Hard Seltzer w/ Lavender & Lemonade
Sparkling Hard Seltzer w/ Lavender & Lemon // We’ve got some Hard Lemonade for sale! And look at that color! That beautiful, natural color comes from the use of an insane amount of lavender pods that we use to brew a ginormous, fresh batch of lavender tea, that then gets blended with our lemonade-style seltzer. It drinks pretty balanced, with the acidity and sweetness hitting at just the right level, and then a soft tannic hit of dryness from the lavender. Enjoy straight out of the can, or pour over ice. Also legit with a dram of Old Tom Gin.
Gin & Tonic - Style Hard Seltzer
A Gin & Tonic-Style Hard Seltzer // Our goal was to make something that tastes just like a real Gin & Tonic. After so many side by side tests, tweaks, and endless drinking, we’re proud to present to you our third rendition…Tenacious Tonic 3.0! Modeled after a stronger, contemporary-style G&T, we brought together a long list of secret ingredients to deliver a lovely balance of sweetness, acidity, booze, and bitterness to hit that drinking experience just right. Poured over ice, and garnished with a lime wheel and some juniper berries.
American Light Lager
Light Beer // This may not be the buddy you can rely on to scare away all the seagulls from your snacks, but it's just a beer...what did you expect? It's an American Light Lager through and through, with all the drinkability you hoped it would have. Best served ice cold with some tasty waves.
A Kölschier Kölsch
A Kölschier Kölsch // We’ve been pretending to make Kölsch style beers for a while now, but it wasn’t until recently that my wife and I took a train to Cologne and got to experience those 0.2L rippers one glass at a time. Words and style guidelines fail to articulate the crispness and crushability factor that make these beers so different than others. So, here’s us going back to the drawing board on how we make these beers. A reversed engineered version of what I feel like I experienced in Cologne, aka a Kölschier Kölsch :)
Helles Style Lager
Helles-Style Lager // Using all German ingredients, except for the water, each batch is another baby step towards recreating what we’ve experienced in Munich. Straw in color, with a subtly and nuance that is hard to describe and instead needs to be experienced! Notes of fresh baked bread, herbal tea, and puffed rice, create a beer style that is praised for it’s liter-worthy drinkability.
Oak Lagered Kellerbier
Munich-Style Helles Lagered in American Oak
Munich-style Helles Lagered in American Oak // Our Bavarian-style lager, Bier, cold stored in American Oak barrels in our cooler and kept unfined & unfiltered for that right out of the barrel experience. The vanilla is more delicate on these new barrels, with some yummy pipe tobacco like character, and some fresh grated nutmeg in the finish.
DDH Birds Are Real
DDH California IPA w/ 100% Citra
Double Dry Hopped California IPA w/ 100% Citra // We felt like it was time to plus this one up, so we employed a blend of Citra and Citra Cryo to get this truly boosted up to the right level of radness. The result is hop saturated and so lovely to sniff and rip. Tasting notes? Think fresh spun cotton candy, oro blanco grapefruit oil, and scoops of orange sherbet.
Clear Out the Cobwebs
West Coast IPA w/ Strata & Citra Cryo
West Coast IPA w/ Strata & Citra Cryo // This clear and bitter IPA showcases Strata from @indiehops, as well as some insanely legit Citra Cryo. The result? Pin-bright and light-bodied with hoppy layers that taste like strawberry jam, blueberries, peach rings, and even a linger of the ol’ sticky icky in its resinous finish.
Nightmare On Randolph St.
Black IPA w/ Mosaic & Chinook
Black IPA w/ Mosaic & Chinook // Nightmare on Randolph St. - Black IPA w/ Mosaic & Chinook, 7% abv
Another hoppy jammer dreamt up in the Rave Cave™️ is coming your way!! This one has all the third wave natural processed coffee feels, with a big baked blueberry strudel hit coming from the Mosaic, with the Chinook & Equanot coming thru with some lovely pine on the palate. The finish is all of lightly roasted cold brew coffee.
A Permanent Case of Senioritis
West Coast Double IPA w/ Mosaic & Moutere
West Coast Double IPA w/ Mosaic & Moutere // Saturated with lupulin love from sniff to sip, this rad hop combo pairs beautifully together in this contemporary west coast gem. Dry and snappy, with hoppy layers that smell/taste like blueberry muffins, orange sherbet and fresh kiwi, with just a lil kiss of the devil’s lettuce underneath it all.
