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, everything – the best quality is what you’ll find here at Barrow Brewing Co.
We believe that the best ingredients make the best 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, 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.
Mystery of the Deep DIPA (year round)
These are the brews that we produce 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. Multiply 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.
Light, smooth, and refreshing, this is the beer you’ll want to take out on the boat or down the Guadalupe. Notice the hint of rye and the tangerine hop note. Refreshing and crisp!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Check out the cool video our friends made for this beer here.
Our Fall Seasonal is made with fresh persimmons that add a subtle sweetness to this spicy, French Farmhouse style.
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.
A Helles Lager that packs a punch at 6.0% ABV. This beer has a crisp honeysuckle note and a super clean finish. *available at fine 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 Amarillo SMASH (single malt and single hop) IPA is crisp and refreshing with a little bit of a bite - perfect after a bike ride around Salado!
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...