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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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

The Mangolorian

The Mangolorian – This is the way!

This two-barrel blend was specifically selected for our May the 4th celebration.   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 starting May 4th.

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

Blueberry Pie – Pastry Sour Beer

California Wild Ales is at it again … and we are adding to our collection of Pastry Sours!

We set out to make Blueberry Pie Wild Ale that grandma would be proud of.  This beer began by sourcing with fresh blueberries from The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA.  We then added Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans, and Cinnamon to bring this Pastry Sour to life.   The deep purple color of this refreshing wild ale will lure you in upon first sight.  This Blueberry Pie Wild Ale features the sweetness of the blueberry as well as notes of cinnamon and vanilla.   This complex sour beer delivers layers of flavor that your taste buds will enjoy.

We are only releasing (60) 500ml bottles.  This beer will be available on tap at the brewery starting Friday, February 7th.  So order a few bottles, and stop in for a few pours.

Pickup Only

(Limit 3 per customer)

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 starting May 4th.

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

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

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

Mango Fett

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 once-a-year beer is only available on draft starting May 4th.

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

Chance Encounters – Grilled Pineapple & Peach

California Wild Ales is excited for the release of Chance Encounters, our Golden Sour brewed with grilled pineapples and peaches in collaboration with Dry River Brewing.

A Marriage of two sour houses, one portion barrel-aged for richness, and one portion foeder-aged for brightness. This beer is assertively sour from the acids gained from pineapple and peach additions, yet balanced by the contrast of rich peaches and bright grilled pineapple.  An aromatic delight!

Tropical and refreshing with a crisp finish.  The grilled pineapple offers an inviting aroma of tropical and citrus meet the nose alongside rich fruit notes of peach, and mango.  The flavor is mildly tart, with rich peachy flavor coming through at the end. The finish is dry, with a lingering tartness.

We are only releasing (120) 500ml bottles of Chance Encounters so make sure to reserve your bottles today.

We are super stoked on this collaboration between California Wild Ales and our friends at Dry River Brewing.

Pickup Only

(Limit 4 per customer)

5.7% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

OB Passion Fruit

A delicious passion fruit wild ale made with locally sourced fruit from Ocean Beach.  Grown blocks away and served right here in OB.  This Passion Fruit wild ale is an amazing addition to our taplist.

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 left, so make sure to reserve your bottles today.

Your beer is available for pickup May 4th

If you are interested in other Citrus Wild Ales… check out our Meyer Lemon and our Citrus Xplosion

 

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

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

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

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

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

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% - | $7
  1. May the Force Be With Yuzu
  2. The Mangolorian
  3. Blueberry Pie – Pastry Sour Beer
  4. Chewboocha – Kombucha Sour Ale
  5. C3P Orange
  6. Jabba the Hopp w/ Citra Hop
  7. Jabba the Hopp w/ Kohatu Hops
  8. Mango Fett
  9. Chance Encounters – Grilled Pineapple & Peach
  10. OB Passion Fruit
  11. Darth Citrius
  12. Up the Hill Hazy IPA
  13. War Zone IPA
  14. Falling Ladder Pale Ale
  15. Bike Lane Lager
  16. Bearss Lime Hard Seltzer

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

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 once-a-year beer is only available on draft starting May 4th.

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

The Mangolorian

The Mangolorian – This is the way!

This two-barrel blend was specifically selected for our May the 4th celebration.   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 starting May 4th.

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

The Darkside – Kombucha Sour Ale

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

Our friends at Tapshack created a Beet, Pomegranate, Hibiscus Kombucha that pairs perfectly with our Barrel-Aged Golden Sour.  We blended our beer with the Kombucha to create a sweet, earthy treat with a color you have to see to believe.  This sour calls you to The Darkside of the Force.

We only made a small amount of this Sour Beer/Booch Blend …so join The Darkside and get your sip on.

“You don’t know the Sour of the Dark Side!” ~Vader

This Booch-Sour will be available onsite 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 starting May 4th.

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. C3P Orange
  2. Mango Fett
  3. The Mangolorian
  4. Padme Almond-ala
  5. Jabba the Hopp w/ Citra Hop
  6. May the Force Be With Yuzu
  7. The Darkside – Kombucha Sour Ale
  8. Chewboocha – Kombucha Sour Ale
  9. ImPEARial Stormtrooper
  10. Jabba the Hopp w/ Kohatu Hops