Peach Fest: Live Stream

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We are beyond excited to stream the Peach Fest live at our tasting room.  The lineup for this festival is amazing.  Stop in and check out Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Warren Haynes, John Scofield, and John Molo will perform two sets at the festival as will the Trey Anastasio Band.  Colorado’s The String Cheese Incident are aboard for three sets.  Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, moe., Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, Blues Traveler, Lotus, Stephen Marley, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Marcus King Band, and more…

Starting Tursday at 12pm we will begin streaming.  For a complete list of times visit the Peach Fest Website at

Festival of Funk 2019

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Thank you to everyone who came by our booth at this year’s Festival of Funk.   We were honored to be invited by Modern Times and blown away by the response to our beers.  There were some familiar faces … and a whole bunch of new sour loving fans.  We wanted to bring a wide array of flavors so people could get an idea of who we are and what type of beers we make.  Deciding on what to bring to Festival of Funk was tricky, but we finally decided on four beers.

Our lineup included:
Pineapple Upsidedown Cake 
(Brown Sugar Dusted Pineapple / Homemade Maraschino Cherries)
Mango Fett 
(Mango / Jalepeño)
The Darkside 
(Kombucha / Pomegranate / Hibiscus / Beet)
Strawberry Wild Ale
(Fresh Strawberry)

Wow!  We were so excited to see people lining up to try our sours.  It was amazing to introduce ourselves to a ton of locals who had not yet heard of us.  We are proud to be San Diego’s only all barrel-aged sour house and we are constantly striving to bring you new funky brews.  Our complex Wild Ales are not for everyone… and we are thrilled that the San Diego Beer community has embraced us.  As always we keep 10 sours on tap at our tasting room.  If you are looking to take your tastebuds on a funky adventure … visit our tasting room and enjoy a flight.  We are open 6 days a week Tuesday-Sunday.

Star Wars Tap Takeover

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A long long time ago (May 4th)… In a Galaxy far away (Sorrento Valley) a small tasting room (California Wild Ales) was transformed into Mos Eisley Cantina Bar.  Heroes and villains from around the galaxy converged to sample their way through our intergalactic tap lineup.

A carefully crafted tap list was created specifically for this event.
May the Force Be With Yuzu
Han So-Loquat
Padme Almond-ala
(Blood Orange / Tangerine)
The Darkside
(Tapshack Collab.  Kombucha / Pomegranate / Beets/ Hibiscus)
Emperor Pulpatine
(Unfiltered Cherry / Peach / Nectarine)
Mango Fett
(Mango / Jalepeño)
(Malden Sea Salt / Starfruit)
Darth Citrius
(Mandarine / Grapefruit / Meyer Lemon Zest)

Huge thanks to everyone who came to help celebrate our first May the Fourth Be With You event.  We were blown away by the response.

We are excited to announce that we will have a Comic-Con Tap Takeover during the week of Comic-Con (July 18-21).  We will be having a full tap takeover for the event.

pediococcus sculpture

Sculpting with Sours

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Sculpting with Sours

California Wild Ales is proud to partner with I Sculpt U to bring you “Sculpting with Sours”.   This session we will be sculpting Pediococcus …aka Pedio. 

Space is limited to the first 20 individuals.  Our last sculpting event sold out so don’t sleep on this one.

The class is from 1-4pm – Saturday, March 16th.  We encourage you to come a little early to find some table space.  We will have a special beer flight that we have created just for you.

Looking forward to making some art with our sour loving friends!

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Resilience IPA

Resilience Butte County Proud IPA

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Please join us for Resilience Night! On Friday, February 1 at 5pm, we’ll raise a glass with the 1,400+ breweries around the world brewing Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, our fundraiser beer for Camp Fire relief.  Head to our tasting room in Sorrento Valley to try our version of Resilience IPA–every dollar spent on Resilience will benefit those impacted by the Camp Fire. Together, we can raise more than $10 million to rebuild Butte County.

We collabed with the talented Sam Olsen, of Fourpenny House, to bring you our first ever IPA!   We are extremely excited about the results.  Whether you are trying your first Resilience IPA or your 5oth…come on out and support an amazing cause.

Thank you to Sierra Nevada Brewing and the rest of the brewing community. And thank you to every single customer who is helping us rebuild our Butte County community—one pint at a time.


Build + Sip w/ Crafts & Brew

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Join us at our tasting room on Saturday, February 16th, 2019.

We are very excited to bring you Crafts & Brew’s Build + Sip session. You will get to build your very own DIY craft while discovering some of the most original flavors the SD brewery scene has to offer.

It’s simple, we will provide you with all the tools and materials to build the craft of your choice while our event hosting venue will provide delicious brews to get your get your creative juices flowing.


Cost:  $29.00

For more information or to purchase tickets visit
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Venissimo Cheese and Sours!

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What do you get when you pair 5 sour beers with 5 artisanal kinds of cheese?

You get more than 25 reasons to join us for this fun tasting party at California Wild Ales.  Cheesemonger Rachel is an expert at putting suds and curds together.  We guarantee these killer combos will make you squeal with delight!  Bring old friends or make new ones at this casual and fun tasting party…

Wednesday, January 16
6:00 – 7:30 pm
For tickets visit VENISSIMO CHEESE
Am I Obsolete?

Am I Obsolete?

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On December 15th, California Wild Ales is thrilled to bring you our very first art show featuring Recirculation art by James Rauff.  It will also be a chance to purchase his brand new book, Am I Obsolete, signed by the amazing artist and author himself.

Recirculation Art is an exploration of the relevancy of old digital point and shoot cameras. Smartphones have made these cameras near obsolete.

Recirculation Art creates unique images and stories for these Robotized cameras, depicting life after their decline. The anthropomorphism of these figures in abandoned locations with urban decay juxtaposes themes of time, technology and nature.

James Rauff is a local SoCal Artist and a friend to the brewing industry having worked for several SD craft breweries. Come to join us for a celebration of Art, Beer, and great craftsmanship.


Simpsons Trivia Night

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On the 3rd Thursday of every month, we will host a themed trivia night. 

Thursday, October 18th, will be our first trivia night and will feature one of the most beloved shows of all time, The Simpsons.  his event will deal only with seasons 1 through 10 so enjoy brushing up on those classic episodes.  There will be prizes, food, and plenty of laughs.  Space will be limited to 10 teams and have a max of 5 people per team, come out and enjoy this first of many to come.

Trivia begins at 6:30pm


Beer for Boobs

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These Last 6 months in the tasting room have been amazing.  Seeing all the smiling faces come in and enjoy our sour beer is an amazing feeling.  Now it’s time to give back. 

Fundraisers will be a regular thing going forward, and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month it will be the perfect place to get the ball rolling.  Starting Tuesday, October 9th when we tap Our new beer  Pomegranate Espresso, we will be donating 50%of proceeds from both this and last week’s Pomegranate Ginger keg to the Beer for Boobs Foundation.  

Beer for Boobs is a wonderful non-profit that “creates a positive relationship with the brewing community & compassionate businesses to promote breast cancer awareness, support those fighting cancer, and fund life-saving research.”  Come out and enjoy some delicious sour beer while giving back to an incredibly important cause.