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14482 Big Basin Way
Historic Downtown Saratoga, CA    (MAP & Hours)





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Currently we are serving:

Pure Beer Beer made in the style of Bavarian Purity Law:

Nothing but barley, hops, water and yeast.

Always On Tap

Blonde Ale

ABV: 5.4%
IBU: 26

A light, crisp, Summery beer with just a bit of sass. Gently bittered and dry-hopped (or, as we like to call it, "cold hopped") with a subtle citrusy Cascade, the sweeter malt flavors really shine through.
American Pale Ale

ABV 5.7%
IBU: 75

An easy-drinking Pale Ale with a good bite, but lightly attenuated for plenty of that malty, beery flavor. Good ol' American Cascade adds a subtle citrus note.

Blends nicely into a shandy, if you're looking for a session beer.

"Leftenant Pepper's"
English IPA

ABV: 5%
IBU: 65

More evenly balanced than its American counterparts, this delicious blend of Autumn-sown barley -- together with our special blend of old world malts and hops that range from UK to Czechoslovakia in origin -- results in a full-bodied and well balanced IPA full of English flavor with a little black-pepper on the back end. We think you'll like it.
"Pretty Purple"
Porter (#5)

ABV: 5%
IBU: 20

Full of body, with a soft mouth feel, this solid, dependable porter has barely a hint of toasted chocolate. A family favorite since its inception, this is the 5th refinement ("#5") of the brewmaster's favorite recipe of his favorite style.

Darned-good stuff, if we say so, ourselves! (Also, it's not really purple!)

"Fur of the Cat"
West Coast IPA

ABV: 6.1%
IBU: 66

Crisp and hard-hitting, but with a smooth aftertaste. Not quite as "in your face" as some WC-IPAs, but plenty bold enough to hold up against any challenger.


Often on tap

(We do our best, but these beers take time!)


ABV: 5.9% ++
IBU: 20

That same delicious Pretty Purple Porter that everyone loves, aged in a Wayward Bourbon barrel (from Venus Spirits, Santa Cruz).

We didn't think PPP could get any better but then... WOW!

"Lez Böhm"

ABV: --%
IBU: 40

"Often", but not right now. 🙃

Rotating taps -- when it's gone, its gone!

Beer styles through which we're working.
"Heritage Ale"
English Best Bitter

ABV: 4.7%
IBU: 35

A classic ale that embodies the rich brewing traditions of historic England. Crafted using time-honored techniques, this ale boasts a perfect balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness, creating a brew that's both satisfying and sessionable. It has a light copper hue and a smooth, refreshing finish; "Heritage Ale" is a tribute to the simple pleasures of good company and great beer.
"Gentlefolk's Grandeur"
English Barleywine


ABV: 8.2%
IBU: 40

An exquisite ale that embodies the essence of kindred spirits and warm camaraderie. Velvety, boasting a rich tapestry of caramel and toffee notes, enveloping your palate in a luscious symphony of flavors.

Cheers to shared moments and the extraordinary taste of benevolence.

"My Favorite"

ABV: 4.7%
IBU: 32

A traditional German-style Märzen with an amber hue and smooth, malt-forward character. The pleasing combination of biscuity sweetness and subtle bitterness from our blend of noble and new&old world hybrid hops is perfect for festive celebrations (ex.Oktoberfest).
Winter Solstice
Holiday Ale

ABV: 8.4%
IBU: 2.5

A delightful fusion of winter cider charm and craft beer deliciousness. Made with the comforting warmth of star anise, vanilla, and other seasonal flavors, this sweet, balanced ale is a symphony of fruit and spice.

ABV: 5%
IBU: 25

Black as Dark Helmet's ...uh... helmet, yet surprisingly smooth, our Schwarzbier balances roasted malt richness with a crisp, clean finish. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee combine with a touch of noble hops, yielding a subtle hint of earthy bitterness.

"May the Schwarz be with you!"

"Ghost Pepper *SPICY*"
Red Ale

ABV: 6.0%-ish
IBU: 60

A tantalizing concoction combining the smooth richness of American-style red ale with the bang of habanero and ghost peppers. Caramel malt sweetness blend with the spice of fiery peppers, creating an ale that won't knock you down, but definitely carries some heat.

Delicious on its own, or use it as a base for Bloody Mary or other spicy cocktails.

"Nut-brown fem-ale"
Brown Ale

ABV: 4.9%
IBU: 40

Fem-ale captures the essence of the style without using nuts; it has a smooth, velvety texture with subtle nutty undertones. Brewed with nuttily-roasted grains and traditional techniques, it offers a cozy flavor while remaining safe for those with allergies.
Ha'Firkin #1, #2, ... Ask about our Ha'Firkins.

TL;DR: We start with a 20L (~5 gallons, a "ha'firkin") toasted Hungarian oak barrel, add some liquor (or wine), swirl it around until it's all soaked in, fill with a matching craft brew, age until it's perfect, then serve it up.

So the "ask about" part is mostly about what's available and what's in the works.

In the fermentor,
Aging, conditioning, & etc.

Release Date
"Lez Böhm"

ABV: 4.9%
IBU: 40

A Bohemian delight, lagered to perfection, this delicious old-world recipe is full of crisp beer flavor, with barely a whiff of fresh baked biscuits in the aroma. "Nothing but Saaz" hops gives it a bitterness that doesn't bite and its authentic Czechoslovakian taste.



ABV: 5.9%++
IBU: 20

We started the next batch so that, when we run out of the current, there won't be such a long wait :)

expected early Autumn
(We can't rush perfection;
it'll release when it's ready!)

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