California Wild Ales was born out of our love of funky, sour beers. Having grown tired of the hop wars, we set our sights on producing something different using old world brewing techniques.
Here at California Wild Ales we are committed to delivering complex beers.
In order to achieve our standard for the highest quality beer, we will age the beer until it is ready, both in oak barrels and the bottles, no exceptions. This method may take longer but rest assured it will bring it to the world class level that San Diego, as well as ourselves have set for its craft beer.
Our beer recipes are carefully crafted by the head brewer/blender. We will team with some of the best breweries in San Diego to brew our wort (unfermented beer). We then bring it back to our barrel house where we ferment and age our beer in different oak barrels (American, French, and Hungarian) to round out the beer and create different layers of complexity. This depth is produced only through an extensive barrel aging process. When the beer tells us it is ready, it is time for the blending process. Finally, after blending and allowing the bottle to re-ferment, we leave it to condition in the bottle for a few more months to allow the funk to really reach its peak.
Our California Wild Ale Gose aged in tequila barrels w/ Lime Juice, Salt, and Coriander for 4 months. The perfect compliment to your next fiesta. Bring the Carnitas. Ariba!
Our California Wild Golden Sour ale is a special blend of malts that add structure and mouthfeel. This sour/funky ale is fermented and aged in freshly emptied Cabernet and Pinot barrels that will rest for at least 1 year and will be bottle conditioned for at least 3 months to allow the funk to really develop.
We would love to connect with those who have a love for the funk. We will be organizing several events around southern California including Beer Tastings, Art/ Gallery Showings, Food Pairings with Bottle Sharing… and much more.