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Valentine's Day Rosé Wild Ale

Valentine’s Day Rosé Wild Ale

By | cwa-blog, event

Valentine’s Day Rosé

What do you do when you get a bunch of local Zinfandel Grapes?  You make the Funkiest Rosé this town has ever seen!

This is the perfect beer to share with that special someone on Valentine’s Day. That’s why we are releasing this one on a Wednesday…to make sure you have your bottle(s) ready for Friday, February 14th.  So grab that special “sour-lover” in your life and join us for our Special Valentine’s Day Rosé Bottle Release.

We are only releasing (100) 500ml bottles.  This beer will be available on tap at the brewery starting Wednesday, February 12th – Friday, February 14th.  So order a few bottles, and stop in for a few pours.  Or better yet…bring that special someone up to our tasting room for a romantic night of sipping on sours.

Click on the link to the right to learn more about this fabulous beer!

Pick up a few bottles for Valentine’s Day

Blueberry Pastry Sour Spectacular

By | cwa-blog, event

Blueberry Pastry Sour Spectacular

Hello Sour Beer Lovers! CWA is back at it and we are making our Pastry Sours…. Blueberry Pie Wild Ale and Blueberry Pancake Wild Ale.

Each one of these beers turned out phenomenal so we decided to do a double release the same weekend as Modern Times Pastrypalloza. So whether you are local to SD or just visiting for the weekend…make sure to stop in and take part in our Blueberry Pastry Sour Spectacular.

Each one of these beers is extremely limited (40 bottles) so reserve your bottles today.

We are proud to be San Diego’s only all barrel-aged sour house and we are constantly striving to bring you new funky brews.  As always we keep 10 sours on tap at our tasting room.  If you are looking to take your tastebuds on a funky adventure … visit our tasting room and enjoy a Blueberry Pastry Sour served up two ways.  We are open 6 days a week Tuesday-Sunday.

Blueberry Pie Wild Ale

(40 Bottles Available for Pre-Sale)

Blueberry Pancake Wild Ale

(40 Bottles Available for Pre-Sale)

Sip and Shop

Sip and Shop

By | cwa-blog, event

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 up shop in our tasting room to vend a variety of handmade goods including jewelry, ceramics, art, homegoods, and apparel.  The event will start at 2pm but feel free to stop by a little early and sip on a few sours.

Meet the Boss Babes

Jewelry and Home Decor

Made by Moni

Monica has a creative spirit that will not let her sit still. She is constantly creating artwork to make the world beautiful. Her custom jewelry and macrame designs are just her latest creative endevor.

RUBY TO BLUE
Jewelry

Ruby to Blue

Rubytoblue is a handmade Jewelry brand based in a small beach town in San Diego, California. Rubytoblue Specializes in crystal jewelry inspired by minimalist shapes and quality designs. Each piece is carefully created and examined to make sure the quality of the piece is just perfect.

Check Out of Website
Pottery and Ceramic Art

Ms. Moss Pottery

Wheel thrown functional pottery and sculptural pieces. My work is inspired by natural elements, especially the ocean and the desert! I also can do commissioned dinner-ware or sculptures.

See Our Instagram
Tie-Dye Creations and Clothing

Shaka Tie-Dyes

Hand-tied, ice dyed, one of a kind creations!!!

See Our Instagram
Jewelry

V Design

Quality handcrafted jewelry made locally in San Diego by Amber Vavro

See Artwork on Instagram
SD Beer Week 2019

SD Beer Week Events

By | cwa-blog, Uncategorized

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 – Peach on Peach Cobbler Bottle Release

11/6 -Pop-up Food Pairing with Where to Eat California 
11/6 – Tap Takeover OB Noodlehouse Bar 1502

11/9 – Bratwurst and Saurekraut Sour Food Pairing
11/10 – Echoes of Muscat Bottle Release
11/11 – G.I. Gose Bottle Release

Upcoming Bottle Releases

Apricot Wild Ale

Friday, November 1

A mixed-fermentation wild ale that was barrel-aged for 12 months.  We then added a ton of fresh local Apricots.  The result is a complex sour that will knock your socks off.

We packaged (60) 500ml bottles and (1) keg.   Reserve your bottle today.

Grab a Bottle
california-wild-ales-gose-loco-

Friday, November 1

Spicy Gose Loco is a Mixed-Fermentation Small Batch Wild Ale.   A crushable Margarita sour beer with a kick of Jalepeño that is perfect for Dia De Los Muertos!

This is a preview keg.  So stop in and get a sneak peek on an upcoming bottle.

Grab a Bottle
CArlsbad-Blueberry-Wild-Ale

Sunday, November 3

Barrel-Aged for 12 months.  We then added fresh blueberries that we sourced locally from The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA.  This is a full on blueberry assault on your tastebuds.

We packaged (60) 500ml bottles.   Reserve your bottle today.

Grab a Bottle
egg-nog-holiday party

Make Egg Nogg at CWA

By | cwa-blog, event

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 better as it ages. We will provide most of the supplies. All you need to do is bring a 750ml bottle of your favorite spirits (Whiskey, Rum, Brandy…etc).

If you love eggnog..or know someone who does…this is the perfect event for you. Eggnog makes the perfect gift or cocktail to bring to a party.

The Nog Event starts at 6pm, but don’t worry if you can’t get there at 6.  We will be presenting the instructions every hour or so, and we will even be staying open a little late to make sure everyone gets their Egg Nog made.

loquat wild ale

Loquat Wild Ale Release

By | cwa-blog, event

It’s Loquat Time!

