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Black and Blue Barrel-Aged Sour Beer- California Wild Ales

Black & Blue – A Jammy Sour Beer

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Black & Blue is a Jammy Good Time!

California Wild Ales is excited for the release of Black & Blue, our Barrel-Aged Golden Sour racked onto Carlsbad Blueberries and Oregon Blackberries.

Using the Carlsbad Blueberry as the base, we added tons of Oregon Blackberry Puree.  Rich dark blackberry and bright blueberry flavor combine for a light red-wine on the nose backed by just a touch of lambic-style funk.  Super jammy with a crisp finish.

Pickup will begin on Wednesday, April 8th at noon.

We are only releasing (60) 500ml bottles of Black & Blue so make sure to reserve your bottles today.  These will go fast!

Curbside Pickup or Delivery Only

ONLY 60 Bottles Available

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 … pickup a few bottles and taste what you’ve been missing.  We are open 6 days a week Tuesday-Sunday.


Doggie Adoption and Beer Release

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Snuggles and Sours

Come join us this Sunday, March 1st. We have teamed up with our friends at Ruff House Dog Rescue to try to find forever homes for some of our furry friends.

Even if you are unable to adopt a doggie you can still help out. We have created a special beer for the event…Puppy Punch! 20% of our bottle sales for Puppy Punch will be donated directly to Ruff House Dog Rescue to help them continue their noble mission.

So come on out…snuggle some pups and sip on sours…it’s for a good cause. We hope to see you on Sunday.

Only 40 Bottles Available

Pickup only. (Limit 3 per customer)


Phish Stream – Rivera Mayan 2020

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Join us Feb 21-23 as we stream the Phish Rivera Mayan show.

Phish kicked off the third installment of their Phish Riviera Maya destination event at Barceló Maya in Riviera Maya, Mexico on Thursday night with the first of three full shows. The quartet was less than two months removed from the best New Year’s Run in recent memory and fans were eager to see if they would keep the momentum going in Mexico. By the end of the evening, the answer was a resounding yes.

Have your set opener guesses ready.  We will have a contest with prizes for the winner.  And if you guess both sets correctly you win some CWA merch and other prizes.

See you there.



Bottle Release: Peach & Pear

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Double Trouble – Peach and Pear Bottle Release

Hello Barrel-Aged Sour Beer Fans! We are excited for our next release…it’s a double-release kinda deal …. Julian Pear Wild Ale and Perfectly Peach Wild Ale.

Each one of these beers is amazing in its own right… but put them together on the same day…and things start to get real interesting.

Julian Pear Wild Ale  / Perfectly Peach Wild Ale

Each one of these beers is extremely limited (100 bottles) so reserve your bottles today.  We have them on tap now…so if you would like to sample them before you reserve you bottles..come on in to our tasting room and check out everything we have to offer.

Live Music by Intrinzik 4-7pm

Intrinzik is comprised of two musicians who intertwine sounds influenced through all genres of music across the spectrum. Swapping instruments mid-song to bring on a truly fresh sound delivered over conscious lyrics and genuine, raw emotion.  You’ve got to check these guys out.  Their sound pairs beautifully with our funky sour ales.

Julian Pear Wild Ale

(50 Bottles Available for Pre-Sale)

Our Julian Pear is a crisp, light bodied beer with a slightly hazy, straw-colored appearance.  A juicy nose of peach, apple, and a woody pear scent lead way to a tart, crisp flavor exploding with pear and a slight lingering sweetness. The resulting beer is tangy, crisp, and delicious.

Perfectley Peach Wild Ale

(50 Bottles Available for Pre-Sale)

Perfectly Peach is one of our most popular stone fruit sours. We started with our golden ale that we aged 12 months in oak barrels to produce tart flavors, fruity notes, and a funky character. We then added a ridiculous amount of peaches to our golden sour base.

Valentine's Day Rosé Wild Ale

Valentine’s Day Rosé Wild Ale

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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)