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
Celebrating the malt with a dash of citrus hops. Toasted bread, vanilla & a kiss of citrus 5.1% abv
Belgian Style Wheat Ale. Lightly spiced with coriander, Orange Peel & Chamomile. Notes of Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice. 5%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. 5.7% 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!
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. 5.7% 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. 8% 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
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
Echoes 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. 7% abv
Lovely Dark + Deep with notes of coconut, lime, oak, and pine from Simcoe and Sabro hops on a chocolatey malt base. 6.4% abv
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Know your roots! Something about this Southern California life lends itself to an appreciation of the laid back, hypnotic sounds of Reggae music. Nights spent skanking to the riddim under cloudy indoor skies. No fake patois here though, just a rocksteady brew that reeks to babylon with tropical fruit, sweet citrus and puffy clouds of our newly recreational flora. I and I replacing the distance between you and I, when it is all one love we experience. Especially after a couple of pints of this potent stash. Big up! 8.1% abv
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.
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.
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. 11.1% abv
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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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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