At California Wild Ales we specialize in creating small batch sour beers for the San Diego community.  Each week we feature a rotating tap list of 10 sour beers.  Each beer is carefully crafted until the flavor is ready to release.  We rest our beer on whole fruit to  We often add different varieties that you cannot get anywhere else.   Each week we add a new sour beer to the tap list rotation.

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Sponge Bob Sour Pants – Grilled Pineapple w/ Toasted Coconut

AYE, AYE, CAPTAIN! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Sponge Bob Sour Pants! Absorbent and yellow and porous is he…  Sponge Bob Sour Pants!

As if our Grilled Pineapple wasn’t tropical enough, we decided to add a hefty portion of raw organic toasted coconut flakes.  The result is a sweet creamy characteristic that pushes our grilled pineapple to new tropical heights.  Should be drunk on a beach out of a pineapple. (Disclaimer: California Wild Ales does not condone drinking on the beach in San Diego which is illegal).

Coming in at 5% ABV … This tropical masterpiece is perfect for those warm summer days!

We made a limited run of (100) 500ml bottles so make sure to reserve your bottles early.

Bottles are available for pickup beginning on July 21st at our Sorrento Valley tasting room.

5% - | $4 5oz | $8. 10oz

Mead Berry – Collab with Lost Cause Meadery

Who’s ready for a flavor explosion!!!

Made with berries from Lost Cause Meadery, this Wild Ale Collaboration contains hundreds of pounds of blackberries and raspberries that previously rested in finished mead.  Exploding with bright raspberry and a blackberry-jam finish, the tart berries and golden ale is perfectly balanced by a beautiful sweetness from the honey.

Only a few cases left.

500ml |  16.9oz  |  5% ABV

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Cherry Blue Wild Ale

Blueberry Lemonade

We took a ton of blueberries, from the Flower Fields in Carlsbad… almost 3 pounds per gallon, and rested them on our barrel-aged golden base for 3 months.  We then took 100 gallons of the Carlsbad Blueberry beer and added MORE BLUEBERRIES!  

We then added fresh Meyer Lemons hand-picked in Escondido.

And Voila!  Blueberry Lemonade.

 

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Triple Berry – Blue, Black and Raz

Triple Berry Wild Ale is a barrel-aged sour beer brewed with a trifecta of berries – Blueberry, Blackberry and Raspberry.  Triple Berry is the perfect balance of ripe sweetness and bright tartness balanced with bold fruit aromatics.  Bursting with local blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, this sour beer is the perfect companion on any afternoon.

.. super small batch…get it while it lasts.

This beer is currently only available on tap at our Ocean Beach location.  Stop by today and send your tastebuds on a berry adventure.

Bottles will be available for sale September 20th.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Pomegranate

Pomegranate Wild Ale is here!  Local pomegranate from Ocean Beach… super small batch…get it while it lasts.

This beer is currently only available on tap at our Ocean Beach location.  Stop by today and send your tastebuds on a pickletastic adventure.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Darth Citrius

Darth Citrius is made with the best Bearss Limes, Meyer Lemons, and Satsuma Mandarines we could get our hands-on.  All this citrus was picked fresh off the trees at our friend Summer’s place in Escondido, CA.  Exploding with sweet citrus flavor, this deliciously tart and well-balanced wild ale is here just in time for the summer.  Join your place on The Darkside and enjoy this remarkable Citrus Sour Wild Ale.

Only (60) 500ml bottles total, so make sure to reserve yours today.

Your beer is available for pickup starting July 21 at our Sorrento Valley location.

 

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Dry Hopped Golden

This Golden Sour Ale is a blend of select barrels aged between 9 months and 2 years. It is a favorite blend of ours and one we had to package without adding any fruit. With a light acidity and earthy funk it is great for the sour fanatic and someone just getting into the style.

We then add an assortment of hops.  The result makes your brain do a backflip.  The familiar smell of hops quickly gives way to the tartness of the golden ale.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8 | Michelada $9

Sour Grapes – Lost Cause Meadery Collab

Barrel-Aged Golden Sour with Mead soaked Grapes.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Wild Cherry

Bearss Lime Hard Seltzer

Our very first ever hard seltzer!  We ventured up to San Marcos and hand-picked fresh Bearss limes.  We then zested and juiced them to unleash a citrus storm of flavor.  Light and refreshing…perfect for an afternoon at the beach.  Available only at our OB location.

