Hope this Answers Some of Your Questions

When was California Wild Ales Founded?

California Wild Ales was formed as an LLC on December 7, 2015.  Our tasting-room / barrelhouse was opened to the public on April 1, 2018.

Can we visit your Barrel House location?

Yes, but the rules on being open during the pandemic are changing daily.  Please give us a call at  855-WILD-ALE (945-3253) for the most up to date information.

What are your hours?

Things are changing all the time.   We are constantly updating this section…but just in case…  Please call ahead to double-check that we are open.


Sorrento Valley – Hidden Barrelhouse

  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Open for Special Events or Space Rental

Ocean Beach – Funky Tastingroom

  • Monday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday:  12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday:  12:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday:  12:00pm – 12:00am
  • Sunday:  12:00pm – 10:00pm

Do you allow outside food?

Yes.  We encourage it.

Sorrento Valley Location:

We are located right next door to The Sandwich Shop.  Stop in for a beer and order your food right at the bar.  Your food will be delivered directly to your table.  They are only open M-F 10am-2pm.  If you are here after 2 pm, you can bring your food in or order through Uber Eats or Door Dash.

Ocean Beach Location:

We are next to some of the best food San Diego offers.  Choose from amazing places like The Joint, Mad Munch, OB Meat Company, Soi OB, Ortegas, It’s Raw Poke, OB Noodlehouse, and tons more.

Can I bring my pet?

Yes!   We love pets.  So far we have been visited by all sorts of waggy friends..pups, kittens, and bunnies especially.  We have also had a few birds at the tasting room.

What are the Wilding's names?

The little guy with two eyes is named  Lacto (short for Lactobacillus).

The big guy with a smile across his face is Brett (short for Brettanomyces)

The medium guy with the mischievous grin is P.D.O. (short for Pediococcus)

Can you get me some stickers?

This is one of our most popular questions. The answer is YES!  Visit our online shop and check out all the sticker options.

Do you ship outside of California?

We do.  Visit our out-of-state online store Bevv

What is collaboration brewing?

We contract brew our recipe with one of the other 120 breweries in San Diego. We will be working with best breweries to bring you the most delicious product possible.