Mysterium Verum

Once small and experimental, now dynamic and award-winning, this diverse family of ales utilizes new oak, used wine and spirits barrels, as well as secondary fermentation with wild yeasts and bacteria to produce complex flavors beyond the realm of traditional brewers yeasts.


  • Highlander

    Base beer — Real Heavy
    Barrels — new, toasted American oak
    Maturation — 8 months
    Tasting notes — oak, caramel, toffee, peat
    ABV— 10.1%

    Devil’s Share

    Base beer — Devil’s Backbone
    Barrels — medium toast plus American oak red wine.
    Maturation — 6-12 months
    Tasting Notes — Caramel, vanilla, cinnamon

  • Morgul

    Base beer — Robust Porter
    Barrels — Virgin American oak bourbon barrels
    Maturation — 12 months
    Tasting notes — Chocolate, vanilla, toffee, slight hint of pepper

    Volume XV

    Base beer — 15th Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout
    Barrels — bourbon
    Maturation — 10 months
    Tasting notes — vanilla, cinnamon, dark chocolate, citrus

  • Volume XIV

    Base beer — 14th Anniversary Strong Blonde Ale
    Barrels — medium toast plus American oak red and white wine
    Maturation — 8 months
    Tasting notes — Vanilla, apricot, pineapple, passionfuit

    Volume XIII

    Base beer — 13th Anniversary Belgo
    Barrels — medium toast plus American oak red wine
    Maturation — 8 months
    Tasting notes — Orange marmalade, toffee, spice

  • Empire

    Base beer — Lost Gold
    Barrels — medium toast plus American oak red wine
    Maturation — 6-8 months
    Tasting notes — citrus, apricot


    Base beer — Real Heavy
    Barrels — Irish Whiskey
    Maturation — 6 months
    Tasting notes — vanilla, figs, stone fruit

  • Imperium

    Base beer — Lost Gold
    Maturation — 6-8 months
    Secondary fermentation — indigenous wild yeast
    Tasting notes — apricot, funky, dry, pepper


    Base beer — Brewers' Cut Blonde Barleywine
    Barrels — medium toast plus American oak red wine and white port
    Maturation — 11 months
    Tasting Notes — Caramel, vanilla, tangerine, passionfruit, white pepper

  • Volume XVII

    Base beer — 17th Anniversary Belgian style strong blonde ale.
    Barrels — medium plus toast American oak red wine.
    Maturation — 10 months.
    Tasting notes — prominent caramel and vanilla with notes of passionfruit, pineapple and guava.

Special Offerings

Limited, rare and delicious.

25th Anniversary Ale

It’s a bit of a mind bender how a little brewery that started 25 years ago in a basement in downtown Blanco could grow into the brewery that we are today. With that spirit as our inspiration, we decided to create a beer as surreal as it is satisfying, just like our 25th Anniversary itself. This golden stout starts with classic American 2-row barley, a dose of Munich malt for a rich toasty note, and some flaked oats to add a silky mouthfeel. From there, we take the beer in a new direction, and that’s where the mind-bending begins. Unlike a traditional stout, which is typically brewed using roasted malt, we opt for natural additions, like coffee beans and cacao nibs, that mimic these dark chocolate and espresso flavors that traditionally come from grains. In the end, you’re left with a truly trippy beer that has the appearance of a perfect summer sipper and all the complexity of a dark velvety stout.

24th Anniversary Double IPA

Chock full of Comet, Centennial, and Amarillo hops, this big, citrusy IPA will almost make you forget that you're partying at home. Top that off with Idaho 7, Strata, El Dorado, and Sultana dry hop, and there's a 100% chance you'll be smiling behind that mask!


Blakkr Imperial Black Ale was born in 2014 as a collaboration between Surly, 3 Floyds, and Real Ale. Bonded by their love of brewing and love of metal, this unholy trinity of brewers gathered around a brew kettle in Blanco, TX to craft this deeply dark concoction. Subtle dark malt and toffee character quickly yields to the citrus and tropical notes provided by a staggering amount of hops. The result is a crushing, black-as-night Double IPA.All hail the mighty BLAKKR!


  • ZWEIUNDZWANZIG – 22nd Anniversary Berliner Weisse

    To celebrate our 22nd anniversary, we are proud to present ZWEIUNDZWANZIG (“22” in German) - an epic name for an epic brew!
    With Zweiundzwanzig Berliner-Style Weisse, an old-school German beer style meets our new-school German brewhouse. The cooling loop in the brewhouse makes kettle souring highly predictable, which was key to our success with this historic style. We added Lactobacillus culture to cooled wort and allowed it to ferment for 36 hours, producing lactic acid and the soft acidity that really elevates this beer. Once acidified, we boiled the wort, cooled it again, and sent it to a fermenter to be finished by our house ale yeast. The result of this time-consuming process is a summer slammer that is refreshingly tart, with the flavor and aroma of sweet lemon. Zweiundzwanzig is delicious on its own or can be combined with traditional fruit syrups for even more tasty adventures - Prost!

    21 Pre-Prohibition Style Lager

    After 21 years, it’s time for a righteous kegger. Sure, we’ve been drinking beer for the past 20 years, but now we’re legal! And what better way to celebrate this time-honored coming of age than by hosting an epic field party? For those who may not be able to join us in Blanco, this is our birthday gift to you—a bong-able bevvy so easy to crush, you’ll have to charge for cups to subsidize your trips to the drive-through keg barn. So, gather your friends, pick up a keg (or five), and host a celebration at your favorite watering hole. Cheers, beers, and 21 years! ABV 4.6% IBU 22 OG 10.8

  • Ghost Eye Oatmeal Stout

    A new record and a new beer bring The Sword and Real Ale Brewing Company back together for another epic release. While our first collaboration paid homage to a classic Sword track, our newest project reflects the ever-evolving body of work from both the band and the brewery. As a track, "Ghost Eye" plays in the latter half of a record marked by a pronounced progression and more dynamic sound. As a beer, "Ghost Eye" joins the ranks of our new 22oz. bomber bottles, each one a display of depth and complexity of flavor.  Ghost Eye is no exception.  Aromas of roasted grain, chocolate, and coffee are intertwined with a slightly nutty and uniquely smooth mouthfeel derived from the addition of flaked oats.  So, throw on “High Country,” grab yourself an Oatmeal Stout, and let the face melting commence. All while the Ghost Eye watches. ABV 6.5%

    Watch a video of the brew day here.

    19th Anniversary Ale Baltic Porter

    A relatively obscure sub-style of porter, this imposing brew honors the roots of its heritage. Like its English counterparts, it is malt forward with the focus on dark malt character. Our porter is a heartier brew like the inspirational beers of the Baltic region. Available for a limited time in 22-oz. bombers and on draught where you can find it. ABV 7.7% IBU 30 OG 18

  • SWORD Iron Swan Ale

    This beer showcases the rich toffee flavors of English crystal malt, earthy and spicy English hop character, and a subtle fruitiness from our house ale yeast. Brewed with Austin’s own, The Sword. (does not contain wheat)

    Watch a video about it here.