The Klaus Story

Klaus Brewing Company was founded by a local group of family and friends led by passionate brewer Thomas Lemke. Focused on bringing the under-served German-style beers to a wide range of consumers, from beer aficionados to new converts alike. We chose the name Klaus because we wanted a strong traditional German name. The name's meaning is "The People’s Victory". We feel being able to offer people the ability to experience great locally crafted beer in a welcoming environment is truly a victory for everyone.

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Germany Beer Series

Edelweizen – Helles Weissbier/Hefeweizen

This Helles (Pale) Weissbier, or Hefeweizen,is a Bavarian classic. This wheat ale style incorporates German noble (Edel) hops and specialized yeast, which gives it its signature banana and clove flavors. This complex, yet delicate and refreshing, beer can be enjoyed anytime. 5% ABV 15 IBU

One Helles of a Lager – Munich Helles

This Munich style Helles (Bright) Lager is the quintessential beer garden quaff. This slightly malt forward pale session lager is crisp and dry with restrained noble hop bitterness and a delicate aroma. 5% ABV 21 IBU

Kaiser Kölsch – Kölsch

The blonde, slightly less hoppy cousin of the copper colored Altbier. This German blonde ale style originates from the city of Cologne and is Germany’s youngest beer style. This example uses a special Cologne malt along with German noble hops to finish with a slight floral/spice finish. 5% ABV 22 IBU

Dunkel Breakin' My Heart – Dunkel

Complex yet still session-able, this beer has subtle chocolate overtones supported by a rich noble hops to balance the maltiness of this beer with moderately low bitterness & a touch of spiciness. 5% ABV 25 IBU

Wanderlust – Altbier, Düsseldorfer style

Altbier is an example of a true German ale session beer. This copper colored example offers well-balanced bittersweet drinkability that utilizes classic noble hop notes and a nutty malt aroma and finish. 5% ABV 28 IBU

Dirndl Dropper – Märzen/Oktoberfestbier

A Classic Bavarian Lager recognized across the world for its namesake -- Oktoberfest! This signature style is a rich complex malt forward brew that is moderately strong and mildly hopped with German noble varieties. This elegant brew finishes long yet is surprisingly drinkable! 6% ABV 25 IBU

Old World Weizen – Hefeweizen

Brewed with Munich barley & pale & dark wheat malts that import a more robust character to accompany a balance of banana & clove flavors. 5% ABV 13 IBU

Berliner Weisse – Sour-Berliner Weisse

This tart Wheat Ale is refreshing with a light lemony acidity upfront & a crisp finish with a doughy aftertaste. Brewed traditionally, this beer is soured in the brew kettle by naturally occurring lactobacillus found on malted barley & wheat. 4% ABV 2 IBU

Pilsnerfest – German Pilsner

Notes of Hay, wild flowers, & tangerine with a lightly sweet & grainy malt profile. It finishes crisp & dry with a long hop-forward balance. Brewed with a heritage barley from Germany & a modern German-grown hop called Saphir which together make this beer both historic & modern. 6% ABV 33 IBU

Traditional Bock – Bock

Our Traditional Bock is a hearty amber lager that showcases intense malt flavor and aroma while still seeking balance and drinkability. Coming in at 6.8% abv and 23 ibu this beer provides a mild and lightly nutty-sweet aroma followed by the impression of malty sweetness and strongly toasted bread. The beer finishes crisp with with a light amount of bittersweet caramel and roasted nuts. 7% ABV 23 IBU

Tour of Europe Series

India Pale Lager No.1 – IPL

Think IPA, but in a lager form. This bier is heavily hopped with German grown Ariana & Hallertau Blanc hops. Fermentation with a clean lager yeast yellow, allow notes of tropical fruits and berries to shine brilliantly above a light & crisp malt backbone. 7% ABV 55 IBU

Saison – Belgian Style

Brewed with pale and wheat malts, our Saison has notes of overripe tropical fruit & a dry peppery finish. 6% ABV 20 IBU

Special Release Biers

Doppelsticke – Dark Double Altbier

This bier is an imperialized take on a classic altbier. Pubs in dusseldorf, where altbier gained its popularity, often had a secret or "Sticke" altbier that was darker and stronger than the normal offering. This bier has intense notes of of chocolate & sweet dough on the nose and followed by a medium-full mouth feel with tasting notes of chocolate babka, vanilla, & a light touch of coffee-roast. It has a long lasting, bittersweet, and "fudgy" finish. 8% ABV 60 IBU

Vom Fass No.3 – Rye Barrel Aged Doppelsticke

Doppelsticke Altbier aged in Whitmeyer's Distilling Rye Barrels. Complex spice notes, balanced with syrupy chocolate & vanilla character. Also available conditioned on vanilla beans adding a smoother and more of a vanilla balance. 9% ABV 60 IBU

Weizenbock – Hefeweizen Bock

Lightly Hazy & Deep amber in color with aromas of caramel, banana, & warming spice balanced with strong bread-y notes reminiscent of breakfast pastries. Finishes with a wave of effervescent peppery, and very light citrus notes. 8% ABV 18 IBU