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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Carlsbad Blueberry

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

Blood Orange Margarita Gose

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

Citrus, Tea & Honey

We took a golden sour and rested it on a healthy portion of Meyer lemons, Satsuma mandarins, and Bearss lime, before finishing it off with Lady Grey’s Black Tea and Local Honey. The bright, almost sweet flavor from the Meyer lemons blends beautifully with the tea’s distinctive spicy floral and citrus notes.  The honey adds balance to the beer and leaves you with a sour/sweet finish that begs for another sip.

5% ABV

 

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

Rosemary with Meyer Lemon

After resting a golden sour on a healthy portion of Meyer lemons, we added some fresh rosemary for a creative twist.  Rosemary Poppins is perfectly paired with a meal or just sipped on by itself with a pleasant savory character to compliment the citrus from the lemons.

Only (30) 16oz crowlers total, so reserve yours today.

 

Dragonfruit with Berries

Golden sour barrel-aged 12 months in French oak red wine barrels.  We then added a ridiculous amount of ripe red Dragonfruit.  and a mix of fresh blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry.  This Wild Ale has wine-like characteristics with sweetness from the berry and dragonfruit combination.

 

 

 

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

Peach with Honey & Green Tea

Fresh California Peaches, Green Tea, and Local Honey blend harmoniously delivering a refreshing mix of sweet, tart, and floral you will want to put on ice and drink by the pool.

Coming in at 5% ABV

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

Sour Grapes – Lost Cause Meadery Collab

Barrel-Aged Golden Sour with Mead soaked Grapes.

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

Spicy Pickle Sour

 

This crisp and refreshing sour beer is the perfect beverage for someone who is looking to quench their thirst. We took our salty Gose-style beer and added Fresh Cucumber, Dill, Black Peppercorn, Malden Sea Salt, Heat Packer’s Hot Flakes…grown and ground in Ocean Beach, Ca. The result is a refreshing, pickle-y sour/salty/spicy combination that will quench your thirst.

Our Spicy Pickle Sour is deliciously refreshing, with unmistakable fresh dill on the nose and cucumber on taste, followed by a sour pickle finish, and then a little blast of spice.   This beer is a wonderful thirst quencher on a hot summer day or the perfect way to recharge after a long day at the beach.   Coming in at 5% ABV …so you can sip on Spicy Pickles all day long.  We are beyond excited about this beer…and after one sip you will be too.

If you love Dill Pickles, a little bit of Spice, and Sour Beers… then you need our Spicy Pickly Beer in your life.  You’ll thank us later.

We added locally grown HeatPackers hot pepper blend to this beer to spice it up a bit.  HeatPackers is a local OB company owned by our good friend Jennifer Barker.  Just one sip and you will know why we call it Spicy Pickle Sour!

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

Loquat Wild Ale – Made w/ Local OB Fruit

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

Peach Bellini – A Cocktail Sour

Peach Bellini is a tribute to the famous cocktail made with Prosecco and Peaches… We instead fermented our golden ale on Muscat Grapes.  Afterward, we fermented our beer (for the third time) on fresh peaches. The three levels of fermentation add a depth of flavor that only time can impart.  Peach Bellini is part of our ever-growing Cocktail Sour Series.  If you like Champagne… and you like Peaches… You will love this beer!

This small-batch will only be available for a short time.   Limited bottles are available on a first-come-first-serve basis so reserve your bottles today.

Pickup is available at both our Sorrento Valley and Ocean Beach location.

(Limit 3 per customer)

5% - Cocktail Sour

Hard Ice Tea with Lemon

We have teamed up with our good friends at Kové Hard Yerba Mate to bring you something really special.  This collab is exploding with flavor.  One sip and you will know why we love it so much.

This small batch of Iced Tea Yerba Maté is a the perfect beverage for a warm afternoon. Brewed with yerba maté leaves, tea and a hint of lemon this beer is delightfully refreshing

This beer is currently only available on tap at our Ocean Beach location.

 

5% - 16oz $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

Over the Hill Hazy IIPA

This IIPA, named Over the Hill was made using the 2021 San Diego Brewers Guild hop blend and Southern Passion hops giving this beer a juicy explosion of flavor. The aroma profile includes passion fruit, guava, red berries, melon, tangerine, and grapefruit.

 

Coming in at 8.5% ABV… you might need help up the hill after this one.

8.5% - Hazy Double IPA | $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

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 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, please keep a lookout on shelves around San Diego for California Wild Ales’ Bike Lane Lager.

5.4% - Wheat Lager | $7 | Michelada $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
  1. Carlsbad Blueberry
  2. Blood Orange Margarita Gose
  3. Citrus, Tea & Honey
  4. Rosemary with Meyer Lemon
  5. Dragonfruit with Berries
  6. Peach with Honey & Green Tea
  7. Sour Grapes – Lost Cause Meadery Collab
  8. Spicy Pickle Sour
  9. Loquat Wild Ale – Made w/ Local OB Fruit
  10. Peach Bellini – A Cocktail Sour
  11. Hard Ice Tea with Lemon
  12. Chewboocha – Kombucha Sour Ale
  13. Over the Hill Hazy IIPA
  14. Up the Hill Hazy IPA
  15. Bike Lane Lager
  16. War Zone IPA
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Spicy Blueberry

We started with our Carlsbad Blueberry as the base and added some spice to the mix with some homegrown Jalapeños.

