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Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery™ is a hybrid farmhouse brewery an 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 and pilot system in downtown Anderson SC to our soon to be open pub in Greenville SC, we will strive to create a family of unique beers that range from approachable saisons to challenging barrel aged sour beers.


Keston Helfrich

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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.


Brad Thomas

Brad about

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