The Bone Haus Brewing name and theme are a nod to the many ossuaries and catacombs, also known as bone houses, we’ve visited across Europe. Those warmly lit chambers contain artistic and stunning displays of skeletal remains of everyone from revered monks to common townsfolk, but those final resting places are hardly final, as they now serve as monuments for inspiration, reflection, and celebration for the living. They can be a reminder to live for today.
Our story ties these brushes of the macabre with the history of Arizona, especially in the late 1800s when mining, treasure, and adventure consumed desert life in the Arizona Territory. Our story is based on the adventures of one Hans Von Biermann, the alleged nephew of the Lost Dutchman, a local legend who had supposedly found a substantial gold mine in the nearby Superstition Mountains. Originally from Germany, the Lost Dutchman Jacob Waltz sent for his nephew to help with the mine. He agreed but when Hans arrived in the sparse Arizona Territory, he found no trace of his uncle or this mine. He started a tavern called the Bone Haus seeking advice and clues from the locals, yet every time Hans searched for the mine or his uncle, he had a brush with the macabre, the eerie, and the paranormal. Our beers are inspired by the writings in his ancient journal.
We focus on our craft to make the best beers and beverages we can as we explore new bold and adventurous flavors. Our signature beer is our Desert Wilde Double New England IPA and Desert Distortion New England IPA. We craft many varieties of these beers and evolve the recipe every time we brew! We are also well known for our Englemann's Elixir Prickly Pear Pale Ale which has a true Arizona flavor with prickly pear fruit and vanilla and our lightest beer, the ever crushable Carbide Light.