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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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 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 $5 | 10oz $10

Graf on Draft

Graf on Draft | ABV 7%

Introducing “Graf on Draft” – a tantalizing blend of tradition and innovation brewed in collaboration with OB Brewery. This extraordinary beer is a delightful Graf-style creation, harmonizing the world of cider and Saison in every sip.

Pouring a radiant, golden hue with a slight haze, Graf on Draft invites you in with an effervescent and lively presentation. As your senses engage, the aroma dances between the fruity notes of crisp apple cider and the earthy, spicy character of a classic Saison. It’s a captivating olfactory journey that hints at the complexity within.

The first taste reveals a marriage of flavors that’s truly exceptional. The bright, orchard-fresh apple cider infusion provides a refreshing, juicy sweetness, reminiscent of biting into a ripe apple on a sunny autumn day. This sweetness gracefully mingles with the sophisticated complexity of the Saison’s yeast, offering hints of clove, pepper, and a subtle floral essence. The interplay of these elements creates a dynamic, full-bodied beer experience that is both refreshing and complex.

With each sip, Graf on Draft continues to evolve, revealing layers of flavor and texture. The dry, crisp finish invites you to take another sip, making it perfect for both seasoned craft beer enthusiasts and those exploring the world of Graf for the first time.

Crafted with precision and brewed in collaboration with OB Brewery, Graf on Draft is a testament to the artistry of blending beer and cider. It’s a delightful fusion of styles that showcases the creativity and dedication of brewers coming together to create something truly special.

Raise your glass to Graf on Draft – a refreshing, innovative, and harmonious beer that captures the essence of two beloved beverages in perfect unison. Cheers to the spirit of collaboration and the joy of exploration!

 

 

7% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

Passion Fruit Margarita Sour

Passion Fruit Margarita

5% ABV

Step into a world of tropical paradise with our Passionfruit Margarita Sour beer. The hazy golden appearance is a feast for the eyes, while the aromas of ripe passionfruit and fresh lime beckon you closer.

With each sip, you’ll be transported to a sun-soaked beach, where the vibrant flavors of a classic margarita come alive in this sour beer. The bright acidity awakens your taste buds, while the juicy sweetness of the passionfruit brings a tropical twist that lingers on your palate.

Medium-bodied and refreshing, this beer is a perfect companion for lazy afternoons by the pool or gatherings with friends. It pairs exceptionally well with seafood delicacies, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to each bite. And let’s not forget its versatility as a standalone refresher, providing a burst of tropical flavor that invigorates your senses.

Indulge in the captivating fusion of flavors that our Passionfruit Margarita Sour beer offers as it transports you to a blissful oasis of fruity cocktails and endless summer vibes. Embrace the spirit of adventure, relax, and let every sip remind you to savor life’s zest. Cheers to the taste of paradise in every pour!

5% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

Sold Out :(

Blackberry Jam Wild Ale

Whoa..Blackberry Jam…ba lam

This barrel-aged golden sour ale was blended specifically to showcase the delicious blackberry fruit.  Alight acidity and mild earthy tones, with over two pounds of fruit per gallon the blackberries steal the show.  Beautiful red wine character bursts through from the Blackberries and a slightly tart jamminess balances the flavors into a deep port wine-like character.  Jammy and sweet, with bright acidity from the beer for a refreshing balance, a sure favorite of any fruited sour lover.

If you enjoyed our Black & Blue Wild Ale… then you are sure to love this one.

We only have (60) 500ml bottles, so make sure to reserve your bottles today.

Curbside Pickup and Local Delivery Available.

(Limit 3 per customer)

5% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

Meyer Lemon Radler

Meyer Lemon Radler – 4.5%ABV

Introducing our Meyer Lemon Radler Sour Beer, a refreshing and zesty brew that will awaken your taste buds with a burst of citrus delight. Crafted with care and passion, this unique beer is a harmonious blend of traditional sour ale and the vibrant essence of Meyer lemons.

As you pour this golden elixir into your glass, a hazy brilliance catches your eye, hinting at the vibrant flavors to come. A fluffy, white head crowns the liquid, releasing a tantalizing aroma that dances with the tangy sweetness of Meyer lemons. Each sip unveils a symphony of flavors, perfectly balanced to create an unforgettable drinking experience.

