We brew what we like to drink.

That’s what inspired us to brew our Core Four beers year round. Sure some of our styles take a little longer to brew but, like a good brisket, it’s all worth it. So now, no matter what the situation – from fancy wedding to ill-advised shotgun challenge – there is a can for every occasion. Each one is a crisp, clean example of the style. Each is brewed so you can have more than one in a session. And every single sip is as bold and clean as the first. It’s all about having a strong core.

  • 5.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 15

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 11.5°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.0°P

    Final Gravity

Peacemaker was the very first beer we decided to brew. It’s balanced, refreshing, and very sessionable. Peacemaker is simple, but we take it very seriously — a bold and clean beer with nothing to hide behind. It's the beer we drink the most at the brewery. And at home. And on the river. When you have a cold, bright, well-balanced beer like Peacemaker on hand, anytime is a good time to enjoy it.

2011 GABF SILVER MEDAL

Bitterness:
Color:
PMS 130 / Martha Stewart Tuscadero Sunrise
Hops:
Newport, Centennial, East Kent Golding
Malts:
Pils, C-40
Yeast:
American Ale
  • 5.3%

    Alc/Vol

  • 27

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 12.0°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.0°P

    Final Gravity

You always remember your first kiss. But no matter how very many times you try to recreate it with your awkward advances it never matches up. That’s why you should plant your pucker on a Pearl Snap. This crisp refreshing pils will never let you down. Whether if it’s your first date or two year anniversary, every bright clean sip tastes like the very first time.

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2012 AUSTIN BEER GUIDE BEST OVERALL BEER (READERS' CHOICE)

Bitterness:
Color:
PMS 120 / Martha Stewart Oat Straw
Hops:
German Magnum, Tettnanger, Saaz, Hallertau
Malts:
Pils, Carapils
Yeast:
German Lager
Core Four Beer

Flavor Country

Hoppy Pale Ale

  • 5.9%

    Alc/Vol

  • 35

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 13.5

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.5

    Final Gravity

When we began in 2011 it was impossible to brew this Hoppy Pale Ale. The ingredients weren’t available and the science didn’t exist. Oil rich lupulin powder was just a dream. It brings intense flavor but doesn’t linger, drinks like a hop forward pale ale but doesn’t blow you up and every sip leaves you craving more. It’s so special we had to invent a whole new country to explain it. Welcome.

Hops:
Centennial, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe
Malts:
Pils, Carahell, Oats, Wheat, Sacchra 50
Yeast:
House Blend
  • 7.3%

    Alc/Vol

  • 65

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 15.5°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 3°P

    Final Gravity

Flavor swoops in (cue EAGLE SCREAM), grabs you by the face and flies you through the hop rainbow. At the peak of the ride it swoops back to earth and gently drops you back on your bar stool where you are refreshed, excited and ready to ride again. It’s hoppy, bold and American.

2014 GABF SILVER MEDAL
TOP 50 AMERICAN IPA - PASTE

Bitterness:
Color:
PMS 1585 / Martha Stewart Himalayan Paw
Hops:
German Magnum, Columbus, Centennial, Citra
Malts:
Pils, C-40, C-60, Vienna, Wheat
Yeast:
American Ale
Available January – December
Year-Round Seasonal

Bloodwork Orange

Blood Orange IPA

  • 7.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 70

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 16P

    Starting Gravity

  • 3P

    Final Gravity

As part of our ABW Pilot Program, every Beerworker gets the chance to pilot our private bi-plane. Whaaat? No. We have robots for that. Actually they get to make their own beer on our seven-barrel pilot system. That’s how Bloodwork began - with Nick Pratt and a citrusy dream. It was only available in our taproom but was in such high demand it has become our first year-round seasonal. It’s the Sicilain blood oranges added during fermentation that make this a citric symphony of the senses.

Hops:
Magnum, Citra
Malts:
Pils, Wheat
Yeast:
American Ale, Blood Orange Puree
Available February – March
February Seasonal

Gold Fist

Belgian-style Strong Pale Ale

  • 9.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 10

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 17°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2°P

    Final Gravity

This Belgian-style Golden Ale is Will’s favorite style to make. It’s also Will’s last name. William Golden Ale. True fact. It's fermented with an old school Belgian yeast strain that produces a crazy amount of esters so it smells like sunshine. The color shines like gold. The finish is very dry like a champagne. It’s strong and delicate at the same time. While you are admiring the strong aromatics and classy finish it’s quietly punching you in the back of the head.

