BEERS OF THE PAST

Past beers that we have brewed and their origins

Take a trip with us around the world and see what unique beers we've made since we opened. We are known for our old world beer styles and recipes, creating classic or forgotten beers with a fresh take on them. We've done our homework to find and hone these recipes that truly set us apart from all the rest.

Brew Deck Blonde Ale

5.5% ABV 15 IBU's

A light, crisp, and refreshing ale, our blonde is brewed with American 2-row barley, Centennial and Cascade hops, and a clean fermenting ale yeast. This is our very first beer we ever made and it is our flagship beer that truly showcases what we do beautifully.

Warped Window IPA

​6% ABV 20 IBUs

Hops used: Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy.

Thiols, linalool, geraniol and myrcene may not sound like tasty words, but they're what makes a hazy IPA juicy and we've got that juice for sure! At nearly 3lbs of hops per barrel, this Hazy NEIPA is sure to satisfy those hopheads and juice lovers out there. Bright tropical fruit notes are balanced by a thoughtful malt bill and just the barest hint of grapefruit zest flavors from the different varieties of hops.

Enjoy!

Australian Sparkling Ale

One of the only styles of beer indigenous to Australia, the sparkling ale was first brewed and consumed by British colonists in the Australian continent. Rooted in English brewing tradition but made with distinctly Australian ingredients, this beer is in a class of its own.

Porter

Our take on the classic English porter this beer is low in alcohol but high in flavor thanks to additions of roasted barley. A base of Maris Otter malt is complemented by a traditional English yeast strain.

French Ale

France and Belgium share not only a border, but also some similar brewing traditions. This hasn’t kept France from producing their own unique beer styles and cultures, however. Less spicy and phenolic then it’s Belgian counterparts, this French Ale is subtle and delicate.

West Coast IPA

5.25% ABV 65 IBU

Our West Coast IPA is balanced with malt sweetness, light hop bitterness and full of hop aromatics. For our beer we chose the traditional American interpretation that offers a rotating hop selection that highlights this wonderful ingredient. Hops used: Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial.

Extra Special Bitter

4.8% ABV 37 IBU

The Extra Special Bitter is a style of beer unique to Britain. ESBs are made with hops grown on the British Isles that lend an earthy richness to the beer. This hop character is balanced by malt sweetness and a fruity ester contribution from the yeast. This beer is well balanced and delicious.

Kolsch

5.4% ABV 18 IBU

Kölsch is a German style of beer originating in Cologne, Germany. Like champagne, a beer cannot truly be called a Kölsch unless it was brewed in Cologne. Fermented at ale temperatures and then lagered like a pilsner, this beer is light and crisp while also full of flavor and satisfying,

Prairie Fire

4.8% ABV 18 IBU

The Irish Red is very balanced and drinkable. This beer has moderate malt character, pleasant light hoppiness. It is made with 50lbs of potatoes in the grist to lend it an earthiness and depth of flavor.

Wee Heavy Scot

9.2% ABV 27 IBU

A complex strong beer originating In Scotland and characterized by substantial malt flavors. Wee Scot remains one of Scotland's definitive beers. This strong ale Is traditionally served In small (wee) measures due to alcohol strength.

Broyhan

4.2% ABV 12 IBU

The Broyhan has It's orgins from an Austrian brewer who wanted to make his own style of beer. Low In alcohol and lightly hopped, made with 50% barley and 50% wheat from Barton Springs Mill, just down the road from us. A true wheat beer that's easy to drink on a warm summer day.

Happoshu

5.3% ABV 15 IBU

Happoshu is a Jappanese wordthat translates to " Sparking Alcoholic Beverage". Our Happoshu Is 51% Pilsner and 49% jasmine rice. This gives the beer an Incredibly light and crisp body. We fermented the beer with Sake yeast to lend some subtle fruity aromatic notes.

Mexican Lager

6.2% ABV 19 IBU

Made with Medusa hops which is one of the only hops native to North America. These hops lend a subtle spiciness that is balanced with orange blossom honey. Rounded out with the fantastic flavor of Oaxacan green corn from our neighbors Barton Springs Mill. Fermented with Mexican Lager yeast, this beer is a perfect summertime beer.

Kentucky Common

5.5% ABV, 29 IBUs

The beer style "Common" is one of only a small handful of beers that are native to the United States. They have their roots in a German beer called a Dampfbier or "steam beer." Essentially, these are beers made with lager yeast fermented at ale temperatures because historically, breweries lacked refrigeration. The Kentucky Common is made with grains available in Kentucky in the 1800s. 6-Row Barley, Rye, Corn, and some Caramel malts make this beer similar to a bourbon mash. Please enjoy this glass of unique US history!

