Your trusty, refreshing bright ale. Reach for Canteen when the journey gets thirsty. Nimble honey and almond from German pilsner malt and spicy Saaz hops forge ahead with rice along to lighten the load of this easy drinker. At 4.5% Canteen is designed to get you from trailhead to summit!
As in a structure built to support a climbing vine or shrub. A light and crisp malt bill provides the delicate framework upon which the varied aromas and flavors provided by sturdy additions of one or more hops can flourish. Designed to be satisfyingly hoppy yet approachable and deliciously educational. Be it floral, fruity, tropical, citrusy, earthy, herbal, or dank – strobiles for your sudsy studies. Check our boards for the hop(s) showcased and the character we love from these fancy plants. 4.5% abv
For your entertainment – a crisp and refreshing Saison brewed with malted rye and conditioned on heaps of organic lemon, orange, and white grapefruit zest. Marmalade on shortbread, lemon bar, and candied grapefruit volley upon grassy grain. Perfect for a sunny day on the tennis court in our subsidized times. 6.2% abv
This take on a Belgian summer classic is the color of the rising moon. Gently spiced with toasted coriander and
orange peel along with a kiss of chamomile. Aromas of orange cream, sugar cookies, lavender and ginger cradle a soft and cuddly mouthfeel to a lightly tart and snappy finish. Like its namesake, sugar and spice and everything nice. Over the moon to welcome baby Luna to the world. 5.2% abv.
The murky waters of San Juan Creek that (occasionally) flow behind our brewery are fed by the Arroyo Trabuco. Named for one clumsy conquistador’s misplaced blunderbuss – a flared barrel musket – which inspires this deep umber ale. Dark brown as the stock of its namesake, this shallow ABV brew surprises with depth of flavor. Comforting notes of toasted pecans, sweet tobacco leaf, cocoa powder and a hint of blueberry waffles. Fittingly the Arroyo Trabuco winds through many of the trails our beloved mountain bikers call home away from, and inevitably lead to, our public’s house. 5.6% abv
A yokel, a country bumpkin. Rustic w/ his own refined dignity. Bold yet balanced, audacious but approachable. Malt and hops in harmonious heft. Sweet caramel and spicy rye balanced by an assertive, candied grapefruit bitterness in this easy drinking red ale. Inspired by the classic cocktail, the Rube is your mid-day Manhattan. 7.5% abv.
Brewed to a calculated 55 ibus and 5.5% abv or double nickels on the dime. Angular notes of ruby red grapefruit, sweet orange, and pine strum upon a groovy bassline of light honey and vanilla in a compact yet satisfying little ditty. A liquid tribute to a group of cats from San Pedro who jam econo – or fitting a lot into a little. “Punk was whatever we made it to be” a quote from late lead singer/guitarist D Boon inspires every recipe Ive ever brewed. Listen to the Minutemen, their band could be your life.
A silver medal winner in the 2018 World Beer Cup for American Pale Ale!
Alone, together. A risque expose of a single malt meeting a single hop and the sordid soiree that ensues. The celebration of beauty in simplicity and the creativity born of restraint. This odd couple – the bready and understated biscuit sweetness of Optic Malt from the UK bro-in down with the rowdy and assertive pine and dank whiffs of Michigan grown Chinook hops for a night they’ll never remember and a bond forged of libatious liasons. 6.1% abv
The meeting of two distinct styles reminds us of the differences that can unite. A special glow of twilight when day greets night, Momo inhabits a unique space all her own. Light base with a kiss of dark grains, malty sweet meets fruity hops, India Pale Ale meets Irish Red in a sum greater than its parts. Grilled pineapple, ripe strawberry, stonefruit, maraschino and lime from Mosaic and Motueka hops in this lively, spiked fruit punch. Share a momoment with someone special. 7.1% abv
I, me, me, mine… it’s all about you isn’t it? I am this, I want that, I PA. Here we have a self reference in reverence of us. After all, beer serves best as a social drink in a public house. Put the ego down and belly up to a glass for all. A genial Golden Promise malty base highlights notes of pineapple, white grape and orange from Azacca and Mandarina hops in this gilded sipper. Let US enjoy this IPA for the times WE share and nevermind the self-centered daily runabout. An IPA for me isn’t quite as nice as an IPA for we. Love you! 7% abv
Echos of a distant tide still resonate with us – the classic, bitter, piney, citrusy remnants of yesteryear’s IPA. Ripples of Mandarin orange, lemon peel, spruce and hints of fresh baked country bread call to you above the glass stirring memories of sips of yore. Cloudless and bright upon your waking eyes, inviting and inciting you to take another trip. Don’t let these echoes fade into the past.
The perfect course companion. On the green with hoppy notes of tropical fruits and candied citrus. Wheat malt tees a subtle tart snap and caddies a medium bodied, easy swinger. An ace, or at least close enough amongst friends, now gimme another! 7.3% abv
When a meteorite from Venus crashes onto Monster Island one can only hope it is not actually an egg. Geedorah is hatched with intent to raze and ravage the planet. This golden dragon comprised of three heads of the most assertive, fire-breathing hops known – Mosaic, Nelson, and Amarillo – to make a worthy advesary of even the great Godzilla, king of the monsters. A smooth bodied, well disguised 7.9% monster of a brew. You can help defeat this beast glass by glass until he is sent back to space from whence he came, saving humanity and leaving our own Earthly monsters to business as usual. The End… or is it?
And in this corner we have the heirloom malt cracking, the cacao nib jabbing, the vanilla bean splitting, the smooth sipping, left right left kid. Stalking the squared circle with burly notes of burnt sugar, devastatingly decadent chocolate soufle, and a dark cherry KO. Introducing the cordial crusher, the pretty pugilist, the terrifyingly tasty – Bruiser. Get ready to crumble, this one will leave a mark. 11.3% abv
Musically speaking, the second note of the diatonic scale, or one step above Tonic. In our terms, a more potent elixer than the original. Infused with more flavors of milk chocolate, more roast, more mouthfeel, and most important – more coffee. Whoever said there can be too much of a good thing never had a chance to try this here beer. A wiser man once said – everything in moderation, especially moderation. Cheers to that, and you! 8.2% abv
Stop by to see what’s bubbling.
Remember how you felt as a kid knowing a field trip was on the horizon? It meant fun, adventure, and trying something new. It also meant an exciting break from the norm.
We’ve done our fair share of learning over the course of the last five years. Like any journey, we had a lot to see, taste, and experience to get to this point. Now we see that our history of field trips has created a place for you to take your own.
Consider our brewery your new favorite field trip, a place made for firsthand observation and learning.
Choose any of our beers and take it to-go. Our 1 Qt. Crowler cans are poured fresh and canned when you order. Drink cold, and let the adventure begin.
Show us where you take yours. Tag us at #DocentFieldTrip