Beard Science is a Sour House, meaning we specialize in fermentation techniques and souring processes that you won’t find in your typical brewery. For kettle sours, we use Lactobacillus bacteria strains to create unique flavors in a very controlled environment. For our wild sours, we ferment the natural yeasts here in The Colony, Texas for some uncontrolled goodness in the beer. We also add special spices and some unexpected ingredients in the finishing process to give you something new with each brew. Some beers then age in wooden American Oak foeders or bottles you see in the brewery. Find our tap list here: What’s on Tap?
Beer not your thing? Not to worry, Beard Science has an extensive whiskey collection featuring those hard-to-find allocated Bourbons and hand-picked select barrels. We can also serve you a cocktail from our full bar or wine if that’s what tickles your fancy.
Beard Science Brews
Beard Science Pumpkin Spice
Here it is! Our first wild Foeder aged beer is a Belgium Dark Sour ale and aged for a few days with Pumpkin Spice. Expect the funkiness of wild sours and the fruitiness of Belgium beers but with an “oh so nice, sweet and spice” fall pumpkin aroma and flavors. Everybody can make a pumpkin spice latte, but to enjoy a pumpkin spice Sour Ale around a fire pit you’ll have to come to the Sour House – you do not want to miss this special treat.
Beard Science Cranberry
Cranberry puree combined with our base sour gives you a little taste of sweetness and an enticing fruity smell in the beginning accompanied by a dry cranberry finish. This fall brew will leave you reminiscing for a much loved holiday side dish, yet satisfied because you were able to drink it instead.
Beard Science Grapefruit
Grapefruit is perfect for the transition from summer into fall since it is in season making it freshest from October till February. This brew features a strong fruitiness and adds some additional sourness to the already sour beer. Pro Tip: Try this one with a sugar rim!
Beard Science Raspberry Cherry
Raspberry and Cherry reminds our Brew Boss of the scent that filled his home when mom Wehrmann was baking pies. This combination is fruity and earthy. It has a little bit more raspberry in the aroma with the dark cherry coming through in the taste and finishes with a nice sour note.
Beard Science Cucumber & Lemon
Our Cucumber and Lemon is made from cucumber puree and real lemon juice. Cucumber is up front in aroma and flavor, while the lemon adds a nicely balanced freshness in the finish a little acid to the base sour beer. The combination of both lemon and cucumber creates a little vanilla phenolic note that makes this beer one of our most sought-after offerings.
Beard Science Blackcurrant
Beard Science Blackcurrant is a dry, earthy sour beer. The Blackcurrant adds to the overall sourness of the beers. Expect aroma and flavors of passion fruit and dark berry and a bit of raisin on the finish.
Beard Science Berliner Weiss
This is our basic kettle sour and is a great intro to sour beers if it is your first time. Subtly sour.
Beard Science Berliner Weiss Extra Sour
This is our basic kettle sour with the sourness turned up. A little more pucker-y for you adventurers.
Beard Science Woodruff Berliner Weiss
Woodruff is a German herb that grows deep in the woods and has green leaves with white flowers. It is known for its earthy, almost hay-like flavor and aroma with a light sweetness to it, to cut through any kind of sourness. The Ph is 3.5 and makes this a wonderful beverage on a nice day in the Yard.
Beard Science Blood Orange Sour
A nice balance between the sourness of the beer and the tart fruitiness of the Blood Orange makes this a good thirst quencher. A nice, dry mouthfeel will make you understand what fruit-alicious means.
Beard Science Pickle Sour
A blend of sour Beer and pickle juice gives this beer a nice balance between sourness and all the spiciness you would expect from your favorite pickle.
Beard Science Elderberry
This fruity and delicious beer features earthy aromas and flavors, fruitiness as well as a slight sweetness coming through from the Elderberry. It is dry and refreshing.
Beard Science Lemon & Lime
If you like lemon and lime in your beer, this is it for you. The two citrus fruits add an extra layer of sourness. By using our base Berliner Weiss, it stays well-balanced for easy drinking.
Beard Science Caramel Tart Apple
This refreshing beer will bring back your childhood memories or a tart green apple flavor hard candy, followed by a slight caramel taste and a great balance for a sweet and sour finish.
Meet our Brew Boss
The Beard Science Sour House is the delicious laboratory of our mad scientist and Brew Boss, Dennis Wehrmann. Dennis was born in Germany, into a family with five generations in the brewing business. He worked in breweries as a kid and went on to brewing school, apprenticeships, brewpub management, and eventually Dennis got a Master’s degree specializing in the brewing business. After moving to Dallas with his wife Joline, he opened his own microbrewery (Franconia), the first in the Dallas area. He operated Franconia for 12 years before passing on the reins and eventually joining the Truck Yard team. You can also taste his work at our upcoming Second Rodeo Brewery in The Stockyards in Fort Worth (scheduled to open March 2021).
Learn from all of Dennis’ experience in one of our tasting events – check out the Events page for more info.
Sour House Events
Check out our calendar to join our Brew Boss for beer tastings and to be the first to taste new release. Sour House Events
Want the tap room all to yourself?
- Our tap room space is available for private parties!
- Fill out an Event Request Form to contact us.