We’re Merlin U Ward and Mimi Ortega and Wartega is our brainchild. We’re a husband and wife team brewing beers with ancient ale ingredients. Ales were once brewed with all sorts of ingredients from the regions around the brewers that made them. The basis for Wartega beers is combining the culinary, historical and cultural ingredients for beers with uniquely bold flavor!
We hold Wartega beers to two key rules: The beer must be balanced, and the beer must be interesting. Thus, our beers are brewed with fruit, spices and herbs, while still respecting beer making fundamentals–balance and drinkability.