Hops:
German Magnum, Saaz
Malts:
Pils, Wheat, Sugar
Yeast:
Belgian Strong Ale
Available April – May
April Seasonal

Heisenberg

Kristallweizen

  • 4.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • 8

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 11°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.5°P

    Final Gravity

We love the flavor characters of a hefeweizen but think all the yeast in suspension can make for a heavy beer. “Hey yeast, you’ve done your job, you’re drunk, go home!” So we run this traditional Hefe through our centrifuge to spin out the yeast and leave it Krystall clear. It keeps the hallmark flavors and aromas of a Hefe in a very drinkable beer. It’s wheat beer the ABW way! Hey Sony, look at that, not a single injunction inducing reference.

Hops:
German Magnum
Malts:
Pils, Wheat
Yeast:
Weihenstephan Wheat
Available May – June
May Seasonal

La Verdad

Mexican-style Lager

  • 4.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • 10

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 10.5

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.0

    Final Gravity

What do you get when you combine German and Mexican cultures? It’s not just a love of accordion solos. Using Uberpremium German pilsner malt and a touch of Muchopremium corn for character we brew this light Mexican-style lager as a celebration of our Texas Hill Country cultures. Light, sessionable and ready to party, it’s liquid Tejano in a very cool can.

Hops:
German Magnum, Saphir
Malts:
Pils, Flaked Maize, Carafoam
Yeast:
German Lager
Available June – July
June Seasonal

Einhorn

Berliner Weisse

  • 3.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 1

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 8°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.5°P

    Final Gravity

The first day you feel the heat on your neck and realize that summer’s here – look to the west! The sky splits open and Einhorn soars down to our rescue with bloated udders filled with magical elixer. No, that’s not where the beer comes from silly – just the secret sauce that turns water into weisse. This Berliner Weisse is low in alcohol and highly carbonated. It’s a sour wheat that’s light, tart, refreshing and just perfect for this time of year. Einhorn will actually make you look forward to the Texas summer.

2012 AUSTIN BEER GUIDE BEST OVERALL BEER (EDITORS' CHOICE)
2012 AUSTIN BEER GUIDE BEST NEW BEER (READERS' CHOICE)

Hops:
A handful of something German
Malts:
Pils, Wheat
Yeast:
Lactobacillus, American Ale
Available August – September
August Seasonal

Super Awesome

Helles Lager

  • 4.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • 7

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 10°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2°P

    Final Gravity

Right on the hooves of Einhorn comes this super clean, super easy to drink, super sessionable, super hard to make lager. It takes us 8 weeks to ferment this special beer because there is absolutely nothing to hide behind. While most Germans would tell you Helles means light or bright – we know the true translation is “Hell! Those bearded Americans just out-brewed us!”

2017 GABF GOLD MEDAL

Hops:
German Tettnang
Malts:
Pils
Yeast:
Munich Lager
Available September – October
September Seasonal

Montecore

Oktoberfest

  • 6.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 20

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 14.0

    Starting Gravity

  • 3.0

    Final Gravity

A flamboyant display of showmanship, Montecore magically balances malty sweetness, floral German hops, and a clean lager finish. This is a super traditional fest beer that features all German malts, hops and yeasts. The only thing American is the water. This is what an Oktoberfest should be. It’s a must have during the Fall festival season. Don’t miss it before it disappears in a puff of smoke.

Hops:
Tettnang, Hallertauer Mittelfreuh
Malts:
Pils, Munich 1, Munich 2, Vienna
Yeast:
German Lager
Available October – November
October Seasonal

Black Thunder

Black Lager

  • 5.3%

    Alc/Vol

  • 27

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 12.4°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.5°P

    Final Gravity

Jordan. Zeppelin. Jon Snow. Like the greats, Black Thunder is back. This is one of our favorite beers of all time – and our most award winning. In hindsight, maybe brewing a black beer with a bold name was a bit much for the average beer drinker. But you knew. You weren’t intimidated. You understood this is a Schwarzbeir (also an intimidating name) - a classic German black lager. Like Pearl Snap. In fact it basically is Pearl Snap with dark malts added. But you knew that. Well now it’s only available for a limited time and you know not to miss its heralded comeback.