Our Spicy Blueberry has a tannic, earthy, wine-like characteristic with sweetness from the blueberries and some heat from the jalepeńos.  Spicy Blueberry is refreshing with a spicy pepper on the nose followed by deep port wine flavor.   This beer is has a bright acidity that is perfectly balanced by the heat of the jalepeño and a dash of sea salt..   Coming in at 5% ABV …leaving you free to enjoy your day.

 

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

Dragonfruit

5% - Golden sour with Dragonfruit galore

Dragonfruit with Berries

Golden sour barrel-aged 12 months in French oak red wine barrels.  We then added a ridiculous amount of ripe red Dragonfruit.  and a mix of fresh blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry.  This Wild Ale has wine-like characteristics with sweetness from the berry and dragonfruit combination.

 

 

 

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

Diabolical Saison (Spelt Grain Saison)

Our Diabolical Saison is, brewed with Spelt grain.  Spelt grain imparts a soft, slightly sweet, nutty flavor with spicy undertones into our beer.  We also used a classic Saison yeast strain, which imparts notes of clove, white pepper, and coriander.  This farmhouse-style Saison has an ester spice taste and supreme dryness.

We loved this beer so much that we entered it into the World Beer Cup 2022.  Judging is in May of this year.  Fingers crossed.

7.2% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Spicy Pickle Sour

 

This crisp and refreshing sour beer is the perfect beverage for someone who is looking to quench their thirst. We took our salty Gose-style beer and added Fresh Cucumber, Dill, Black Peppercorn, Malden Sea Salt, Heat Packer’s Hot Flakes…grown and ground in Ocean Beach, Ca. The result is a refreshing, pickle-y sour/salty/spicy combination that will quench your thirst.

Our Spicy Pickle Sour is deliciously refreshing, with unmistakable fresh dill on the nose and cucumber on taste, followed by a sour pickle finish, and then a little blast of spice.   This beer is a wonderful thirst quencher on a hot summer day or the perfect way to recharge after a long day at the beach.   Coming in at 5% ABV …so you can sip on Spicy Pickles all day long.  We are beyond excited about this beer…and after one sip you will be too.

If you love Dill Pickles, a little bit of Spice, and Sour Beers… then you need our Spicy Pickly Beer in your life.  You’ll thank us later.

We added locally grown HeatPackers hot pepper blend to this beer to spice it up a bit.  HeatPackers is a local OB company owned by our good friend Jennifer Barker.  Just one sip and you will know why we call it Spicy Pickle Sour!

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

Raspberry Wild Ale

Introducing our Raspberry Wild Ale!

.. 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 tropical adventure.

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

Pickle SOUR

This crisp and refreshing sour beer is the perfect beverage for someone who is looking to quench their thirst. We took our salty Gose-style beer and added Fresh Cucumber, Dill, Black Peppercorn, & Sea Salt to the beer for secondary fermentation. The end result is a refreshing and pickle-y sour/salty combination that will certainly hit the spot during these hot summer days.

Pickle Sour is deliciously refreshing, with unmistakable fresh dill on the nose and cucumber on taste, followed by a sour pickle finish.   This beer is a wonderful thirst quencher on a hot summer day or the perfect way to recharge after a long day at the beach.   Coming in at 5% ABV …so you can sip on Pickles all day long.  We are beyond excited about this beer…and after one sip you will be too.

If you love Dill Pickles and Sour Beers… then you need Pickle Sour in your life.  You’ll thank us later.

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $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 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, please keep a lookout on shelves around San Diego for California Wild Ales’ Bike Lane Lager.

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

OB Prickly Pear Wild Ale

Local Prickly Pear hand-picked in Ocean Beach, San Diego leads the charge on this mouthwatering wild ale. It’s sweet like candy with a beautiful, bright orange color and balanced acidity, a bottle that you’ll immediately want more of.

Brewed with organic prickly pear, a cactus found in our San Diego landscape, this tart yet slightly sweet wild ale has a bright, fruity flavor and floral aroma.  A touch of Malden Sea Salt on the backend helps to keep this beer balanced.

These prickly pears are grown right in Ocean Beach and served in the tasting room right down the street.  Talk about hyper-local!

Once this is gone … you will have to wait a full year for its return.

Barrel-Aged 12 Months | Prickly Pear Wild Ale | 500ml | 5% ABV

5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8
  1. Spicy Blueberry
  2. Dragonfruit
  3. Dragonfruit with Berries
  4. Diabolical Saison (Spelt Grain Saison)
  5. Spicy Pickle Sour
  6. Raspberry Wild Ale
  7. Pickle SOUR
  8. Bike Lane Lager
  9. OB Prickly Pear Wild Ale