At first contact, your palate is greeted by a refreshing tartness, awakening your senses with a lively kick. The sourness is tempered by the natural sweetness of the Meyer lemons, resulting in a harmonious interplay of flavors. Waves of citrusy goodness flood your taste buds as notes of juicy lemon peel and pulpy citrus flesh intertwine, creating a delightful tangy symphony.

The mouthfeel is light and effervescent, accentuating the beer’s refreshing character. A subtle malt backbone provides a delicate sweetness that lingers gently, complementing the lively lemon profile. The finish is crisp and clean, leaving you craving another sip of this invigorating elixir.

Our Meyer Lemon Radler Sour Beer is the perfect companion for warm summer days, leisurely afternoons with friends, or whenever you seek a burst of citrus-infused refreshment. Enjoy it chilled and let the vibrant flavors transport you to sun-drenched groves of Meyer lemon trees, immersing you in a sensory journey that is as refreshing as it is invigorating.

Indulge in the marriage of sour ale and Meyer lemons, and discover a beer that will quench your thirst, tantalize your taste buds, and leave you craving more. This extraordinary brew is an ode to the vibrant flavors of summer, encapsulating the essence of Meyer lemons in every sip.

4.5% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

Jabba the Hopp w/ Simco Hops

Jabba the Hopp w/ Simco

5%ABV

“Jabba the Hopp” – a tantalizing concoction born from the depths of Tatooine’s most infamous brewery. This dry-hopped golden sour ale is a testament to cunning and flavor mastery. Aged in oak for a patient twelve moons, it emerges with a complexity that rivals even the most notorious gangster in the galaxy.

 

Jabba the Hopp’s secret weapon lies in its infusion of Simcoe hops, imparting a bold character and a tantalizing aroma that beckons with every sip. But it doesn’t stop there. To ensnare the elusive Han SoLoquat, Jabba himself has orchestrated a symphony of flavor, adding Simco hops to the brew. The result? A dance of tropical fruit and pineapple notes that weave through the palate, irresistible to even the most discerning of scoundrels.

So, heed the call of Jabba the Hopp, for within its golden depths lies the promise of adventure and intrigue. And remember, with every sip, you’re one step closer to claiming the bounty of flavor that awaits.

 

5% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

Guava the Hutt

Guava the Hutt – 5% ABV

Beware the mighty “Guava the Hutt,” a dry-hopped golden sour that will leave you drooling for more. With the bold flavor of juicy guava and the aromatic punch of Simco hops, this beer will satisfy even the most gluttonous of beer drinkers. Sip carefully, or else Guava the Hutt himself might demand you become his next court jester.

5% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10 (Barrel-Aged Sour)

Pineapple Hard Seltzer

Pineapple Hard Seltzer

5% ABV

Satisfy your senses with the irresistible fusion of natural sweetness and crisp refreshment found in our Pineapple Hard Seltzer. Meticulously crafted, this effervescent delight combines sparkling water, premium alcohol, and the bold essence of succulent pineapples. With a perfect 5% alcohol by volume (ABV), our Pineapple Hard Seltzer delivers a light and invigorating drinking experience that’s both gratifying and refined.

The aroma is a captivating blend of ripe pineapples, offering a burst of fruity fragrance that sets the stage for a truly enjoyable tasting journey. With your first sip, the effervescence dances on your palate, releasing the clean, refreshing flavors of handpicked pineapples. The delicate balance between sweetness and bubblrd creates a harmonious profile that’s sure to enchant even the most discerning of taste buds.

Ideal for any occasion, whether you’re unwinding after a long day or reveling with friends, our Pineapple Hard Seltzer is a versatile and sophisticated choice. The 5% ABV provides a subtle kick that elevates every sip with just the right amount of excitement. Embrace the exceptional and enhance your refreshment with our distinctive Pineapple Hard Seltzer—a genuine celebration of flavor and craftsmanship.

5% - Gluten Free - 16oz | $8

Pacific Paloma

Pacific Paloma

ABV: 10%

Introducing Pacific Paloma, an exclusive brew available only at our Ocean Beach location. This unique creation is made with a tantalizing blend of California grapefruit, lime, rosemary, hibiscus, and smoked Serrano peppers, all complemented by the invigorating essence of Yerba Maté leaves.

At 10% ABV, Pacific Paloma delivers a complex and refreshing experience, bursting with zesty citrus, aromatic herbs, floral notes, and a hint of smoky spice. Perfect for those seeking a distinctive and flavorful adventure in every sip.

