Experimentation: Part Two. Alpha Bomb is an extra hoppy West Coast pale ale that packs an explosive hop punch. We begin with a base of American 2-row malt and a kiss of light caramel malt to let the hops shine front and center. We hopped the beer with HBC342, an experimental variety, along with Summit, Columbus, Amarillo, and Simcoe in the kettle. We then stuffed a big sack of HBC366 hop flowers in the serving tank for a unique dry hop aroma. Let us know what you think! IBUs 69
Alpha Galactic is a west coast-style pale ale with a blast of intergalactic flavors and aromas. A base of pilsner malt lays down a delicate foundation for the Australian Galaxy and American Warrior, Amarillo, & Simcoe varities. Dry hopping with Galaxy creates bright aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, and dank resin. IBUs 69
Amalgamator is a West Coast-Style India Pale Ale that's bursting with unique aromas and flavors. A light base of American 2-row malt makes way for the hops to take the stage. Amalgamator is hopped in the kettle with Amarillo, Warrior, Columbus, and Mosaic, a newer American variety. The dry hop is a massive charge of Mosaic that lays down an amalgam of passion fruit, dank resin, and citrus aromas. IBUs 99+
Hopheads rejoice! Citraholic is a "modern" West Coast-Style IPA that's focused on Citra, one of our favorite new American hop varieties. Brewed with an abundance of Citra hops, we also blend in Warrior, Columbus, and Simcoe in the kettle for good measure. Citraholic is double dry hopped for two weeks with an abundance of Citra (and a touch of Columbus) imparting heavy aromas of citrus & tropical fruits with melon and gooseberry nuances. A base of American 2-row malt and scatterings of light British caramel malt create the perfect foundation for this unique and powerfully pungent IPA. You asked for it and we were happy to deliver! IBUs 99
A traditional American blonde ale brewed with American 2-row malt and imported German hops. Delicately hopped, light in body, and very refreshing with a clean finish.
Gold Medal winner at 2013 Great American Beer Festival® in Golden or Blonde Ale category.
Winner of 2012 World Beer Cup® Gold Award in Blonde or Golden Ale category.
Silver award at 2012 San Diego International Beer Competition. IBUs 13
"Awk biff whap zamm!" You've just been dealt a massive hit of hops in our "West Coast-Style" IPA, Hop Jitsu. Layers of Warrior, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Citra skillfully mow their way through a base of American 2-row malt. A kiss of Canadian honey malt accentuates the tropical and tangerine flavors & aromas from the large Amarillo/Citra dry hop charge. IBUs 99
The Hops of Brixton is a classic British-style extra special bitter (ESB). It starts with British Maris Otter malt for a toasty backbone that's accented with light and dark British caramel malts, adding distinctive toffee notes. Flaked barley adds a gentle silkiness to the mouthfeel. Hops from the East Kent region of England create a floral and earthy hop profile to perfectly balance the malt. London's calling! IBUs 44
"James" is a soulful and well-hopped American brown ale. A base of American 2-row malt is layered with British caramel and chocolate malts, creating a complex maltiness that leads into a toasted chocolate finish. Chinook, Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade hops provide a citrusy balance, while a silky mouthfeel rounds out the show. Hey!
Bronze Award at 2012 San Diego International Beer Competition IBUs 52
Jean-Quad Van Damme is an inspired Belgian-style quadruppel. A mosaic of German and Belgian malts are melded with specialty Belgian "candi" syrup. The result is a wide swath of dark fruit flavors with accents of cognac. Floral hops from Germany provide the perfect balance to Quattro's impossibly complex maltiness. Fermented with out favorite Belgian yeast, this beer clocks in at 11.3% ABV. IBUs 33
An American Stout brewed with rye malt for a silky body. Kilgore is brewed with British roasted barley and chocolate malts for a roasty backbone with notes of coffee and cocoa. Hopped with Chinook, Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade hops for a citrusy Pacific Northwest punch. Silver Award at 2012 San Diego International Beer Competition.
