California Wild Ales - San Diego Sour House

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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 a depth of flavor our beer is aged in oak barrels for 9-12 months until it’s tart and funky.  The majority of our beer is then racked onto fresh local fruit and allowed to re-ferment for an additional 4-8weeks.  This may take way longer than a kettle sour…but rest asured it is worth the wait.

Our beers are available for purchase online.  We offer Curbside Pickup and Free Local Delivery.  Give us a try and you will see why barrel-aging makes all the difference.

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OUR SOUR BEERS

Our sour beer recipes are carefully crafted and barrel-aged to create a funky and refreshing sour.  Fresh local produce from local San Diego farmers and backyard growers is added to the beer to highlight the complexity.

We use American, French, and Hungarian oak barrels to round out the beer and create different layers of complexity.  The depth of flavor is produced through an extensive barrel aging process of around 12 months.  As a result, we have created a Wild Ale that is truly southern Californa.  We are proud to be San Diego’s Sour House.

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Gose Loco

Gose Loco is a Small Batch Mixed-Fermentation Wild Ale that was Barrel-Aged for 12 months. We soaked Hungarian Oak in Añejo Tequila for 2 months… when that was ready we added it to our Golden Sour.  We then added whole Bearss Limes that we picked in Escondio, CA.  To round out the flavor we added Sea Salt and Agave Nectar.  Our California Wild Ale Gose aged tequila flavor will be the perfect compliment to your next fiesta.

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Peach Cobbler

Fuzzy Peaches is a Small Batch Mixed-Fermentation Pastry Sour Ale that was Barrel-Aged for 12 months.  We rested this beer on a ridiculous amount of peaches for an additional 2 months.  Some Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Cinnamon were added and Peach Cobbler was born.  This is the perfect beer for a backyard barbeque or sipping poolside with friends.  We will be releasing this beauty in September, so be on the lookout.

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CELEBRATE THE FUNK

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

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June 2, 2020

Grapefruit Wild Ale

Grapefruit Wild Ale Breakfast Beer for the Summer!!! Our Grapefruit Wild Ale was blended specifically to highlight the fresh local fruit. While many grapefruit beers offer a subtle hint of...
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April 30, 2020

Intersteller Collab w/ Tapshack Kombucha

Kombucha and Sour Beer! Hello Kombucha and Sour Beer Fans!  We are excited about our latest collaboration with our good friends Tapshack Kombucha for this year's May the 4th. Amanda...
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April 27, 2020

May the Fourth Be With You

May the Fourth Be With You! A long time ago in a beach town far, far away … A band of rebel brewers broke away from the IPA dominant galaxy...