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Ocean Beach Oktoberfest-2022 - California Wild Ales

OB Oktoberfest Special Beer Release

By cwa-blog, event

2oth Annual OB Oktoberfest

Ocean Beach, where Newport meets the beach, will host San Diego’s WILDEST Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 7 & Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.  

As part of the event, we are releasing four new fall-inspired wild ales to coincide with this neighborhood extravaganza, including a German Chocolate Cake Dark Sour, Sour Apple Pie, Liquid Pumpkin Pie, and SourKraut. We create these unique seasonal flavors only once a year, and this year we are bringing back some old flavors and introducing two new ones this Oktoberfest season.

Ocean Beach is a magical place that hosts a handful of neighborhood parties yearly; Oktoberfest is one of the biggest. There will be fantastic music, delicious food, and of course…beer! We hope these funky flavors will inspire craft beer lovers to don their lederhosen or dirndl dresses and join us in OB.

There will be a lot of activities in OB this weekend so make sure you do not miss out on these truly unique beers because we have a limited supply, and when they are gone, they are gone.


We always look forward to the OB neighborhood parties and want to make something unique this year. This event is a fun way to release some beers with familiar flavors that reflect the season and give people a taste of something new and different

Special Beer Release for Event

  • German Chocolate Cake Wild Ale: Dark sour aged in whiskey barrels for 12 months and rested on whole Madagascar vanilla bean, Saigon cinnamon, toasted coconut, candied pecans, and semi-sweet chocolate.
  • Sour Apple Pie: Golden sour aged in oak barrels for a year and rested in Cosmic Crisp apples, Saigon cinnamon, vanilla, allspice, clove, and other spices.
  • Liquid Pumpkin Pie: Golden sour aged in oak barrels for 12 months and rested brown sugar-roasted pumpkin and a bevy of spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, clove, and vanilla. 
  • SourKraut: This barrel-aged salty Gose-style beer features fresh red cabbage, caraway seed, Malden sea salt, and black peppercorns resulting in a pickle-like sour/salty combination perfect for celebrating Oktoberfest.

It’s okay if sour beer isn’t your thing; we have 16 beers on tap, including those that we created for Oktoberfest. 

This year’s OB Oktoberfest will feature plenty of action at California Wild Ales, located at 4896 Newport Avenue. There are a lot of activities in OB this weekend, but make sure you do not miss out on these truly unique beers. California Wild Ales creates these beers once a year, and when they are gone, they are gone.