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
Tue 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: 48,619
Score: 3.60
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.
Big Barrel IIPA
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 90
# Ratings: 14,459
Score: 3.84
Brewed with a blend of Ahtanum and New Zealand-grown Nelson hops. Big Barrel's vibrant tropical aroma and clean citrus bitterness are backed by dry finish.
Style: Märzen
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 7,567
Score: 3.56
Isomerizer IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 4,512
Score: 3.84
A single hop IPA brewed with Mosaic hops. Aromas of passion fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit are backed by subtle flavors of cracked wheat.
Boat Shoes Hazy IPA
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 7.2%
IBUs: 59
# Ratings: 2,163
Score: 3.83
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.
Follow the Sun Pils
Style: Pilsner - Other
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 1,872
Score: 3.49
Brewed with Noble hops and traditional malts. Bright and refreshing, this beer finishes clean and crisp.
Electric Waste Beer
Style: IPA - Red
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 65
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
The Electric Waste beer is a collaboration with the Electric Waste Band (Grateful Dead Cover band out of San Diego CA). It is brewed with Sugar Magnolias, Scarlet Begonias (both ingredients are names of Grateful Dead songs) and Rose Buds (the name of Jerry Garcia’s guitar).
30th Anniversary Ale (whiskey)
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double
ABV: 14.4%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.75
Strauss 30th Anniversay Ale Rum
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double
ABV: 14.9%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Imperial stout
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
Cask: Columba Street Amber W/Vanilla And Coffee
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 18
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
30th Anniversary Whiskey Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 14.4%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
A BIG Russian Imperial Stout barrel-aged in Rye Whiskey barrels
Pathway Kolsch
Style: Kölsch
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
The third installment of our on-going collaboration with Amplified Ale Works, of which partial proceeds benefit the “PB Pathways” project by Beautiful PB. For this round we brewed up a Hoppy Kölsch, utilizing Jartylo, Mandarina, and Wakatu hops that lend tropical aromas and flavors while still maintaining a clean malt finish.
First National Bock
Style: Bock - Single / Traditional
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
German-style lager with chocolate and toasted malt flavors
Aurora Hoppyalis IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 37,150
Score: 3.90
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.
Tower 10 IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 70
# Ratings: 35,064
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: 26,520
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: 17,399
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.
Pintail Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.3%
IBUs: 47
# Ratings: 15,208
Score: 3.56
Brewed with Cascade and Citra hops for a vibrant floral and citrus hop character. Caramel malts provide balance, rounding out its dry, refreshing finish.
Columbia Street Amber
Style: Lager - American Amber / Red
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 18
# Ratings: 13,164
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: 12,019
Score: 3.85
This decadent twist on a robust porter packs rich layers of smooth peanut butter and dark chocolate flavors. Now back by popular demand, San Diego’s original peanut butter beer makes a special appearance every fall.
Windansea Wheat
Style: Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.1%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 10,352
Score: 3.60
Brewed true to the Bavarian style, using 50% malted wheat and Noble Tettnanger hops. A centuries old strain of German weissbier yeast lends its trademark banana and clove flavors that linger through a refreshingly smooth finish.
Queen Of Tarts
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 3,181
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: 2,845
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: 2,531
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.
Six Suits A Hangin'
Style: Brown Ale - Belgian
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 1,579
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: 1,425
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.
24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale
Style: Sour - Flanders Red Ale
ABV: 7.5%
# Ratings: 1,420
Score: 3.67
Seven Sharks A-Circling
Style: Porter - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 1,410
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 Wreck Alley Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 12.9%
IBUs: 50
# Ratings: 1,328
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.
27th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 13.0%
IBUs: 23
# Ratings: 1,302
Score: 4.10
A full-bodied Imperial Stout with an abundance of darkly kilned malts and a decadent helping of cocoa nibs. Aging for a year in American oak bourbon barrels brings out rich layers of smooth toasted oak and warming bourbon.
Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Wreck Alley
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 12.4%
# Ratings: 1,291
Score: 4.08
Like previous versions of Wreck Alley, this batch has additions of cocoa nibs and locally roasted Ethiopian coffee beans. But this time we didn’t stop there. Our brewers split whole vanilla beans from Papua New Guinea, added them to the beer, and left it to age in American oak barrels for an entire year. The result? All of the dark chocolate and espresso-like roast you expect from Wreck Alley, plus exotic vanilla undertones.
Karl Strauss 29th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Saison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 23
# Ratings: 1,257
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!