Beer

Beer

ON TAP

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

Handfull (helles lager)

Malt forward yet crisp German – style refresher. A Handfull of ingredients, a Handful of time & a hearty cheers to having hands that are full 5% abv

luna (witbier) 

Refreshing wheat beer brewed w orange, coriander  & chamomile. Sugar + Spice & everything nice. Just like its namesake. 5% abv

UPICK (Saison W/Organic Stawberries)

They say you can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your family. Luckily we have nurtured a thriving community close to home in San Juan Capistrano that provide us with kindness, laughter, and even organic fruit you can pick yourself! Right down the street from us something special is germinating. An organically grown, educational, and bountiful food forest. All that noble farm work takes plenty of thirst quenching beer, which we are honored to provide our friends at the Ecology Center. A true symbiotic relationship built on nurturing nature. 5.8% abv

 

her majesty (ESB)

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% abv

 

 

Life of illusion (international pale Ale)

Notes of strawberry Hi-chew, Pineapple, tart cherry from Strata + Cashmere hops brewed w/English yeast + American hops 4.9% 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!

 

hefty fee (session 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

 

ourglass (ipa)

-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

UDO (ipa)

Straight from the Fatherland that gave me my Father, an all German ingredient IPA built to celebrate the man who I call Pop! If you ask him, he’ll tell you we have the best beer! Showcasing a newer school of German cultivars with Huell Melon and Mandarina Bavaria – these hops for pops include reliably cordial notes of orange peel, honeydew melon, and Gardenia upon a sturdy and traditional German grain build. Raise a glass and prost to the man largely responsible for my beer making instincts but please, dont hold it against him. 7.2% abv

 

 

Gimme (ipa)

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

 

rabbit habit (Double ipa)

The habit of rabit? 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

 

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

bruiser (imperial chocolate stout)

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 souffle, 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. 10% abv

 

Great grandpappy ( BA imperial stout)

Rested for 18 months in Rye whiskey barrels. 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. 11.7% 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