Drinks With Your Mother
With a solid core lineup, rotational specialty calendar, and our uber- limited barrel program: The Four Seasons of Mother Earth, our three tiered selection of stellar beers gives you a number of ways to Love Your Mother.
Our flagship offering is golden to pale in color, with low bitterness, medium body, and a white head. Our Cream Ale has redefined the category and made a classic style cool again. We use a bit of Madagascar Vanilla Bean to give it that “Cream Soda” kick. This beer finishes dry despite a subtle perceived sweetness from the Vanilla. Great any time of year.
In a sea of offerings, our most popular IPA stands out as one of the finest examples of a West Coast style beer: Bursting with flavor and aroma, finished dry, and most importantly hop-forward. This beer is teeming with fruit and pine notes, and its light gold to blonde color make it drink like a session beer.
Don’t let it fool you. This is an imperial stout first and foremost. Deep dark malts lend espresso notes and British crystal malts contribute the perfect toffee and caramel flavor. Despite the dry finish there is a wonderful molasses character compliments of brown cane sugar, and just enough residual sugar to finish full-bodied but never cloying. The peanut butter is simply featured to augment what is already there…a fantastic example of a legendary beer style.
Fusing the attributes of a traditional German-style Hefeweizen and an American wheat beer, we leave this beer unfiltered, however the yeast profile is slightly muted when compared to its Bavarian counterparts. Our rendition is balanced and easy to drink, but there is enough there to satisfy true-to-style wheat beer enthusiasts. Whirlpooled with dried orange peel.
Light on its feet, this beer is meant to be drinkable and refreshing. Nothing overly complicated here. Just a simple recipe and super clean, mildly bready finish.
True to San Diego. An aggressive assault of New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops in the boil and dry-hopped. A pleasant grassy aroma is layered between pepper, mango, papaya, and grape must. With just enough caramel malt to add depth to color, the emphasis here is truly of the southern hemispherical variety.
A slightly more complex malt bill lends a subtle caramel, not sweet, malt profile to an assault of hops. Using three of the most aromatic hops on the market, a mix of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine dominate the nose on this balanced quarterly release.
Using some of the most intensely aromatic hops available, a minimalist malt bill ensures this Resinator installment is hop-focused, brite on the palate, yet contains enough character to avoid being thin. Citrus, tropical fruit, and tea leaf are at the forefront with a clean, bitter finish.
Our multi-award winning DIPA. Starting with a touch of Honey Malt to balance the higher ABV and some Munich to create a beautiful orange hue, this Imperial India Pale Ale is rife with tropical fruit like pineapple, lychees, and kiwi juiciness. Its medium body adds to the experience giving it a great mouthfeel that allows you to experience it through the full range of palate. As a deceivingly easy-to-drink and well balanced beer, you’ll be surprised by how much flavor it packs for being so light in color.
The Four Seasons of Mother Earth is the top-tier of our beer program. Mostly barrel-aged, limited production, and exclusive distribution ensures the integrity of these unique, sought after concoctions. Occasionally collaborations with like-minded breweries are featured to provide a fun and creative outlet for our brewers that lead to special (and often impossible to recreate) handcrafted ales. This is the crème de la crème of our catalog.
Spring 2017 – Dry Hopped Saison Ale Brewed with Kumquats
Every Spring we have the pleasure, and in this case especially, the honor of collaborating with one of craft beer’s most revered brewers of Belgian and fruit-based specialty beers, The Bruery. The process was simple: focus on things we each do well, and find a way to hybridize a classic style. Nothing is more steeped in tradition than the Saison, and with a hoppy twist, we put something together that honors the past while displaying the possibilities of stylistic change. In addition to a respectable hop schedule, and traditional French origin yeast, we also added 200# of pureed kumquats. That’s a pound and a half per barrel. This is truly a fusion of styles and ideas from forward thinking, like minded brewers.
Spring 2016: “Tantalus” Red Wine Barrel Aged Blonde Barleywine
Spring 2015: “Balboa Park: Anniversary Ale” Imperial IPA with honey, figs, and loquats
Spring 2014: “Printemps Houblon Ale” Collaboration with Brasserie Du Pays Flamand – Dry Hopped Belgian Tripel
Summer 2016: Red Wine Barrel Aged Belgian Golden Strong
Summer 2015: “Bouya!” Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel
Summer 2014: “¿Por Qué No?” Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Brown
Autumn 2016: Bourbon Barrel Aged Strong Scotch Ale
Autumn 2015: “Johnny Law” Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Quad
Autumn 2014: “Zingaro” Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Winter 2016: Bourbon Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout
Winter 2015: “Sin Tax” Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Peanut Butter Stout
Winter 2014: ” Ye Old Curmudgeon” Bourbon Barrel Aged English Old Ale with Cinnamon