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.

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, with 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). Our fresh wort returns to our barrelhouse where we ferment and age our ales in oak barrels. We use 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 of around 12 months. 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 reach its peak.

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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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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December 5, 2019

Sip and Shop

Support Local.  Shop Small. On Sunday, December 8th, local craft vendors converge on California Wild Ales for an afternoon of shopping and sipping on sours.  An all-female cast will set...
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October 22, 2019

SD Beer Week Events

San Diego + Beer = Happy 11/1 - Absolutely Apricot Bottle Release 11/1 - Spicy Gose Loco Keg Tapping 11/2 -Echoes of Muscat Keg Tapping 11/3 - Carlsbad Blueberry Bottle Release 11/6...
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October 22, 2019

Make Egg Nogg at CWA

Join us Thursday, October 24th, as we share family recipes and teach you how to make your very own Eggnog. We are doing this in October because the Nog gets...