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Watch All Sports on our 20-Foot Screen

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Watch All your Sports Here

Experience Thursday Night Football at Point Loma / Midway: A Game-Day Extravaganza

Football fans, rejoice! If you’re looking for the ultimate Thursday Night Football experience, look no further than our Point Loma / Midway location. We’re bringing you an evening packed with football fever, delicious food, ice-cold brews, and endless entertainment for the whole family. But that’s not all – our sports haven offers even more excitement throughout the week:

  •  Enormous 20-Foot Screen Imagine watching the game on a massive 20-foot screen. That’s right, we’ve got the big game covered, literally. You won’t miss a single play, and the atmosphere is electric.
  •  Food Truck or Food Available Onsite No sports event is complete without some mouthwatering game-day grub. We’ve got a food truck onsite, serving up delicious bites that will keep your taste buds cheering, just like your favorite team.
  •  20 Beers on Tap Thirsty? We’ve got you covered with a selection of 20 beers on tap. Sip on your favorite brew while you cheer for your team and immerse yourself in the game-day spirit.
  •  Kid-Friendly Fun Don’t leave the little ones behind. Our Point Loma / Midway location is kid-friendly and offers plenty of games to keep them entertained. It’s a win-win for the whole family!
  •  Endless Entertainment Looking for a break from the game? Challenge your friends on our 4-player arcade cabinet, boasting thousands of games to choose from. Whether you’re into classic games or the latest releases, there’s something for everyone.
  •  Wide Array of Sports Our passion for sports extends beyond Thursday Night Football. On Saturdays, we’ve got you covered with college sports action, and on Sundays, it’s all about the NFL. Catch all the thrilling moments of playoff baseball right here as well. But that’s not all – if you’re a Gulls fan, we’ve got you covered for all the away games. No matter what your sporting preference, we have something to cater to your passion.  Visit us at our Point Loma / Midway location for all your sports needs.

20-Foot Screen

Join the Party!

There’s no better way to immerse yourself into sports than by joining fellow fans at our tasting room. Wear your team colors proudly, invite your friends, and let’s create an unforgettable atmosphere as we rally for our team. Let’s make some noise, celebrate every score, and cheer on our beloved teams!

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The Ultimate place for Sports Viewing!

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Watch All your Sports Here

Hey sports fans, we’ve got some thrilling news for you! California Wild Ales has just upped the game at our new Midway/Point Loma location with the introduction of a jaw-dropping 20-foot screen. Get ready for the ultimate sports experience as we bring you the best of NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, The Masters, and more – all under one roof!

🏟️ The Main Attraction: A 20-Foot Screen Like Never Before!

Picture this: You, your friends, and a colossal 20-foot screen that brings every sporting event to life in breathtaking detail. Whether it’s the bone-crushing tackles of the NFL, the crack of the bat in MLB, the swift moves on the NBA court, or the finesse on the golf course at The Masters – we’ve got it all covered. This isn’t just a screen; it’s an immersive experience that will make you feel like you’re part of the action.

🍻 Craft Brews and Delicious Bites: The Perfect Pairing

What’s sports without some ice-cold brews and mouthwatering bites? At California Wild Ales, we’ve curated a menu that complements the thrill of the game. From our signature craft brews to delectable snacks and hearty meals, we’ve got everything you need to keep your energy up and your taste buds satisfied throughout the game.

👫 The Ultimate Sports Hangout: Bring Your Crew!

California Wild Ales is not just a brewery; it’s a community of sports enthusiasts. Grab your buddies, deck yourselves out in your team colors, and join us for an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re celebrating a victory or commiserating a loss, our welcoming atmosphere and enthusiastic crowd will make every game memorable.

20-Foot Screen

📣 Spread the Word: Your New Go-To Sports Spot!

Tag your fellow sports fanatics, share the excitement, and let everyone know that California Wild Ales is the new go-to destination for live sports. We’re not just showing the games; we’re creating an atmosphere where every cheer, every high-five, and every nail-biting moment becomes a shared experience.

📅 Mark Your Calendar: Game Day Ready at California Wild Ales!

Plan your game days with us and catch all the live action on our massive screen. Whether it’s a weekend showdown or a weekday clash, we’ve got the perfect setup to make every moment count.

Get ready for an unparalleled sports experience at California Wild Ales – where the love for craft brews meets the thrill of the game. See you at the next kickoff, tip-off, face-off, or first pitch! 🏈🏀🏒⚾🍻

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Watch the San Diego Gulls @ CWA

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Watch all Gulls away games here

The excitement is building, and the anticipation is palpable – it’s hockey season, and there’s no better way to kick it off than with the ultimate watch party! Join us this Friday, October 13th at 7:00pm for an unforgettable night as the San Diego Gulls face off against the LA Reign. Located just a slapshot away from the Pechanga Arena, California Wild Ales is your prime destination for all things hockey this season.

