Welcome to California Wild Ales


California Wild Ales was born out of our love of funky, sour beer. 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 barrel aged sour beers.

In order to achieve our standard for the highest quality sour 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 be worth the wait.

Our tasting room is now open Thursday-Sunday.  Thursday 12-8pm, Friday 12-8pm, Saturday 12-7pm, and Sunday 12-5pm.  Come on in and taste what everyone is talking about.

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Our beer recipes are carefully crafted by our head brewer/blender.  We then coordinate contract brews 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 bottle condition for a few more months to allow the funk to really reach its peak.

Gose Loco

Our California Wild Ale Gose is aged in tequila barrels with Lime Juice, Salt, and Coriander for 4 months.  Our California Wild Ale Gose aged tequila flavor will be the perfect compliment to your next fiesta.

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Our California Wild Golden Sour ale is fermented and aged in freshly emptied Cabernet and Pinot Noir 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.

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We would love to connect with those who have a love for the funk and for  delicious barrel-aged sour beer. We will be organizing several events around Southern California including Beer Tastings, Art/ Gallery Showings, Food Pairings with Bottle Sharing… and much more.

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California Wild Ales - Blueberry Sour Beer cwa-blog
August 6, 2018

Blueberry Pie Wild Ale

Blueberry Pie Wild Ale  – California Wild Ales is back with another sour beer from our Pastry Sour Series. Fresh Blueberries, Vanilla, and Cinnamon make up our next pastry sour. …

Tangerine California Wild Ale cwa-blog
July 31, 2018

Tangerine Dreams

California Wild Ales Tangerine Sour Nothing says summer beer quite like adding a bit of citrus to it.  We took this remarkably juicy fruit and added them to our golden…

Cherry Cobbler - Pastry Sour Series cwa-blog
July 23, 2018

Cherry Cobbler

Cherry Cobbler California Wild Ales  (Pastry Sour Series) We are extremely proud of our Pastry Sours.  Our latest creation is a California Wild Ales Cherry Cobbler!  We’ve taken our base beer that’s…