Non-Sour Beer

The rumors are true, friend. We now brew non-sour beers!

Blue Owl Brewing presents Bob’s Fine Beers!

When the idea of Blue Owl first began, Co-Owners Jeff Young and Suzy Shaffer dreamed of creating a brewery that focused solely on sour-mashing your favorite beer styles into approachable and unique sour beers. Now, over five years later, we feel that we have tackled what it means to brew a sour beer. From sessionable and refreshing tartness, to more natural-tasting fruit sourness, to a variety of hoppy styles, we truly believe at Blue Owl you can find a sour beer that suits your taste. 

As of 2021, while we continue to focus on fresh new sour styles, we’ve decided to play a little and add some familiar styles to the mix. Not only has our curiosity brought us to this point as a brewery but also our appreciation for you, the patron. We want to offer something for everyone in our tasting room and it’s understandable that sometimes, you just want a good, clean beer.  Naturally, with a wide portfolio of over 25 sour beer recipes (classics and oddballs), we are still a sour brewery.  But once in a while, when we have the tank space, we’ll toss in a crowd-pleaser like a pilsner or Hazy IPA.  Is that so wrong?!

We’re coming out of the gates with two classic styles. 

Non-Sour Hazy IPA
What Do You Have That’s Not Sour Hazy IPA

Our first in the lineup is What Do You Have That’s Not Sour?”  It’s a question we’ve heard time and time again in the tasting room. We now have an answer to that question. We all know that nowadays hops are king.  A fruity heavily hopped hazy IPA is just standard for anyone visiting a brewery. This beer uses a big whirlpool and dry-hop schedule of Citra, Azacca, and Simcoe. 


Bob's Fine Pilsner
Bob’s Fine Pilsner


Next, we introduced Bob’s Fine Pilsner. A classic, clean lager with pilsner malt, brought more modern by using the balanced, citrusy, herbal, hops: Lemondrop and Hallertau Blanc.  Austin is such a “pilsner town,” so we decided we wanted our own. Originally packaged in 16oz cans, Bob’s Fine Pilsner is now available in 12oz. cans year-round, and self-distributed around Austin, TX. We imagine Bob’s Fine Pilsner will be gradually refined over the years while we will also explore different seasonal styles.


In 2023, we added another year-round brew: Bob’s Eastside Juicy IPA. Packed full of Chinook, Citra, Cryo Pop, El Dorado, and Sabro hops, it’s bright and juicy but with a cleaner, more refreshing, and sessionable finish. Bob’s Eastside Juicy IPA has quickly become a taproom favorite and Eastside staple.

Bob’s Juicy Eastside IPA


We are excited about this new adventure with non-sour beers and hope you’ll tag along. And as always, let us know what you think! 

Bob’s Fine Beers are available on-site and to-go via our tasting room. Blue Owl also self-distributes around the Austin area. Contact us with distribution inquiries.