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Gastropub in San Diego
Inspired by a group of friends who are always in search of great food, quality craft beers, and an overall good time, Common Theory will appeal to the local crowd and the casual connoisseur from other parts of San Diego by featuring 30-34 craft beers on tap. The rotating selection of craft beers will derive from many of the local San Diego breweries, breweries up and down the coast of California, and sometimes from other parts of the states. Our philosophy in beer selection is that there is always something available for everyone, but if there isn't we will try our best to find you a beer that suits the palate. Please note that apply the literal meaning of "rotating selection"; although our beer lines are designated to certain styles, the brewery and beer names will always rotate!!! Being in the Craft Beer Capital of the world, we strive to keep the draft beer system clean by performing regular maintenance and cleaning in order to pour our customers a clean, crisp, and tasteful glass of beer.
Our kitchen will revolve around the theory of simplicity, offering a menu of California cuisine that focuses on enhancing natural ingredients using contemporary cooking sensibilities of different ethnic backgrounds. The culture clash of our Korean-Chinese-Mexican-American background will showcase itself in true genuine form throughout the environment, food, and drinks; making it easy to call ourselves Californian!
Our goal is to provide customers with a relaxing and fun atmosphere to enjoy simple-straightforward food at reasonable pricing, paired with a variety of craft beers and cocktails to come.


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  4805 Convoy st., San Diego, CA 92111
  (858) 384-7974
  www.commontheorysd.com
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Tap List - 30


Abnormal Crushability   
Abnormal Beer Company  ·  San Diego, CA
A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.
American Pale Ale
5.0% ABV  ·  30 IBU
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Aspall Dry English Cider   
Aspall  ·  United Kingdom
Generally dry, full-bodied, austere.
English Cider
6.8% ABV

Avery White Rascal   
Avery Brewing  ·  Boulder, CO
A truly authentic Belgian style wheat or “white” ale, this Rascal is unfiltered and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curaçao orange peel.
Witbier
5.6% ABV  ·  22 IBU
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Beachwood Hop Ninja   
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing  ·  Long Beach, CA
An intensely hoppy pale ale with minimal malt character, designed to showcase its strong hop flavors.
Double IPA
8.9% ABV
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Bell's Double Brown Firkin   
Bell's Brewery  ·  Kalamazoo, MI
A malty beer that uses its hop flavor to complement and enhance its chocolate and caramel characters.

Benchmark Trail Dog   
Benchmark Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.25% ABV
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Bruery Terreux Beret   
The Bruery Terreux  ·  Anaheim, CA
Barnyard funk on top of a full bodied wheat ale that is finished with a dose of raspberries just a hint of fruity tannins.
Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer
9.0% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Deschutes Black Butte Porter   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
Dark and distinctive like Black Butte itself, Black Butte Porter uses chocolate and crystal malts, crafting a rich, approachable porter.
American Porter
5.2% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Faction Smoked N' Oaked   
Faction Brewing Company  ·  Alameda, CA
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
9.2% ABV

Fall 2am Bike Ride Nitro   
Fall Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness.
American Stout
5.0% ABV

Fall Plenty For All Pilsner   
Fall Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Pilsner brewed in the California Common Style.Crisp/Clean/Rustic Edge
American Lager
4.9% ABV
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Finest Made Ales 3 Barrel Blend   
Finest Made Ales  ·  Santee, CA
A harmonious marriage of ingredients, processes and beer.
Specialty Beer
7.5% ABV  ·  12 IBU
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Groundswell Tropical Hefeweizen   
Groundswell Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
A refreshing wheat beer that favors hoppy notes over yeast character.
American Wheat Beer
5.4% ABV  ·  16 IBU
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Kilowatt S3 Tangerine Sour   
Kilowatt Brewing  ·  San Diego, CA
A very pale wheat beer low in alcohol with light bread and clean lactic sour flavors.
Berliner Weisse
3.3% ABV
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Lagunitas The Waldos' Special Ale ( 2017 )   
Lagunitas Brewing Company  ·  Petaluma, CA
The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas was made with help of the Waldos for all treasure hunters.
Triple IPA
11.9% ABV  ·  120 IBU
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Madewest Pale Ale   
Madewest Brewing Company  ·  Ventura, CA
The Pale is a heavily hopped West Coast style pale ale bursting with a bright citrus and fruity hop complexity. It has just enough malt presence to allow the loads of hops to shine through, including a generous dry hopping of Mosaic. This crisp hop forward beer has a dry refreshing finish.
American Pale Ale
5.6% ABV  ·  48 IBU
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Mason Ale Works Cash   
Mason Ale Works  ·  Oceanside, CA
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
9.4% ABV

