Karl Strauss Brewing Company Claim
Sorrento Mesa
9675 Scranton Rd
San Diego, CA 92121-1761
(858) 587-2739
Mon 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Open Now
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Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Open Now
Red Trolley Ale
Style: Red Ale - Irish
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 17
# Ratings: 50,648
Score: 3.59
Boldly brewed with a half-ton of caramelized malts, our multi award-winning Irish Red has rich toffee flavors, notes of dried fruit, and a slightly sweet finish.
Aurora Hoppyalis IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 39,730
Score: 3.89
A bold IPA that showcases hops front and center. A light malt profile allows citrusy aromatics and tropical fruit flavors to shine through a crisp, hoppy finish.
Boat Shoes Hazy IPA
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 7.2%
IBUs: 59
# Ratings: 4,983
Score: 3.84
An unfiltered IPA with flavors of citrus and sweet fruit that linger through a juicy finish. Brewed with Pacifica, Simcoe, Mosaic, Pekko, and Galaxy hops.
30th Anniversary Caribbean Rum Barrel Aged R.I.S.
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 14.9%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
A BIG Russian Imperial Stout barrel-aged in Dillon Rum barrels
30th Anniversary Whiskey Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 14.4%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.75
A BIG Russian Imperial Stout barrel-aged in Rye Whiskey barrels
Hazy Trolley Driver
Style: IPA - Red
ABV: 8.3%
IBUs: 44
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
A Red Hazy Brut Double India Pale Ale. Double Dry Hopped with Citra, Wakatu & Motueka hops.
Beers, Bocks, Battlestar Gallactica
Style: Bock - Single / Traditional
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 16
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
A Chocolate Bock with rich flavors of cocoa, toasted malts, and dark fruit
Baltic Porter
Style: Porter - Baltic
ABV: 7.6%
IBUs: 15
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
A Baltic-style Porter with rich malt characteristics that linger through a smooth, espresso-like finish.
Porter - Disney Exclusive
Style: Porter - English
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 15
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
A medium bodied English robust Porter with flavors and aromas of chocolate coffee caramel and lightly roasted malt with a hint of vanilla.
Tower 10 IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 70
# Ratings: 35,920
Score: 3.62
Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops give this West Coast IPA its intense grapefruit and pine flavors while lightly kilned caramel malts help balance out the bitterness.
Mosaic Session IPA
Style: IPA - Session / India Session Ale
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 45
# Ratings: 27,545
Score: 3.77
An intensely hopped session IPA bursting with grapefruit aromas and flavors of tropical fruit with a subtle malt backbone.
Wreck Alley Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 50
# Ratings: 17,947
Score: 3.92
Brewed with darkly kilned malts, cocoa nibs, and Ethiopian coffee beans, Wreck Alley boasts rich layers of dark chocolate, toffee, and espresso-like roast.
Columbia Street Amber
Style: Lager - American Amber / Red
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 18
# Ratings: 13,659
Score: 3.50
Imported Munich malts give Columbia Street Amber its deep bronze color, smooth body, and crisp toasted flavor.
Peanut Butter Cup Porter
Style: Porter - English
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 12,225
Score: 3.85
This robust porter packs rich layers of smooth peanut butter and dark chocolate flavors.
Windansea Wheat
Style: Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.1%
IBUs: 12
# Ratings: 10,828
Score: 3.60
Brewed true to the Bavarian style. German weissbier yeast lends its trademark banana and clove flavors that linger through a refreshingly smooth finish.
Style: Märzen
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 7,649
Score: 3.56
A crisp Bavarian classic with toasted malts. Prost!
Isomerizer IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 5,310
Score: 3.83
A single hop IPA brewed with Mosaic hops. Aromas of passion fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit are backed by subtle flavors of cracked wheat.
Style: Brown Ale - Belgian
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 4,081
Score: 3.55
Brewed with caramel and brown malts for toasted and coffee-like flavors, underpinned by the peppery spice of Belgian yeast
Queen Of Tarts
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 3,257
Score: 3.94
A dark sour ale aged in American Oak barrels with Michigan tart cherries
Karl Strauss & Sierra Nevada NxS Red IPA
Style: IPA - Red
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 54
# Ratings: 2,850
Score: 3.73
This “Left Coast” IPA is a collaboration between Northern California’s Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and San Diego’s Karl Strauss Brewing Company—who together represent nearly 65 years of brewing experience. NxS is unabashedly hoppy—in true California fashion—and features hop flavors of citrus and tropical fruit with a light and crisp malt body.
