Your trusty, refreshing bright ale. Reach for Canteen when the journey gets thirsty. Nimble honey and almond from German pilsner malt and 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 the trail head 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. 4.6% abv.


Function over fashion? Perhaps, for once. In the jolly time of ugly sweaters here is a Turtleneck you can be proud to sport. Imbued with kisses of spicy ginger, this throat warming, Winter inspired, Belgian-style strong blonde goes down smooth like fine linen. The perfect swig under the mistletoe with your darling or for when the midnight bells ring in our next 365 or 6 days. No itchy side effects, no sly snickering, just pure cozy comfort in a glass. Happy holidays to you from Docent! 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.

HER majesty

Extra Special, to be sure, but not so Bitter by today’s standards. This classic English pub style inspired a Yankee or two to brew something very different from the Light Lager dominating the American beer scene in the 80s. A nod to our American interpretation of a malt forward, satisfying beer and the craft ale trailblazers who dared introduce such a foreign and tasty tipple to us across the pond. Nourishing and rich but also dry and rather easy drinking. She goes down smooth and still keeps it regal. All hail the queen! 5.2% abv

THe Rube

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.


The Summer sun bursts into Fall but by the sea still burns bright, leaving us exempt from seasons down here in Southern California. Friends and family gathering for the holidays in swimsuits rather than sweaters signals the season. Shining with warm notes of orange peel, honey, and a subtle rye spice that lends a holiday touch to an all-year style of beer. Fitting for Christmas at the beach. This burnt orange-hued So Cal style “Winter” warmer is designed to be enjoyed any occasion though we think of it as a gift to anticipate every year. Like that ’62 sunburst Strat with a white pickguard Im still wishing for… 6% abv.

Double Nickels

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.

Press one

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. 6.6% abv.


Mosaic + Nelson share a moment on a simple 2 row malt base. A toast to us + you! 6.7% 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! 7.1% abv


A brew for whatever surprises meet you along the path, our spontaneous adventures that make the trip all the more worthwhile. Homer takes us on a hop laden journey of epic proportions. Juicy pineapple, zesty orange and ripe strawberry from a heroic dose of Citra and Mosaic hops sing upon a malted river of shortbread and honey. Celebrating the detours, which can often make up the true treasures of our trip, and the return to familiar space all the more comforting. 8.8% abv.

The good hurt

Right on the border of pleasure and pain, this is the good hurt.  Like eating too much chocolate or cherry pie and still going back for more.  Like that old mangy dog that bites us every so often and leaves his furry mark – still we reach out to pet it again and again.  It is watching a movie you know makes you cry or the kind of true friendship marked by constantly hurling insults at each other.  This big brew puts the Port in Imperial Porter, rich and complex and seductively dangerous.  The Good Hurt is here to confuse the senses and dwell in this unexplainable sensation we all seem to crave. 


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.

Forgot your password

It’s OK, we’ve all been there. Reset here with this English Barleywine inspired sipper. A capital Beer designed for a long, oaky rest. Mahogany hued and rich with special characters of fig, toffee, cherry and red licorice. f!&^ Y*@# Rested 16 months in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels. 13.3% abv.


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Docent Crowler Can


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.

To-Go Crowlers

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