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Bar/Pub/Tavern/Restaurant/Gastropub in CA Central Coast

American Ale is Santa Barbara’s best downtown beer pub eatery. A casual warm urban atmosphere. Located at 14 East Cota Street in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, it is the second location for the Union company. Extesive burger menu, craft whiskey and moonshine cocktails and 24 American craft beers and ciders on draft. 



American Restaurant   Food On-Site   Restaurant   Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly  

Updated 4 months ago
Map of American Ale

  14 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  (805) 845-6226
  americanale.net
Mon - Wed: 5pm - 11pm
Thu - Sat: 5pm - 1am
Sun: 5pm - 11pm
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Tap List - 19


Ballast Point Roots To Boots: Double IPA   
Ballast Point Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
An intensely hoppy pale ale with minimal malt character, designed to showcase its strong hop flavors.
Double IPA
8.5% ABV

Belching Beaver Me So Honey   
Belching Beaver Brewing  ·  Vista, CA
This beer is smooth with lingering tastes of honey. It is made right here in Poway from wild flowers and cloves.
American Wheat Beer
5.5% ABV  ·  19 IBU

Bootleggers Knuckle Sandwich Double IPA   
Bootlegger's Brewery  ·  Fullerton, CA
Brewed with copious amounts of North American hops, this Double IPA has a colossal hop profile and an aggressive aroma.
Double IPA
10.0% ABV  ·  88 IBU

Common Lemon Saison   
Common Cider Company  ·  Dry Town, CA
A refreshing drink with medium body and wine-like apple flavor.
Common Cider
5.5% ABV

Deschutes Black Butte Xxviii (28th Birthday Reserve)   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
This year, to celebrate 28 years of brewing, we’ve added Cocoa, vanilla beans, & sweet orange peel.
Baltic Porter
11.5% ABV  ·  51 IBU

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of citra and mosaic hops. Don't worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.
American IPA
6.4% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Hermitage Ale Of The 2 Tun   
Hermitage Brewing Company  ·  San Jose, CA
Gold Medal, California State Fair 2014: Pours thick, black, like molasses. Decent balance of black coffee and bittersweet chocolate, with some nice floral notes.
Imperial Stout
9.0% ABV

Hermitage Centennial Single Hop IPA   
Hermitage Brewing Company  ·  San Jose, CA
Sometimes referred to as a super Cascade. The aroma is full of earthy spiciness that shows off its English heritage, with a big floral quality that plays very nicely with a sweet citrus fruit character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Kona Koko Brown   
Kona Brewing Company  ·  Kailua-Kona, HI
The delicious heart of this island treasure has a nutty, toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Brewed with real toasted coconut, and savor the mahogany color and smooth, roasty malt taste.
American Brown Ale
5.5% ABV  ·  45 IBU

Kona Lemongrass Luau   
Kona Brewing Company  ·  Kailua-Kona, HI
An approachable, malt-oriented American beer that is well-balanced and great for easy-drinking.
Blonde Ale
5.0% ABV  ·  47 IBU

Libertine Authentic Slo Wild Ale   
Libertine Brewing Company  ·  San Luis Obispo, CA
A sour beer that derives some of its taste and aroma from the particular spices, herbs or vegetables

New Belgium Heavy Melon   
New Belgium Brewing  ·  Fort Collins, CO
A truly unique beer.
Watermelon Lime Ale
5.0% ABV  ·  14 IBU

Telegraph Cerveza De Fiesta Pilsner   
Telegraph Brewing Company  ·  Santa Barbara, CA
A gold-colored, light-bodied German-style beer with crisp, floral hop aroma.
German Pils
5.0% ABV  ·  14 IBU

Telegraph Reserve Wheat W/ Passion Fruit & Guava   
Telegraph Brewing Company  ·  Santa Barbara, CA
A very pale wheat beer low in alcohol with light bread and clean lactic sour flavors.
Berliner Weisse
5.0% ABV

Third Window III   
Third Window Brewing  ·  Santa Barbara, CA
A somewhat fruity and easy drinking Belgian ale which is less aggressive than many other Belgian beers
Belgian Pale Ale
6.42% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Third Window James Blonde   
Third Window Brewing  ·  Santa Barbara, CA
An approachable, malt-oriented American beer that is well-balanced and great for easy-drinking.
Blonde Ale
6.5% ABV  ·  19 IBU

Track 7 Panic IPA   
Track 7 Brewing Co.  ·  Sacramento, CA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  75 IBU

Uinta Dubhe Hemp Imperial Black IPA   
Uinta Brewing Company  ·  Salt Lake City, UT
A dark, hop-forward beer with supportive malts that provides gentle supporting character paired with a smooth mouthfeel.
Black IPA
9.2% ABV  ·  109 IBU

