Dratz Brewing Company is dedicated to hand crafting top quality beer specializing in American, Belgian and German styles as well as some fun experimental rotations and seasonals.
Dratz Brewing Company is owned and operated by Kerry Drake who has been brewing beer for several years developing the passion and skills to make great craft beer. Having a family that originated in Amsterdam, Holland (a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands) Kerry is inspired by his family's roots from the old country nestled in between Belgium and Germany as well as being one of the early settlers of the United States taking part of U.S. history.
Our ancestor, Josias Dratz, had immigrated to New Amsterdam, NY in 1661 from Amsterdam, Holland and our Dutch family has been spreading from New York and Pennsylvania to the Midwest as farmers. From the early colonies till today, beer has always been enjoyed by all family members and at family gatherings. We want to provide great beer to our customers as well as invite them into our family. We have great family stories to share along with great beer.
Enjoy these fine varieties of craft beers year round:
A mild German Ale with a light body, pale color and a slightly assertive hop bitterness. True to the German beer purity law, KD Kolsch is brewed using only barley, water, hops and yeast.
The American version of an English Bitter, Zephaniah is a good balance between malt and hops. It is fruity and estery with some crystal malt providing a bit of residual sweetness.
Zephaniah, the grandson of Josias, was born in 1736 in Brooklyn, NY. A revolutionary war veteran, Zephaniah lived on Shongum Mountain till his passing in 1823.
American Indian Pale Ale loaded with Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial and Glacier hops added with multiple intervals during the boil and generously dry hopped for a lovely hop aroma.
A collision between an American IPA and an American Brown Ale. Ole John IBA gives you the best of both worlds starting off with caramel and chocolate malt characteristics finishing with a generous hop bitterness.
John, son of Zephaniah, was born in 1792 in Sussex County New Jersey. Just as his father was a war veteran, John had fought in the war of 1812. John had later moved to Old Washington, OH where he passed away in 1837.
With a perfect blend of Munich, Chocolate and Roasted malts, Abraham provides a chocolate-like roasted flavor with the smooth and rich body and mouth feel from adding oats to the mash.
Abraham and his brother John, as drovers moving cattle long distances, settled on farms outside of Winterset Iowa in the mid 1860s. Abraham mistakenly poisoned John's dog so John would not speak to his brother again except on his deathbed which he said "You Killed My Dog!" right before passing.
A beer that is truly a labor of love. Two Shoe is a Double Indian Pale Ale that is hopped in multiple intervals to provide a high complexity of hop bitterness, aroma and flavor.
A strong and dark Belgian-style ale with a malty sweetness and low hop profile. Higher in alcohol than a standard Belgian Dubbel, Josias could be considered a cross between a Dubbel and a Quad.
Josias Dratz was born in 1656 in Amsterdam, Holland and immigrated to the colonies in 1661at the age of 5. Josias grew up and lived his life as a farmer on Long Island before passing at the age of 45 in 1701.
A full bodied and smooth porter with a sweet malty character and low complex alcohol flavors. With additional complex flavors such as dark fruit, toffee and currant, Drakken is sure to please.
Drakken is a name Josias Dratz has used along with other different names in public documents. The name Dratz was eventually dropped and changed to Drake during the late 1600's in order to sound more English after England had captured it from the Dutch and renamed the colony New York.
For the long dark wintery months Dratz Brewing Company has a couple of fantastic winter beers for your enjoyment.
A dark winter saison for Christmas. Krampus will warm you up on a cold Christmas night waiting to see who will pay you a visit this year. Have you been naughty or nice?
A splendid spiced winter ale. Flavors of cinnamon and ginger compliments this fine ale.
Every other Thursday we tap a new small batch beer. Whether a traditional style or experimental they will always be sure to please!
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965 E 11th St. Loveland, Colorado 80537, United States