Mathew as Night Ryder

Nothing screams Fanter (when it isn’t quite winter, but definitely not fall anymore – it’s a California thing) more than dark rich malts and west coast hops. Announcing our newest Forager release: Night Ryder an Imperial Black Rye IPA.

Many of you will remember this delicious beer from last Fanter, but staying true to the Night Ryder form we decided to make this year’s even more unbelievable. We amplified its already rich, malty, and piney resin character and turned it into an Imperial.

Stop by the taproom today or keep an eye out as bottles and draft will hit the market soon!

To celebrate its release we crafted another BarrelHouse Forager Video; complete with a Hollywood budget and star-studded cast. Unlike previous videos, no pumpkins or iPhone’s were harmed, too bad we can’t say the same for Mathew’s lady mobile.

Enjoy this full-length Night Ryder Feature video complete with bloopers and outtakes.

Nov 12, 2015
Written by Chris

Introducing the first release of our yearly Estate Hopped beers. 2015 was the first official harvest for us and this year’s crop included Cascade, Chinook, & Amalia. Right off the bines these hops were juicy and full of aroma. It was important that we crafted a beer that would showcase all of the hop goodness without a malty background getting in the way. What better way than with a Lager! This IPL has an amazing tropical nose, melon on the palate, and because it’s a Lager is incredibly drinkable.

We couldn’t be more pleased with this beer. We only had enough hops for a single turn, so we’re limited to draft and select accounts. Get it before it’s gone!

ABV 6.2% | IBU: 35 | F.G. 1.009 ~ Taproom, Select Draft Accounts



Introducing Grog Our Newest Reservado De Robles

Grog is loaded with unique, robust flavors, this Brown Sugar Imperial Ale was hand crafted and aged in Caribbean rum barrels for 12 months. Hints of Molasses, rum, tobacco, and coconut round this dark nectar into a delicious, drinkable Imperial Ale that pairs well with plundering, pillaging and pretty much anything else pirates are known for.
ABV 12.4% | IBU: 49 | F.G. 1.021 ~ Taproom, Select Draft Accounts, & 22oz Bottles

There are only a handful of kegs available and 150 cases. Half will go to distribution everything else will be sold at the taproom. Get it before its gone!


Introducing The Great Pumpkin Hunt! This video was created in conjunction with the release of our Harvest Ale, a fall specialty ale from our Forager Series. This series is about creating unique seasonal beers crafted with ingredients foraged from the Central California Coast. With each new release we’ll capture all the mischief that goes into every bottle. Cheers!


Harvest Ale 22oz BottleHarvest Ale
Graham Cracker | Pumpkin Pie | Vanilla
As fall settles on the Central Coast, our desires for a more compex, malt focused beer come to life. To satisfy this desire, we present to you the Harvest Ale. Created in the Forager Spirit, this spiced brown porter is crafted with fresh local spices and hand roasted pumpkins. With hints of graham cracker, pumpkin pie, and vanilla, it celebrates the spirit of the season with a truly unique taste. The brew pairs well with raking leaves, carving pumpkins, and preparing for El Niño… Cheers!

Harvest Ale Details


Availability: Limited Seasonal Release

Sep 29, 2015
Written by Chris

Max Randolph (yes he is an actual Viking), hand-forges all of the medieval BHBC stamped bottle openers for us.

This year for all of our Society members we decided to enlist the Viking’s help to blacksmith a special batch. Included in this year’s membership each Society member will receive a custom key-chain bottle opener with the initials SM15.

We’re fascinated by his craftsmanship we followed him back to his workshop to captured him in action. Let me start by saying these images simply don’t do it justice. We’ll soon be releasing a video showing exactly how much time and artist goes into each piece. Stay tuned.

Society Membership Details