Uinta Tangerine Hop Nosh   
Uinta Brewing Company  ·  Salt Lake City, UT
Brewed with real tangerine juice adding a tartness that complements the notable tropical hop characteristics of the classic Hop Nosh IPA.
American IPA
7.3% ABV  ·  82 IBU

Spirits - 54




Blanton's Single-Barrel   
Buffalo Trace Distillery  ·  Frankfort, KY
$15.00
Type: Bourbon Whiskey Recipe: Corn - Rye - Malted Barley Mash Type: Sour Still Proof: 70% Alcohol by Volume - 140 proof Entry Proof: 62.5% Alcohol by Volume - 125 proof Warehouse: H Barrel Type: White Oak Maker: Independent Stave Staves: 6 month air dry Treatment: #4 Char Filtration: Chill Filtered Bottle Proof: 46.5% Alcohol by Volume - 93 proof Color: Reddish Amber Color Tasting Notes: Nose: A spicy aroma of Dried Citrus and Orange Peels with a hint of Caramel and Vanilla. Palate Entry: Full and soft, marked by a mix of Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Orange, and Cloves. Finish: Balanced with Vanilla, Honey, and Citrus. Best Served: Straight, on ice, or used in a premium cocktail.
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
10 yr
93° (46.5%)

Booker's   
MASTER DISTILLER NOTES “Maw Maw’s batch was named for my Great Grandmother who played an important role in my dad’s life. The aroma for this batch is rich with hints of vanilla and toasted nuts, and the taste is well balanced with a warmth which moves to a clean, long finish.” Fred Noe Aged 6 years 7 months and 3 days 128 Proof
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
7 yr
126.7° (63.35%)

Buffalo Trace   
Buffalo Trace Distillery  ·  Frankfort, KY
$15.00


Chartreuse V.E.P. Jaune (Yellow)   
Chartreuse Diffusion
$15.00
Herbal Liqueur
84° (42%)





Herbal Liqueur
33° (16.5%)


D'Ussé Vsop Cognac   
D'USSÉ Spirits  ·  United States
VSOP Cognac
80° (40%)



Fernet   
Fratelli Branca Distillerie S.r.l
Herbal Liqueur
78° (39%)



Hibiki Harmony   
Hibiki  ·  Japan

High West Campfire Whiskey   
High West Distillery  ·  Salt Lake City, Utah
American Blended Whiskey
5 yr
92° (46%)

High West Double Rye   
High West Distillery  ·  Salt Lake City, Utah


High West Son of Bourye   
High West Distillery  ·  Salt Lake City, Utah


Hudson Four Grain Bourbon   
Tuthilltown Spirits  ·  Gardiner, New York
American Whiskey
92° (46%)


Hudson Whiskey Manhattan Rye   
Tuthilltown Spirits  ·  Gardiner, New York

Kavalan Whisky Sherry Oak   
Kavalan  ·  Taiwan, Province of China
Japanese Whisky
92° (46%)


Knob Creek Rye Whiskey   
Made with a blend of the finest quality rye to create an extraordinarily smooth yet spicy finish. Described as "patiently aged." Unveiled in the US in 2012, Knob Creek Rye strikes a wonderful balance between your classic, spicy rye whiskeys and your sweeter, vanilla-fuelled high-rye-content bourbons. TASTE: Bold rye spiciness with undertones of vanilla and oak. AROMA: Expansive notes of herbs and rye with nuances of oak. FINISH: Warm & smooth with spice throughout.
American Rye Whiskey
100° (50%)


La Clandestine Absinthe Superieure   
Artemisia - Bugnon Distillery
Absinthe
106° (53%)









American Rye Whiskey
6 yr
90° (45%)

Slow And Low Rock & Rye   
Cooper Spirits  ·  United States

St Germain Liqueur   
Gabriel Boudier  ·  France
Floral Liqueur
40° (20%)


St. George Single Malt Whiskey   
St. George Spirits  ·  Central Coast/Monterey, CA


The Gifted Horse   
Orphan Barrel Project  ·  United States
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
115° (57.5%)

Thomas H.Handy Sazerac Rye   
Thomas Hardy  ·  United States
American Rye Whiskey
132.4° (66.2%)

Tito's Handmade Vodka   
Mockingbird Distillery  ·  Austin, TX
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. We make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. Our process, similar to those used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort than others, but it's well worth it.
Grain Vodka
80° (40%)

Whistle Pig 10 Year Rye   
Whistle Pig  ·  United States
American Rye Whiskey
100° (50%)




