Carolina Bauernhaus Ales

Anderson, South Carolina

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Carolina Bauernhaus Freehaus Jupiter Gold, a Freehouse collab debuts

Carolina Bauernhaus Freehaus Jupiter Gold

Carolina Bauernhaus Freehaus Jupiter Gold will be available starting January 14th, 2017.

Anderson, South Carolina based Carolina Bauernhaus has teamed up with their coastal neighbors, Freehouse Brewery. The two breweries share barrels, yeast and recipes already, so a collaboration was long overdue.

Carolina Bauernhaus Freehaus Jupiter Gold uses Freehouse mixed culture from their sour tanks, plus Carolina’s house blend. The golden sour was matured for nearly a year in three different Cabernet barrels, then blended with 200 pounds of upstate South Carolina Jupiter grapes.

Jupiter Gold has a beguiling fruit notes and a bracing acidity coupled with a dry refreshing finish.

Carolina Bauernhaus Freehaus Jupiter Gold will be available in 750 milliliter bottles at the Anderson brewery on January 14th.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Jupiter Grapes. Red Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 1/14/17

6.4% ABV

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Carolina Bauernhaus Keowee aka “Place of the Mulberries”

Carolina Bauernhaus Keowee

Carolina Bauernhaus Keowee is up next for the Anderson, South Carolina based brewery. Named for the Cherokee word for ‘Place of the Mulberries’.

Co-founders Keston Helfrich and David Thornton have have been working on “Keowee” for a while now. According to Thornton, the release delay has been due to the availability of the star of this beer, the mulberry. Beer Street Journal tried this beer with the team back in February. The mulberries really give this beer a unique flavor.

The base beer is the brewery’s 18 Mile Red Ale, aged on locally foraged mulberries (Which indeed was a task). 18 Mile ages for seven months Tempranillo and Cabernet wine barrels, and one extra month on the berries.

We barrel fermented our 18 Mile Red sour ale in Tempranillo and Cabernet wine barrels using our house ale yeast natively collected by SouthYeast Labs, a blend of multiple Brettanomyces strains, and a strain of native Lactobacillus. After letting the beer age for over seven months we blended the beer with fresh locally foraged mulberries and aged for another month. The resulting beer has a bright acidity paired with juicy berry notes balanced by an oaky barrel character.

Carolina Bauernhaus Keowee will be available on Saturday, November 12th in the taproom.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Mulberries. Wine Barrel Aged. Tempranillo. Cabernet.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles.
Debut: 11/12/16

7.2% ABV

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Carolina Bauernhaus July Prince, with South Carolina peaches

Carolina Bauernhaus July Prince

Carolina Bauernhaus July Prince debuts in the Anderson, South Carolina taproom on October 29th, 2016.

A follow up to the first bottle release in June – June Princess, Carolina Bauernhaus July Prince is an American wild ale fermented with peaches.

The base beer is the brewery’s golden rye ale, femented in Chardonnay barrels with SouthYeast Labs strong ale yeast for seven months. Then the brewery added 200 pounds of peaches and aged it another two months. Finally, July Prince was dry-hopped With Hull Melon and Aramis hops.

The finished beer has a subtle acidity, juicy peach notes, and a light hop note balanced by a dry oak barrel character.

Carolina Bauernhaus July Prince is a 750 milliliter bottle offering.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Peaches. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Taproom Release.
Debut: 10/29/16

8% ABV

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Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Cherry debuts this week

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Cherry

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Cherry bottles arrive in the brewery’s taproom on October 14th.

The base beer for Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Cherry is a Belgian-style red ale, brewed with North Carolina grown Wrens Abruzzi rye malt, and fermented in regional wine barrels.

Brewery co-founder David Thornton also founded SouthYeast Labs, born out of a Science of Beer course at Clemson University. The acidity of this new release is thanks SouthYeast isolated Lactobacillus, found in locally grown opuntia fruit. Additionally, the mix of wild yeast comes from Clemson University’s Musser Experimental Fruit Research Farm.

The base beer was aged for four months in barrels before being introduced to tart cherries and aged for another three months.

The resulting rustic refined ale has a bright acidity and is filled with tart cherry and dark fruit notes rounded out by vinous barrel character.

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Cherry is a 750 milliliter bottle release, at the taproom in Anderson, South Carolina.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Tart Cherries. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 10/14/16

7.2% ABV 

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Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Plum debuts September 30th

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Plum

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Plum debuts in bottles on September 30th. The Anderson, South Carolina based brewery just started bottling in June.

Purple plums highlight Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Plum, a Belgian-style sour red ale. The base beer was brewed with North Carolina Wrens Abruzzi rye malt, and fermented in southeastern region wine barrels. The sour acidity is thanks to Lactobacillus that was isolated from opuntia fruit by SouthYeast Labs.

The Brettanomyces was captured from Clemson University’s Musser Experimental Fruit Research Farm. The final beer was aged for four months in wine barrels before spending another 3 months on the plums,

This is our 18 Mile Red sour ale aged on plums for three months. This rustic refined ale was fermented in regional wine barrels and aged for four months before blending in plums. The bright acidity of this beer is created using a strain of native lacto isolated by SouthYeast labs. The initial bite of this red ale is balanced by jammy plum notes and a vinious oak barrel character.

Carolina Bauernhaus 18 Mile Red Plum will be available in 750 milliliter bottles at the brewery in Anderson on September 30th.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Plums. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Brewery only.
Debut: 9/30/16

7.2% ABV

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Carolina Bauernhaus Feral Barrel Blackberry debuts September 16th

Carolina Bauernhaus Feral Barrel Blackberry

Carolina Bauernhaus Feral Barrel Blackberry will debut on September 16th.

The Anderson, South Carolina based brewery released their first bottles in June. Since then bottle releases have been frequent. Carolina Bauernhaus Feral Barrel Blackberry is the brewery’s American wild/sour ale, aged for six months in a mix of wine and bourbon barrels, using native South Carolina yeast, as well as yeast from SouthYeast Labs.

In the six weeks prior to bottling, the beer was aged on a massive amount of locally grown blackberries.

A dark wild ale featuring regional malts and fermented in Cabernet wine barrels with our house blend of native yeasts, and Brettanomyces and soured with our own strain of Lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast Labs from opuntia fruit in La France, SC. This beer was aged on local blackberries for a dark fruit note balanced by bright acidity and a rich malty body.

Carolina Bauernhaus Feral Barrel Blackberry is a 22 ounce bottle release.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Raspberries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Debut: 9/16/16

5.7% ABV

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Carolina Bauernhaus Barrel Aged Grand Ole Fuzz

Carolina Bauernhaus Barrel Aged Grand Ole Fuzz

Carolina Bauernhaus Barrel Aged Grand Ole Fuzz will be available at the Anderson, South Carolina on September 2nd.

The beer was brewed with RJ Rockers in Spartanburg, South Carolina, using SouthYeast Labs yeasts. Carolina Bauernhaus Barrel Aged Grand Ole Fuzz spends 11 months in freshly used Biltmore Winery Pinot Noir barrels.

…[The] barrels developing an unrepeatable, deep complexity. The extended aging lead to notes of sweet fruits and dry tannins, a mild tartness, and a pleasant earthy spice.

Carolina Bauernhaus Barrel Aged Grand Ole Fuzz will be available in 750ml bottles starting at 4pm on September 2nd. No distribution.

Style: Saison (Wine Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 9/2/16

?? ABV 

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