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Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery™ is a hybrid farmhouse brewery and winery based in Anderson, SC. Our hand crafted ales, ciders, and meads pay homage to the rich agricultural resources of Upstate South Carolina and the region by using locally sourced malt, grains, yeast, and hops. While our brewing techniques may be Belgian inspired, our beers are by no means reverent to tradition.

From Carolina Bauernhaus’ taproom in downtown Anderson SC to our brewery and beer garden in Greenville SC, we strive to create a family of unique beers that range from approachable saisons to challenging barrel aged sour beers.

Keston Helfrich

Keston about

Keston is the founder and head brewer for Carolina Bauernhaus Ales. He’s been homebrewing for over 10 years and has been brewing wild, funky, and sour ales for 4 years before opening the brewery. 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 about

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 coordinated the sustainable biofuels program at Clemson University and has taught the science of beer for over 3 years.