2013 GABF GOLD MEDAL
2014 WORLD BEER CUP BRONZE MEDAL
2014 AmeriCAN GOLD

Hops:
German Magnum, Tettnanger, Saaz, Hallertau
Malts:
Pils, C-60, Chocolate Wheat, Debittered Black
Yeast:
German Lager
Available November – December
November Seasonal

Battle Axe

Imperial Red Ale

  • 8.8%

    Alc/Vol

  • 80

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 21°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 5°P

    Final Gravity

The axe drops in fall. Battle Axe is a supercharged ESB. It’s very strong and very balanced. English malt provides a caramelized sweetness on the front end and the American hops provide a full citrus/fruit finish. As big and bold as it is, it’s very easy to drink – deceptively so. Cause this imperial logs in at 8% ABV, just have one and you are set. Immediately. Any more than that and be ready for battle.

Hops:
Warrior, EKG
Malts:
Pils, C-45, C-77, Munich, Vienna, Biscuit, Chocolate
Yeast:
American Ale
Available December – January
December Seasonal

Sputnik

Russian Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Stout

  • 8.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • 10

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 21°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 6°P

    Final Gravity

Oats. Cuvee Coffee. Alcohol. And we have liftoff! Like the sight of a comet, the appearance of Sputnik has the locals thanking the brewing gods. As Will says, “we get all science on this shit.” He has developed a proprietary way to introduce the coffee into the beer. We’ve seen it happen and we know a stopwatch and monocle are involved. What happens is it opens up the aromatics without adding any harshness. You get an intense coffee aroma and bold flavor that perfectly compliments the silky oats and high alcohol. It will take your taste buds to orbit.

2014 AUSTIN BEER GUIDE BEST LIMITED/SPECIAL BEER (READERS' CHOICE)

Hops:
German Magnum
Malts:
Pils, C-60, C-80, Carafa III, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Barley, Oats, Cuvee Coffee
Yeast:
House Blend
IPA

Heavy Machinery

Seasonal IPA Series

  • 16oz

    Cans

  • 4-Pack

    Boxes &

    On Tap

This is our chance to shake off the gloves and go big. Big IPAs. Big cans. Big warning. Everything about this series is serious. So much in fact we’ve locked in our Pacific Northwest hop suppliers for years in advance. It’s the only way to guarantee the sweet stink of those Simcoe, Centennial and Citra hops. We designed the series to release a new batch every season with a can it takes all season to read.

  • 16oz

    Cans

  • 4-Pack

    Boxes &

    On Tap

Double IPA

Available in March

This is extreme in every way. Loaded with 6 pounds of hops per barrel, it immediately delivers huge citrus and pine aromas that pack as much punch as Sam Elliott’s mustache. Next comes the sweet bready body, but before you appreciate the malt profile your face is flush from the alcohol. It’s basically a free-fall of flavor. And you should only have one in a session. But don’t worry, the hop-burps will keep you company.

10.0% ABV • 65 IBU
Hops:
Magnum, Warrior, Simcoe, Citra
Malts:
Pils, C-60, Vienna
Yeast:
American Ale

Half IPA

Available in July

Here’s a secret: This is really an American Pale Ale. But we call it Half IPA because we do what we want. Light hop additions during the boil and tons of dry hopping with Simcoe and Citra mean the bitterness is low, but the hop flavor and aroma are high. Made specifically for summertime in Austin, it’s great for sitting poolside, dockside. If you don’t have a boat, it goes perfectly fine with a bowl of ice in your bathtub.

5.5% ABV • 45 IBU
Hops:
Magnum, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, Simcoe
Malts:
Pils, Wheat, C60
Yeast:
American Ale
  • 16oz

    Cans

  • 4-Pack

    Boxes &

    On Tap

Wet Hop IPA

Available in September

Easily, the most special brew in the series because this can only happen once a year. Last year it was a Thursday. On the day our farmer in Oregon harvests the Centennial hops we start brewing. He boxes them up, kisses the label and ships them via Southwest Airlines Cargo (faster than FedEx). So within 12 hours of being picked it’s dropped into the kettle. That’s a wet hop. It’s the greenest, brightest, extra juiciest flavor that you can’t duplicate any other way. The sooner you drink it, the fresher the flavor. Don’t cherish this one – drink up!

7.0% ABV • 40 IBU
Hops:
Magnum, Centennial Wet Hops
Malts:
Pils, C40, Carahell, Vienna
Yeast:
American Ale