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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.

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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

Brewer – Full Time

We are a brewery focusing on fruited sour beers with an emphasis on flavor and balance in all our beers. Our brewing philosophy is technical and scientific focused with an emphasis on flavor design. A Brewer will join our small brewing team and be responsible for hotside wort production, tank and brewhouse cleaning, souring and fermentation, fruiting, and brite beer readying. Additional duties include assisting with pack out, inventory warehousing, forklift driving, and quality checks as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or Equivalent GED
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Able to lift 50 (potentially 100) pounds at a time
  • Ability to perform in hot conditions with various chemicals
  • Willingness to clean, clean and clean some more
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office proficiency)
  • Proficient Math skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Brewing/Chemical/Food/Manufacturing certificate/degree
  • Fork Lift and/or P.I.T. certification
  • Knowledge of GMPs

Responsibilities/Duties

  • General cellaring and packaging duties
  • Kegging, canning, and bottling assistance
  • Cleaning including, keg washing, cellaring duties, floors, tanks, etc.

Wages

  • $15 / hr starting, based on qualifications

Why us?

Fera Cutlura. our motto at Urban Artifact, is all about our dedication to wild culture. We are a brewery, taproom, music studio, and events venue focused on bringing the best possible experience to our customers and employees. We focus on a scientific and educational approach to our beers and employee’s careers.

Fully covered health insurance. Dental and Vision insurance available. Matching simple IRA. Paid sick leave. Free shift beer after work and a free growler (or half case of cans) every week. Ability to express creative control over pilot beer recipes. Ability for upward mobility within the company as we continue to grow. Ability to define career growth and professional trajectory.

Cheers!

MARKETING MANAGER - Full Time

Urban Artifact is a brewery focused on tart fruit beers. We currently distribute to retailers, bars, and restaurants in 12 states, direct ship through our online store to another 11 states, and serve from our Northside, Cincinnati taproom / event space / music venue. The Urban Artifact brand has been built through transparent and honest communication about our extremely innovative and niche product line. No other brewery in the world uses as much real fruit in their beers. The curiosity associated with unique flavors and real ingredients is key to who we are. Urban Artifact is looking for an experienced Marketing Manager to help develop and execute wildly better experiences for our customers, broaden the reach of who we are targeting with our unique products, and help educate folks about who we are and what real fruit can be.

Required Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or Equivalent GED
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Demonstrable experience in marketing with the potential and attitude to learn
  • Experience building marketing programs and reporting results.
  • Strong project management and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Computer skills (email, spreadsheets, documentation and note-taking online)
  • Exposure to digital and direct response marketing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in marketing, or has a degree in marketing, or communication
  • A sense of aesthetics, and a love of great copy and witty communication
  • Experience with Google search marketing, Facebook/Instagram target marketing, or similar digital campaigns
  • Understanding or experience with graphics and/or video software

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Deploy successful marketing strategies and campaigns related to overall brand awareness and specific product launches and own their implementation from ideation to execution
  • Use and gather data from a variety of organic and paid digital marketing channels, publicity, content creation, and events
  • Produce engaging content for our website and social media that attracts and converts our target audience(s)
  • Oversee and approve marketing materials, including website content, ad copy, hard copy brochures, and sales materials
  • Analyze consumer behavior and adjust, learn, adapt, and continue
  • Partner with creative teams, internal and external stakeholders, and vendors
  • Will report to the Chief Brand Officer and manage a marketing team. It will be your responsibility to establish team timelines, general marketing goals, and personal work priorities

Employment

  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Flexible scheduling and remote options are available and encouraged, but this position is expected to generally keep minimum “office hours” for internal collaboration
  • It is not fully remote, and an office space will be provided in our Northside, Cincinnati office
  • Benefits include fully covered base individual health insurance. Dental and vision insurance available. 401(k). 3 weeks paid vacation plus sick leave. Beer
  • Our staff is 100% vaccinated for Covid-19
  • Pay: $55-65k/yr + benefits, based on previous experience level. 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 who we are. You’ll be able to define your career growth and professional trajectory with us.

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