This mixed-fermentation wild ale was first aged in Oak Barrels for 12 months before it was re-fermented on fresh local Loquats for an additional 3 months.  The majority of the loquats were handpicked by our Co-Founder in his own backyard in Ocean Beach, San Diego. The loquat fruit contributes mild notes of apricot, plum, and cherry and delivers a flavor that is unmistakably Southern California.  This wild ale boasts a light body, bright acidity, and a crisp a dry finish.

We only packaged (60) 500ml bottles and (1) keg.  Join us as we tap the keg of Loquat Wild Ale on Saturday, October 12th at our Bottle Release Party.   Only 60 of these were made so reserve your bottle today.

Only 60 Bottles Available for Pre-Sale

Pickup only. (Limit 3 per customer)

Boss Babes & Beer

By | cwa-blog, event

Support Local.  Shop Small.

On Saturday, September 21st, local craft vendors converge on California Wild Ales for an afternoon of shopping and sipping on sours.  An all-female cast will set up shop in our tasting room to vend a variety of handmade goods including jewelry, ceramics, art, homegoods, and apparel.  The event will start at 2pm but feel free to stop by a little early and sip on a few sours.

Meet the Boss Babes

Jewelry and Home Decor

Made by Moni

Monica has a creative spirit that will not let her sit still. She is constantly creating artwork to make the world beautiful. Her custom jewelry and macrame designs are just her latest creative endevor.

RUBY TO BLUE
Jewelry

Ruby to Blue

Rubytoblue is a handmade Jewelry brand based in a small beach town in San Diego, California. Rubytoblue Specializes in crystal jewelry inspired by minimalist shapes and quality designs. Each piece is carefully created and examined to make sure the quality of the piece is just perfect.

Check Out of Website
Pottery and Ceramic Art

Ms. Moss Pottery

Wheel thrown functional pottery and sculptural pieces. My work is inspired by natural elements, especially the ocean and the desert! I also can do commissioned dinner-ware or sculptures.

See Our Instagram
Tie-Dye Creations and Clothing

Shaka Tie-Dyes

Hand-tied, ice dyed, one of a kind creations!!!

See Our Instagram
Jewelry

V Design

Quality handcrafted jewelry made locally in San Diego by Amber Vavro

See Artwork on Instagram
california-wild-ales-gose-loco-

Gose Loco: Margarita Sour!

By | cwa-blog, event

It’s Fiesta Time!

Our Gose Loco is ready and we are excited for you to try this one!

First we soaked some Hungarian Oak with Añejo Tequila for 2 months.  When that was ready we added it to our Barrel-Aged Golden Sour Beer.  We then added fresh Bearss Limes that we picked in Escondido, CA.  To round out the flavors we added Sea Salt and Agave Nectar.  The result is GOSE LOCO… a Margarita Sour that is as delicious as it sounds.

We only bottled (80) 500ml bottles and one keg.  We will be tapping the keg and releasing the bottles on August 24th.  You will not want to miss this one.

We are proud to be San Diego’s only all barrel-aged sour house and we are constantly striving to bring you new funky brews.  As always we keep 10 sours on tap at our tasting room.  If you are looking to take your tastebuds on a funky adventure … visit our tasting room and enjoy a Gose Loco Flight (Gose Loco served 3 ways).  We are open 6 days a week Tuesday-Sunday.

40 Bottles Available for Pre-Sale

Peach Fest: Live Stream

By | cwa-blog, event

We are beyond excited to stream the Peach Fest live at our tasting room.  The lineup for this festival is amazing.  Stop in and check out Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Warren Haynes, John Scofield, and John Molo will perform two sets at the festival as will the Trey Anastasio Band.  Colorado’s The String Cheese Incident are aboard for three sets.  Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, moe., Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, Blues Traveler, Lotus, Stephen Marley, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Marcus King Band, and more…

Starting Tursday at 12pm we will begin streaming.  For a complete list of times visit the Peach Fest Website at http://thepeachmusicfestival.com/

COMIC-CON 2019 - California Wild Ales

Comic-Con Tap Takeover!

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Comic-Con Tap Takeover

Calling all Super Heroes, Zombies, Trekkies, Huffelpuffs, Anime Characters and more.  Join us July 19th-21st as we transform our tasting room into a Comic-Con Themed Extravaganza!   Enjoy laughs, drinks, and costumes with your friends at our headquarters in Sorrento Valley.

The event is free to attend, so join us as we sip on sours with a full 10 tap takeover.  Come dressed in your favorite costume and receive an upgrade from taster to full pour.  Costume, Contests, Music and more!

We are proud to be San Diego’s only all barrel-aged sour house and we are constantly striving to bring you new funky brews.  As always we keep 10 sours on tap at our tasting room.  If you are looking to take your tastebuds on a funky adventure … visit our tasting room and enjoy a Comic-Con themed flight of sour beer.  We are open 6 days a week Tuesday-Sunday.

Our Taplist Includes:

Spruce Wayne 
(Spruce Tips)
Daenerys Tarberryan 
(Mixed Berry / Chilies)
Cherry Potter
(Cherry / Mint / Lemon)
Mr. Tea
(China Black Tea / Meyer Lemon Zest / Honey)
Kiwi Herman
(Kiwi / Strawberry)
Rosemary Poppins
(Rosemary / Meyer Lemon Zest)
Pink-a-chu
(Pomegranate / Hibiscus)