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Build + Sip w/ Crafts & Brew

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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 very own DIY craft while discovering some of the most original flavors the SD brewery scene has to offer.

It’s simple, we will provide you with all the tools and materials to build the craft of your choice while our event hosting venue will provide delicious brews to get your get your creative juices flowing.


Cost:  $29.00

For more information or to purchase tickets visit
cheese and sours

Venissimo Cheese and Sours!

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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 at California Wild Ales.  Cheesemonger Rachel is an expert at putting suds and curds together.  We guarantee these killer combos will make you squeal with delight!  Bring old friends or make new ones at this casual and fun tasting party…

Wednesday, January 16
6:00 – 7:30 pm
For tickets visit VENISSIMO CHEESE
Am I Obsolete?

Am I Obsolete?

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On December 15th, California Wild Ales is thrilled to bring you our very first art show featuring Recirculation art by James Rauff.  It will also be a chance to purchase his brand new book, Am I Obsolete, signed by the amazing artist and author himself.

Recirculation Art is an exploration of the relevancy of old digital point and shoot cameras. Smartphones have made these cameras near obsolete.

Recirculation Art creates unique images and stories for these Robotized cameras, depicting life after their decline. The anthropomorphism of these figures in abandoned locations with urban decay juxtaposes themes of time, technology and nature.

James Rauff is a local SoCal Artist and a friend to the brewing industry having worked for several SD craft breweries. Come to join us for a celebration of Art, Beer, and great craftsmanship.


Simpsons Trivia Night

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On the 3rd Thursday of every month, we will host a themed trivia night. 

Thursday, October 18th, will be our first trivia night and will feature one of the most beloved shows of all time, The Simpsons.  his event will deal only with seasons 1 through 10 so enjoy brushing up on those classic episodes.  There will be prizes, food, and plenty of laughs.  Space will be limited to 10 teams and have a max of 5 people per team, come out and enjoy this first of many to come.

Trivia begins at 6:30pm


Beer for Boobs

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These Last 6 months in the tasting room have been amazing.  Seeing all the smiling faces come in and enjoy our sour beer is an amazing feeling.  Now it’s time to give back. 

Fundraisers will be a regular thing going forward, and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month it will be the perfect place to get the ball rolling.  Starting Tuesday, October 9th when we tap Our new beer  Pomegranate Espresso, we will be donating 50%of proceeds from both this and last week’s Pomegranate Ginger keg to the Beer for Boobs Foundation.  

Beer for Boobs is a wonderful non-profit that “creates a positive relationship with the brewing community & compassionate businesses to promote breast cancer awareness, support those fighting cancer, and fund life-saving research.”  Come out and enjoy some delicious sour beer while giving back to an incredibly important cause.

Blueberry Vanilla Espresso Wild Ale

Blueberry Espresso

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Join us for a coffee/beer lunch break.  We are now open at noon on Thursdays and Fridays.  We are located next door to Grandma’s Deli, so come on by for lunch and grab a few sour beers on your break.

We took locally roasted espresso beans and added them to our blueberry sour. We then added some vanilla beans to round out the beer. The blueberries showcase the espresso beans extremely well.

Join us on a flavor journey that will get you buzzzzzzzzed.

All About that Base Dry Hopped with El dorado and Simcoe

Golden Sour with Hops

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All About that Base III Dry Hopped with El Dorado and Simcoe.  

Another start to the work week and another sour beer from your friends at California Wild Ales.  This week’s beer features our golden sour ale stacked with tropical aromas with the dankness of Simcoe.  This golden sour is a refreshing change from some of the heavier beer on the market.  This beer drinks beautifully on hot summer days.  

Stop by our tasting room and try out our dry-hopped golden sour, or sip on one of the 9 other sour beer that we have on tap.  To see what other beers will be on tap this week visit our Tap List page.

For a complete List of our hours visit our Contact page.

Flower Sour Wild Ale

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California Wild Ales is back at it with another Sour Beer for your taste buds.   We would like to introduce you to a gorgeous Purple Drink!   We took our Golden Base and added Sumac and Lemongrass.  This created a beautiful dark rose colored beer.  We then added the Butterfly Pea Flower and voila!  A delicious purple colored beer!

This sour beer is perfectly refreshing for the hot summer days.  Your palate is first greeted by the bright aroma of the lemongrass, followed by the earthiness of the base beer.  The sumac berries add an extra level of tartness, and the butterfly pea flower round this beer out by turning everything a beauty a deep purple. 

This complex sour beer delivers layers upon layers of flavor that your taste buds are sure to enjoy.

Stop by our tasting room and take a sip on a some Purple Drink.  To see what other beers will be on tap this week visit our Tap List page.

For a complete List of our hours visit our Contact page.

California Wild Ales - Blueberry Sour Beer

Blueberry Pie Wild Ale

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Blueberry Pie Wild Ale

 – California Wild Ales is back with another sour beer from our Pastry Sour Series.
Fresh Blueberries, Vanilla, and Cinnamon make up our next pastry sour.  The deep purple color of this refreshing wild ale will lure you in upon first sight.  This beauty features the sweetness of the blueberry as well as notes of cinnamon and vanilla.   This complex sour beer delivers layers of flavor that your taste buds will enjoy.

Stop by our tasting room and take a sip on a Blueberry Pie Wild Ale.  To see what other beers will be on tap this week visit our Tap List page.

Tangerine California Wild Ale

Tangerine Dreams

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California Wild Ales Tangerine Sour

Nothing says summer beer quite like adding a bit of citrus to it.  We took this remarkably juicy fruit and added them to our golden sour beer.  We then dry hopped our beer with Citra and Simcoe hops to create a multi-layered adventure for your taste buds.
We used Organic Goldnugget Tangerines from Stehly Farm Organics located in Valley Center, CA.  We were blown away by the sweetness and quality of the fruit.  After tasting a few slices we knew that these would be perfect to pair with fruit forward hops.
Stop by the tasting room and join us as we tap the Tangerine Wild Ale this Thursday, August 2nd at 4:oo pm.


As always we will have 9 other amazing wild ales on draught as well, including last week’s Cherry Cobbler Wild Ale, and an unlikely fan favorite Beets & Cinnamon Sour Ale.   For a complete list of our available Wild Ales check out our ever-evolving Tap List.