Cocktails - 5


Brown derby

Old Fashioned
buffalo trace bourbon grapefruit bitters old fashioned bitters orange bitters
$10.00

Old Tom Collins

The original sazerac

Whiskey sour

On Deck - 18


Flying Dog Raging Bitch   
Flying Dog Brewery  ·  Frederick, MD
Sweet malt body contrasted with pine and grapefruit hop flavors and exotic fruit yeast notes make Raging Bitch one amazing Belgian IPA.
Belgian IPA
8.3% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Deschutes The Stoic   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
A prized, potent, Belgian-style Quad of stirring depth and complexity. Four nuanced fermentations. Aged, sequestered, in select rye whiskey & wine casks. Ergo a stoically brewed quad, with the spellbinding complexity of its medieval ancestors.
Abt/Quadrupel
10.9% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Enegren Protector   
Enegren Brewing Company  ·  Moorpark, CA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
Food Pairings: • Fried chicken, burgers, Indian, Cajun, Mexican
American IPA
7.5% ABV  ·  75 IBU

Firestone Walker Barrelworks Bretta Weisse   
Firestone Walker Brewing Company  ·  Paso Robles, CA
A very pale wheat beer low in alcohol with light bread and clean lactic sour flavors.
Berliner Weisse
4.2% ABV

Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
The Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale is a strong Belgian-style IPA highly hopped with American hops. The taste is spicy, hoppy and fruity, with a very dry and a pleasant bitter end.
Belgian IPA
8.9% ABV

Figueroa Mountain Danish Red Lager   
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.  ·  Buellton, CA
Danish Red Lager is crafted with seven kinds of specialty malts to produce layers of rich, caramel malt flavor and a full body.
Vienna Lager
5.5% ABV  ·  23 IBU

Telegraph Rhinoceros   
Telegraph Brewing Company  ·  Santa Barbara, CA
Rhinoceros is a rich, full bodied ale brewed rye and Belgian yeast. Spicy and very complex "sipper."
Belgian Strong Specialty Ale
10.0% ABV  ·  75 IBU

Bell's Two Hearted Ale   
Bell's Brewery  ·  Kalamazoo, MI
A significant malt body balances the hop presence, together with the fruity yeast aromas, lead to a remarkably drinkable American-style IPA.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  55 IBU

Island Brewing Company Variance IPA   
Island Brewing Company  ·  Carpinteria, CA
Variance IPA. Style changes depending on the season.
Variant IPA
6.8% ABV

Wolf Creek Over The Moon Coffee Milk Stout   
Wolf Creek Brewery  ·  Valencia, CA
A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness.
American Stout
6.5% ABV  ·  44 IBU

Ballast Point Calm Before The Storm   
Ballast Point Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
Calm Before the Storm came from a quest for a warm weather alternative to our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter.
Cream Ale
5.5% ABV  ·  15 IBU

Stone Coffee Milk Stout   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
This English-style milk stout, originally a limited-edition offering at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, proved the perfect foil for beans from San Diego-based Ryan Bros Coffee. The bitterness of the coffee is balanced out brilliantly by the milk sugar we used to add a touch of sweetness and creaminess to the stout’s smooth, easy-drinking texture.
Milk Stout
5.0% ABV  ·  40 IBU

Tahoe Mountain Fresh Hopped Citra   
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company  ·  Tahoe City, CA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.3% ABV

Telegraph California Ale   
Telegraph Brewing Company  ·  Santa Barbara, CA
Telegraph's flagship beer. Amber, earthy, well balanced. California Ale blends old world yeast complexity with a medium malt body.
Belgian Pale Ale
6.2% ABV  ·  25 IBU

El Segundo Grand Hill IPA   
El Segundo Brewing Company  ·  El Segundo, CA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.2% ABV  ·  65 IBU

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 2015   
Firestone Walker Brewing Company  ·  Paso Robles, CA
A Belgian Quad by recipe, but aging it in spirits barrels garners its own category: Central Coast Quad. A beer formulated to sit on the sweeter and malty side so that we could utilize it for blending. Turbinado brown sugar from Mexico and Belgian candi sugar add wonderful molasses flavors. It has a full body and lush texture with barrel expression all over this beer: toasted oak, coconut, leather and cigar tobacco.
Abt/Quadrupel
13.4% ABV  ·  45 IBU

Strand Atticus IPA   
Strand Brewing Co  ·  Torrance, CA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.1% ABV  ·  65 IBU

Deschutes Black Butte XXVI (26th Birthday Reserve)   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
Aged in bourbon barrels and dry spiced with cocoa nibs, complemented by pomegranate molasses and Oregon cranberries.
American Porter
10.8% ABV  ·  60 IBU