New Zealand Saison

5.6 ABV

Blending the best of two vastly different brewing worlds, this New Zealand Saison has the malt bill and yeast character of a traditional Belgian Saison with fruity notes and slight peppery kick. Motueka and Wakatu hops from New Zealand complement and enhance the yeast profile and make for a wonderful blend of flavors.

Lithuanian Farmhouse

Beer brewing can take many strange paths. Historically in Eastern Europe, beer was made with barley, oats, or wheat. When those ingredients became scarce or costly, alternatives were often used. In this case peas. This Lithuanian Farmhouse ale is a take on a historic style called "March Beer" where a portion of the grain bill consists of split green peas. The beer isn't green and it doesn't taste like soup, but there is a wonderful earthy undertone from the addition of this unorthodox ingredient. Rounded out by Czech hops and a very traditional Lithuanian yeast, this beer is a journey into brewing history.

Austrian Horner

4.3% ABV 15 IBUs

Horner—from the Lower Austrian town called Horn—was popular in Austria the 1700s and 1800s, and especially in Vienna. Its earliest known mention is a 1687 ducal resolution regarding taxes on beer. The composer, Mozart, actually wrote a song about Horner as his favorite summer drink.

This beer is made with 100% oat malt which makes it an outlier already, but the addition of cream of tartar lends a very subtle lemony tartness.

The Horner is a truly fascinating slice of beer history.

Rosa Zoigl

​5.4% ABV 20 IBUs

The Rosa Zoigl is the result of a collaboration brew day with the Austin area Pink Boots Society chapter. The Pink Boots is an organization that helps support and elevate women in the brewing industry; a cause near and dear to our hearts. The Zoigl itself is a Bavarian lager dry-hopped with this year's Pink Boots hop blend. Traditionally Zoigl beers are made by different brewers in the small communities where they originate and a Zoigl sign is hung outside of the person's home who has a fresh Zoigl on tap. Light and crisp yet fruity and pleasantly hopped, please enjoy our take on this historic style.

Broyhan

​4.2% ABV 12 IBUs

Brewers have always been inventive, even back in the first days of commercial brewing. The Broyhan has its origins as the brainchild of an Austrian brewer who wanted to make his own style of beer. Low in alcohol and lightly hopped, this beer is definitely unique to its time and place. Made with 50% barley and 50% heritage wheat from Barton Springs Mill just up the road from our brewery, our Broyhan is light and refreshing. A true wheat beer, this style is very easy to drink on a summer day while sticking to the inventive trailblazing nature of its creator.

Star Party

​5% ABV, 18 IBUs

Back in 2014 Dripping Springs was named the first international Dark Sky community in Texas meaning that our town was perfect for looking at the stars on a clear night. Our beer, Star Party, pays homage to that honor. We took a traditional spicy Belgian Wit beer and heavily dry hopped it with Australian Galaxy hops. There's no better way to spend an evening than looking at the galaxy in the sky while enjoying some Galaxy in your glass. Time to have yourself a Star Party!

Welsh Summer Beer

​4.75% ABV, 25 IBUs

In Welsh the words "Cwrw Haf'' translate to "Summer Beer," and while that may be a mouthful to say, this beer is deceptively easy to drink. Made in the English style with premium English Malt, traditional English yeast, and a variety of hops called Sovereign grown in Wales, our Cwrw Haf would be perfectly suited for a summer evening in the Welsh countryside or a warm afternoon under some Texas live oaks. Iechyd da! (That's Welsh for "Cheers!")

Ethiopian Tella

6.8% ABV 12 IBUs

Tella is a traditional beverage fermented with grains that are native to the Ethiopian region. This Tella is made of Ethiopian teff flour, sorghum flour, maize, millet, barley and honey. Traditionally this beer is bittered with an herb called Gesho which lends a subtle spiciness and earthiness to the beer that hops can't quite match. Please enjoy!

Belgian Enkel

4.4% ABV 21 IBUs

Belgian monasteries have a long and storied brewing tradition with some of the most famous and flavorful Belgian beer styles originating in these Trappist monasteries. Usually the monks would make beer to consume in house or to sell locally. Many of these beers, The Dubbel, Tripel, and Quad are high alcohol, relatively intense beers. Sometimes, however, the monks would brew an Enkel or "single" beer for daily consumption. This lower alcohol table beer is just as flavorful as its heavyweight cousins, but will leave you coherent enough to still get things done during the day.

