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!
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!
Inspired by the titular garnish on a Mai Tai. An approachable beer with sunny notes of mango, guava, and pineapple lounge upon just enough bitterness to call it an IPA. This tropical fruity brew is crafted to drink in a hammock on the sand. An all day beach blanket beer at 5.7% 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
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
Puffs of citrus, pine, and sage from a kushy blend of hops lounge upon bohemian malt in this pungent and potent IPA. 7.5% abv
The habit of rabbit? No carrots here, Jack. This riddle of a double IPA is easliy solved when a bright blend of berry and citrus leap out of the glass. Whiskers wiggle above a healthy heap of Mosaic and Simcoe for an evolving aroma experience. 8.1% abv
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
Greet a glass full of dark chocolate, graham cracker, dried cherry, and espresso in this rich and complex imperial stout. A fireside storyteller of a beer, Grandpappy’s tale unfolds with each sniff and sip. 9.5% 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