North by Northwest is home to some of the finest brews in the Southwest. We are proud to offer a varied selection of annual as well as seasonal and specialty brews. Together, Brewmaster Don Thompson and Head Brewer Kevin Roark have over 30 years of brewing experience; with beer backed by this much brewing know-how, it has to be good!
The light touch of Horizon hops marry well with Pilsner malts to create this crisp, clean and refreshing beer. (ABV: 4% IBU: 12)
Pilsner, Caravienne, and Chocolate malts give this beer its beautiful, deep amber color. It is soft and creamy and balanced by Horizon hops. (ABV: 4.5% IBU: 20)
Py Jingo Pale Ale
Brewed in the style of the great ales of the Pacific Northwest, this complex combination of Pilsner and Caravienne malts and Horizon, Cascade and Amarillo hops make it a great session beer. (ABV: 5.5% IBU: 45)
Okanogan Black Ale
This rich, malty dark ale is reminiscent of the smooth ales produced by the Weltenberg Brewery in Northwestern Germany. The Pilsner, Caravienne, Munich, Chocolate, Black malts and Roasted Barley give this great dark ale a creamy, roasted malt flavor, which is perfectly balanced with Cascade hops. (ABV: 5.5% IBU: 25)
Pilsner malt and White Wheat topped with German Hallertau hops give this smooth German-style wheat beer an invigorating flavor – the perfect accompaniment for a great Austin afternoon outside. (ABV: 5% IBU: 10)
Py Jingo Pale Ale
Okanogan Black Ale
Bohemian Pilsner -- a light, golden, and crystal clear Pilsner with pils malt, Saaz hops and a high carbonation that produce a smooth, crisp brew with a clean, malty palate and a zesty hop profile (ABV: 6.0% IBU: 20-25).
Blackjack -- Okanogan Black Ale aged in a Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel. Rich and complex with flavors of vanilla, toffee, smoky wood and dark chocolate (ABV: 6.25% IBU: 25).
The Raven -- a sour Blackjack aged with blackberry. A hint of barrel aging with sourness as the dominant characteristic, a little funkiness, and notes of dark fruit (ABV: 5.5%).
Our 2012 Holiday Ale aged in a whiskey barrel. Big boozy, sweet aromas of caramelized sugar, toffee, vanilla, and coconut are followed by a rich, sweet, full-bodied flavor on the palate and a long, malty finish that lasts forever! (ABV: 9% IBU: 30).
Our Kriek starts out as an amber ale fermented in stainless steel than transferred to used red wine barrels where it ages for twelve to eighteen months with a blend of Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and three strains of Brett. After aging in the oak barrels, the sour is aged further in stainless with organic Montmorency cherry juice. Winner of a Bronze Medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival and a Gold Medal at the 2012 World Beer Championship in the fruit lambic category (ABV: 4.5% IBU: 20).
Our blond ale uses all pilsner malt, ale yeast and Simcoe hops to create a well-balanced, light and flavorful beer with a slightly hoppy finish (ABV: 5.2% IBU: 30 - 35).
A Belgian-style wheat ale that uses pilsner malt, white wheat and brewed with a touch of Noble hops, bitter orange peel and coriander (ABV: 5.7% IBU: 6).
A highly carbonated, refreshing, tart, sour, and acidic German-style sour wheat ale with notes of lemony citrus. Very refreshing! (ABV: 3.5%).
Okanogan Black Ale aged in a Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel. Rich and complex with flavors of vanilla, toffee, smoky wood and dark chocolate (ABV: 6.25% IBU: 25).
A light, golden, and crystal clear Pilsner with pils malt, Saaz hops and a high carbonation that produce a smooth, crisp brew with a clean, malty palate and a zesty hop profile (ABV: 6.0% IBU: 20-25).
In celebration of our 1200th batch of beer, our previous head brewer, Ty Phelps returned for a collaboration brew with current head brewer Kevin Roark. Together they brewed this black IPA aka Cascadian Dark Ale (ABV: 6.8% IBU: 30).