Whether you’re a local or just passing through, make sure to stop by and enjoy this one-of-a-kind brew that captures the vibrant spirit of Ocean Beach. Raise a glass to the dynamic flavors of the Pacific Coast and the unique energy of OB. Cheers!

10% - | $5 5oz | $10 10oz

Watermelon Hard Seltzer

Our Watermelon Seltzer is bursting with flavor and the perfect amount of sparkle.      Light and refreshing…perfect for an afternoon at the beach.  If you are looking for an alternative to heavy IPAs and other beers… then Watermelon Hard Seltzer is the perfect option.  Our Watermelon Mint Hard Seltzer is a crisp, sparkling hard seltzer beverage that provides a zero-calorie / gluten-free option while offering a refreshing sparkle of all-natural watermelon flavor.

We are working on a lot of new hard seltzers flavors for the upcoming year.  Be on the lookout for a variety of new flavors including, Meyer lemon, Blueberry, Mango, Guava, and other exciting flavors.

5% - Gluten Free - 16oz | $8

OB Pause

OB Pause – Double Hazy IPA

ABV: 8.1%

To celebrate our 3-year anniversary in the vibrant heart of Ocean Beach, we proudly introduce “OB Pause,” a Double Hazy IPA that captures the essence of our unique coastal community. Brewed with a blend of Azacca and El Dorado hops, this beer bursts with tropical and citrus flavors, offering a juicy, full-bodied experience that lingers pleasantly on the palate.

Ocean Beach, fondly known as OB, sits directly along the flight path of the nearby airport. Here, the familiar roar of planes overhead brings life to a momentary halt—a phenomenon locals affectionately call the “OB Pause.” During these fleeting instances, conversations are put on hold, and we are reminded that sometimes a conversation just has to wait.

“OB Pause” embodies this whimsical interruption, inviting you to pause and savor the rich tapestry of flavors that unfold with each sip. Whether you’re amidst the lively OB scene or sharing a quiet moment with friends, this beer is your perfect companion, offering a delicious pause from the everyday hustle. Raise a glass to the unexpected moments that make life in Ocean Beach so uniquely delightful. Cheers!

8.1% | Hazy Double IPA - | 8oz $4 | 16oz $8

3rd Block from the Sun – Hazy IPA

3rd Block from the Sun- 6.7% ABV.

Introducing “3rd Block from the Sun,” a radiant creation from California Wild Ales that will transport your taste buds to new dimensions of flavor. This hazy IPA is a celestial blend of innovation and tradition, showcasing the harmonious marriage of Citra and Nelson hops.

Brewed in the heart of the Southern California coast, “3rd Block from the Sun” is not just a beer; it’s a tribute to our roots. Crafted with precision and passion by California Wild Ales, this hazy IPA pays homage to the breathtaking surroundings of our Ocean Beach tasting room, strategically positioned on the third block from the ocean.

With each sip, envision the salty breeze and the rhythmic melody of crashing waves. The coastal influence is not just a part of the experience; it’s an essential ingredient. The Citra and Nelson hops weave a story that mirrors the vibrant energy of the Pacific just beyond our doorstep.

As you indulge in the flavors of grapefruit, orange zest, and subtle white wine nuances, remember that you’re not just tasting a beer; you’re savoring the essence of our coastal community. “3rd Block from the Sun” encapsulates the spirit of our OB tasting room, inviting you to enjoy the laid-back vibes and the unique terroir that sets our brews apart.

Take a sip, close your eyes, and let the flavors transport you to the third block from the ocean—the heart of California Wild Ales, where every pint tells a tale of sun, surf, and the true essence of craft brewing by the sea.

 

 

6.7% - Hazy IPA | 8oz $4 | 16oz $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% - | $8 | Michelada $9

Bike Lane 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 Pilsner.

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. 

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

5.4% - Crisp Lager | 8oz $4 | 16oz $8 | Michelada $9

War Zone – West Coast IPA

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

War Zone IPA  is a bold and fearless beer paying homage to the gritty Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego that once earned the nickname “War Zone.”  This West Coast IPA packs a punch with its intense hop aroma and flavor, featuring a complex blend of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit notes that will leave your taste buds buzzing with excitement.

Brewed with the finest ingredients and crafted with passion, “War Zone” IPA is a beer that embodies the rebellious spirit of its namesake neighborhood. Its golden hue is a tribute to the endless sunshine that bathes San Diego’s coast, while its dry finish provides a crisp and refreshing taste that will leave you yearning for more.

