By 1996, the demand for our award winning ales exceeded the capacity of our 10-barrel brewery, so we started construction on a 30-barrel facility at the corner of Highways 128 and 253, just one mile down the road from the Buckhorn Saloon. By expanding our capacity and introducing a 12 ounce bottling line, we were able to double our production level to 15,000 barrels in a little over a year. Before we knew it, our growth had once again outpaced our space and capacity, so in 1998 construction began on our current three-story Bavarian-style brewhouse. The centerpieces of the brewhouse are the gleaming 100- and 85- barrel copper brew kettles rescued from two defunct German breweries during a trip to Europe in 1995. The new brewhouse went online in August of 2000.
Since then, we have been hand-crafting authentic ales and lagers with balance and complexity and a passion for sustainable brewing practices. We’ve also expanded our barrel-aging program to include a variety of sour beers as well as establishing an exclusive partnership with Wild Turkey® Bourbon, which has brought about our Barl Series of bourbon barrel-aged beers.