Free the Knowledge
New Zealand Hazy IPA w/ Rakau & Nelson - collab w/ @garageproject
New Zealand Hazy IPA w/ Rakau & Nelson collab w/ @garageproject // Our pal Pete from Garage Project in New Zealand paid us a visit to our new spot in Sunset Beach. We spent our time drinking beers, comparing brewing techniques, talking hops, and I probably asked him more questions about New Zealand than he could appreciate. One thing that got me really excited, was that their version of Hazy IPA was lower in abv than what we normally go for here in the states. So here’s their version of Hazy IPA!! An absolute crusher of a beer, more white in color than most Belgian Whites, and hits with a hoppy complexity from the split use of two amazing New Zealand hops from @freestylehops.
Spinning My Wheels
Hazy IPA w/ Citra, Citra Cryo & Strata
Hazy IPA w/ Citra, Citra Cryo & Strata // This one jams through with all the super fresh, bright citrus vibes that we're all hoping for! Full-bodied yellow haze, with smooth hoppy layers that make ya think of fresh squeezed OJ, key lime pie, and strawberry smoothie.
Just Two Things... Citra & El Dorado
DDH Hazy DIPA W/ Citra & El Dorado
DDH Hazy DIPA w/ Citra & El Dorado // Part of our little series of beers highlighting how the combination of two hop varieties can create something special together. We wanted to showcase our special lot of El Dorado from our friends at @cls_famrs, and couple it with our hand selected Citra from @colemanagriculture for a rad little pairing of greatness. Tasting notes? The result is super punchy, with layers of zesty lemon, Kerns Apricot, and pineapple rings.
DDH Hazy DIPA w/ Rakau & Nelson - collab w/ @garageproject
DDH Hazy DIPA w/ Rakau & Nelson collab w/ @garageproject // We wanted to see what Pete’s NZ Hazy IPA would be like Plus’d Up, so here it is! Hit with the same malt and hops as Free The Knowledge, but in a much bigger way. Big, juicy, and insanely fun to drink! This tropical hop combo brings out layers of mango, pineapple, papaya, kiwi, and a lil dab of the devil’s lettuce.
Irish By Marriage
Brad's Irish Red Ale
Irish-style Red Ale // Our Lead Brewer Brad is Irish by marriage, and so he's about as qualified as it gets here at GC, to reach deep down into his borrowed ancestry, and make a killer Irish Red! This one has all the toasty, caramelly, biscuity, little bits of yummy you could ask for!
Reine De Saba
An Imperial Dessert-Style Contemporary Super Stout w/ Almonds & Mexican Vanilla Beans - collab w/ @moksabrewing
An Imperial Dessert-Style Contemporary Super Stout w/ Toasted Almonds & Mexican Vanilla Beans - collab w/ @moksabrewing // Our pal Derek from Moksa flew down in August and he brewed up this huge stout at our Costa Mesa spot. Derek's well known for making some of the most flavorful and decadent stouts out there with all sorts of different flavorful (and expensive) ingredients added. They're insane. Anyway, this beer was inspired by a French almond and chocolate cake called Reine de Saba (which translates to the Queen Of Sheba). We toasted all the almonds ourselves and hand-cut all of them vanilla beans and kept adding them until the beer was right where we wanted it....INSANE! The roasted grains used, along with the vanilla, create a wonderful decadent chocolate flavor throughout, while the almonds take it right over the top to a delicious little place you may have heard of?....FLAVORTOWN! Ok, that's about it. Hope you dig it!
Escapism For the Travel-Aversed
Appalachian-Style White Ale w/Fresh California Yuzu & California Honey - collab w/ @fontaflorabrew
Appalachian-Style White Ale w/Fresh California Yuzu & California Honey - collab w/ @fontaflorabrew // We made an unspiced white ale, aged it for one year in stainless with an Appalachian mixed culture that our pals from Fonta Flora, Hawt Tawd & Jer Bear, sent us from their hometown. We then soaked it on Fresh California Yuzu zest and bottle conditioned it with Local OC Honey. The result is a super refreshing white ale, that exercises restraint and focuses on nuance in ways that make us brewers happy.