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
BERT DAY (BLONDE ALE)
A malt focused drinker. Notes of toasted bread, vanilla and a dash of citrus from Mandarina Bavaria hops. Simple. Clean. Quenching. 5.1% abv
SELF TITLED (SAISON)
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. 5.7% abv
TURTLENECK (BELGIAN TRIPEL)
Function over fashion? Perhaps, for once. In the jolly time of ugly sweaters here is a Turtleneck you can be proud to sport. Imbued with kisses of spicy ginger, this throat warming, Winter inspired, Belgian-style strong blonde goes down smooth like fine linen. The perfect swig under the mistletoe with your darling or for when the midnight bells ring in our next 365 or 6 days. No itchy side effects, no sly snickering, just pure cozy comfort in a glass. Happy holidays to you from Docent! 9.9% abv
uncle bert (strong scotch ale)
Having an Uncle Bert is good. Reliable and strong, Uncle Bert is a man of few words. He lets his rich notes of vanilla, caramel, and creme brulee do the talking. Good old sturdy Bert with a smooth port like character upon which his tart cherry and plum fruitiness are perched. Complex indeed, yet somehow still very approachable. First to arrive and last to leave but never wearing out his welcome. Having an Uncle Bert is fun and fun is good. Have you an Uncle Bert? You should. 8.3% 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!
peel top (extra pale ale)
Nectar like notes of mango and tangerine in a bready and balanced pale ale. The pale ale has been many a beer drinkers jump off point and we are proud to offer this take on a classic highlighting some of our favorite contemporary hops. 6% 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
RHIZOME COWBOY (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. 6.7% 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. 4.7% abv
CHURCH ON TIME (DOUBLE IPA)
Columbus, Cintennial and Mosaic hops make me party. Notes of tangerine, pine trees, lemon peal and indoor kush. 8.3% abv
RABBIT HABIT (DOUBLE IPA)
The habit of rabbit? No carrots here, Jack. This riddle of a double IPA is easily 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. 8.2% abv
SOUND AND COLOR (COFFEE BROWN ALE)
With me, for my mind… Layered notes of chocolate, raisin, cherry tobacco, biscotti pluck the bassline for carefully roasted coffee beans to dance the day away. 5.7% 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. 9.2% 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.
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