Please enjoy this rarer beer style and raise a glass to all those hard-working monks!

​Finnish Sahti

4.7% ABV 5 IBUs

Hailing from the dark forests of Finland, Sahti is one of the oldest continuously brewed beer styles in the world. These rustic creations made use of whatever was available on the farm; usually barley, with a supplementation of rye and/or oats. Traditionally Sahti is made without hops, but has a heavy addition of local herbs and plants, in this case Juniper. To make our take on this traditional beer, we layered Juniper branches in the mash tun during the brewing process. Our Sahti had a very short boil, a large addition of juniper berries, and a healthy pitch of a very ester forward yeast. Expect banana, clove, gin, and earthiness from this ancient style of ale.

​South African Pale Ale

5% ABV 34 IBUs

Hops are the heart and soul of pale ales and IPAs. Hop variety can radically change the aroma and flavor of almost any beer, but pale ales allow the ingredient to take center stage. One of the most unique and elusive hop growing regions is in South Africa. AB Inbev bought almost the entirety of the hop crop in South Africa from 2017 on, making those beautiful hops difficult to obtain for craft brewers. Thankfully some small quantities are available for us to play with. This simple pale ale allows the South African hops, African Queen and Southern Star, to shine through. Delicate, fruity, and with a pleasant bite, this beer is a beautiful showcase for these unique hops.

​1st Anniversary Imperial Stout

11.2 % ABV 61 IBUs

In the late 1600s the Russian Emperor, Peter the Great, fell in love with dark English beers during a visit to the UK. Thus was born the style of the Russian Imperial Stout. A strong dark velvety beer was made by UK brewers for transport to the Russian aristocracy. A strong hop presence helps balance the dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee notes of the malt. Our stout was aged on French oak that had previously been soaked in port wine to add an extra layer of fruity complexity. This beer is wonderful to drink right now and will also improve with age in your cellar. We bottled 75 specialty bottles for our anniversary and it's on tap.

Fitzhugh Oktoberfest

5.5% ABV 24 IBUs

This classic German Oktoberfest or amber Festbier highlights everything great about Oktoberfest season in Germany. Rich malt character pairs perfectly with the crisp lager notes you can only get from cold fermentation Deep amber in color, this beer pairs perfectly with pretzels, sauerkraut and Oompah bands. Prost!

Dinklebier

4.2% ABV 23 IBUs

Dinkel is the German word for Spelt, and Spelt is one of the most ancient wheat types known. In the middle ages German brewers would grow and brew with Spelt because of its relatively low agricultural demands. Essentially a Dinkelbier is the prototype for modern wheat beers and the rich full bready flavor of the Spelt shines through. Enjoy this flavorful quaffable beer made with ancient grain!

La Bafana

5.2% ABV 27 IBUs

While in the Western World we celebrate Christmas with Santa Claus and stockings by the fire, in Italy they do things a little differently. St. Nick might still show up on Christmas Eve, but on January 6th, or the eve of Epiphany, children can expect to be visited by "La Befana" the Christmas witch. She comes down the chimney just like Santa and will leave coal if you've been naughty, but instead of cookies and milk, Italian children will leave beer or wine and a sweet treat for the friendly old witch. Our Italian Pilsner bears the name of La Befana because we can't think of any better treat to leave for her on the mantle as she flies around on her broomstick visiting all the good boys and girls of Italy. Have you been Naughty or Nice? Beuna Befana!

English Brown Ale

4.9% ABV 35 IBUs

Nutty, toasty, warm and dry, this beer is a perfect fall beverage. Subtle berry and tea hop character balances nicely with biscuit, chocolate, and toffee malt notes. Please enjoy a pint of this classic English beer style!

Grisette

4.5% ABV 21 IBUs

Many beer drinkers are familiar with traditional Belgian farmhouse ales and saisons, but the Grisette is the less common member of the same family. While Saisons were typically enjoyed by field hands and farmers after a hard day at work in the fields, Grisettes were more common along the France/Belgium border in the mining communities. The name "Grisette" is French for "little gray" and is thought to refer to the gray rock of the mines in the area. Light, quenching, and refreshing, this beer is subtle yet complex. Enjoy!

Fitz Lite

3.8% ABV 9 IBUS

The Lightest Beer We Ever Made

Lawnmower beer. Sit on the porch on a hot summer day beer. Ice cold and ready for a float on the river beer. Sometimes you just want a beer that's cold, refreshing, and unassuming. This one's for you.

