Before discovering a love for brewing, Barrow's founder, Graydon Hill, was a commercial airline pilot. It was in that line of work that his incredible inclination for quality control was molded. When it comes to being a captain of a giant piece of aluminum hurtling through the air, you have to be sure of your equipment, your processes, your crew, and your decisions. The same can be said about brewing beer. When it comes to sanitization, inspecting ingredients, temperature controls, lab work, storage, presentation, flavor, everything – the best quality is what you’ll find here at Barrow Brewing Co.
We believe that the best ingredients make the best craft beer. We use simple recipes that highlight the unique natural hop and grain flavors. While we are not disciples of the Reinheitsgebot, at Barrow we believe just because you can do [add] something to craft beer, doesn’t mean you should.
Barrow beers are inspired by our family history, the characters in our small town, and an abiding love of Texas. We’ll introduce the year-round and seasonal beers on this page as they are released. You can keep up to date with our announcements by Liking our Facebook page.
brewery founders on the brewhouse
Mystery of the Deep DIPA (year round)
These are the craft beers that we brew year round and package in 6-packs
This beer was inspired by a local legend and aims to create its own. Hoppy citrus notes with an intense but round bitterness. Multiple types of 2-row malt add to the character of this beer that finishes with a pleasant hoppy note. Evil Catfish is dry-hopped several days before it is kegged for your consumption.
Crisp, bright, and refreshing. We brewed this one for people who are new to craft beer but it has been known to surprise craft aficionados as well. If you usually pass on lagers, give this one a try. It could change your mind.
784 is the number of people who voted for beer in 2014, enabling Barrow Brewing to establish itself in downtown Salado. This witte (white) beer has orange rind and coriander with a traditional Belgian yeast note. It is creamy and refreshing all at the same time.
Our newest Blonde comes in at 4.5% ABV and is perfect for drinking all day long during Texas' summer heat waves (so, basically all year-round!). This beer is named after the springs located next to the brewery.
When the Priest is a homebrewer, you know you’ve found the right church. This stout has a wonderful fruit bouquet from the hand selected yeast. The malt notes are roasted chocolate goodness to balance the sweetness created by our yeast.
This Double IPA comes in at 9.2% and 86 IBU. Like the Evil Catfish IPA, the large hop punch is balanced against a strong malt backbone.
A traditional German style Lager. This beer has a crisp honeysuckle note and a super clean finish. *available at fine restaurants and taprooms*
An easy drinking, smooth, juicy IPA that hits the spot year round. We used Citra, Galaxy and Amarillo hops in this 5.6% ABV IPA.
These beers are offered for a limited time each year and are packaged in 6-packs
This Spring Seasonal offering showcases the floral notes found in honey. Crisp and refreshing, it pairs perfectly with a warm Texas afternoon.
Our Summer beer, Hat Tip is made with local wheat and a Bavarian yeast. Perfect for a summer day, it holds true to its heritage with hints of banana and clove. Keep scrolling down to see the cool video our friends made for this beer or click here.
These brews are on tap when available. There may also be a small batch on tap when you visit, not listed here. Some of the brews listed below are also available on tap at Central Texas area restaurants and taprooms.
This Doppelbock is true to style. It has a deep copper color, rich malt and full body. It is available in the tap room and for keg sales. *available at fine restaurants and taprooms*
When a Vicar goes on vacation, they call it a Sabbatical. For this beer we took the Tipsy Vicar Stout and added roasted organic coconut. The result is a coconut stout that you’ll want to drink year-round.
You’ve probably had a coffee Stout and a coffee Porter, but have you ever tried a coffee Lager? If you enjoy coffee, we think you may like this unique beer.
This Extra Special Bitter is a taproom-only offering that we usually brew just in time for Spring. It offers herbal notes and just the right amount of bitterness to balance the malt.
This ginger rye strong ale is available in the tap room and for keg sales. We serve it in an 8 oz snifter glass made by our friends across the street, Salado Glassworks. The ginger is strong but we’ve balanced it with a dose of rye malt.
Our easy drinking Amber is named after the local golf course where there continue to be cougar sitings...
A golden California Common with a hint of floral and woodsy notes. This beer is perfect during the transition into warmer months in Texas (ie: January-March).
Brewed for the Coyotes FC, NPSL, our local semi-pro soccer team. This beer is a Vienna Lager. It is amber in color with a light malt sweetness and crisp finish.
This premium lager spent three months in fermentation leading to a super clean, smooth flavor.
This is our first Mexican Lager. There is a note of lemon on the palate that we think makes this craft brew especially delightful.
The best dang commercial in Barrow history.