About


Keston Helfrich

Keston is the founder and head brewer for Carolina Bauernhaus Ales. He’s been homebrewing for over 8 years and has been brewing wild, funky, and sour ales for the past 4 years. Keston has a maniacal passion for brewing and recipe experimentation with wild, sour, and funky beers. This passion is the fire that fuels Carolina Bauernhaus Ales


David Thornton

David Thornton is a bioprocess engineer with 10 years experience in biofuels and brewery design. David has constructed 26 biodiesel and ethanol facilities worldwide and launched several brewery related businesses providing essential brewing ingredients to breweries in the southeast. Additionally David coordinates the sustainable biofuels program at Clemson University and has taught the science of beer for over 3 years.


Brad Thomas

Brad Thomas is an avid home brewer the principal and founding attorney of South Carolina Attorneys at Law and serves as in-house counsel. His practice of law covers a wide range of legal issues that affect alcohol producers, retailers, and distributors in South Carolina, including business entity formation, both federal and state licensure, labeling and formula approval, trade practices, regulatory compliance, leasing, zoning, and intellectual property issues. In addition to serving as in-house counsel to Carolina Bauernhaus, Thomas has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry in both audit and risk management roles

July Prince
We barrel fermented our golden rye ale in regional Chardonnay barrels with our native house strong ale yeast provided by SouthYeast labs. After primary fermentation we blended in a touch of native lactobacillus & aged the beer for over seven months. We blended the beer with 200 pounds of locally harvested July Prince peaches and aged for another two months on the fruit. To finish the beer we dry hopped with a blend of Hull Melon & Aramis hops. The finished beer has a subtle acidity, juicy peach notes, and a light hop note balanced by a dry oak barrel character.

8.0% ABV | IBU


Feral Barrel Raspberry
A dark wild ale featuring regional malts and fermented in sorghum rum barrels with our house blend of native yeasts and brettanomyces and aged on a blend of raspberries and cherries. Jammy fruit notes are balanced by a rich malt forward body and a dry finish.

7.4% ABV | IBU


115 W. Federal Street
Anderson SC, 29625