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

Kuningilin
The name of our golden sour ale was inspired by the heirloom Wrens Abruzzi rye malt provided by our friends at Riverbend Malt House. German legend has it that the wren cunningly hitched a ride on an eagle’s back to become the highest flying bird and was crowned as ‘king of the birds’- kuningilin. The spicy and earthy character of the rye malt used in this rustic refined ale is held aloft by a tart acidity drawn from our house strain of natively collected lactobacillus and crowned by a bright dry hop blend of Vic Secret and Amarillo hops.

7.5% ABV | 20 IBU


WIPA

This one is all about fruit and funk. This is a 100% brett fermented wit inspired ale jam packed with galaxy hops in every step of the brewing process. The tropical notes of the brett & the hops join forces to make one unforgettable wheat pale ale

6.8% ABV | 45 IBU


115 W. Federal Street
Anderson SC, 29625