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

Source Series® Opuntia
The Source Series® of rustic refined ales are the essence of the Carolina Bauernhaus brewing philosophy. The yeasts and bacteria used to ferment a Source Series ale are collected from one of the ingredients used to brew the ale.

This is our 2017 GABF® Gold Medal winning native fermented saison brewed with North Carolina grown heirloom Wrens Abruzzi rye malt and pilsner malt. The souring bacteria used to make this beer was a strain of lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast Labs from opuntia fruit in La France, SC. The beer was aged for 6 months in a Biltmore Cabernet barrel on the same opuntia fruit.

The beer pours with a very quickly dissipating white head. The nose is filled with notes of sweet fruits and a sharp acidity. On the palate there is a puckering acidity with bright and luscious fruit notes. The beer finishes with a lingering acidity on the tongue. See https://cba.craftcellr.com to purchase bottles online.

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FRIPA
Our Farmhouse Rye IPA contains generous amounts of West coast hops, Regionally malted barley, and locally grown; regionally malted heirloom rye malt. The delicate balance between spicy rye and bold American hops of this hazy gold beer will delight your tastebuds.

6.7% ABV | 55 IBU


115 W. Federal Street
Anderson SC, 29625