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Core Beers

It’s all about having a strong core.

These are the beers that fuel the fun of Austin. No matter what the situation – from fancy wedding to ill-advised shotgun challenge – we’ve got a can for every occasion. Many have won awards but we just hope they win your heart.

Now look at that… It’s Anytime!

Core Beer

Amber Vision

Amber Ale

  • 6.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 20

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 14.5°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 3.5°P

    Final Gravity

A classic, rich English malt base double dry hopped with a half dozen of our favorite American hop varieties. This is what an Amber looks like though our lens.

Color:
Lusty Cardinal
Hops:
Tettnanger, Saphir, Cascade, Sabro
Malts:
Marris Otter, C-40 Steam, C-60, Melanoiden, Aromatic
Yeast:
House Blend
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Core Beer

Sun Shovel

Wheat Beer

  • 4.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • 20

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 11.0°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.5°P

    Final Gravity

A blast of hops meet an ancient Norwegian yeast strain to create an insane citrus explosion. A wheat beer the Austin Beerworks way. No fruit wedge required.

Bitterness:
Typical Norwegian
Color:
Summer Solstice
Hops:
Simcoe, Cascade, Strata, Mosaic, Saphir, Citra Cryo
Malts:
Pils, White Wheat, C-40 Steam
Yeast:
Voss Kveik
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Core Beer

Pearl Snap

German-Style Pils

  • 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.

OFFICIAL BEER OF AUSTIN - AUSTIN CHRONICLE
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
Info
Core Beer

Fire Eagle

American IPA

  • 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. It is a classic IPA to judge all others against. Say it loud, scream it proud, "Screeeeeeee!"

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
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Flavor Country

Hoppy Pale Ale

  • 5.9%

    Alc/Vol

  • 35

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 13.5°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.5°P

    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.

Color:
Coyote Sunset
Hops:
Centennial, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe
Malts:
Pils, Carahell, Oats, Wheat, Sacchra 50
Yeast:
House Blend
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Core Beer

Peacemaker

Anytime Ale

  • 5.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 15

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 11.5°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.2°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
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Seasonals

Limited Release

Who knew Austin had so many seasons? Spring. DAMN, Spring is Hot. Summer. Second Summer. Kill Me Summer. Seriously? Almost Winter. Wait, Was That Winter? Spring. Hot Spring. Well, we’ve got something special for every one of them. They only last a limited time so get ‘em while they’re hot and drink ‘em while they’re cold.

Available January – December
Year-Round Seasonal

Bloodwork Orange

Blood Orange IPA

  • 7.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 70

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 15.5°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 3.0°P

    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 - It's called RAD Labs for Research and Development. 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 for the senses.

Hops:
Magnum, Citra
Malts:
Pils, Wheat
Yeast:
American Ale, Blood Orange Puree
Info
Available in January
January Seasonal

Megaflora

Juicy DIPA

  • 7.9%

    Alc/Vol

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 17.5°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 4.0°P

    Final Gravity

You've whacked through a thicket of typical IPAs. Now you come upon Megaflora, hanging on the vine like a ripe melon. With a simple tap, citrus disco balls spill out enveloping you in a cloud of fruity indulgence. You're going to megafauna over it.

Hops:
Sabro, El Dorado, Galaxy, Azacca, Simcoe Cryo, Citra Cryo
Malts:
2-row, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Barley, Golden Naked Oats
Yeast:
Kölsch
Info
Available in February
February Seasonal

Gold Fist

Belgian-style Strong Pale Ale

  • 9.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 10

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 18.0°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.0°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
Info
Available in March
March Seasonal

Invisible Hand

Hazy IPA

  • 7.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 17

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 15.5°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 3.0°P

    Final Gravity

Our Hazy IPA is bursting with tropical aromatics and juicy flavor. But no fruit was added. It’s just hops and yeast working together to create this beautiful hazy baby. Do not shake.