A Slapshot Away from the Action

We couldn’t have picked a better location for our watch party. Nestled just a stone’s throw from the iconic Pechanga Arena, California Wild Ales is the ideal spot to get into the hockey spirit. Whether you’re looking for pre-game excitement or a place to continue the fun after the match, we’ve got you covered.

A 20-Foot Spectacle

Don’t fret about missing any of the action – we’ve got a colossal 20-foot screen that will ensure you catch every electrifying moment of the game. The cheers, the goals, the nail-biting saves – you’ll witness it all as if you were in the front row at the arena. It’s the next best thing to being there in person!

The San Diego Gulls: A Team to Watch

But what makes this watch party even more special is the San Diego Gulls themselves. This year, they’re boasting an incredible lineup that’s got fans buzzing with excitement. The blend of seasoned veterans and up-and-coming stars promises a season filled with unforgettable moments. As you watch the game unfold on our massive screen, you’ll be witnessing the next generation of hockey legends in the making.

Fuel Up for the Game

Feeling peckish during the match? We’ve got you covered with a delectable menu featuring a variety of food options right here onsite. Whether you’re craving a hearty burger, some savory snacks, or a cold beverage to toast to your team’s success, we have something to satisfy every appetite. So, you can stay fueled and focused on cheering your team to victory.

Pregame at CWA for all home games

Join the Party!

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the hockey spirit than by joining fellow fans at our watch party. Wear your team colors proudly, invite your friends, and let’s create an unforgettable atmosphere as we rally behind the San Diego Gulls. Let’s make some noise, celebrate every goal, and cheer on our beloved team!

As the puck drops, we’ll be ready to celebrate the exhilarating moments that make hockey such an incredible sport. Join us at California Wild Ales this Friday for a night of camaraderie, high-flying action, and passionate support for the San Diego Gulls. It’s a hockey night you won’t want to miss!

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Fright Nights | Double Features all Oct.

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Horror Movie Madness

“California Wild Ales Presents: Horror Movie Madness All Month Long!”

Are you ready for a spine-tingling October filled with chills and thrills? Look no further than California Wild Ales’ new location in Midway/Point Loma, where we’re turning our tasting room into a cinematic haven for horror movie enthusiasts! Get ready for a hair-raising month of classic horror flicks on our massive 20-foot screen, delectable food from The Last Typewriter, and a frighteningly good time with fellow fans. All movies are curated by a good friend and horror movie enthusiast, Luke Bourassa. 

Double Feature to Kick Off the Horror Extravaganza

Our month-long horror movie marathon begins with a bang on October 4th. We’re starting the festivities with a double feature of two iconic films: “Donnie Darko” and “The Faculty.” These cult classics will surely set the eerie tone for the entire month.

“Donnie Darko” (6:00 PM): Enter the enigmatic world of Donnie Darko, a troubled teenager plagued by visions of a giant, nightmarish bunny rabbit. This mind-bending thriller explores themes of destiny, time travel, and the blurred lines between reality and madness.

“The Faculty” (8:30 PM): Join a group of high school students who uncover a terrifying secret about their teachers – they’re not who they appear to be. This sci-fi horror film is filled with suspense, surprises, and a cast of familiar faces.

Food Delivered to Your Seat

What’s a movie night without delicious snacks? California Wild Ales has teamed up with The Last Typewriter to provide you with a delectable menu of gourmet options. The best part? You won’t have to leave your seat! Order your favorite bites, and they’ll be delivered right to your tasting room spot.

Explore The Last Typewriter’s Menu:

  • Toasted Sandwiches: From savory pastrami to mouthwatering veggie options, our sandwiches are a crowd-pleaser.
  • Crave-Worthy Burgers: Sink your teeth into juicy, handcrafted burgers with all the fixings.
  • Shareable Appetizers: Indulge in appetizers like loaded fries, onion rings, and more to satisfy your cravings.

Reserve Your Spot

Our horror movie marathon kicks off on October 4th at 6:00 PM. Seats are limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure your spot for this spine-tingling experience. Whether you’re a die-hard horror fan or just looking for a unique way to spend your October evenings, California Wild Ales has you covered.

