A classic, Bavarian-style wheat beer brewed with a combination of malted wheat and barley, and fermented with a German yeast strain that delivers notes of banana and clove. The brewers skip the filtration step for that nice, cloudy appearance and great, unfiltered flavor.
Introducing from the dark depths of the east bay, Destination Unknown Double IPA: A Cadillac-sized hop bomb that cruises the streets of Berkeley leaving notes of grapefruit oil and honeydew melon in its wake. Pouring this beer on Shattuck, its hazy body looks like the fog rolling off of the bay with a head of hop resin that dissipates just as you hit Durant. As you slide past Sproul Plaza and the smell of patchouli wafts by you find refuge by planting your nose in the glass, and inhaling a ridiculous amount of Mosaic hop-induced notes. Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, ripe melon, fruit salad, and copious amounts of pot... ...wait, that last one is actually some kids lighting up on Channing. Keep on strolling, taking sips and enjoying the body that is saturated with Mosaic hops and sticking to palate like your feet to the floor of the 79 bus. By the time you hit Ashby you can't help but wonder how on earth you drank a pint glass out of a paper bag, but it doesn't matter, the remnants in the glass still boast huge hop aromas, just put your nose in that bag and inhale over and over. Don't worry, you'll blend right in. Time for another pint, hang a left on Adeline and see where Destination Unknown takes you.
2x4 has a stupid amount of hops, layered on a light malt base that gives way to notes of pine, citrus, and tropical fruit. While there are many great beer styles from the past, think of this as a beer from the future.
Sour Brettanomyces Tripel
This electrifying transformation of our famed Golden Monkey may just blow your mind. Tastefully twisted to offer nuances of sweet fruit, and a sharp tang of tartness, this exhilarating combinations of flavors makes this brew a monkey all it’s own. C’mon respect the monkey and Taste Victory!
West Meets East pays tribute to the age old harmonious relationship of the Yin and Yang. We added fresh Kiwi and Kumquats, from the groves of California, to our Golden Ale that was aged in wine barrels for one year. The result is a bright and flavorful juxtaposition of sour and sweet with mystifying spicy and palate refreshing qualities. Let your third eye shine.
It’s so great that you like coffee. I just love that about you. Speaking of which, you’re holding an oatmeal coffee stout positively redolent with coffee aroma and flavor. It’s not acrid. It’s not astringent. It doesn’t taste like that brown puddle at the bottom of the office carafe at 4pm. It kind of tastes like chocolate covered espresso beans, only drier and more like beer. It’s the full-blown coffee beer experience in a sessionable-ish package.
Everything we love about classic German Pilsner with a hoppy Bohemian twist. Pils is a bright straw colored lager beer with playful carbonation topped with beautiful white foam lace. Delicate lightly toasted malt flavors underscore noble German hop character. Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupulin foundation while generous amounts of Spalter Select hops bring floral aromatic and spicy herbal notes. As a twist on the traditional Pils, we dry hop with German Saphir for a touch of bergamot zest and lemongrass. A refreshing, light-bodied and hop-driven Pils.
Westfalia packs rich, caramel flavors into a rounded, mahogany body through a colorful blend of creamy malts. Traditionally fermented at cooler temperatures, Westfalia’s rotbier style showcases a layered malt profile that creates a smooth, satisfying mouthfeel, perfect for any meal or enjoyed on its own. Inspired by a trip to Nuremberg, Germany, Westfalia imports an exemplary red ale to audiences closer to home.
In California, where temperatures often top triple digits, perfecting the warm weather beer is a priority. We happened upon a sweet-tangy blend of native-grown prickly pear cactus and grapefruit combined with the zing of a traditional gose for a vicious but delicious twist on the stodgy summer sippers.
Otra Vez is a tangy twist on the nearly extinct gose style. It combines the zip of prickly pear cactus with a hint of grapefruit for a bright and refreshing finish.
Mighty Dry is a champagne-like cider that pairs perfectly with any moment of the day. It’s just dry enough. It's perfectly balanced, and crispy (if not crispier) as biting into a freshly picked apple. Pairs greatly with pork, shellfish, fried plantains, or savory veggie dishes.
KSA combines a thoughtful mixture of American bittering hops and traditional German malts to create a complex yet crisp take on the Kölsch style. Munich and Vienna malts construct the beer’s robust, rich grain flavor, while Saphir and Warrior hops bring balance through a clean finish. KSA’s old-school style, blended with bright, updated ingredients, makes this beer a classic on both continents.
Our most palate-crushing IPA to date, Orderville is a sledgehammer of dankness wrapped in a velvety peach pillow, underscored by a dry, chilled out malt bill that keeps your attention focused on the hop fireworks exploding in your mouth. The hop schedule features prominent Mosaic along with a wide assortment of piney, resinous varieties, resulting in a beautiful hop saturation that carries through from aroma to finish.
Our newest full production release, available year round. This beer was a blast to create and brew. We put over 4 lbs per bbl of Graham crackers in the mash, we used chocolate malt and to top it off added a natural toasted marshmallow flavor. Our number one selling beer!
Fruition starts with our award-winning witbier base and then takes a turn for the tropical during fermentation. Mango, kiwi, and passion fruit juices are added during fermentation, and then the beer is dry-hopped with citra and cascade. The resulting beer is refreshing, and incredibly crushable.