Whether you’re a seasoned IPA lover or new to the craft beer scene, War Zone IPA is a must-try. Its bold character and West Coast style make it a perfect pairing for a day at the beach, a night out with friends, or any occasion that calls for a beer that’s not afraid to take risks. So raise a glass to Ocean Beach’s storied past and enjoy a taste of the “War Zone” today!

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

7.2% - 8oz $4 | 16oz $8
  1. The Mangolorian
  2. Graf on Draft
  3. Passion Fruit Margarita Sour
  4. Sold Out :(
  5. Blackberry Jam Wild Ale
  6. Meyer Lemon Radler
  7. Jabba the Hopp w/ Simco Hops
  8. Guava the Hutt
  9. Pineapple Hard Seltzer
  10. Pacific Paloma
  11. Watermelon Hard Seltzer
  12. OB Pause
  13. 3rd Block from the Sun – Hazy IPA
  14. Falling Ladder Pale Ale
  15. Bike Lane Lager
  16. War Zone – West Coast IPA

3rd Block from the Sun – Hazy IPA

3rd Block from the Sun- 6.7% ABV.

Introducing “3rd Block from the Sun,” a radiant creation from California Wild Ales that will transport your taste buds to new dimensions of flavor. This hazy IPA is a celestial blend of innovation and tradition, showcasing the harmonious marriage of Citra and Nelson hops.

Brewed in the heart of the Southern California coast, “3rd Block from the Sun” is not just a beer; it’s a tribute to our roots. Crafted with precision and passion by California Wild Ales, this hazy IPA pays homage to the breathtaking surroundings of our Ocean Beach tasting room, strategically positioned on the third block from the ocean.

With each sip, envision the salty breeze and the rhythmic melody of crashing waves. The coastal influence is not just a part of the experience; it’s an essential ingredient. The Citra and Nelson hops weave a story that mirrors the vibrant energy of the Pacific just beyond our doorstep.

As you indulge in the flavors of grapefruit, orange zest, and subtle white wine nuances, remember that you’re not just tasting a beer; you’re savoring the essence of our coastal community. “3rd Block from the Sun” encapsulates the spirit of our OB tasting room, inviting you to enjoy the laid-back vibes and the unique terroir that sets our brews apart.

Take a sip, close your eyes, and let the flavors transport you to the third block from the ocean—the heart of California Wild Ales, where every pint tells a tale of sun, surf, and the true essence of craft brewing by the sea.

 

 

6.7% - Hazy IPA | 8oz $4 | 16oz $8

Slapshot IPA

Introducing Slapshot IPA: A West Coast Champion

7% ABV

Prepare to embark on a hop-filled adventure with Slapshot IPA, a true embodiment of the West Coast IPA tradition.

Pouring into your glass with a radiant golden hue, Slapshot IPA boasts remarkable clarity and a frothy white head that beckons your senses. Dive in and be greeted by a captivating aroma that teems with the essence of the Pacific Northwest. Immerse yourself in the resinous, piney notes that evoke the feeling of wandering through a pine forest, while hints of citrus zest promise an exciting journey ahead.

Your first sip of Slapshot IPA delivers a symphony of flavors, celebrating the iconic West Coast IPA style. A sturdy malt foundation sets the stage for a chorus of hops, offering an explosion of grapefruit, citrus, and a touch of tropical fruit. The bitterness is assertive but harmonious, creating a delightful interplay between the sweetness of malt and the boldness of hops.

As you savor each sip, you’ll notice a dry, crisp finish that leaves your palate refreshed and yearning for more. Its clean, sharp bitterness and moderate alcohol content make Slapshot IPA a top choice for both seasoned hop enthusiasts and those new to the world of IPAs.

Slapshot IPA embodies the spirit of the West Coast, offering a bold and unique flavor experience that’s sure to capture your heart. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team, soaking up the sun at the beach, or simply reveling in the glory of a well-crafted beer, Slapshot IPA is the perfect beer for a pre-game celebration before you head over to watch the San Diego Gulls at Pechanga Arena.

So, get ready to take your taste buds on a hoppy adventure with Slapshot IPA. Here’s to a beer that stands tall in the West Coast IPA tradition, delivering the vibrant flavors of the region straight to your glass. !

7% - 16oz $8

Bike Lane 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 Pilsner.

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. 

