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 with rice along to lighten the load of this easy drinker. At 4.5% abv. Canteen is designed to get you from trailhead to summit!
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.
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. 5.9% 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!
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.
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. 4.5% abv
A dedication to the once plentyiful lines of fruit trees that gave our fair county its name. This IPA captures a walk through the groves of old Orange County with a citrusy blend of hops. Lured by the sweet and tart Valencia perfume, our early residents tended to and revered the citrus we have captured in this brewed tribute to our county’s delicious history. 7.4% 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
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. 7.4% abv
Yes indeed, here we are… with the unmitigated audacity to brew a substantial, slightly smoked porter and then proceed to add copious amounts of organic maple syrup straight from the short forests of Vermont! A pancake breakfast right here in your glass! With a circular motion hitherto unknown in this region, stir up wafts of scrumptious flapjacks so light and fluffy brown, the finest in the town. This elixir of eskimo legend will keep you cozy while trudging across the tundra searching for a certain holy-man’s pancake parish. Dominus Vobiscum! 9.8% 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.
Stop by to see what’s bubbling.
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