Our Dark Side IDA aged in a Jack Daniel's barrel for over two months. Notes of vanilla, smokey bourbon and piney hops on the aroma with a smooth malty and vanilla sweetness on the palate followed by a long, hoppy finish (ABV: 6.8% IBU: 50-60).
Similar to a Hefeweizen, this wheat beer is brewed with dark malts adding a nice complexity and low bittering hops (ABV: 5.9% IBU: 9).
An unfiltered bitter made with English crystal malts, English ale yeast and UK Golding hops, and dry hopped to allow the UK Golding hops flavor to come through (ABV: 6% IBU: 18).
Brewed using Pilsner malt, medium Munich malt and white wheat. The color is deep golden with a slight haziness. Carbonation is slightly high as per the style. Golding and Hallertau hops give slight bitterness and aroma, but it’s the Belgian yeast that gives it that spicy, fruity Belgian characteristic. Get your sais-on! (ABV: 6.8% IBU: 12-13)
An extremely hoppy and full bodied American-style Imperial Indian Pale Ale, sure to please even the most discerning of hopheads (ABV: 8% IBU: 85).
Complex, malty and rich, this English-style barleywine is one of the strongest of the beer styles. Heavy amounts of English crystal malts and chocolate malts give this beer its body and high strength, UK Golding hops help balance the sweetness and add a nice aroma. Perfect for sipping by the fire on a cold winter evening (ABV: 9% IBU: 30).
A dry Irish Stout brewed with house pilsner malt and lots of roasted barley. Light and easy-drinking ale with a full body and a complex, smooth finish (ABV: 4.3% IBU: 19).
Our Kodiak IPA is brewed with house pilsner malt, caramel and crystal malt for body and a touch of chocolate malt for color. Copious amounts of Apollo, Simcoe and Amarillo hops were added to the kettle, as well as Simcoe, Amarillo and a new hop called Zythos for dry-hopping in the fermenter (ABV: 7% IBU: 60-65).
A Flanders style oak aged sour ale. This one uses the most recent batch of sour base and a touch of an older, more intense sour. It’s a nice blend that has solid acidity and tartness, but still very drinkable (ABV: 4.5% IBU: 20).
A German-style Marzen beer, brewed with German Munich, Vienna and Pilsner malts, German Hallertau hops, and German lager yeast (ABV: 5.8% IBU: 15-20).
A hoppy German-style Pilsener brewed with 2-row pilsner malt, noble Hallertauer hops and German lager yeast. Crisp, clean, hoppy and well carbonated, this is one to pour in a tall glass, sit back and enjoy. Prost! (ABV: 5.5% IBU: 27)
A sour Blackjack aged with blackberry. A hint of barrel aging with sourness as the dominant characteristic, a little funkiness, and notes of dark fruit (ABV: 5.5%).
Balanced, malt-driven, medium bodied Irish Ale - lightly hopped allowing the toasted malt character to take center stage (ABV: 4.7% IBU: 17).
Rye IPA with notes of fruit, citrus, and pine and a distinct hop bitterness that finishes with a crisp, slightly spicy, subtle rye flavor (ABV: 6.8% IBU: 55).
A refreshing golden ale with kaffir lime leaf. It is a refreshing, summer session ale that still has nice body, flavor & aroma (ABV: 5.25% IBU 25 - 30).
A strong Vienna lager with low hop bitterness and a well-balanced malt profile (ABV: 6.8% IBU: 15-20).
Our Hey Joe Coffee Stout conditioned in a Jack Daniels barrel for 2 months. Big aromas of coffee, whiskey and brown sugar are followed by dark, bittersweet chocolate notes on the palate and a full, soft lingering mouth feel (ABV: 7.5%).
Irish Stout aged in different whiskey barrels, then blended. The blend is 73% Jack Daniels barrel, 20% Balcones Distilling Single Malt barrel and 7% Balcones Distilling Baby Blue corn whiskey barrel. It is quite delicious, probably our brewers' favorite barrel aged beer so far! (ABV: 4.3% IBU: 19)