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

5.4% - Crisp Lager | 8oz $4 | 16oz $8 | Michelada $9

Rainbow Weather – Double Hazy IPA

Rainbow Weather – 8.3% ABV.

Introducing “Rainbow Weather” by California Wild Ales, a Double Hazy IPA that embodies the vibrant spirit of the Golden State. Brewed with love and passion, this beer takes you on a whimsical journey through a kaleidoscope of flavors.

Rainbow Weather pours a luscious, hazy golden hue reminiscent of a radiant California sunset. As you raise the glass to your lips, the aromas of juicy tropical fruits burst forth, enticing your senses with notes of ripe mangoes, succulent pineapples, and tangy citrus. The fragrance is like a bouquet of freshly picked fruits from a sun-drenched orchard.

With each sip, your taste buds are greeted by a harmonious symphony of flavors. The generous hop bill brings forth an explosion of tropical goodness, delivering waves of ripe papaya, sweet tangerine, and zesty grapefruit. A velvety smooth mouthfeel adds to the allure, enveloping your palate in a gentle embrace.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, Rainbow Weather showcases a balanced malt backbone that supports the hop-driven character. The combination of pale malts and a touch of wheat provides a subtle biscuity sweetness, creating a solid foundation for the hop flavors to dance upon.

Brewed with love, it embodies the essence of the wild and free California spirit, capturing the boundless energy and kaleidoscopic diversity of the state. Each sip is a celebration of the vibrant flavors and adventurous nature that make California Wild Ales a true pioneer in the craft beer scene.

At California Wild Ales, we believe in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. We love and respect everyone in the LGBTQ+ community, and Rainbow Weather stands as a tribute to their strength, resilience, and vibrant presence. It is a reminder that diversity and acceptance are values we hold dear.

Raise a glass of Rainbow Weather and let its radiant hues and exquisite flavors transport you to a place where sunny skies, wild adventures, and a love for brewing collide. Cheers to the magic in every sip and to a world where love knows no boundaries!

 

 

8.3% - Hazy Double IPA | 8oz $4 | 16oz $8

Juicy Jedi Hazy IPA

Juicy Jedi Hazy IPA – 6.7% ABV

Join the ranks of the Jedi with our Juicy Jedi Hazy IPA, a flavorful and aromatic beer that will satisfy even the most discerning palates.

Brewed with a blend of premium malts and a variety of hops, this beer pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head. The aroma is a tantalizing blend of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine, inviting you to take a sip.

On the palate, Juicy Jedi Hazy IPA delivers a complex array of flavors that include ripe mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and a subtle hint of pine. The mouthfeel is soft and velvety, with a low bitterness that lets the juicy fruit flavors shine.

A perfect balance of hop bitterness and juicy fruit character, Juicy Jedi Hazy IPA is a beer that will transport you to a galaxy far, far away. Whether you’re lounging on the sandy beaches of Naboo or battling the Empire on the frozen planet of Hoth, this beer is the perfect companion for your Star Wars adventures.

May the force be with you as you savor every sip of our Juicy Jedi Hazy IPA, a beer that will leave you feeling like a true Jedi master.

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

6.7% - Hazy IPA | $8

Sold Out :(

Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer

Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer

5% ABV

Indulge your senses with the tantalizing fusion of natural sweetness and refreshing crispness in our Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer. Crafted with care and precision, this effervescent beverage is a delightful blend of sparkling water, premium alcohol, and the bold essence of succulent black raspberries. At a perfect 5% alcohol by volume (ABV), our Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer offers a light and invigorating drinking experience that is both satisfying and sophisticated.

Pouring a luscious red hue, the Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer captivates the eye before the first sip. The aroma is an enchanting medley of ripe black raspberries, delivering a burst of fruity fragrance that promises a truly enjoyable tasting experience. As you take your first sip, the effervescence tickles your palate, releasing the crisp, clean flavors of handpicked black raspberries. The balance between sweetness and tartness is finely tuned, creating a harmonious profile that is sure to please even the most discerning palates.

Perfect for any occasion, whether you’re unwinding after a long day or celebrating with friends, our Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer is a versatile and sophisticated choice. The 5% ABV ensures a gentle kick that adds just the right amount of excitement to every sip. Embrace the extraordinary and elevate your refreshment with this unique and invigorating Black Raspberry Hard Seltzer – a true celebration of flavor and craftsmanship.