Location: California Wild Ales, Midway/Point Loma, 3826 Sherman Street, 92110

Date: October 4th, 2023

Time: First movie starts at 6:00 PM

Don’t miss out on the frightful fun at California Wild Ales! Join us for a month of cinematic thrills, delicious food, and a hauntingly good time. We can’t wait to share the scares with you!

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Radio Bingo Night

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Get ready for a night of laughs

Join Us for a Thrilling Night of Radio Bingo, Hosted by Local Comedian Matt Stanton

Are you ready for a night of excitement, music, and prizes? Mark your calendars for this upcoming Tuesday, September 26th, at 7:00 p.m. because we’ve got an event that you won’t want to miss! California Wild Ales in Ocean Beach is proud to present a live Radio Bingo extravaganza, and we’re inviting you to join us for an unforgettable evening hosted by the hilarious local OBcean and comedian Matt Stanton.

What is Radio Bingo?

Radio Bingo is a unique fusion of two beloved pastimes: Name that Tune and Bingo. It’s a game that promises an evening filled with fun, music, and surprises. Whether you’re a bingo enthusiast or a music lover, this event has something for everyone. Here’s what you can expect:

When and Where?

📅 Date: Tuesday, September 26th

🕖 Time: 7:00 PM

📍 Location: California Wild Ales, Ocean Beach


What’s in Store for You?

  1. Eight Thrilling Rounds: Get ready for eight exciting rounds of Radio Bingo. Each round is a chance for you to test your musical knowledge and win fantastic prizes.
  2. Eight Chances to Win: In each round, you have not one, not two, but eight opportunities to mark off your Bingo card. With more chances to win, the excitement never stops.
  3. Fantastic Prizes: Speaking of winning, we’ve got some fantastic prizes lined up for you. From gift certificates to exclusive merchandise, there’s something special for every lucky winner.
  4. Name that Tune meets Bingo: Radio Bingo is not your average bingo game. It combines the joy of identifying tunes with the thrill of marking off numbers on your bingo card. It’s a unique and entertaining experience you won’t find anywhere else.
  5. Hosted by Matt Stanton: Prepare for an evening of laughter and entertainment as our hilarious local OBcean, Matt Stanton, takes the stage as your charismatic host. Matt’s comedic talent will add an extra layer of fun to an already exciting event.
  6. Surprises and Fun: We’ve got a few surprises up our sleeves to keep the evening entertaining and full of laughter. From quirky challenges to themed rounds, you’ll be in for a treat.

How to Join?

Participating in this exciting event is easy. Just mark your calendar for September 26th at 7:00 PM, gather your friends and family, and head to California Wild Ales in Ocean Beach. Purchase your Radio Bingo cards, grab a delicious brew from the brewery, and get ready for a night to remember.


The upcoming Radio Bingo event at California Wild Ales, hosted by the uproariously funny Matt Stanton, is more than just a game; it’s an experience. Whether you’re a seasoned bingo pro or someone looking for a night of musical fun, this event is perfect for all ages. We can’t wait to see you there, so bring your A-game and your sense of adventure. Let’s make this Tuesday night one for the books!

Remember, it’s happening on Tuesday, September 26th, at 7:00 PM. Be there or be square! 🎉🍻🎵🤩🙌


Phish Couch Tour

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Phish Summer Tour at CWA OB

Join us at our Ocean Beach tasting room to experience the exhilarating Phish Summer Tour! We invite you to be a part of the excitement as we live stream every show, guaranteeing a night filled with funky vibes and groovy melodies. Brace yourself for an unforgettable time, where we’ll dim the lights and crank up the volume to an electrifying 11, immersing ourselves in the sensational tunes of our beloved Vermont band.

Quench your thirst with our wide array of beverage options. On tap, we proudly offer 10 delectable Sour Beers, complemented by a diverse selection of other beers and fermented drinks. Fear not if sour beers aren’t yet your cup of tea, for we have a range of alternatives to cater to all palates. Choose from a refreshing West Coast IPA, a tantalizing Hazy IPA, a smooth Hazy IIPAPale Ale, a crisp Lager, a zesty Hard Seltzer, or an invigorating Hard Yerba Maté. Rest assured, we have something to satisfy every taste preference.

  • Jul 11 – 12 : Huntsville, AL
  • Jul 14 -16 : Alpharetta, GA
  • Jul 18 – 19 : Wilmington, NC
  • Jul 21 – 22 : Burgettstown, PA
  • Jul 23 – Syracuse, NY
  • Jul 25 – 26 : Philadelphia, PA
  • Jul 28 – Aug 5 : New York, NY
  • Aug 31- Sept 3 : Commerce City, CO

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.  We are honored to be a part of such a thriving San Diego craft beer scene.

