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
So we can talk about the handful of grain and hops in this subtle classic, we can talk about the hands that twist the knobs and turn the valves and we can talk about the handful of time it took to create this handful of beer. We can talk about what a handful my kids are and be grateful to have a handful. We can raise our glasses and cheers to having a hand that’s full. 4.8% abv
PITTED (RYE SAISON)
A summertime rye saison aged on a medley of peach varieties grown by our friends and soil stewards at The Ecology Center. 6.8% 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
TRABUCO (BROWN ALE)
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. 5.2% abv
THE RUBE (RED RYE ALE)
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
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!
ROOTSTOCK (pale ale)
Named for the essential support that nourishes life above ground. The assistant brewer’s honorable role is often spent underground until let bloom! Our very own Uncle Bert’s first brew sprouts lush notes of peach candy and hints of lemon citrus staked above a crisp and bready grain bill. Citra and Centennial hops are grafted together for a snappy and refreshing pale ale for the hard working summer months. True family rooted in community. 5.3% 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
-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! 6.5% ABV
Rhizome cowboy (fresh hopped ipa)
An exhibit in simplicity / 3 hops 1 grain on a carbonated crime spree / Strata and Mosaic spin / a gold toned rope / to lasso your nose in / and hold it for ransom / O’s in tandem / Every glass grabs a new slab of fandom / Every sip eclipse the last glass you chugged from / Hold the cold one that stole the show for fun. 6.5% abv
COllar blind (HOPPY LAGER)
Here at Docent, we try to see what’s under people’s shirts.. Er, um, let me rephrase- we like to think the color of the collar has no correlation to the quality of the character. For it isn’t the brand of work, but the essence of effort that counts. What floats above collars in that cosmic soup of life giving ooze is our focus. For the working stiff and the young sophisticate alike – we present an easy drinking yet character filled quencher that shrugs off any occupational contrast. Cashmere and Motueka hops offer a refreshing, Nillson-esque union of lime and coconut to drive our point home – That a well deserved post-toil pint among pals can make all the difference in our day, no matter the ruff. 4.9% abv
HEFTY FEE (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
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
grandpappy (imperial stout)
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. 9.5% abv.
Great grandpappy (BARREL aged imperial stout)
Wise old stout rested for 19 months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. Imbued with notes crème brule, coconut, vanilla from the oak. 11.7% abv.
BLACK LUCK NITRO (DRY IRISH stout)
Where the dark meets light. This bonnie glass of good fortune is smooth as silk yet black as night. The customary they say on the island. Slainte! 4% 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