5% - Gluten Free - 16oz | $8

Seltz Wars Watermelon Hard Seltzer

Embark on a taste journey through the galaxy with our Watermelon Seltzer, a beverage that’ll make you feel like you’re sipping under the Tatooine suns. Bursting with the vibrant essence of watermelon and just the right amount of sparkle, it’s as refreshing as a dip in the crystal-clear waters of Naboo.

Light and invigorating, it’s the ideal companion for lazy afternoons by the beach, where the gentle breeze whispers tales of far-off star systems. If you seek refuge from the heavy-handedness of IPAs and traditional brews, then our Watermelon Hard Seltzer is your sanctuary amidst the chaos of the cantina.

Crafted to perfection, this crisp and sparkling libation offers a zero-calorie, gluten-free escape into pure refreshment, embodying the essence of all-natural watermelon flavor. So, kick back, relax, and let the force of flavor awaken your senses with every effervescent sip.

 

5% - Gluten Free - 16oz | $8

OB Pause

OB Pause – Double Hazy IPA

ABV: 8.1%

To celebrate our 3-year anniversary in the vibrant heart of Ocean Beach, we proudly introduce “OB Pause,” a Double Hazy IPA that captures the essence of our unique coastal community. Brewed with a blend of Azacca and El Dorado hops, this beer bursts with tropical and citrus flavors, offering a juicy, full-bodied experience that lingers pleasantly on the palate.

Ocean Beach, fondly known as OB, sits directly along the flight path of the nearby airport. Here, the familiar roar of planes overhead brings life to a momentary halt—a phenomenon locals affectionately call the “OB Pause.” During these fleeting instances, conversations are put on hold, and we are reminded that sometimes a conversation just has to wait.

“OB Pause” embodies this whimsical interruption, inviting you to pause and savor the rich tapestry of flavors that unfold with each sip. Whether you’re amidst the lively OB scene or sharing a quiet moment with friends, this beer is your perfect companion, offering a delicious pause from the everyday hustle. Raise a glass to the unexpected moments that make life in Ocean Beach so uniquely delightful. Cheers!

8.1% | Hazy Double IPA - | 8oz $4 | 16oz $8

German Chocolate Cake Sour 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.

 

11% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

The Long Soak

The Long Soak

9% ABV

Elevating the artistry of traditional brewing, California Wild Ales proudly presents The Long Soak, a captivating Flanders Red Ale made in collaboration between California Wild Ales and 13 Point Brewing.  We brewed the wort together and barrel-aged at California Wild Ales.

Pouring into the glass with a rich, ruby-red hue reminiscent of a stunning sunset, The Long Soak entices the senses at first glance. Its luscious foam crown rests elegantly atop the liquid, offering a tantalizing invitation to delve into its complex depths.

As the aromas weave through the air, the fragrant bouquet of The Long Soak intertwines with the traditional characteristics of a Flanders Red Ale. The intriguing notes of bergamot orange, black tea, and a touch of lemon zest combine seamlessly with the beer’s inherent profile, creating an alluring tapestry of scents.

9% - | $5 5oz | $10 10oz. (Flanders-style ale, aged 4 years in oak)

Jabba the Hopp w/ Simco Hops

Jabba the Hopp w/ Simco

5%ABV

“Jabba the Hopp” – a tantalizing concoction born from the depths of Tatooine’s most infamous brewery. This dry-hopped golden sour ale is a testament to cunning and flavor mastery. Aged in oak for a patient twelve moons, it emerges with a complexity that rivals even the most notorious gangster in the galaxy.

 

Jabba the Hopp’s secret weapon lies in its infusion of Simcoe hops, imparting a bold character and a tantalizing aroma that beckons with every sip. But it doesn’t stop there. To ensnare the elusive Han SoLoquat, Jabba himself has orchestrated a symphony of flavor, adding Simco hops to the brew. The result? A dance of tropical fruit and pineapple notes that weave through the palate, irresistible to even the most discerning of scoundrels.

So, heed the call of Jabba the Hopp, for within its golden depths lies the promise of adventure and intrigue. And remember, with every sip, you’re one step closer to claiming the bounty of flavor that awaits.

 

5% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

Golden Barrel Series

Golden Barrel Series

10% ABV

Introducing our Barrel Aged Golden Sour, a tantalizing brew born from the fusion of tradition and innovation. Crafted with care, this golden elixir has undergone a transformative journey, spending twelve months nestled within the depths of a Willet Bourbon barrel. But that’s not all – this barrel, having previously cradled the rich sweetness of mead, imparts layers of complexity and depth that dance across the palate.

