Welcome to California Wild Ales

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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 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 Tuesday-Sunday.   Come on in and taste what everyone is talking about.

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OUR SOUR BEERS

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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Upheaval

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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Let's get together to

CELEBRATE THE FUNK

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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Keeping you updated on Wild Ales News

Resilience IPA cwa-blog
January 31, 2019

Resilience Butte County Proud IPA

Please join us for Resilience Night! On Friday, February 1 at 5pm, we’ll raise a glass with the 1,400+ breweries around the world brewing Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, our fundraiser beer for…

craft-brew cwa-blog
January 24, 2019

Build + Sip w/ Crafts & Brew

Join us at our tasting room on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. We are very excited to bring you Crafts & Brew’s Build + Sip session. You will get to build your…

cheese and sours cwa-blog
November 30, 2018

Venissimo Cheese and Sours!

What do you get when you pair 5 sour beers with 5 artisanal kinds of cheese? You get more than 25 reasons to join us for this fun tasting party…