Two Tortugas Belgian Quad
Style: Belgian Quad
ABV: 11.1%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 2,533
Score: 3.85
It was 2011 when we first released Two Tortugas Belgian Quad as our holiday ale. It was supposed to be a one-time release for the holidays, but your feedback demanded otherwise. Six batches and numerous medals later, our Belgian Quad is back in all its original glory. Two Tortugas has aromas of dark fruit and caramel, with a slight hint of bubblegum from the Belgian Abbey yeast. This beer is robust and full-bodied with rich malty flavors of toffee, plums, and dates. Drink it now or lay it down – Two Tortugas’ journey is just getting started.
Follow the Sun Pils
Style: Pilsner - Other
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 2,442
Score: 3.48
Brewed with Noble hops and traditional malts. Bright and refreshing, this beer finishes clean and crisp.
Six Suits A Hangin'
Style: Brown Ale - Belgian
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 1,587
Score: 3.74
Winter in San Diego means surfers break out their fullsuits. And while you may not find many stockings hung by the chimney with care, you’re sure to see those wetsuits hung out to dry on plenty of balconies across the county. Six Suits A-Hangin’ is the 6th installment in our “Twelve Days” holiday series. This Imperial Belgian-style brown ale is brewed with caramel and brown malts for rich flavors of graham crackers, roasted nuts, and peppery Belgian spice. Aging on French oak adds a hint of vanilla. As for the finish? It’ll warm you from your head to your frozen toes.
Eight Merry Mermen IIIPA
Style: IPA - Triple
ABV: 10.8%
IBUs: 100
# Ratings: 1,429
Score: 3.82
Locals swear they can catch a glimpse of them every year. Sailors remember the very first time they saw them. Some people can’t even recount their experience without being brought to tears. Yes, legend has it that every holiday season, the Eight Merry Mermen hit the San Diego shores with what the people want most: beer! The 8th installment in our “Twelve Days” holiday series is an intensely hopped IIIPA packed with aromas of fresh evergreen, grapefruit, and tangerine. Finishing bold and boozy, it’s the perfect beer to enjoy with friends whether they have feet or fins.
Seven Sharks A-Circling
Style: Porter - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 1,418
Score: 3.85
Each year, leopard sharks flock to the warm waters of San Diego. But these little guys aren’t out for blood; they much prefer the taste of the newest local brew. (Yep, leopard sharks love craft beer. It’s science.) Introducing Seven Sharks A-Circling, the 7th installment in our “Twelve Days” holiday series. This Imperial Smoked Porter is brewed with a blend of caramel and smoked malts for bold flavors of chocolate, coffee, and a subtle beach-bonfire-like smokiness. It finishes sweet and smooth. You’re gonna need a bigger glass.
Barrel-Aged Vanilla Bean Wreck Alley
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 12.4%
IBUs: 50
# Ratings: 1,360
Score: 4.08
Dark chocolate and espresso-like roast plus exotic vanilla undertones.
Liquid A/C
Style: English Mild Ale
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 1,344
Score: 3.53
English Summer Ale with toasted malt flavors and mild fruity esters, followed by a crisp finish.
Barrel-Aged Wreck Alley Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 12.9%
IBUs: 50
# Ratings: 1,341
Score: 3.94
All of Wreck Alley Imperial Stout’s dark chocolate and espresso-like roast, left to age in Tennessee Whiskey barrels for an entire year. Strong, refined, and damn tasty.
Gaslamp Gold
Style: Golden Ale
ABV: 4.6%
IBUs: 15
# Ratings: 1,281
Score: 3.43
A refreshing golden ale with noble hop aromas and a clean, crisp finish
Karl Strauss 29th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Saison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 23
# Ratings: 1,268
Score: 3.80
The time has come to ring in the last of our “twenties” – and we’re doing it in style! Every year for our birthday, we bust open a specialty beer that has been aging in barrels for the past twelve months. This year’s Anniversary Ale is a Belgian-style Saison aged in Pinot Noir barrels with Brettanomyces. Complex spice flavors and juicy fruit notes from added pink peppercorns are rounded out by a dry and lively finish. Karl’s 29, feelin’ fine, and ready for you to join in the celebration. Cheers!
28th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad
Style: Belgian Quad
ABV: 12.9%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 1,259
Score: 4.05
Every year for our anniversary, we take a specialty beer and age it in bourbon barrels for twelve whole months. This year’s full-bodied Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad is rich and malty, with flavors of dark fruit, caramel, and charred oak. Aging the beer in Four Roses Bourbon barrels gives it a surprisingly smooth, warming finish. From 1989 to 2017 and beyond, we thank you for your support, and invite you to join in the celebration!