Sumerian Ale

4.5% ABV, 0 IBUS

When you talk about historic beer styles, it doesn't get much more historic than this. Pieced together from ancient stone tablets and originally recreated by several hard-working scientists and beer archeologists, the Sumerian ale is thought to be one of the primary reasons humans settled down to an agricultural life style more than 6000 years ago. Made with date syrup, honey, and barley, this beer also has several spice additions. Slightly sweet, funky, and crisp, the Sumerian Ale is an exciting window to ancient brewing techniques.

Dutch Koyt

ABV 4.7% IBUs 20

One of the only true Dutch styles of beer, the Koyt was a mainstay of breweries in the Netherlands from 1400-1550. Koyt is a "three-grain" beer made with oats (45%), wheat (20%) and barley (35%) and is unique in its use of primarily oats in the mash. Oats were a less expensive grain in the Netherlands in the 15th century and were a more feasible alternative to barley in the brewing process. Moderate bite with a smooth finish, this ale provides some insight into what beer in the Netherlands might have been like in the 1400s. Proost!

Hibiscus Blonde Ale

5.5% ABV | 15 IBU

Someone once said "all the best beers are pink" and it's hard to argue. Whether the color comes from a dose of fresh raspberries or from a used wine barrel, anything that tinges a beer with that crimson hue is bound to bring a lot of flavor to the party. In this case we added a healthy dose of Hibiscus flowers to our blonde ale to create a beer reminiscent of an Agua de Fresca you might find at your favorite taco joint. Think of this as a Cervesa de Fresca and enjoy a pint of this vibrant pink offering! Cheers!

Hefeweizen

5.25% ABV 12 IBUs

Most people are familiar with a Hefeweizen style of beer. “Hefe” in German means yeast, and “weizen” means wheat, so a Hefeweizen is literally just a yeasty wheat beer. The yeast is what gives a Hefeweizen its traditional cloudy appearance and also its traditional flavor profile (banana, clove, orange, bubblegum). A hefeweizen is the gold standard for German wheat beers and is the perfect summer sipper! Enjoy!

English Mild

4.7% ABV 21 IBUs

English Mild is the forgotten stepchild of British beers. Not quite a porter, not a pale ale, this beer falls in the nebulous middle ground. Some versions are light, but Dark Milds are the most common variety. Malty and full bodied yet low in alcohol these beers can fill several different roles. Historically given different “X” ratings based on their strength, X being the lowest abv and XXX being the highest, our version falls comfortably in the XX realm. Don’t be afraid of the dark! Cheers!

Belgian Golden Strong

ABV 8.75% 28 IBUs

A showcase for traditional Belgian beer flavors, this Golden Strong has slight fruit notes, a hint of spiciness, and a dry finish. Made with Belgian Pilsner malt, Belgian Candi Sugar and Belgian hops, this beer is very truly of its place. The yeast strain used to ferment this beer is responsible for that wonderful Belgian character, but the beer itself undergoes a short lagering period to really help accentuate the crisp dry notes. Sometimes it’s hard to top a classic. Cheers!

Ukrainian Kvass

3.7% ABV 14 IBUs

Dating from 966 AD out of the Baltic regions of Europe, the Kvass is a study in resourcefulness. During difficult seasons or low crop years, farmers would still want their daily beer. Kvass makes use of bread for part of the mash to replace grain when grain stores were low. Our Ukrainian Kvass sticks close to these traditional methodologies. We used 100lbs of fresh Baltic Black bread from our friends Abbey Jane Bakeshop just up the road on Fitzhugh. We combined this with rye and barley malt and fermented it with bread yeast. The resulting beer is rich and deep in flavor, but also low in ABV and very drinkable. We hope you enjoy this unique offering.

Icelandic Brennivin

5.1% ABV 25 IBUS

Brewed in collaboration with the iconic Texas beer bar Craft Pride, this beer draws inspiration from the Icelandic liquor called Brennivin. Brewed with roasted parsnips, rye malt, and a dash of caraway seeds, this beer is spicy, earthy, and perfect for cool fall nights.

2nd Anniversary Barleywine

10.2% ABV 79 IBUs

We’re 2 years old! What better way to celebrate than with a Barley wine. Traditionally this style comes in two categories: sweet and malt-forward English Styles, and hoppier high ABV American styles. Ours straddles the line between these two worlds. We used a malt profile firmly entrenched in the English malty tradition, but then stepped into the American side of things by using over 20lbs of fresh picked Amarillo hop cones in the brewing process. This beer is bright, hoppy, and citrus forward now, but as it agesit will start to express the rich malty undertones of a traditional Barley wine.

15435 Fitzhugh Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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