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SD Beer Week 2019

SD Beer Week Events

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San Diego + Beer = Happy

11/1 – Absolutely Apricot Bottle Release
11/1 – Spicy Gose Loco Keg Tapping
11/2 -Echoes of Muscat Keg Tapping
11/3 – Carlsbad Blueberry Bottle Release
11/6 – Peach on Peach Cobbler Bottle Release

11/6 -Pop-up Food Pairing with Where to Eat California 
11/6 – Tap Takeover OB Noodlehouse Bar 1502

11/9 – Bratwurst and Saurekraut Sour Food Pairing
11/10 – Echoes of Muscat Bottle Release
11/11 – G.I. Gose Bottle Release

Upcoming Bottle Releases

Apricot Wild Ale

Friday, November 1

A mixed-fermentation wild ale that was barrel-aged for 12 months.  We then added a ton of fresh local Apricots.  The result is a complex sour that will knock your socks off.

We packaged (60) 500ml bottles and (1) keg.   Reserve your bottle today.

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Friday, November 1

Spicy Gose Loco is a Mixed-Fermentation Small Batch Wild Ale.   A crushable Margarita sour beer with a kick of Jalepeño that is perfect for Dia De Los Muertos!

This is a preview keg.  So stop in and get a sneak peek on an upcoming bottle.

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Sunday, November 3

Barrel-Aged for 12 months.  We then added fresh blueberries that we sourced locally from The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA.  This is a full on blueberry assault on your tastebuds.

We packaged (60) 500ml bottles.   Reserve your bottle today.

Grab a Bottle
egg-nog-holiday party

Make Egg Nogg at CWA

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Join us Thursday, October 24th, as we share family recipes and teach you how to make your very own Eggnog. We are doing this in October because the Nog gets better as it ages. We will provide most of the supplies. All you need to do is bring a 750ml bottle of your favorite spirits (Whiskey, Rum, Brandy…etc).

If you love eggnog..or know someone who does…this is the perfect event for you. Eggnog makes the perfect gift or cocktail to bring to a party.

The Nog Event starts at 6pm, but don’t worry if you can’t get there at 6.  We will be presenting the instructions every hour or so, and we will even be staying open a little late to make sure everyone gets their Egg Nog made.

loquat wild ale

Loquat Wild Ale Release

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It’s Loquat Time!

This mixed-fermentation wild ale was first aged in Oak Barrels for 12 months before it was re-fermented on fresh local Loquats for an additional 3 months.  The majority of the loquats were handpicked by our Co-Founder in his own backyard in Ocean Beach, San Diego. The loquat fruit contributes mild notes of apricot, plum, and cherry and delivers a flavor that is unmistakably Southern California.  This wild ale boasts a light body, bright acidity, and a crisp a dry finish.

We only packaged (60) 500ml bottles and (1) keg.  Join us as we tap the keg of Loquat Wild Ale on Saturday, October 12th at our Bottle Release Party.   Only 60 of these were made so reserve your bottle today.

Only 60 Bottles Available for Pre-Sale

Pickup only. (Limit 3 per customer)

Boss Babes & Beer

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Support Local.  Shop Small.

On Saturday, September 21st, local craft vendors converge on California Wild Ales for an afternoon of shopping and sipping on sours.  An all-female cast will set up shop in our tasting room to vend a variety of handmade goods including jewelry, ceramics, art, homegoods, and apparel.  The event will start at 2pm but feel free to stop by a little early and sip on a few sours.

Meet the Boss Babes

Jewelry and Home Decor

Made by Moni

Monica has a creative spirit that will not let her sit still. She is constantly creating artwork to make the world beautiful. Her custom jewelry and macrame designs are just her latest creative endevor.


Ruby to Blue

Rubytoblue is a handmade Jewelry brand based in a small beach town in San Diego, California. Rubytoblue Specializes in crystal jewelry inspired by minimalist shapes and quality designs. Each piece is carefully created and examined to make sure the quality of the piece is just perfect.

Check Out of Website
Pottery and Ceramic Art

Ms. Moss Pottery

Wheel thrown functional pottery and sculptural pieces. My work is inspired by natural elements, especially the ocean and the desert! I also can do commissioned dinner-ware or sculptures.

See Our Instagram
Tie-Dye Creations and Clothing

Shaka Tie-Dyes

Hand-tied, ice dyed, one of a kind creations!!!

See Our Instagram

V Design

Quality handcrafted jewelry made locally in San Diego by Amber Vavro

See Artwork on Instagram

Gose Loco: Margarita Sour!

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It’s Fiesta Time!

Our Gose Loco is ready and we are excited for you to try this one!

First we soaked some Hungarian Oak with Añejo Tequila for 2 months.  When that was ready we added it to our Barrel-Aged Golden Sour Beer.  We then added fresh Bearss Limes that we picked in Escondido, CA.  To round out the flavors we added Sea Salt and Agave Nectar.  The result is GOSE LOCO… a Margarita Sour that is as delicious as it sounds.

We only bottled (80) 500ml bottles and one keg.  We will be tapping the keg and releasing the bottles on August 24th.  You will not want to miss this one.

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.  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 Gose Loco Flight (Gose Loco served 3 ways).  We are open 6 days a week Tuesday-Sunday.

40 Bottles Available for Pre-Sale

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

COMIC-CON 2019 - California Wild Ales

Comic-Con Tap Takeover!

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Comic-Con Tap Takeover

Calling all Super Heroes, Zombies, Trekkies, Huffelpuffs, Anime Characters and more.  Join us July 19th-21st as we transform our tasting room into a Comic-Con Themed Extravaganza!   Enjoy laughs, drinks, and costumes with your friends at our headquarters in Sorrento Valley.

The event is free to attend, so join us as we sip on sours with a full 10 tap takeover.  Come dressed in your favorite costume and receive an upgrade from taster to full pour.  Costume, Contests, Music and more!

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.  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 Comic-Con themed flight of sour beer.  We are open 6 days a week Tuesday-Sunday.

Our Taplist Includes:

Spruce Wayne 
(Spruce Tips)
Daenerys Tarberryan 
(Mixed Berry / Chilies)
Cherry Potter
(Cherry / Mint / Lemon)
Mr. Tea
(China Black Tea / Meyer Lemon Zest / Honey)
Kiwi Herman
(Kiwi / Strawberry)
Rosemary Poppins
(Rosemary / Meyer Lemon Zest)
(Pomegranate / Hibiscus)

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 out to help celebrate our very first May the Fourth Be With You event.  We were blown away by the response.

We are excited to announce that we will be having a Comic-Con Tap Takeover taking place during the week of Comic-Con (July 18-21).  We will be having full tap takeover for the event.  Some beers we are working on include Spruce Wayne (Batman), Berry Allen (The Flash), Princess Peach, Cherry Potter, Mr. Tea, and Pink-a-chu.  Keep your peeled for more information.

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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