As part of our esteemed Golden Barrel series, each sip of this radiant sour is a testament to our commitment to pushing the boundaries of flavor. With each passing moment in the barrel, this brew has matured, evolving into a harmonious symphony of tartness and oak-kissed richness.

Prepare your senses for a tantalizing adventure, as notes of bourbon-soaked oak intertwine with delicate hints of honeyed sweetness. The result is a brew that tantalizes the taste buds, leaving a lingering impression that begs for another sip.

Stay tuned, for this is just the beginning of our journey into the realm of barrel-aged golden sours. Join us as we continue to explore new horizons, crafting brews that defy expectation and elevate the art of sour beer to new heights. Cheers to the journey ahead!

5% | Aged in Willet Bourbon Barrels w/ Mead - | 5oz $6 | 10oz $12

Nebbiolo Wine Grape Sour

Introducing our Nebbiolo Wild Ale.

The Nebbiolo grape has a deep color violet color and bold tannins.  Despite its tannic structure, this beer’s fruity flavors of cherry and raspberries are supported by aromas of rose and anise, which always seem to shine through.  Nebbiolo can be herbaceous with more sour cranberry fruit, rose hip, and leather and red clay minerality.   However, those willing to take a risk with this dark and rich vino grape are in for a pleasant surprise.

We placed these grapes on our golden ale that aged in oak barrels for 12 months.  The beer then undergoes a secondary fermentation on the wine grapes. The wild yeast from the grape skins adds extra funk and flavor.  We love our wine grape sours.  Once you try them, you will immediately know why.

 

5.5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Stupid Sexy Saison

Stupid Sexy Saison

7% ABV

Introducing our Flanders Ale blended with Spelt Saison, a masterful fusion of brewing traditions that offers a unique and captivating experience. This intriguing blend, with a robust 7% ABV, marries the tart complexity of a classic Flanders Ale with the earthy, rustic charm of a Spelt Saison.

In every pour, you’ll discover a tapestry of flavors that unfold with each sip. The Flanders Ale brings a rich tapestry of sour cherries, dark fruit, and subtle balsamic vinegar notes, creating a deeply satisfying tartness. This is beautifully balanced by the Spelt Saison’s farmhouse character, adding layers of peppery spice, citrus zest, and a hint of fresh-baked bread.

The spelt grain imparts a unique, nutty flavor and a smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel, harmonizing perfectly with the Flanders Ale’s vibrant acidity. The result is a beer that is both complex and approachable, offering a delightful interplay of sweet, sour, and savory notes.

Whether you’re a seasoned beer enthusiast or a curious newcomer, our Flanders Ale blended with Spelt Saison promises to take your taste buds on a memorable journey. Experience the best of both worlds in a single, exceptional brew. Cheers!

7% | Aged in Bourbon Barrels - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

Cabernet Franc Wild Ale – A Funky Wine Grape Sour

This 2020 vintage of our Cabernet Franc Wild Ale was made with fresh grapes hand-picked in San Marcos, CA.

We placed these grapes on our golden ale that aged in red wine barrels for 12 months.  The beer then undergoes a secondary fermentation on these freshly crushed Cab Franc grapes. The wild yeast from the grape skins adds an extra level of funk and flavor.

Our Cabernet Franc is then bottle conditioned for several months, creating a fruit-forward and complex sour ale.  This beer is the latest in our ever-growing wine grape series.  If you enjoyed our Rosé or Echoes of Muscat… you are not going to want to miss this one.

This beer is the perfect way to say “I love you” to that special someone in your life.  Order today and pickup in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

We are only releasing (100) 500ml bottles online.  Reserve your bottle today and pickup your beer at our Sorrento Valley location.

5% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

Lady in Red – Flanders Ale with Tea

Lady in Red – Flanders Red Ale with Lady Grey Tea

9% ABV

Elevating the artistry of traditional brewing, California Wild Ales proudly presents Lady in Red, a captivating Flanders Red Ale infused with the delicate essence of Lady Grey Tea. With each sip, this enchanting brew reveals a harmonious dance between centuries-old brewing techniques and a modern twist.

Pouring into the glass with a rich, ruby-red hue reminiscent of a stunning sunset, Lady in Red entices the senses from the very first glance. Its luscious foam crown rests elegantly atop the liquid, offering a tantalizing invitation to delve into its complex depths.

