The 5th Keg Brown Ale is a unique beer with a friendly impression. It's sweeter and less roasty than most stouts and porters, yet weighing in at 8% ABV, it's not a beer to be taken lightly. The 5th Keg malt bomb delivers big on flavor without being cloying.
5th Keg starts with a brown ale base and gets its alcoholic kick and sweet complexity from candi sugar, and ends with lactose to create a smooth and creamy finish, with a dose of clean American bittering hops for balance.
The 401K Cream Ale is truly an American-style beer that represents the “give it your all” attitude of the American entrepreneurial spirit (considering the funds to create this beer came from the owner’s retirement accounts- no regrets!)
We used flaked corn to lighten the body, centennial hops to add floral and citrus notes to the aroma, and finish it with sweet orange peel, making it a crushable and a refreshing beer.
Stay on the lookout- Broken Tile, our long-awaited India Pale Ale, is launching in 2017.
Who is Vanessa and why is everyone obsessed with her house? The distilled version is that its a house on Vanessa Drive in Norman, OK. It’s the house where 5 friends formed a lifetime bond and were first exposed to craft beer. We love it when new and old friends alike come together with a great beer in hand, so it only made sense to name our beer company after the Vanessa House.
Do you wanna meet someone who's awkward and loves beer? Meet Justin, aka, The Big Awkward. Justin was born and raised in Oklahoma and serves as co-owner and Taproom Manager at Vanessa House Beer Company. Brewing great beer with his four lifelong friends is his passion. He looks forward to delivering tasty brews and wowing you with his extensive Star Wars knowledge because his wife and dogs want him to make friends.
Andrew likes to drink his beer in the company of good friends, mainly because he was told drinking alone reading comic books makes him look sad. On a more serious note, Andrew was born and raised in Oklahoma and is now lucky enough to run a brewery with his four longtime friends. He heads up Sales and Marketing for Vanessa House Brewing Company, and looks forward to meeting new craft beer fans.
You ever have that friend that just annoys the whole group, but no one has the heart to tell them? Well imagine starting a business with them, because that’s how the rest of the crew feels about Zac. Raised in “God’s Country” (McLoud, Oklahoma), Zac enjoys telling the rest of the group that “this whole brewery thing is gonna backfire," and it's because of this cautious nature and business sense that he's the Chief Executive Officer of Vanessa House Brewing Company.
Born and raised in Denton, Texas, Nick came to Oklahoma in 2004 to pursue a degree in architecture at OU. After graduating, Nick remained in Oklahoma and began his career, met a girl, and started brewing craft beer with his boys. Years later Vanessa House Beer Company was formed, with Nick serving as head of Community Relations and Media.
Making the rest of the VHBC crew look good. That is Evan's primary role in the company. You may not see this hermit at any events because he is usually in bed or too grumpy at that late of an hour, but he enjoys working behind the scenes to get the beer ready for everyone to drink.
Rock your Vanessa House t-shirt for our next pint night or event, or check out our glassware to add to your collection in our Vanessa House Beer Co. online store. And be sure to check back for updates- more beer gear to come!