NORTH BAY PROFILE

Mad Fritz Brewing Co

There is an old saying that ‘it takes a lot of beer to make great wines…’ Well, we can attest to it! After nearly 25 years of home brewing to quench our thirst we decided to go-pro. The stack of recipes are too many to count. These recipes and their styling are often layered with a culinary perspective along with visions of a cold frothy beer at the end of a long day making wine. In 2012 we began to turn this passion into a reality. We reached out to the community around us, the barrel suppliers, equipment manufacturers and our local farmers to literally test the waters. We pulled barrels and equipment from our wineries and began building a custom brewing system. In 2014 we found a small space in St Helena, received a use permit and began creating our beers…Wow! How did that happen? A lot of sweat, determination and of course help from our family, friends and colleagues… Did we say wine! Yes, it’s only fitting that ‘it takes a lot of wine to make great beer!

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Taproom is currently closed. Curb-side pick-up and purchases by appointment available at the brewery. Orders available for delivery, including special packages. For on-site appointments, click EMAIL or CALL.

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1282b Vidovich Lane
St Helena,
Hours, products & services subject to change.

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RECENT RELEASES

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The Crow and the Water

BA Dry Stout

11/10/2020

5.4% ABV

Irish Dry Stout aged in freshly emptied Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.

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The Kite, the Frog and the Mouse

Rye Ale

10/9/2020

Hops: Ivanhoe

26% Malted Rye and Ivanhoe hops from Lake county, Calistoga water and aged in barrel for 2 months. Its more of a Red Rye IPA and has a lot of malt spectrum.

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The Donkey and Thistle

Pale Lager

10/9/2020

a Heller Bock/Maibock hopped with Saaz from Idaho aged 2 months in neutral French Oak . This batch is wild and effervescent with lots of barrel tones.

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The Ring-dove and the Hunter

BA Porter / Black Lager Hyrbrid

10/9/2020

Our classic porter recipe brewed with a lager yeast and cold fermented at 50 F, then aged or lagered in barrel for 1 month in neutral French Oak.

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The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

Saison

10/9/2020

This bottling is based with 26% malted rye and aged in our Solera System Barrel for 9 months with Brettanomyces.

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The Peacock and Jupiter

White Ale

10/9/2020

This Witbier or White Ale is also know as Whits’ Wit after Whitney Fisher founder of Mad Fritz. Its made with Calistoga water, 30% Wheat malt, Scarlet malt from Colorado Malting co infused with Lemon Grass, Mandarins, Cardamom and Coriander, then aged for 2 months in Neutral French Oak.

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The Zodiac

WC IPA

10/9/2020

Hops: Experimental HBC 431

Featuring experimental hop variety from Yakima, this beer is a classic West Coast approach and very dry in style with snappy bitterness

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The Viper and the File

Belgian Brown Ale infused with Kenyan Coffee Beans

10/9/2020

This brown ale is dry with slight acidity after barrel aging for 3 months in neutral oak. The caffeine level is almost 300 mg/L or roughly 3 cups of coffee per bottle! Bam!

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The Wind and the Sun

BA Golden Strong Ale

10/9/2020

A 2-month barrel aged Golden Strong with 100% CA grown and malted ingredients. It's what we call the Chardonnay of our beers. Subtle yet power as well as the ability to age.

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The Fool and the Cart

Imperial IPA

10/9/2020

A Old World approach to IPA using landrace hop Gargoyle and barrel aged for 3 months . It clock in at 8.0 % ABV and is a uniquely malt focused IPA.

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Humulus Lupulus 2020 - Oast House Series

Wet Hop IPA

9/15/2020

Hops: Chinook

Collab with Redwood Hills Farm / Capricopia (hops); Warm Spring Wind Farm

The Oast House Series marks another sub-journey taking us deep into an exploration of hop terroir, with this installment featuring a wet hop IPA using an “old-school” variety, Chinook. 

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Jupiter and the Camel

BA DH Pilsner

7/2/2020

Hops: DH with Tettnanger

Pilsner aged in French Oak for 2 months Dry Hopped with Tettnanger

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Terroir Series: Napa

Pale Ale

7/2/2020

6.5% ABV

Single Origin Pale Ale from 100% Napa County = Napa Ale

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The Tortoise and the Eagle

Marzen Lager aged in Cab Sauv barrels

6/23/2020

6.4% ABV

Hops: Tettnanger

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Grisette Blanche

Belgian Table Beer

6/15/2020

Its a Belgian Table Beer with Amarillo Hops aged in barrels for 1 month. Its low alcohol and lightly bittered.

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