As the aromas weave their way through the air, the fragrant bouquet of Lady Grey Tea intertwines with the traditional characteristics of a Flanders Red Ale. The intriguing notes of bergamot orange, black tea, and a touch of lemon zest combine seamlessly with the beer’s inherent profile, creating an alluring tapestry of scents.

With each sip, Lady in Red enchants the palate, unveiling a symphony of flavors. The base Flanders Red Ale reveals its intricate layers of malt complexity, featuring a gentle caramel sweetness and a subtle toasted bread character. Delicately woven into this tapestry of flavors are the elegant nuances of Lady Grey Tea, contributing a graceful herbal quality that perfectly complements the beer’s inherent tartness.

A medium body and a smooth, velvety mouthfeel add to the overall allure of this brew. The artful balance of malt sweetness, gentle acidity, and herbal undertones make Lady in Red a refined and refreshing experience.

Whether sipped on its own or paired with fine cuisine, Lady in Red captivates the senses and transports the drinker to a world where tradition meets innovation.

9% - | $5 5oz | $10 10oz

Dynamic Lambic

Dynamic Lambic

ABV – 7.5%

Introducing our California Wild Ales Dynamic Lambic, a true testament to the art of spontaneous fermentation and the result of a remarkable collaboration with our friends at Nickel Brewing.  With the utmost dedication to tradition, we meticulously crafted this lambic using a time-honored grain bill and aged hops.

In search of the perfect environment for fermentation, we embarked on a journey to Julian to visit our friends at Nickle Beer Company.   The cold weather set the stage for a perfect evening under the stars.  Once the brewing process was complete, we allowed nature to work its magic by leaving the beer outside overnight, inviting the natural microflora of Julian to weave its way into our creation.

For an excruciatingly patient three years, this exquisite lambic matured in barrels, developing remarkable depth and character. Now, at long last, we invite you to savor the culmination of this labor of love.

Upon pouring, prepare yourself for a sensory adventure. The first sip greets you with a delightful funkiness, a harmonious dance of wild yeast and bacteria. A tantalizing tartness embraces your taste buds, weaving a path of puckering pleasure. As you explore further, a symphony of bright and earthy flavors unfolds, showcasing the rich tapestry of the Julian microflora.

This American Lambic from California Wild Ales is an exceedingly rare gem, produced in limited quantities. Don’t delay, for missing out on this extraordinary brew would be a regrettable omission. Join us in savoring this remarkable creation that encapsulates the essence of traditional brewing techniques and the vibrant spirit of collaboration. Cheers to an unrivaled taste experience!

 

 

 

7.5% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

Graf on Draft

Graf on Draft | ABV 7%

Introducing “Graf on Draft” – a tantalizing blend of tradition and innovation brewed in collaboration with OB Brewery. This extraordinary beer is a delightful Graf-style creation, harmonizing the world of cider and Saison in every sip.

Pouring a radiant, golden hue with a slight haze, Graf on Draft invites you in with an effervescent and lively presentation. As your senses engage, the aroma dances between the fruity notes of crisp apple cider and the earthy, spicy character of a classic Saison. It’s a captivating olfactory journey that hints at the complexity within.

The first taste reveals a marriage of flavors that’s truly exceptional. The bright, orchard-fresh apple cider infusion provides a refreshing, juicy sweetness, reminiscent of biting into a ripe apple on a sunny autumn day. This sweetness gracefully mingles with the sophisticated complexity of the Saison’s yeast, offering hints of clove, pepper, and a subtle floral essence. The interplay of these elements creates a dynamic, full-bodied beer experience that is both refreshing and complex.

With each sip, Graf on Draft continues to evolve, revealing layers of flavor and texture. The dry, crisp finish invites you to take another sip, making it perfect for both seasoned craft beer enthusiasts and those exploring the world of Graf for the first time.

Crafted with precision and brewed in collaboration with OB Brewery, Graf on Draft is a testament to the artistry of blending beer and cider. It’s a delightful fusion of styles that showcases the creativity and dedication of brewers coming together to create something truly special.

Raise your glass to Graf on Draft – a refreshing, innovative, and harmonious beer that captures the essence of two beloved beverages in perfect unison. Cheers to the spirit of collaboration and the joy of exploration!

 

 

7% - | 5oz $5 | 10oz $10

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