The Wildcraft Series features ingredients foraged from around Texas, water from Beerburg’s on-site well, yeast harvested at Beerburg, and Texas malts. Foraged ingredients are rarely available in large supply and can only be harvested at certain times of the year. Most of these small-batch brews are constantly rotating and, like their ingredients, may not be around for long.
Sour Mugwort ESB
We put a spin on one of our flagship Wildcraft staples, the Mugwort ESB, by allowing it to undergo the souring process. Expect hints of cherry and dark fruits, citrus, and lemon. Mugwort foraged from our property provides herbal and floral notes.
One of our favorite Wildcraft beers, this “ESB” is an excellent showcase for the bright herbal and floral flavors of locally foraged Mugwort. Light citrus and toasty malt flavors balance the earthy, herbal notes and create a refreshing, quaffable, and unique beer.
Cedar Pale Ale
Locals aren’t exactly fond of “cedar season” around Austin, but we took the best parts of the local cedar trees (also called Ashe Junipers), the boughs and berries, and brewed a pale ale that will give hopped beers a run for their money. Medium bodied, botanical, fruity, and with a distinct sweet juniper aroma, this beer is a perfect introduction to our Wildcraft program.
Many years in the brewing industry have taught us that classic styles are damn good and tough to beat. When we strive to innovate, we don’t do it at the expense of a solid Pilsner or IPA; in fact, we’re usually drinking these styles while we come up with new recipes.
Our unofficial flagship brew, this Mexican Lager is a cut above your average corner store light lager. The organic heirloom blue corn we source from TexMalt turns the color of this beer a deep copper with incredible purple hues. The blue corn flavor is crisp, bright, and sweet. We recommend pairing it with just about everything on the menu.
La Violeta Lager
This Bohemian-inspired recipe was brewed with a focus on our process to make a light, clean, crisp Texas Pilsner. We use reverse osmosis to remove most of the minerals from our well water allowing the Texas Pilsner malt and Crystal hops to shine. Pairs great with a game of fetch in our dog park!
This East Coast IPA is a tribute to the Idaho 7 hop. The tropical citrus flavors are boosted with stone fruit juiciness from late additions of El Dorado and the result is like biting into a perfectly ripe tangerine.
About as classic west coast pale ale as you can get. Hops are present but not overpowering, color is a deep coppery gold, it finishes clean and is just exactly the beer you want it to be. Turns out this lowkey underdog is the beer you never knew you needed.
This ruby hued brew combines light honey sweetness with rich toffee and biscuit flavors from the toasted malts and just the lightest tough of hops to balance it out. This is as beautiful beer to look at as it is to drink due to it’s subtle complexity.
Texas has so much to offer by way of ingredients and talented artisans. Whether it’s Fredericksburg peaches, peppers from an urban farm, or collaborations with local breweries, chefs, and musicians, each of these beers aim to showcase our community and culture through seasonal flavors and styles.
Jeremiah the Innocent – Roggenbier with Yaupon Tea
* March – May*
Roggenbiers are similar to Hefeweizens, but are made with rye instead of wheat. Munich and Caravienne malts add bread and toffee notes to this beer that compliment the bready/spicy rye flavors. The hops add a light pear and melon aroma and flavor that gives this beer a banana bread quality.
We partnered with Lost Pines Yaupon Tea out of Bastrop because we liked the nutty and green tea flavors bring out the spice of the rye. Yaupon is also the only plant native to North America that naturally contains caffeine! Lost Pines uses sustainable harvesting to save the endangered Houston Toad, so we thought we’d give a nod to another famous Austin amphibian when naming our spring seasonal.
Boar’s Garden – Saison with Horehound
* March – May*
Horehound is an herb that’s native to Texas, and one we love finding uses for in our beers. We forage ours from the disturbed earth around boar dens, so this beer is a nod to the bounty that the boars provide us. We found that the lemon and peppery qualities of horehound are a natural match to the complex peppery spice of traditional saisons. This beer fits the bill, with fruity, grassy, and lemon-peppery flavors with a medium body and spicy finish.
These change often, so check the menu in the taproom for the most up-to-date selection
Shrieking Eel IPA
Do you know what that sound is, Highness? Shrieking Eel is a loud beer designed for IPA lovers who don’t want to choose between the juiciness of New England Hazies and the piney bitterness of a West Coast IPA. Surprisingly well balanced, this beer is the best of both worlds. Bright flavors of apricot, tangerine, and pineapple are boosted with a hearty 70 IBUs. Cheers!
Red Velvet Experimental Stout
Red Stout? Roasty Amber Ale? There’s not really a defined style that this one fits into neatly, so we’ll stick with “Experimental Stout”. Roasty, toasty, and caramel flavors with a hint of sweetness from the added lactose. Pairs well with barbacoa or Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream.
Oöomami Oyster Stout
As the name implies, this light bodied stout is brewed with whole Louisiana Gulf oysters in shell added to the boil. The aroma is inviting with hints of smoke, brine, and roasted barley. The flavor follows the aroma and is surprisingly mellow and extremely well balanced. Light bodied with a smooth, clean finish.
