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URBAN ARTIFACT BREWING PHILOSOPHY

A Wild Culture

Wild, funky, tart, mouthwatering and gossip worthy: Things used to describe the latest pop star gone rogue and more rarely used to describe style-defying beers. Every sip of beer you drink is an experience, much like our taproom, music lounge, performance venue, beer garden, and music label, and each one of the unique shows or performances you attend. Our beers are inspired by our lifestyle, by the culture and community that we define, and by the microscopic natural world around us. We brew beers that can’t be tamed, that never fail to refresh the body and spirit, and that require one to experience the liquid in their glass.

Like us, all our beers are wild. That means, in one way or the other, each and every one of our beers is brewed with locally caught wild yeast, bacteria, or mixed cultures of both. With micro-floral creatures such as Saccharomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Brettanomyces, it is the brewer’s job to get these wild microorganisms to create flavors that are tart and crisp, tropical and wild, and downright funky. It is the ultimate way to truly express a sense of place in our beers, to create beers that form with you a lasting experience, that have the effect of taking you to our brewery, taproom and venue with every sip. At the end of the day, here in the brewery, it is all about our microscopic wild friends.

Recent Work

  • Palmistry

    Palmistry

    Urban Legend

    Style: Double Berliner Pale Ale ABV: 8.5% pH: 3.85 Appearance: Hazy yellow-orange Nose: Tropical fruit Flavor: Hops, Pineapple, Guava, Kumquat

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  • The Gadget

    The Gadget

    Urban Legend

    Style: Sour Blackberry-Raspberry Ale ABV: 5.8% pH: 3.2 Appearance: Bright red.

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  • Whirligig

    Whirligig

    Urban Legend

    Style: Wild Blueberry Ale ABV: 6.1% pH: 3.5 Appearance: Hazy purple-blue.

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  • Clothesline

    Clothesline

    Historic

    Style: Farmhouse Rye ABV: 5.90% pH: 4.3 Appearance: Straw, sunny Nose: Hay, herbal, clove, Belgian phenolics, floral, rose. Flavor: Grainy,...

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  • Otso

    Otso

    Historic

    Style: Double Tart Brown with Coffee ABV: 9.50% pH: 3.6 Description: Caramel, toffee, and a slight fruity sweetness blend with...

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  • Pinwheel

    Pinwheel

    Seasonal

    Style: Kumquat Gose ABV: 4.50% pH: 3.5 Appearance: Golden orange, slight cloudiness Description: Bursting with orange aromas accompanied by bready...

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  • Finn

    Finn

    Flagship

    Style: Berliner Pale Ale ABV: 5.30% pH: 3.8 Appearance: Golden Nose: Lemon, citrus, grapefruit Flavor: Crackery, Citrusy, Apricot, Fruit Punch,...

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  • Maize

    Maize

    Historic

    Style: Amber Lager ABV: 5.40% pH: 3.95 Appearance: Light Copper Nose: Lightly fruity, hint of corn, bit of woodiness. Earthy...

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  • Cauldron

    Cauldron

    Historic

    Style: Dry Irish Stout – available exclusively on Nitro ABV: 5.10% pH: 4.3 Appearance: Midnight black, creamy head Nose: Milk...

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  • Phrenology

    Phrenology

    Flagship

    Style: Wild IPA ABV: 7.30% IBU: 55 Appearance: Light Gold/Straw Hops: Chinook & Mosaic Description: Huge hop flavors and aromas...

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  • Keypunch

    Keypunch

    Seasonal

    Style: Key Lime Gose ABV: 4.30% pH: 3.5 Appearance: Pale golden, slight cloudiness Nose: Sweet keylime, acidic, hint of breadyness...

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  • Chariot

    Chariot

    Seasonal

    Style: Tart Cherry Gose ABV: 4.70% pH: 3.5 Flavor: Soft cherry flavor with a light salty, flaky pie crust wheat...

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  • Sliderule

    Sliderule

    Seasonal

    Style: Chocolate Raspberry Gose ABV: 4.90% pH: 3.5 Description: This winter gose starts with a punch of fresh raspberries followed...

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  • Kicksled

    Kicksled

    Seasonal

    Style: Winter Spiced Stout ABV: 7.10% pH: 3.9 Description: Hints of vanilla, dark rum, and roast waft from the glass...

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  • Bluesfest

    Bluesfest

    Historic

    Style: Summer Lager ABV: 6.10% pH: 3.75 Appearance: Amber Nose: White grape, toasty malt, sherry Flavor: Caramel, toast, white grape....

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  • Thoroughbred

    Thoroughbred

    Urban Legend

    Style: BBA Imperial Kentucky Common ABV: 9.10% pH: 4.03

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  • Hippodrome

    Hippodrome

    Urban Legend

    Style: Wild Double IPA ABV: 8.10% pH: 4.3 Appearance: Straw Gold and Hazy Nose: Papaya, gauva, grapefruit, orange peel, tropical/candy...

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  • Calliope

    Calliope

    Urban Legend

    Style: Wild Fresh Hop ABV: 8.10% pH: 4.48 Appearance: Pale orange, autumn and fall-like. Nose: Earthy. Parsley, herbal, white pepper....

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