Tom Yum Sour

Flavorful Fusion

Craft beer enthusiasts and flavor connoisseurs, get ready for a taste explosion as California Wild Ales and Soi OB – Thai Street Food join forces to recreate their much-celebrated Tom Yum Sour beer. With a blend of hand-picked lemongrass, Thai chillies, and Kaffir lime leaves sourced directly from the backyard of Soi OB owner Rik Osanai, this unique brew has been aging for a year and is now ready to take your taste buds on a wild ride.

California Wild Ales has teamed up with Soi OB, a local gem specializing in Thai cuisine located just across the street from Wild Ales in Ocean Beach. The idea was to combine the best of both worlds – the craft of brewing and the art of Thai flavors – resulting in the Tom Yum Sour beer.

The Ingredients

What sets this beer apart is the commitment to using fresh, local ingredients. Lemongrass, Thai chillies, and Kaffir lime leaves, all hand-picked from the backyard of Soi OB owner Rik Osanai, contribute to the authenticity and boldness of the Tom Yum Sour beer.  Add some toasted coconut and BAM!!!  This collaboration is not just about making beer; it’s a celebration of the Ocean Beach community and the vibrant flavors that can emerge when local businesses come together.

The Aging Process

Aging for a year has allowed the Tom Yum Sour beer to develop complex flavors and a well-rounded profile. The careful maturation process has allowed the ingredients to meld seamlessly, creating a harmonious blend of spicy, citrusy, and herbal notes. The result is a beer that promises to be a true sensory experience.


Adding to the excitement is the proximity of Soi OB and California Wild Ales – they are located right across the street from each other in Ocean Beach. This convenient pairing allows patrons to enhance their tasting experience by grabbing a bowl of Soi OB’s renowned Tom Yum soup and bringing it over to California Wild Ales. Enjoy these culinary delights side by side, creating a perfect harmony of flavors.

Neighbors Working Together

The Tom Yum Sour beer is a limited edition, and there’s only one keg available. Beer enthusiasts and foodies alike are encouraged not to miss out on this exclusive opportunity to savor a truly unique creation. Whether you’re a fan of craft beer, Thai cuisine, or both, this collaboration promises an unforgettable tasting experience.

California Wild Ales and Soi OB have set the bar high with their collaborative creation, the Tom Yum Sour beer. From the careful selection of fresh, local ingredients to the year-long aging process, every step in the brewing journey has been a labor of love. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this exclusive tasting experience – head over to Ocean Beach, grab a bowl of Tom Yum soup from Soi OB, and savor the Tom Yum Sour beer at California Wild Ales. It’s a fusion of flavors that promises to leave a lasting impression on your palate. Cheers to innovation, community, and the art of crafting exceptional brews!

California Wild Ales and Soi OB - Tom Yum Sour