2016, 2017, & 2018 Great American Beer Festival Brewpub of The Year
We have “Always” beers and “Sometimes” beers. Our 6 mainstays will always be here for you. Other beers will come and go. And then, eventually, come back. We brew the styles that we love and have brewed over the years. We love dry beers… and we really love dry, hoppy beers. We’re big fans of lagers, especially German-style Pils. We’re having a blast with our series of fruited sours, called “You’ll See Baby”. The beers you’ll find on our “Sometimes” lineup will be traditional, seasonal, “collaborational”, and a little unpredictable. Plan on finding a new favorite each time you come by.
2018 GABF Gold Medal - Munich-style Helles
2016 GABF Bronze Medal - Munich-style Helles“In terms of sheer brewing artistry, it caps everything that has gone before it, and nothing that has followed it has ever equaled it. The raw materials for Helles could not be simpler, yet the brewing process could not be more demanding. Because Helles is a gentle beer, it must be brewed with a gentle, but sure, touch. Indifferent raw materials, shortcuts or sloppy technique can readily be tasted in the finished beer. When brewed to perfection, a Helles rewards the drinker with the most sublime balance of subtle, rich, elegant maltiness and lingering, noble hoppiness.” - German Beer Institute
This is what we’re going for with Hell Yes.
2016 GABF Gold Medal - German-style PilsenerMalt: German Pils Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, German Saphir Assertive hops out front Floral and spicy aroma Crisp, and extra dry
“Pils! Pils! Pils!” That’s the refrain we say at the end of a hard day of work. That’s what this beer’s about-- you give everything you’ve got, you get a beer that rewards you for it.
- Malt: German Pils, Crystal 45º L
- Hops: Citra, Meridian, Amarillo
- Juicy, citrusy hop flavor and aroma
Discussions at the Bitter End over Austin Pale Ale is what brought Amos and me together. Remember the Bside! Remember Austin Pale Ale!
This is our take on a classic beer. This style is so important to us. Let’s keep that tradition going… as we make a new classic.
- Malt: German Pils, German Munich, Crystal 45ºL
- Hops: Simcoe and Amarillo
- Citrus and stone fruit lead the way
- Malt in full-support of the hops
Take the time to let the aroma hit you first. Like a train whistle, it lets you know what’s coming. Then, give yourself a big bite of citrusy sunshine! Bam!
- Malt: German Pils, German Munich, Crystal60ºL, German Carafa
- Hops: Centennial
- Big and bold: big hops, big malt
- Juicy fruit and tangerine
Imagine a full-bodied red-headed burlesque queen grabbing your head and smashing it into her billowing bosom. Over the edge? Or right where you want to be? That’s for you to decide.
You’ll See, Baby! Sour Series
Our sour beers were created with a very specific goal: to create a sour with a clean, bright, citrusy taste. A lemony greeting on the palate– without adding lemons. Harnessing the power (and magic) of lactobacillus, our process took all the steps of the traditional scientific method (repeated experimentation!) to finally produce to the results we wanted. A sour beer to call our own. A sour beer that we were really excited about sharing. A sour beer that we’re willing to tell everyone how good it is by saying, “You’ll See, Baby”.
Farmhouse beers. We love them. And while we don’t have a farm, we do like to have fun. So, Funhouse. It’s our creative outlet for Belgian-inspired “Wild Beers”. It’s our opportunity to ferment using wild yeast, primarily Brettanomyces, and to age on French Oak. These beers are more complex and layered. And they make us super excited to get out of bed in the morning and come fill up a tank.
The APA! APA Series
To benefit Austin Pets Alive! and to promote adoption & care for their long-stay dogs, we introduced this American Pale Ale Series. Each beer in the series will be single-hopped with a variety of hops to demonstrate the hops’ unique characteristics and flavor profile. A $1 for every pint sold goes to help find deserving dogs their forever homes.
JBG Collaboration /Seasons Series
An on-going collaboration with our friends at Johnson’s Backyard Garden.
Worthy Brewing Collaboration
Our collaboration with Worthy Brewing out of Bend, Oregon.
Tim Schwartz Collaboration
We had the best time brewing with our longtime friend (all the way back to the days of The Bitter End!), Real Ale Brewing Company’s Tim Schwartz.
This is a running tab of all the beers we have brewed.