Hops:
Herkules, Cascade, Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, Azacca, Sabro, Centennial
Malts:
2-row, C-40 steam, Flaked Barley, Flaked Oats, Wheat
Yeast:
Kölsch
Info
Available in April
April Seasonal

Heisenberg

Kristallweizen

  • 4.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • 8

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 11.0°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
Info
Available May – July
May Seasonal

La Verdad

Mexican-style Lager

  • 4.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • 10

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 10.5°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.0°P

    Final Gravity

You know what's nice about having a brewery? Brewing a style we all know well - the Mexican lager - and making it our own. It's still light and sessionable but with a ton of balanced flavor. We use Uber-premium German pilsner malt and a touch of Mucho-premium corn for character. It's a must have with Mexican food, barbecues and margaritas - try it you'll see. It's the truth.

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

Einhorn

Berliner Weisse

  • 3.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 1

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 9.0°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
Info
Available in June
June Seasonal

Sour Cherry Einhorn

Tart Wheat Beer

  • 3.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap

RECALL NOTICE! We have recalled the 2020 batch of Sour Cherry Einhorn.

Hello world! Look up! Look out! Boom! A cherry bomb of flavor explodes in a pink bubbly cloud. There she stands, My Little Einhorn.


Hops:
Just a sprinkle
Malts:
Pils, Wheat
Yeast:
Chico, Lacto, Montmorency Cherry Puree
Info
Available in June
June Seasonal

Tropical Einhorn

Tart Wheat Beer

  • 3.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 9.0°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.5°P

    Final Gravity

Welcome to paradise. Low in alcohol. High on life. Tart on the tongue. As pleasing as an island breeze.

Hops:
Just a sprinkle
Malts:
Pils, Wheat
Yeast:
Chico, Lacto, and Pineapple, Passion Fruit, and Coconut Purees
Info
Available in July
July Seasonal

Cold Glory

American Lager

  • 5.6%

    Alc/Vol

  • 15

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 13.0°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.5°P

    Final Gravity

From the bold hops of the Pacific coast to the clean grains of the plains, this beer is 100% from sea to shining Screeeee!

Hops:
Herkules, Simcoe, Saphir, ADHA 1940, Cascade, Azacca
Malts:
Pils, Barke Vienna, Barke Munich, Honey Malt, C-10, C-40 Steam
Yeast:
German Pils
Info
Available in August
August Seasonal

Super Awesome

Helles Lager

  • 4.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • 7

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 10.5°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 2.0°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
Info
Available in September
September Seasonal

Montecore

Oktoberfest

  • 6.0%

    Alc/Vol

  • 20

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 14.0°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 3.0°P

    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
Info
Available in October
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
Info
Available in November
November Seasonal

Lazer Salad

Double IPA

  • 9.7%

    Alc/Vol

  • 65

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 21.0°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 4.5°P

    Final Gravity

Long story alert! Once upon a time we are in CO and overhear some guys heading to a dispensary looking for some of that sweet stanky ‘laser cabbage.’ But we (a few craft beers in) write down Lazer Salad. We laugh. We forget. Now, years later, we decide to brew a monster double IPA using a cryo liquid nitrogen process perfected by the weed industry. It involves freezing the hops and shaking out the lupulin powder to get a truer flavor of the hops - as if you are plucking hop buds right out of the field. Fresh like eating out of the garden. So there was only one name to call it: Lupulin Cryo Weed Nitro Cabbage Salad IPA!

Hops:
Cascade, Glacier, Azacca, Amarillo, Centennial, Mosaic Cryo, Simcoe Cryo
Malts:
Pils, C-40 Steam, Honey Malt, Vienna
Yeast:
House Blend
Info
Available in December
December Seasonal

Sputnik

Russian Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Stout

  • 8.5%

    Alc/Vol

  • 10

    IBU

  • Available

    Cans & On Tap
  • 20.0°P

    Starting Gravity

  • 6.0°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
Info
On Tap. On Shelves. On Ice.