp Big Band at 52 times (every Wednesday).

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Wildfire Pizza Kitchen

Wildfire Pizza Kitchen is a small wood-fired kitchen serving pizzas, salads, appetizers, desserts and more. We strive to continuously focus on making the best food possible while offering a lot of creativity to our menu. Wildfire Pizza Kitchen serves Neo-Neapolitan style pizza. Similar to Italian Neapolitan style, with American influences.

All of our dough is made fresh in house and cold ferments for at least 24 hours. Each pizza is hand tossed and made to order. We focus on fresh, artisanal ingredients. We use a wood-fired oven that was imported from Italy and delivered to our location in Cincinnati. The oven reaches temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees F to enable us to cook pizzas in as little as 90 seconds.

Wildfire offers dine-in and carry-out from the Urban Artifact taproom, as well as catering on-site and off.

JOBS

Back of House — Taproom

Job details

Hourly $15.00 an hour
Job Type Full Time (30-35+ hours/week)

Description:

Urban Artifact is an independent craft brewery specializing in fruited sour beers. Our facility,
consisting of our taproom, private events space, brewery, and a full packing and shipping station
for our online beer and merchandise store, resides on the campus of the historic St Patrick’s
church in Northside Cincinnati, Ohio. We are looking to bring someone on board to facilitate
several areas of task maintenance, from stocking, to preparing packages for shipping, to taking
on the role of bar support and customer service on the weekends.

Required Qualifications

● High school Diploma or Equivalent GED
● At least 21 years of age
● Able to lift at least 75lbs and move at least 175lbs
● Weekend availability
● Independently motivated to complete task lists and manage responsibilities, as well as
the flexibility to transition and work cooperatively within a team

Preferred Qualifications

● Love for sour beer and comfort when talking with folks about it!
● Inventory Control and Stocking: 1 year
● Retail Customer Service experience
● Proactive in task management
● Excellent communication skills

Responsibilities/Duties

● Stocking of all spaces (both product and supplies). Inventory tracking of product
movement for the taproom, events space, and online store.
● Packing online beer and merchandise orders.
● Facility general maintenance
● Weekend bar support for the taproom
● Occasional retail sales of Urban Artifact to-go beer and merchandise
● Occasional event set up and break down

Preferred Experience:

● Full-time (30- 35+ hours per week). Preferred availability is Tuesday-Saturday, with Saturday primarily being evening hours.
● Our staff is 100% vaccinated for Covid-19 and vaccination is a requirement for employment
● Pay: $15.00 hr starting. Annual reviews

Why Us?

Urban Artifact is a Queen City Certified employer, committed to fostering a more inclusive and
equitable workplace. We value transparency, honesty, and innovation. This is not just part of a
motto, but part of how our small business is run. You’ll be able to define your career growth and
professional trajectory with us

Benefits:

● Simple IRA
● Simple IRA matching
● Employee discount
● Flexible schedule
● Health insurance
● Health savings account
● Paid time off
● Parental leave
● Professional development assistance 

Bar Staff

Job Details

Hourly Bar: $5.00+ tips
Event: $20.00
Job Type Part Time (12-20 hours/week)

Position Overview

Urban Artifact is an independent craft brewery specializing in fruited sour beers. Our facility, consisting of our taproom, private events space, brewery, and a full packing and shipping station for our online beer and merchandise store, resides on the campus of the historic St Patrick’s church in Northside Cincinnati, Ohio. We are hoping to add a weekend bartender who can serve behind our main taproom bar as well as for private events. Occasionally this team member will will be scheduled to run our carry-out and merchandise sales booth

Required Qualifications:

● High school Diploma or Equivalent GED
● At least 21 years of age
● Able to lift and move at least 50lbs
● Weekend availability
● Excellent teamwork
● Detail focused

Preferred Qualifications:

● Love for sour beer and comfort when talking with folks about it!
● 1+ years of bartending experience
● Retail customer service experience
● Proactive in task management
● Excellent communication skills

Responsibilities/Duties :

● Pour beer, wine and mixed drinks, for our main taproom, as well as events space
● Setup and breakdown tasks required in the main taproom bar and events space
● Maintain a clean bar; wiping bar/tables, washing glassware, trash maintenance, nightly side cleaning tasks.
● Table delivery of food as needed
● Retail sales of Urban Artifact to-go beer and merchandise as needed

Employment

● Part-time (12- 20 hours per week). Preferred availability is Thursday-Saturday.
● Our staff is 100% vaccinated for Covid-19 and vaccination is a requirement for
employment
● Pay:
○ Taproom: $5.00 hr starting plus tips.
○ Events: $20.00 hr
○ Retail: $15.00

Why us?

Urban Artifact is a Queen City Certified employer, committed to fostering a more inclusive and
equitable workplace. We value transparency, honesty, and innovation. This is not just part of a
motto, but part of how our small business is run. You’ll be able to define your career growth and
professional trajectory with us.

Benefits:

● Simple IRA
● Simple IRA matching
● Employee discount
● Flexible schedule

Personal Details

Contact Details

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