5% - Gluten Free - | $7

Chewboocha – Kombucha Sour Ale

Chewboocha is a collaboration Sour Beer/Kombucha blend that we brew annually with our friends at Tapshack Kombucha in OB.

We started with a higher ABV Golden Sour base and blended it in equal parts with non-alcohol Carrot, Tumeric, Ginger, and Cayenne Pepper flavored Kombucha.   This Sour Booch has a hint of spice from the Cayenne that helps to highlight the rest of the flavors for a refreshing Sour Booch.  If ever there was a healthy beer…this would be it!

This beer is available onsite only.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

War Zone IPA

West Coast-style IPA made with our friends at Thorn St. Brewing.

A dank IPA made with Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, and Amarillo.

7.2% - West Coast IPA | $7

Up the Hill Hazy IPA

Up the Hill Hazy IPA is a juicy IPA made in collaboration with our friends at Thorn St. Brewing.

This mouthwatering hazy IPA is made with Equinox, Citra, and Ambrosia Hops.

6.7% - Hazy IPA | $7

Bike Lane Lager

Our very first ever “Clean Beer”!!!

This crisp and refreshing lager is perfect for the hot summer days of San Diego.  Only on tap at our OB location.

5.4% - Wheat Lager | $7 | Michelada $8

Falling Ladder Pale Ale

A collab brew with our friends at OB Brewery!  Crisp and hoppy pale ale that is perfect for sipping in the summer.

5.8% - | $7 | Michelada $8
  1. Sponge Bob Sour Pants – Grilled Pineapple w/ Toasted Coconut
  2. Mead Berry – Collab with Lost Cause Meadery
  3. Cherry Blue Wild Ale
  4. Blueberry Lemonade
  5. Triple Berry – Blue, Black and Raz
  6. Pomegranate
  7. Darth Citrius
  8. Dry Hopped Golden
  9. Sour Grapes – Lost Cause Meadery Collab
  10. Wild Cherry
  11. Bearss Lime Hard Seltzer
  12. Chewboocha – Kombucha Sour Ale
  13. War Zone IPA
  14. Up the Hill Hazy IPA
  15. Bike Lane Lager
  16. Falling Ladder Pale Ale

RJB – Brettanomyces Conditioned w/ Blueberry and Cab Franc

Rebecca Jungreis-Brager… called RJB, is a unique blend of golden sour ale with blueberries from the Carlsbad Flower Fields and Cabernet Franc grapes from Summer’s Vineyard in Escondido. It’s special to the brewery because it’s the first time it has made a sour ale using Brettanomyces at bottling. 

The process requires the ale to sit a little longer in the bottle, resulting in an added layer of funk to the finished product.  Finally, after resting in the bottle for approximately five months, the beer is ready to be shared. This method also allows it to age beautifully for years to come. The finished product has a soft and bright tannic character and a tropical funkiness from the late dose of the Brettanomyces yeast. 

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

C3P Orange

C3P-Orange is a golden sour blend that was aged in oak barrels for  12 months before being rested on local Satsuma mandarines.  The sweet Satsuma mandarines shine bright through this golden sour blend.

This beer is available onsite only starting May 4th.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Mango Fett (Mango & Jalepeño)

Back by popular demand!

Brewed in honor of our favorite Bounty Hunter… Overripe Mango chunks were added to our 12-month barrel-aged golden ale and allowed to rest for an additional 3 months. We then added fresh Jalepeño and a dash of Sea Salt. Mango Fett delivers a tart and refreshing flavor with just a hint of Jalepeño that reminds you that this bounty hunter is hot on your trail.

This beer is available onsite only.  No bottles are available.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

The Mangolorian

The Mangolorian – This is the way!

The Mangolorian was blended with a restrained acidity to showcase all the flavors.   We placed a hefty amount of Fresh Mango and a bit of Local Honey to create a natural sweetness.  We then added a delicate amount of Ginger to the mix which created a tropical tea-like flavor.

We added The Mangolorian to our Rebel Alliance Team… we weren’t really sure if he would be a good guy or a bad guy…but since he is looking out for Baby Yoda…we figured he was fighting on the right side.

