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9675 Scranton Rd
San Diego, CA 92121-1761
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(858) 587-2739
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Open Now
Tue 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Open Now
Wed 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Open Now
Thu 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Open Now
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Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Open Now
BEER LIST
Red Trolley Ale
Style: Red Ale - Irish
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 17
# Ratings: 47,577
Score: 3.59
Red Trolley Ale is a medium-bodied beer with heavyweight malts. We brew it with a half ton of caramelized malts for a rich copper color and toffee flavor. After adding the perfect mix of hops for balance, we warm ferment the beer to bring out a hint of dried raisins and currants. The complexity of flavors makes Red Trolley Ale a hearty and truly enjoyable beer. Back in the day, we brewed Red Trolley Ale as our first holiday beer. In the spirit of the season, we made like Santa in a fat suit and stuffed it full of caramel malts. So many folks got on board that we decided to brew it year round. Years later, Red Trolley Ale remains the perfect beer to make any occasion festive.
Aurora Hoppyalis
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 35,800
Score: 3.90
Aurora Hoppyalis is our San Diego-style IPA brewed with Simcoe, Mosaic, Amarillo, and Citra hops. Robust flavors and aromas of tropical fruit, pine, and tangerine linger through a dry, crisp finish.
Tower 10 IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 70
# Ratings: 34,590
Score: 3.63
Tower 10 IPA boasts hops from beginning to end, and everywhere in between. We fill the brew kettle to the brim with assertive Chinook hops, giving the beer its intense grapefruit and pine flavors that linger through its dry finish. After fermentation, we dry hop with a blend of Cascade and Centennial hops for a floral citrus aroma. A touch of lightly kilned caramel malts make Tower 10 a well balanced, full flavored IPA. Mission Beach, the late 1980s. Amid a sea of neon bikinis, Tower 10 marked the spot where two college grads and a 75 year-old master brewer drew up plans for the first local craft brewery in San Diego since Prohibition. Named in honor of our first good idea, Tower 10 IPA is brewed to inspire the next one.
Mosaic Session IPA
Style: IPA - Session / India Session Ale
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 45
# Ratings: 25,967
Score: 3.77
Mosaic Session IPA is bursting with vibrant grapefruit aroma and flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Our signature dry-hopping technique delivers an incredibly drinkable lower ABV beer without sacrificing hop appeal.
Pintail Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.3%
IBUs: 47
# Ratings: 15,039
Score: 3.56
Frank the Dank
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 75
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
Wonder Years Hazy IIPA Rad Collab
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double New England
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 45
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Ah, the early 90’s. When VHS reigned supreme and Amazon was just a rainforest. Locally, the idea that San Diego would one day have a flourishing craft beer industry was all but a dream. Karl Strauss and Pizza Port have plenty of stories about the trials and triumphs of those early wonder years. But my, how times have changed, and so have beer styles! Wonder Years Hazy IIPA is brewed with Columbus, Cascade, Mosaic, and Citra hops. It’s big and juicy, packed with sweet citrus flavors and a rounded finish. Cheers to getting by with a little help from your friends.
Cimmerian Brown IPA
Style: Brown Ale - Imperial / Double
ABV: 6.4%
IBUs: 65
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Wreck Alley Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 50
# Ratings: 17,114
Score: 3.92
Beneath the tides off Mission Beach rests Wreck Alley – a dark and mysterious seascape of forgotten ships. Amidst the rusted wreckage is a marine ecosystem, an artificial reef teeming with life. Our Wreck Alley is as dark as the depths of its namesake, an Imperial Stout of uncharted complexity. Brewed with darkly kilned malts, cocoa nibs, and Ethiopian coffee beans, Wreck Alley boasts rich layers of dark chocolate, toffee, and espresso-like roast. Save a bottle. This one has a stout shelf-life. SRM of 100 provides exception balance to the 150 IBU.
Big Barrel Double IPA
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 90
# Ratings: 14,253
Score: 3.84
When we kicked-off this series of intense hoppy beers, we wanted to go big. Imported New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops provide a vibrant tropical aroma that raises eyebrows and expectations. Aggressive amounts of Warrior and Ahtanum hops produce an assertive bitterness that stands out against a firm malt backbone. Balanced even at 90 IBUs, Big Barrel leaves a considerable first impression that serves as a prelude of things to come.
Columbia Street Amber
Style: Lager - American Amber / Red
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 18
# Ratings: 12,942
Score: 3.50
Previously known as Karl Strauss Amber.
Peanut Butter Cup Porter
Style: Porter - English
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 11,373
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: 10,181
Score: 3.60
Oktoberfest
Style: Märzen
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 7,530
Score: 3.56
Isomerizer IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 3,864
Score: 3.85
Isomerizer IPA has aromas of passion fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit backed by subtle flavors of cracked wheat. This single hopped American IPA finishes dry and hoppy.
Queen Of Tarts
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 3,141
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: 2,843
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: 2,525
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
Style: Pilsner - Other
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 1,603
Score: 3.50
Oh look, it’s a brewery from San Diego talking about sunshine. How original. But for us, the perfect sunny day is so much more than our city’s cliché. Follow the Sun is bright, crisp, and refreshing, with Noble hop bitterness and a clean finish. This Pils is a toast to our community, a celebration of the spirit of San Diego, and an invitation for you to enjoy a sessionable beer that can hang out for as long as you can. It’s time to get outside. The sun is calling… follow it.
Boat Shoes IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.2%
IBUs: 59
# Ratings: 1,577
Score: 3.83
Boat shoes are much more than footwear – they’re a state of mind. They say to those around you, “Hey. I’m practical, but I’m also stylish. I may or may not actually own a boat. But I definitely care about the finer things in life, like weekend jaunts to the coast, salty ocean breezes, and hazy India Pale Ales.” Boat Shoes IPA has flavors of citrus and sweet fruit that linger through a juicy finish. This unfiltered brew is intensely hopped and pairs perfectly with your nautical lifestyle, actual boat not required.
Six Suits A Hangin'
Style: Brown Ale - Belgian
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 1,576
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: 1,423
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: 1,395
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: 1,301
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: 1,300
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.
Karl Strauss 29th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Saison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 23
# Ratings: 1,250
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!
Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Wreck Alley
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 12.4%
# Ratings: 1,208
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.