This big ol' IPA was brewed with oats & an abundance of hops, as well as double dry-hopped. The high ester producing yeast adds an intriguing pineapple and mango quality to an over-the-top hop expression from Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra & Nelson Sauvin hops. This IPA was originally brewed for Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach's 10th anniversary.
A light, unfiltered and crushable session lager brewed for Drakes Brewing’s Hop Chef competition where Bay Area breweries blindly select a secret ingredient with which they may brew any of style of beer. Cellarmaker was paired with Grains of Paradise and Saffron. The lightness of malt, hop and body, as well as a high carbonation of SaffronCisco all elevate the naturally subtle spices and retain a tangy orange glow from the saffron. This beer is perfect with midday lunch or evening dinner!
Dobis is our 100% Citra hopped pale ale that starts with 2 row and a touch of pale crystal malts to create a biscuity base. Then Citra brings forth lots of pineapple, mandarin, citrus, and mango. We love Citra, it is super juicy and flavorful. This is the first beer in a long line of brews that we make hopped only with it. Cheers to the OG Dobis!
You don’t get any fresher this this. Not only was this beer just tapped, the ingredients used for the beer are days old. The malt was just malted by Admiral Maltings in Alameda three weeks ago and the hops, Strata and Centennial, were picked at their Oregon farms about 5 weeks ago. The hops literally showed up the day we brewed this beer! Enjoy huge aromas of pine tree, mango and citrus and smooth flavors of biscuity malt and sticky hop oils.
We are always dreaming of a beer like this. Autumn Lager is the perfect balance between toasty Munich and rich toffee flavored dark crystal malts and spicy and floral German Hallertau Tradition hops. This is a subtle beer meant either for intense reflection and analysis or Oktoberfest like crushing. Either way, we hope you enjoy it.
We loved the flavors of the double IPA Bull Rider we brewed for the San Diego Toronado’s 10-Year Anniversary Party, we wanted to make it again, but a bit more crushable & with a lower ABV. So here you have it, Mini Bull! This pale ale is hopped with Simcoe, Mosaic, Galaxy, Centennial & New Zealand Wai-Iti. Who needs a mini horse when you can have a Mini Bull?
Kilning Me Softly
There are a few points in the processing of hops that their beautiful aromatics can be accidentally driven off or altered negatively. During kilning, the wet, freshly picked hops sit in a bed while hot air is pumped through them. A perfectly kilned hop will retain just the right amount of moisture as well as those juicy aromas. HOPS: Simcoe, Strata, Mosaic & Citra
Totally unfined and unfiltered, this East Coast style ale is fermented with a special English ale yeast and hopped heavily with Centennial, Citra, Mosaic and Nelson. This batch is has a touch of wet Mosaic hops added too! It's medium bodied with a wicked fluffy and soft mouthfeel. Tremont is pleasingly aromatic with aromas of melon, plum, pineapple and pear.
This IPA features all citra hops! It was fermented warm with a mixed culture including Brettanomyces Claussennii, dryhopped with even more Citra, and then cold conditioned. Notes of green / woody pineapple, piney mango, green banana, white pepper dust, underripe stonefruit and strong matcha. Natural conditioning with Brett contributes a super silky mouthfeel and nice dry finish.
Velvet Paw is a robust porter that will turn heads with its gooey chocolate and French roast coffee aromas and flavors. The chewy body is incredibly rich for a beer of 6 percent alcohol. Take your time and let this one warm up to release even more enticing elements. Snuggle up with a velvet paw.
Strawberry Shorty is a tart wheat ale (aka session sour) utilizing certified organic strawberries grown by Rodriguez Brothers Ranch in Watsonville. This is second-use fruit, meaning we initially aged another beer on the fruit to extract most of the flavor, which then went into bottles. We brewed a simple Belgian wheat beer on top of the fruit and keg conditioned the batch for 8 weeks.
A hoppy brown ale very close to our heart. Tim has been brewing this beer since his early days as a homebrewer. It’s a recipe he has constantly adjusted in his efforts to make a deliciously floral, piney, somewhat hoppy, brown ale. This beer is loaded with flavors from the rich malts and a pleasantly firm but not overbearing bitterness. The end result is a damn tasty brown ale with a nice hop kick.
With an enticing French roast coffee aroma, rich and nutty 70% cacao chocolate bar comes to mind when sipping this smooth black lager. Midnight Silk isn’t flashy, but isn’t understated either. This is a beer drinker’s beer meant for long drinking sessions filled with good conversation or quiet contemplation.
A singular fermenter in our brewery has been dedicated to a continuous fermentation by yeast and bacteria for over a year. This saison is the product of that fermentation. After 6 weeks in the stainless steel, the beer is keg conditioned for many months to allow the yeast to express itself. This is batch 7, bottle date 6/6/19 for those who are taking note.
New IPA for our 6th anniversary! Artwork by Eric Davis.
DDH Tiny Dankster
DDH Pale Ale
Double Dry-hopped with ridiculous additions of Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic and Citra this is one of our juiciest and favorite pale ales so of couse we have to have it on draft for our anniversary week. It is a mini version of our double IPA Original Dankster. Notes of pineapple, kiwi, gooseberry, diesel, citrus and tropical fruits. Hold Me EVEN Closer Tiny Dankster!
Double Mt. Nelson
Ask yourself this question: how much Nelson can I handle? If your answer is “as much as you can give me,” then you are ready to climb Double Mt. Nelson. This 100% Nelson Sauvin hopped DIPA is packed with 6 lbs per barrel of various Nelson crops to create an intense spectrum of Nelson amazingness.
Coffee Sessions: Ritual
Porter with lots of Ritual coffee added!
Newcomer Strata hops are showcased alongside some good ol' Mosaic. Strata is really cool. It’s a very weedy hop. Yes, that weed. It reeks of pineapple, lemon, and Bonnaroo. We think the guava, tangerine, and pine elements of the Mosaic team up perfectly to make this focused, dank, and fruity IPA. This is a West Coast IPA, so that means it’s clear, crisp, and resinous. Drink up!
Checks the Boxes
Pale ale with Strata, Galaxy, and Simcoe hops, and Admiral Malting pilsner and Yolo Gold wheat malts. It's a winner!