SD Beer Week 202

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14th Annual SD Beer Week

San Diego County, California, has been called “the Craft Beer Capital of America”.  San Diego County is home to over 150 craft breweries – which is the most of any county in the United States.

So when San Diego does BEER WEEK… we go all out!

We know you have a ton of beer to choose from (predominantly IPAs) but we hope you make some time to sip on sours with your friends at California Wild Ales.

We are excited to be hosting SDBW at our Ocean Beach location!

Join us November 4-12 as we pack our taps with tons of new beers over the 9 days of SD Beer Week.

The lineup of Beer Releases

14 Mile Drive IPA – November 4

Grapes of Wrath – November 5

  • Nebbiolo Piquette, 5% ABV
  • San Genovese, 5% ABV
  • Zinfandel, 5% ABV
  • Cabernet Franc, 5% ABV
  • Sangria Blend, 5% ABV

Bourbon Peach Cobbler – November 6

Peach Cobbler Pastry Sour aged in freshly emptied Bourbon Barrels

Dark Sour and Saison Night – November 7

  • Double Barrel-Aged Dark Sour, 11% ABV – Bourbon Barrl-Aged for 12 Months and then transferred into a Maple Bourbon Barrel
  • Diabolical Saison, 7.2% ABV – This farmhouse-style Saison has an ester spice taste and supreme dryness.

Tom Yum Sour and Soup Night – November 8

Join us for a delicious bowl of Soi OB’s Tom Yum Soup and wash it down with an ice-cold Tom Yum Sour.  CWA has joined forces with local Thai restaurant Soi OB to create a genuinely WILD collaboration. Introducing Tom Yum Sour, made with Thai chilies, Kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, and toasted coconut. 

Dark Sour and Saison Night – November 9

Hoppy Pale Ale Collaboration brew between CWA, Thorn Street Brewing, and Amplified Aleworks.  Beer release and RPS competition.

Ro Sham Bo Collab Brew – November 10

Hoppy Pale Ale Collaboration brew between CWA, Thorn Street Brewing, and Amplified Aleworks.  Beer release and RPS competition.

Cocktail Night – November 11

  • Blood Orange Margarita Wild Ale, 5% ABV
  • Mojito Wild Ale, 5% ABV

Michelada Flights – November 12

San Diego’s Best Michelada served 5 ways!

  • Bike Lane Lager served with a Lime Wedge
  • Salted Cucumber served with a Cucumber Slice
  • Pickle Rick served with a Pickle Slice
  • Blood Orange Margarita served with Orange Slice
  • Gose with a Tajin Rim

Who’s Ready to Get Funky?

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.  We are honored to be a part of such a thriving San Diego craft beer scene.

As always we keep 10 sours on tap at our tasting room.  If you are looking to take your tastebuds on a funky adventure … stop by and taste what you’ve been missing.


Bike Lane Lager Can Release

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Our Bike Lane Lager is out in the WILD!

Finally, our first cans of fresh beer are on the market and available in specialty bottle shops and liquor stores around San Diego. We are beyond excited to introduce our Bike Lane Lager.

Here at California Wild Ales, we are known primarily for our barrel-aged sours. However, we have steadily been working away to create some fresh “beer-flavored” beers. We knew right away that the first beer we wanted to make was a crisp lager. Beers of this type have a lower alcohol content and are perfect for enjoying on a hot summer day. So, after lots of sampling and working through a handful of recipes, we settled on a German-style wheat lager.

Our Bike Lane Lager features German Pilsner, malted wheat, and noble hops, including Hallertau Blanc, Magnum, and Saaz. This blend of hops imparts a clean and crisp flavor. Though relatively mild and delicate, Saaz hops impart a distinctly earthy and herbal flavor to the beer that has come to define the Lager.  As a result of this blend of wheat and hops, the beer has a little extra body and takes on a herbaceous aroma and taste that awakens the palate.

Despite being California Wild Ales’ most straightforward beer to drink, Bike Lane Lager is one of the most difficult ones to make. “We need to ensure technical perfection from everyone on the team, from the brewhouse to the lab. You’re working with a bright, transparent canvas brewing a lager or a pilsner beer, and every fault will be obvious.” co-founder Zack Brager said. So we teamed up with our close friend, Samantha Olson, head brewer at Mujeres Brew House, to ensure perfection with this recipe. We also enlisted our friends at Rouleur Brewing Company to help oversee the brew at their Carlsbad location.