This beer is available onsite only.  No bottles are available.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Padme Almond-ala

Padme Almond-ala was the surprise hit at last year’s May the 4th event!

Lightly roasted Almonds and Sea Salt were added to our May the 4th blend to create a salty, nutty, almost creamy flavor that balances perfectly with the tart golden ale.  Almonds have become one of our favorite treatments for our Golden Ale.   You will not want to miss this one.

This beer is only available for onsite consumption beginning May 4th.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Jabba the Hopp w/ Citra Hop

The most notorious gangster in the galaxy… Jabba the Hopp has placed a large bounty on Han SoLoquat. To lure him back to Tatooine, he has brewed a Golden Ale and Aged it in Oak for 12 months.

Jabba then added Citra Hops, giving the ale an intense citrus flavor, which Han SoLoquat finds irresistible. The trap has been set…

We only have (80) 500ml Bottles of Jabba the Hopp with Citra Hop available, so make sure to reserve yours today.  Beers are available for pickup on May 4th.

Pickup Only.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

May the Force Be With Yuzu

This is the beer that started it all for our May the Fourth event last year.

We began with a two-barrel blend of our 12-month golden sour.   We added a healthy amount of Yuzu and a dash of Sea Salt to create a beer that is seductively sour with a zesty yuzu aroma.  This beer is tantalizingly tart with a dry citrus finish.   This Wild Ale is perfect for the upcoming warmer weather.

We only have (80) 500ml Bottles of May the Force Be With yuzu available, so make sure to reserve yours today.  Beers are available for pickup on May 4th.

Pickup Only.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Chewboocha – Kombucha Sour Ale

Chewboocha is a collaboration Sour Beer/Kombucha blend that we brew annually with our friends at Tapshack Kombucha in OB.

We started with a higher ABV Golden Sour base and blended it in equal parts with non-alcohol Carrot, Tumeric, Ginger, and Cayenne Pepper flavored Kombucha.   This Sour Booch has a hint of spice from the Cayenne that helps to highlight the rest of the flavors for a refreshing Sour Booch.  If ever there was a healthy beer…this would be it!

This beer is available onsite only.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

ImPEARial Stormtrooper

A long time ago in a mountain town far, far away (Julian CA)… A Band of ImPEARial Stormtroopers deserted from the Empire.   These ImPEARial Stormtroopers stole the plans to the DeathPear and now hold the fate of the galaxy in their hands.  They have joined forces with the Rebel Alliance to help defeat BanAnakin Skywalker and destroy The DeathPear!

Coming in at 7.5% ABV this is our first ever Imperial Sour.

ImPEARial Stormtrooper began with fresh local pears that we handpicked in the beautiful mountain town of Julian, CA.  We combined the Julian Pears and some Saigon Cinnamon and allowed the flavors to meld together for an additional 3 months.  The warm cinnamon flavor with the natural sweetness of the pears is the perfect pastry sour.

We only have (100) 500ml bottles, so make sure to reserve your bottles today.  Bottles are available for pickup on May 4th.

Pickup and Local Delivery Only

(Limit 3 per customer)

Jabba the Hopp w/ Kohatu Hops

The most notorious gangster in the galaxy… Jabba the Hopp has placed a large bounty on Han SoLoquat.

To lure him back to Tatooine, he has brewed a Golden Ale and Aged it in Oak for 12 months. Jabba then added Kohatu Hops, giving the ale a pleasant tropical fruit and pineapple flavor, which Han SoLoquat finds irresistible.

We only have (60) 500ml Bottles of Jabba the Hopp with Kohatu Hop available, so make sure to reserve yours today.  Beers are available for pickup on May 4th.

Pickup Only.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8
  1. RJB – Brettanomyces Conditioned w/ Blueberry and Cab Franc
  2. C3P Orange
  3. Mango Fett (Mango & Jalepeño)
  4. The Mangolorian
  5. Padme Almond-ala
  6. Jabba the Hopp w/ Citra Hop
  7. May the Force Be With Yuzu
  8. Chewboocha – Kombucha Sour Ale
  9. ImPEARial Stormtrooper
  10. Jabba the Hopp w/ Kohatu Hops