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!
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’. 4.8% abv
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
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.
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.
Alone, together. A risque expose of a single malt meeting a single hop and the sordid soiree that ensues. The celebration of beauty in simplicity and the creativity born of restraint. This odd couple – the bready and understated biscuit sweetness of Optic Malt from the UK bro-in down with the rowdy and assertive pine and dank whiffs of Michigan grown Chinook hops for a night they’ll never remember and a bond forged of libatious liasons. 6.1% 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!
Puffs of citrus, pine, and sage from a kushy blend of hops lounge upon bohemian malt in this pungent and potent IPA. 7.5% 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. 7.2% 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! 7.3% abv
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
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