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
TRITE AND TRUE (GERMAN STYLE PILSNER)
There’s always room in the world for another pilsner! Bright, crisp and refreshingly bitter. Featuring lemony Lorien hops. 4.9% abv
PITTED (RYE SAISON)
A summertime rye saison aged on a medley of peach varieties grown by our friends and soil stewards at The Ecology Center. 6.8% 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
TRABUCO (BROWN ALE)
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. 5.2% 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!
LIFE COACH (pale ale)
You got this. You are right where you are supposed to be. Everything you need, you possess. The mighty oak sleeps in the acorn just as your soul awaits its germinating sprout and majestic potential. Quit your day job. Focus on your craft. Find your own hero within. Or don’t, but at least enjoy this balanced brew of lemon and lime hop character supported by a toasted bready sweetness and anticipate the eminent love and light possible in your beautiful existence. 5.8% 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
lIQUOR FLIP (IPA)
Strata, Simcoe and Nelson hops collaberate, showcasing notes of dark fruit, purple grape and bright red cherry. 6.3% ABV
CAN’T COMPLAIN (DRY HOPPED CREAM ALE)
Lager like and friendly. Subtle corn sweetness partners with a bright orange character from amicably sprinkled Amarillo hops. This brew is your kindly barstool companion. Always to be relied upon as a reminder that things are not bad, and, well, mostly pretty good. Even if there was reason to grumble, nobody is listening. A brew to turn to in good times, and those other kinds of times. A celebration of good old beer-flavored beer, which ain’t so easy to find these days. Not that I am complainin’. 5% abv
NIGHT GOAT (INDIA BLACK ALE)
Beware the goat of night! – actually he’s pretty friendly. Is it a black IPA? We say naa, because how can something be black and pale at the same time? Here we present the dark curiosity of India Black Ale. That’s better isn’t it? Evil semantics can lead us astray. Anyway, drink this ominous concoction under a full moon or under any moon really, just not on a Tuesday, Heaven help you if you drink this on a Tuesday. It is after all deviliciously delicious. 6.6% abv
PRESS ONE (IPA)
Hello, hello…You have reached the Docent Hopline. Do you like hops? – press one. Do you like hoppy notes of mixed berry, tangerine and cotton candy? – press one. If you enjoy supremely drinkable beer made with American and German pilsner malts layered with Citra and Mosaic – press one. Do you like Simcoe? Do you like El Dorado? – press one. Do you want a clean and crisp and tropical pint – press one. Do not press two. – press one. 6.7% abv
YOU AND IPA (DOUBLE IPA)
One is the loneliest number – a wise man once sang. Everybody needs a companion after all. Imagine Simon sans Garfunkel, Hall with no Oates, the Captain without Tennille! Here we play matchmaker with hops we think would make a lovely couple. Power duos, if you will, harmonizing on a delicately malted couplet. You and I explores the interactions between 2 different varietals and their augmenting effect on eachother. Love will keep us together. 8.3% abv
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. 9.2% abv.
BLACK LUCK NITRO (DRY IRISH stout)
Where the dark meets light. This bonnie glass of good fortune is smooth as silk yet black as night. The customary they say on the island. Slainte! 4% 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