canteen (bright ale)
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. An easy drinking ale brewed like a classic pilsner to help lighten your load. At 4.5% Canteen is designed to get you from trailhead to summit! 4.5% abv
When the mini pulls the mighty – as we can say in the world of beer, tides have turned. It is an especially wonderful time to be a beer drinker but avast ye before the surly sea swallows ya. One may have to sail way outside the mapped territory to discover the treasure in simplicity and the virtues of restraint. As far off shore as we have buoyed, many astute craft beer drinkers have reconnected with their native tongues. Before there were so many exotic ingredients available to landlubbers, there was a small, seaworthy, and valiant vessel of a beer. American lager in all it’s unpretentious glory has found safe harbor in the craft beer canon while the titanics sink under the mass of shrewd industry. We are excited to see the community reconnect craft to the essentials and tug some of these bloated boats out of the murk. 5.1% abv
self titled (petite saison)
A beer so lovely we named a brewery for it. Self Titled is a petit saison beer with a refreshingly crisp, wheat kissed body designed for play in the sun. Fresh baked french bread and biscuit support notes of white grape and marmalade from Nelson Sauvin hops. A noble guide to delicate flavors and subtlety. 4.8% 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
Sound & Color (brown ale)
With me, for my mind… Layered notes of chocolate, raisin, cherry tobacco, biscotti pluck the bassline for carefully roasted coffee beans to dance the day away. 5.4% abv
The rube (red rye ale)
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. 8% abv
Double Nickels (pale ale)
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!
Rootstock (PALE ale)
Named for the essential support that nourishes life above ground. The assistant brewer’s honorable role is often spent underground until let bloom! Our very own Uncle Bert’s first brew sprouts lush notes of peach candy and hints of lemon citrus staked above a crisp and bready grain bill. Citra and Centennial hops are grafted together for a snappy and refreshing pale ale for the hard working summer months. True family rooted in community. 5.4% abv
Hefty fee (easy ipa)
What price freedom? Some may say it is a hefty fee. Which must be why some borrow to keep it around. A punch of Mosaic hops arrive to collect what the nose owes. On the hot side, an overdue hop bill adds up to bright notes of berry and limeade from thriftless amounts of Nelson and Motueka hops. All leveraged by honey gold notes from the finest Canadian malts. A delicious, low abv hoppy beer that tastes expensive yet offers a refreshing break from the debt of a life born free. 4.8% 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! 7.2% abv
-to celebrate the passing time we all share- This abiding brew, built to commemorate our birth by the creek in San Juan Capistrano years back, is a testament to all we have learned since the beginning a few turns ago. Many a glass been drained as many a friend made along the way and our gratitude deepens. A union we have discovered deliciously compatible is the harmonious coupling of Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin hops. Notes of bright berry, punchy citrus and shortbread kindly share this glass with you. We hope for you to share a few good times and pints with friends before the sand runs out. To take time to celebrate the OUR in hourglass. After all, you are a little wiser and a tad older than when you started reading this. So let’s drink to that – and the passing time! 6.7% abv
Here at Docent we are doing our very best to help the homeless hop community. Plucked from their sunny residences in the prime of life, left in the heat to dry out, mashed and compressed to tight, uniformed pellets, these poor cones have had a rough go. You can help us find these stranded, addled hops a home with every honorable pint. Our sincere and constant mission – to introduce these lovely little flowers to a comfortable, stainless resting place and find them the accommodation and appreciation they truly deserve. Please join us in our efforts to rescue these noble strobiles from a future uncertain and enjoy the fruits of your philanthropic efforts whiff by whiff. Nosy notes of guava, peach, strawberry candy and orange drink will be your reward along with generally good feels for fighting the good fight. We thank you for your support! 6.6% abv
geedorah (Double ipa)
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 adversary of even the great Godzilla, king of the monsters. A smooth bodied, well disguised 8% 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? 8.1% abv
super tonic (Oatmeal coffee stout)
Musically speaking, the second note of the diatonic scale, or one step above Tonic. In our terms, a more potent elixir 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! 8.5% abv
Super Tonic is a 3x gold medal winner at GABF & San Diego International!
grandpappy (imperial stout)
Greet a glass full of dark chocolate, graham cracker, dried cherry, and espresso in this warming, rich and complex imperial stout. A fireside storyteller of a beer, Grandpappy’s tale unfolds with each sniff and sip. 9.5% abv.
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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