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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Cherry Potter w/ Vanilla

“Don’t let the muggles get you down.”

After resting this golden sour on tart cherry pure and adding a healthy dose of vanilla, Cherry Potter exhibits notes of Cherry Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream on top.  Perfectly balanced with restrained acidity, this beer is the desert you can sip on after a meal.

Coming in at 5% ABV … Another one of our famous Pastry Sours!

Only (100) 500ml bottles were made so reserve yours today.  Bottles available for pickup at our Sorrento Valley location.

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

Cherry Potter w/ Cacao Nibs

“Don’t let the muggles get you down.”

After resting this golden sour on tart cherry pure and we added a healthy dose of cacao nibs.  Cherry Potter tastes like biting into a  Chocolate-covered Cherry.  Perfectly balanced with restrained acidity, this beer is the desert you can sip on for hours.

Coming in at 5% ABV … Another one of our famous Pastry Sours!

Only (100) 500ml bottles were made so reserve yours today.  Bottles are available for pickup at our Sorrento Valley location starting July 20th.

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 favorite 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.

Only (120) 375ml bottles total, so make sure to reserve your bottles today.

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

7.5% - | 5oz $4 | 10oz $8

Sour Rangers – It’s Morphin Time!

It’s Morphin Time!!!

Our latest Comic-Con inspired beer…Sour Rangers!

This golden sour blend was laid to rest on Honey, Cacao Nibs, and local Satsuma Mandarin.  This beer has layers of flavor that seem to have no limits.

Sour Rangers is deliciously refreshing and has a bright acidity that is perfectly balanced for a refreshing finish.   Coming in at 5% ABV …so you crush these beers all day long.

Only (100) 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

Mr. Tea (Citrus, Tea & Honey)

I pity da fool…

In 2015, a crack commando unit entered the San Diego beer scene to create barrel-aged sours. These men promptly got to work brewing and escaped to the San Diego underground.  Today, still wanted by the SD Brewers Guild they survive as brewers of fortune. If you need a sour beer, if no one else can help, and if you can find them….maybe you can hire The CWA-Team.

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 distinctive spicy floral and citrus notes from the tea.  The honey adds balance to the beer and leaves you with a sour/sweet finish that begs for another sip.   You will think Mr. Tea is right there in the room with you saying…”I pity the fool who doesn’t love this beer”.

500ml  |  5% ABV

Only a small amount of these beauties made it into bottles, so make sure to reserve yours today.

Pick up your beer beginning July 20th at our Sorrento Valley tasting room.

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

Pickle Rick – Unmistakably Awesome

I’m Pickle Riiiiiiiiiick!!!

Back by popular demand…and just in time for Comic-Con…Pickle Rick!

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 Rick 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 Rick in your life.  You’ll thank us later.

Only (120) 375ml bottles total, so make sure to reserve your bottles today.  All bottles are available for pickup at our Sorrento Valley location starting on July 2oth.

 

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

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

Berry Allen (Blueberry & Mint)

Welcome to the Flashpoint Paradox!!!

For this year’s version of Berry Allen, we started with the Carlsbad Blueberry as the base.  This beer on its own is downright supersonic … but we decided to add just the right amount of mint.   This refreshing addition brings the perfect touch to the beautiful tannic blueberry character.  A great summer beer that will be gone in a Flash!

Berry Allen is deliciously refreshing with a slight mint aroma on the nose followed deep port wine flavor.   This beer is has a bright acidity that is perfectly balanced with a refreshing finish.   Coming in at 5% ABV …so you crush these beers at lightning speed.

Only (100) 375ml 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

Daenerys Tar-Berry-an (Blueberry & Jalepeño)

Will you bend the knee…

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

Daenerys Tar-Berry-an has a tannic, earthy, wine-like characteristic with sweetness from the blueberries and some heat from the jalepeńos.  This “mother of dragons” inspired wild ale is sure to win over the spice lovers.  Spicy and Sour!  Now that’s a winning combination.

Daenerys Tar-Berry-an is deliciously refreshing with a spicy pepper on the nose followed 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 fly your dragons all day.

Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains, would approve.

Only (100) 375ml bottles total, so make sure to reserve your bottles today.

You can pick up your bottles early starting July 21st at our Sorrento Valley location.

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

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

Princess Peach – (Honey, Peach, & Green Tea)

Princess Peach:  As my good friend Mario says. “What doesn’t kill you, makes you smaller…”

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 … this Princess Peach will Super Star your day!

Only (100) 500ml bottles total, so make sure to reserve your bottles today.

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

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

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
  1. Cherry Potter w/ Vanilla
  2. Cherry Potter w/ Cacao Nibs
  3. ImPEARial Stormtrooper
  4. Sour Rangers – It’s Morphin Time!
  5. Mr. Tea (Citrus, Tea & Honey)
  6. Pickle Rick – Unmistakably Awesome
  7. Darth Citrius
  8. Jabba the Hopp w/ Kohatu Hops
  9. Berry Allen (Blueberry & Mint)
  10. Daenerys Tar-Berry-an (Blueberry & Jalepeño)
  11. Sponge Bob Sour Pants – Grilled Pineapple w/ Toasted Coconut
  12. Princess Peach – (Honey, Peach, & Green Tea)
  13. War Zone IPA
  14. Up the Hill Hazy IPA
  15. Bike Lane Lager
  16. The Darkside – Kombucha Sour 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