Gold Medal winner at 2013 Great American Beer Festival® in American-Style Stout category. Silver medal winner 2016 World Beer Cup IBUs 77
Laurel IPA is another addition to our portfolio of West Coast-Style IPAs. The foundation is laid with a base of American 2-row malt and a dash of light British caramel malt. Five different hop varieties are added to the kettle for massive layers of hop goodness. Amarillo, Summit, Columbus, Centennial, and Simcoe intermingle for an energetic burst of citrusy hop flavors. A generous dry hop addition of Amarillo, Centennial, and Summit make for a dank and pungent aroma that is sure to entice the most discriminating "hop head". IBUs 99
Loma Prieta is a traditional German pilsner that's sure to rock you (like a hurricane)! German malts lay a soft, yet nuanced foundation with notes of fresh baked bread. Czech Saaz hops provide a vibrantly floral and spicy hop profile. Brewed with our favorite lager yeast, Loma Prieta has a dry and clean finish. IBUs 45
A full-blown “West Coast-Style” IPA chocked full of sticky hop resins. Melrose is brewed with American 2-row malt and a touch of Canadian “honey” malt to accentuate the tropical and citrusy flavors of the Simcoe and Amarillo hops. This beer is generously dry hopped for an over-the-top aromatic experience. IBUs 99
Mocha Machine is a well-engineered endeavor in massive aromatics and rich flavors. Brewed with an array British and German malts, this burly brew is infused with masterfully roasted coffee from Portola Coffee Lab in Costa Mesa, CA. It is then aged on cacao nibs from Ecuador, adding an awesomely deep dimension of fudge. IBUs 36
Onyx is a rich, jet-black imperial stout. It's brewed with a base of British Maris Otter barley, British dark caramel malts, and an assortment of British chocolate malts and roasted barley. It also gets a hefty dose of rolled oats, which lends to a maddeningly silky mouthfeel. Kissed with brown sugar and smidgen of blackstrap molasses, Onyx is hopped with German Magnum hops and British Goldings to perfectly balance the broad roasted flavors. Battle the rages of the season with a warming glass of Onyx.
Rubia is a traditional Belgian-style blond ale with a refreshing edge. German and Belgian malts mingle with our favorite Belgian yeast to create flavors and aromas of fresh fruit and baked bread. German hops delicately balance things out with lively floral notes and spice. A clean, dry finish combined with lively carbonation makes Rubia a drinker's delight. IBUs 30
Thrillseeker is a "West Coast-style" India Pale Ale that is sure to push your senses to the edge. It starts with a base of American 2-row malt and a restrained dose of extra light caramel malt to let the hops punch through. It's then generously hopped with Chinook, Summit, Centennial and Simcoe for a massive citrus and tropical hop profile. Thrillseeker is dry hopped with Simcoe and Chinook for an uber fresh resiny aroma. IBUs 99
Tovarish is a bold Russian imperial stout brewed with a base of British Maris Otter barley and heaping amounts of roasted barley and specialty malts. It's finished with a touch of blackstrap molasses along with espresso brewed with the finest Arabian Mocha-Java coffee from our friends at Portola Coffee Lab. Tovarish is remarkably rich and complex. Savor the layers of roast and dark fruits with every sip.
Wholly Smoke is a robust porter laced with one of our signature house flavors and aromas - smoke! A blend of British malts mingle with beechwood smoked malt and oak smoked wheat from Germany in this rich and complex smoky ale. Hopped with British Target and EKG for the perfect balance. IBUs 44
Hops of Fury is a triple IPA that's sure to battle your senses into submission. We hopped this beer in the kettle with Warrior, Summit, Galaxy, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Citra for a complex and powerful flavor combination. For extra measure, we even added a small bale of Columbus hop flowers to the mash! We then dry hopped this organoleptic cannonball with Mosaic, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Centennial. IBUs 100+
An American red ale brewed with American 2-row malt, a hefty helping of British caramel malt, and a smidgen of pale chocolate malt. Knucklehead Red has a great caramel malt profile that's perfectly balanced by Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade hops.
Bronze Award at 2012 San Diego International Beer Competition IBUs 46
Rose Royce is a wildly unique Belgian-style saison. A light body is crafted using German pilsner, rye, and wheat malts. It's then delicately hopped with German Magnum and Hallertauer hops for soft herbal notes. The beer is finished with local sage honey, grains of paradise for light pepper accents, and several pounds of red rose petals. Fermented with our favorite Belgian yeast, Rose Royce is a uniquely floral and fresh beer. Lively carbonation and a dry finish allows for intricate nuances to shine through.