Carolina Bauernhaus Strawberry Farmhouse Ale debuts on Saturday, March 18th.
The rye malt based American wild ale was fermented in Pinot Noir barrels using the house mixed culture. (Comprised of all that SouthYeast Labs goodness.) Then fresh strawberries were blended in, and the beer and aged for a full 10 months in the barrels.
We recently tried this on draft at the brewery, and were blown away. If you love fresh strawberries in a nice tart sour ale, you’ve found your beer. The strawberries taste the juiciest on the vine, with a touch of red wine in the finish. 40% of our tab was spent just on this beer.
Our dark saison was brewed using regional rye malt, then fermented & aged in Pinot Noir barrels with our native yeast blend. Over two pounds of locally harvested strawberries were blended in & the ale aged for 10 months in the barrels. This rustic saison has a huge strawberry nose and flavor notes underscored by an earthy rye spice.
Carolina Bauernhaus Strawberry Farmhouse Ale will be available in 750 milliliter bottles when the brewery opens on Saturday, March 18th.
Carolina Bauernhaus Source Series Opuntia is on deck from the Anderson, South Carolina sour and wild brewery.
In case the word “opuntia” brings you pause, it is actually the fruit of the prickly pear cactus. Brewery co-founder David Thorton is also the co-founder of SouthYeast Labs, what we call a “genus braintrust” of wild yeast wranglers. Carolina Bauernhaus’ house Lactobacillus bacteria was isolated by SouthYeast Labs from locally grown opuntia fruit.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the brewery released “Muriel” featuring local muscadines.
This is our native fermented rye saison brewed with North Carolina grown heirloom Wrens Abruzzi rye malt and pilsner malt. The souring bacteria used in the beer is a strain of Lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast Labs from opuntia fruit in La France, South Carolina. The beer was aged for 6 months in Cabernet barrels on the same opuntia fruit.
Carolina Bauernhaus Source Series Oputia will be available in 750 milliliter bottles at the brewery starting March 4th.
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Carolina Bauernhaus Muriel debuts on February 11th in the taproom in Anderson, South Carolina.
A golden ale brewed with rye malt serves as the base for this release. The beer was fermented in chardonnay barrels with the brewery’s house mixed yeast and bacteria culture.
After nine months in the barrels, 250 pounds of local muscadines are blended into the beer.
The resulting ale has a distinct muscadine nose underlined by an earthy rye spice.
Carolina Bauernhaus Muriel will be available in 750 milliliter bottles on February 11th, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.