Midnight Jack Lucky 7 IPA   
Midnight Jack Brewing Company  ·  Oceanside, CA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.8% ABV
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Mostra Coffee    Nitro  
Mostra  ·  CA, United States

Pariah Mayor And The Monk   
Pariah Brewing Company  ·  San Diego , CA
A harmonious marriage of ingredients, processes and beer.
Specialty Beer
6.0% ABV  ·  36 IBU
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Pure Project Evangeline   
Pure Project  ·  San Diego, CA
Our Gose uses 100% European Barley, Organic California Grapefruit, Organic Coriander from Egypt and Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Pure Project Murk   
Pure Project  ·  San Diego, CA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.8% ABV
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Pure Project Sensei   
Pure Project  ·  San Diego, CA
Inspired by the ale makers of Germany and the crisp rice lagers of Japan.
Rice Kölsch
5.2% ABV

Resident Haze of Thunder   
Resident Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
Hazy Double IPA with a soft mouthfeel with notes of tropical fruit, white grape, apricot, papaya, a touch of pine, and melon.
NE Style IIPA
8.0% ABV  ·  67 IBU
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San Diego Brewing Blueberry Wheat   
San Diego Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
A beer with additional flavors and aroma from fruit
Fruit Beer
5.1% ABV
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Stumblefoot Quad Raven   
Stumblefoot Brewing Company  ·  San Marcos, CA
A sour beer that derives some of its taste and aroma from the particular spices, herbs or vegetables
Wild Specialty Beer
11.5% ABV
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The Bruery Mischief   
The Bruery  ·  Placentia, CA
This wickedly good golden ale is fiendishly dry-hopped with American hops to add a layer of complexity and mystery to its fruity, dry Belgian-style character.
Belgian Golden Strong Ale
8.5% ABV  ·  35 IBU

Thorn Street Barrio   
Thorn Street Brewery  ·  San Diego, CA
A highly carbonated, medium-bodied lager that is well-balanced.
International Pale Lager
4.5% ABV  ·  12 IBU
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Thorn Street Relay IPA   
Thorn Street Brewery  ·  San Diego, CA
Pine, Passion Fruit, Tangerine
American IPA
7.2% ABV  ·  74 IBU
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Bottle List - 64


2 Towns Ciderhouse Brightcider   
2 Towns Ciderhouse  ·  Corvallis, OR
Clean and crisp, The BrightCider is made exclusively with fresh-pressed NW apples.
Common Cider
6.0% ABV

Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier   
Brauerei Heller-trum / Schlenkerla  ·  Bamberg (Germany), Germany
A strong, malty, pale German-style lager with strong hop character.
Helles Bock
4.3% ABV

AleSmith .394 Imperial San Diego Pale Ale   
AleSmith Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.
American Pale Ale
9.0% ABV  ·  26 IBU

Allagash Curieux   
Allagash Brewing Company  ·  Portland, ME
Curieux is made by aging our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam bourbon barrels for eight weeks in our cold cellars.
Barrel-Aged Belgian Tripel
11.0% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Almanac Cerise   
Almanac Beer Co.  ·  San Francisco, CA
A sour beer that derives some of its taste and aroma from the particular spices, herbs or vegetables

Almanac Dogpatch Sour   
Almanac Beer Co.  ·  San Francisco, CA
This barrel-aged wild ale is named for our San Francisco neighborhood and pays tribute to the Flanders Red style of beer.

Almanac Farmer's Reserve Citrus   
Almanac Beer Co.  ·  San Francisco, CA
Citrus and beer have made a great pair ever since the first lemon wedge was added to a frosty wheat beer. Here we expand on that tradition, melding a sour blond ale with the intensely aromatic zest of Buddha’s Hand citrons and the bracing tartness of Yuzu and Blood Oranges from Hamada Farms

Almanac Farmer's Reserve Pluot   
Almanac Beer Co.  ·  San Francisco, CA
Pluots added to a sour blonde ale and aged in wine barrels to create this funky oak-aged brew.

Almanac Farmer's Reserve Strawberry   
Almanac Beer Co.  ·  San Francisco, CA
This blond sour ale has hints of delicious juicy berries making for an all around tart and refreshing ale.

Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine   
Almanac Beer Co.  ·  San Francisco, CA
A very strong ale with hop character, rich malt flavors, and prevalent alcohol with a very long finish.