Brewed with a combination of Pilsner, Vienna, Crystal, and Roasted malts, this nutty, lightly roasty stout gets its unique velvety mouthfeel thanks to the addition of flaked oats.
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Emergency Stop Red IPA
This unique beer is the result of a collaboration between our lead brewer Andrew and Borrowed Time Brewing. Citrus and Pine bittering hops pay homage to the West Coast style that started it all, while crystal malts add a welcome caramel toastiness. An intense dry hopping schedule adds NEIPA-esque fruity aromas that make this brew shockingly appealing to a wide variety of beer drinkers.
What do you get when you blend a straightforward blonde ale with house-made hibiscus kombucha? A deceptively delicious, slightly tart and highly refreshing brew, that’s what!
Beebalm White IPA
We kept the malt bill simple with only Organic Pilsen and Denton County Winter Wheat, allowing the hops and beebalm to truly shine. Pacific Gem, Belma, and Huell Melon impart bright fruity flavors of pear and berries with a touch of citrus. The locally foraged beebalm is a close cousin to oregano, and adds a touch of that herbaceousness to this beer to really complement the hops. Very light bodied with a crisp, clean finish.
Dark German Lager that balances chocolate, roasty, and toasty flavors with moderate noble hop flavor for a surprisingly light bodied and refreshing black beer.
Top Secret IPA
This mysterious brew is the top secret recipe of one of our favorite musical guests and brewing collaborators, Sam Shepherd. This classic West Coast Double IPA is big and bold, with a full body and lots of intense citrus and pine flavor. Clocking in at 8.9% ABV and boasting over 5 pounds per barrel of hops, this one is not for the faint of heart.
Lemondrop Double IPA
Part of our Rotating IPA series, this big West Coast IPA is built with Centennial, Chinook, and Lemondrop hops. Typical west coast notes of pine and resin are complimented by refreshing lemon zest flavors. Coming in at 60 IBUs, this is a tip of the hat to the hop bombs from the west coast of the US.
Brewed with Horehound, Juniper, and Persimmons from our beer garden, this full bodied beer is perfect for chilly Hill Country evenings. Rich and full bodied, this winter wildcraft ale is a complex symphony of flavors: earthy, peach, plum, botanical, and herbal notes with a warming alcohol finish. Let the beer warm in your hands a bit to allow the aroma to really open up with even more complexity.
A collaboration with Kurt Lockhart and family – this classic doppelbock was designed around Kurt’s desire for a warming winter beer that he could take home for Christmas. Full bodied with toasty, caramel sweetness and a warming alcohol finish, this doppelbock is sure to warm up those cold-ish Texas evenings.
Zorro Coffee Porter
This brunch beer is the result of our collaboration with our friends at Zorro Coffee. We brewed the base beer, an American Porter, and they provided the dark roast cold brew coffee. The combination is a well balanced brew with delicate berry and stone fruit flavors perfectly complemented with a light roastiness. Effervescent and smooth, pair this one with a fresh plate of Migas on a Sunday afternoon.
Thunder Gulch Kentucky Common
Though mostly forgotten now, the Kentucky Common was a hugely popular style from the 1850s until prohibition in 1920. A true American style, this hybrid Amber is fermented using lager yeast at much warmer ale temperatures, producing more fruity esters than a typical lager, resulting in a much more complex beer. Crystal malts and a touch of pale chocolate and rye add toasty and lightly spicy flavors to this unique and well-rounded brew.
A robust malt bill featuring Munich, Crystal, Midnight Wheat, and Chocolate malts provide the flavors you’d expect in an American Porter. What you might not expect is the soft, elegant notes that develop in this beer brewed with grape leaves and boughs in place of hops. Ripe grape and plum flavors give way to velvety bakers chocolate flavors, with a smooth, clean finish. Brewed for the fall but delicious year round with a light-medium body.
* September – December*
This kettle soured wheat ale is light, tart, and spritzy, and the addition of wild sumac berries imparts a pink lemonade flavor and a subtle minerality that simultaneously quenches your thirst and leaves you wanting that next sip all the more. Refreshing and sessionable, this brew is perfect for the transition from hot summers to cool falls.
* December – February*
Imperial Russian Stout brewed with Cacao nibs and aged for 4 months in bourbon barrels. This winter seasonal boasts flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon sweetness with a roasty, warming finish.
* December – February*
Our winter seasonal Barleywine prominitely features one of our favorite locally foraged ingredients: Mugwort. This herb imparts herbaceous, spicy, and savory flavors which are balanced with the rich, velvety oak flavors that develop over months of aging in bourbon barrels. A warming alcohol finish makes this slow sipper a cold-weather favorite.
When two passionate brew teams put their heads together, good things happen. Our friends from Ghost Note Brewing joined us to created this killer roggenbier. Pale ale and red malts make up the backbone, and the addition of dark chocolate malt creates a rich, complex, malt forward brew that allows the spicy flavors from the Barton Springs Mill Rye to really shine. Crystal rye is added for a touch of sweetness that perfectly balances this ruby-hued brew. Magnum and Jarrylo hops support the spicy, bready flavors with subtle herbal hop flavors.
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