After lagering our beer for nearly five weeks, our Bike Lane Lager was ready for the wild. Finally, what was once only available at our tasting room is now available to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Our Bike Lane Lager is packaged in 16oz cans and available in four-packs. California Wild Ales co-founder Bill DeWitt creates all their label designs and really knocked it out of the park this time. DeWitt said, “I wanted to make this label an homage to local Ocean Beach icon Ricky, who can be seen riding his penny-farthing bike all around town. This funky style of bicycle seemed like the perfect vehicle to include on our packaging for Bike Lane Lager.”

Pick up some to share at the beach, BBQ, or poolside!

So stop by either their Sorrento Valley or Ocean Beach location to enjoy a bright and crisp lager on tap. And pick up a few four-packs while you are there. Otherwise, keep a lookout on shelves around San Diego for California Wild Ales’ Bike Lane Lager.


Grapes of Wrath – A Wine Grape / Sour Beer Experience

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Wine Grapes and Sour Beer … Best Friends

Join us this Friday, November 12, as we tap four new wine grape sours in honor of San Diego Beer Week. We are absolutely obsessed with our Wine Grape Sours, and we are excited to share them with the craft beer community.

We will feature four wine grape sour ales.

Viognier (“Vee-on-yeah”) Piquette
Viognier grape hast the scent of Honeysuckle and Jasmine and the rich flavors of Apricot and Peach. Ripening in warm sunshine, this beer is quite heady and exotic with spicy undertones of Gingerbread and plenty of body.

Petite Sirah Wild Ale
Petite Sirah grape has a deep color violet color and bold tannins. Fruit is the dominant flavor, with Plum and Blueberry being the most distinct. Additional flavors are Dark Chocolate, Pepper, and Black Tea.

Ongemang (“On-Je-Mang”) – Wine Grape Blend
The word Ongemang comes from Old English, which combines “in” and “mingling.” It has been described as “Exploring the spaces in between.” We felt like this was the perfect expression to represent our first blended wine grape sour made with a blend of Petite Sirah and Viognier grapes.

Echoes of Muscat
Echoes of Muscat Wild Ale are made in with fermented Muscat grape pomace that we got from our friends at Charlie Echo Wine.   These grapes have a musky aroma, sweet, honeyed flavor, and rich fruit and floral notes.

This is going to be an excellent introduction to the world of wine-grape sours. Please join us at either our Sorrento Valley or Ocean Beach location to experience the Grapes of Wrath.

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.  We are honored to be a part of such a thriving San Diego craft beer scene.

We are stoked for this year’s San Diego Beer Week and we hope you can come out and celebrate with us!

Our Sorrento Valley location has ten sours on tap as well as a crushable lager.  If you make your way to Ocean Beach you can enjoy ten sours on tap, four beer-flavored beers, and a hard yerba mate.  If you are looking to take your tastebuds on a funky adventure … stop by and taste what you’ve been missing.

Lineup for SD Beer Week

Stone Fruit Frenzy

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Join Us for Some Stone Fruit Sours

Stone Fruit & Sour Beer…is there anything better? We don’t think so. That’s why for this year’s San Diego Beer Week, we are tapping three delicious stone fruit beers. Ocean Peach, Del Mar Nectarine, and Salted Plum.

Ocean Peach Wild Ale

We started with our golden ale that we aged 12 months in oak barrels to produce tart flavors, fruity notes, and a funky character. We then added a ridiculous amount of Ocean Beach peaches to our golden sour base.

Del Mar Peach

We reached out to our good friend Eric for some of his homegrown nectarines, and man, are we glad we did. These nectarines are bursting with stone fruit deliciousness. We added these beauties to our barrel-aged golden sour and let them sit for around three months. The result speaks for itself… you have to try this one.

Salted Plum

For our third beer of the frenzy, we found some over-ripe plums that were begging to become beer. We took these plums and gave them the love they deserved. We rested them on barrel-aged golden sour for six months. We then added a healthy amount of Maldon Sea Salt. The salty and sour combination will leave you thirsting for more.

Every one of these beers was made with a ridiculous amount of Stone Fruit…almost 3 pounds per gallon. Taste the difference that a ton of fruit imparts!

Available for a short time!

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.  We are honored to be a part of such a thriving San Diego craft beer scene.

We are stoked for this year’s San Diego Beer Week and we hope you can come out and celebrate with us!

Our Sorrento Valley location has ten sours on tap as well as a crushable lager.  If you make your way to Ocean Beach you can enjoy ten sours on tap, four beer-flavored beers, and a hard yerba mate.  If you are looking to take your tastebuds on a funky adventure … stop by and taste what you’ve been missing.

Lineup for SD Beer Week