Belching Beaver Beavers Milk Peanut Butter Stout   
Belching Beaver Brewing  ·  Vista, CA
A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness.
American Stout
5.5% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Bockor Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge   
Brouwerij Bockor N.V.  ·  Bellegem-Kortrijk, Belgium
This unblended old lambic, aged for at least 18 months in French oak barrels from the cognac region has a full body and overtones of vanilla, dried cherry, stone fruit and cocoa.
Flanders Red Ale
5.5% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Cascade Apricot Ale   
Cascade Brewing Company  ·  Portland, OR
Aromas of sweet apricot blossoms and tart fruit are present as you draw the glass near. Deep, rich apricot flesh, then tart apricot notes da

Cascade Gose   
Cascade Brewing Company  ·  Portland, OR
A refreshing tart and fruity wheat ale with a salt character
Gose
7.5% ABV

Cascade Kriek   
Cascade Brewing Company  ·  Portland, OR
A sour beer that derives some of its taste and aroma from the particular spices, herbs or vegetables

Cascade Sang Rouge   
Cascade Brewing Company  ·  Portland, OR
A sour beer that derives some of its taste and aroma from the particular spices, herbs or vegetables

Cascade Strawberry   
Cascade Brewing Company  ·  Portland, OR
This NW style sour is a crisp, refreshing wheat beer that was barrel-aged for seven months then additionaly aged with strawberries for another eight months. Bright, sweet strawberries and light candy notes greet you in the nose. A light tartness and berry sweetness intermingle on the palate, giving way to a light, sparkling fresh berry tartness in the finish. It is better as a breakfast beer or a dessert? You decide.

Chimay Première (Red)   
Bieres De Chimay  ·  Baileux, Belgium
Topped with a creamy head, it gives off a slight fruity apricot smell from the fermentation.
Belgian Dubbel
7.0% ABV  ·  24 IBU

Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero   
Clown Shoes Beer  ·  Ipswich, MA
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
9.0% ABV  ·  13 IBU

Council Beatitude Blueberry Tart Saison   
Council Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Aged on Blueberries, this beer has a lacto forward nose and an intensely tart fruit flavor with a doughy complexity from our no-boil process, taking the word "refreshing" to a whole new level.

Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal Saison   
A Belgian ale that is most commonly pale, refreshing, moderately strong and finishes dry
Saison
4.2% ABV

De Brabandere Petrus Aged Pale   
De Brabandere Brouwerij  ·  Rijksweg, Belgium
A somewhat sour, fruity, malty Belgian-style brown ale.
Oud Bruin
7.3% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Duchesse De Bourgogne   
Brouwerij Verhaeghe Vichte  ·  Anzegem, Belgium
Belgian top-fermented reddish-brown sour ale, a blend of 8 and 18 months old beers following the careful maturation in oak casks.
Flanders Red Ale
6.2% ABV  ·  11 IBU

Epic Elder Brett   
Epic Brewing Company  ·  Denver, CO
A funky flavored beer with dry fruity flavors
Brett Beer
9.5% ABV

Fiftyfifty Old Conundrum   
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.  ·  Truckee, CA
An intense, complex English ale that showcases malty richness paired with a velvety, luscious texture.
English Barleywine
9.8% ABV  ·  80 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

Firestone Walker Sucuba   
Firestone Walker Brewing Company  ·  Paso Robles, CA
A very strong ale with hop character, rich malt flavors, and prevalent alcohol with a very long finish.

Georgetown James E. Pepper   
Georgetown Brewing Company  ·  Seattle, WA
A malty beer that uses its hop flavor to complement and enhance its chocolate and caramel characters.
American Brown Ale
10.2% ABV

Hyouko Yashiki Swan Lake Samurai Barley Wine   
Hyouko Yashiki  ·  Niigata-ken Akano-shi, Japan
5.5% ABV

Leavenworth Hobbit Precious Pils   
Fish Tale Ales  ·  Olympia, WA
A pale lager with more than normal bitterness
Pre-Prohibition Lager
9.5% ABV  ·  85 IBU

Lindemans Kriek   
Brouwerij Lindemans  ·  Vlezenbeek, Belgium
A sparking cherry flavoured brew which is smooth and refreshing
Fruit Lambic
4.0% ABV

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Kili Wit   
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales  ·  Hood River, OR
"Our Kili Wit is a traditionally brewed white beer with refreshing flavors and creamy smoothness. This is a 100% certified organic beer brewed with local organic barley malt, wheat and oats along with whole cone Oregon hops and African spice. This beer is made with a portion of the proceeds going to the K2 Adventures Foundation that provides community service, medical and educational enrichment for African children."
Witbier
5.5% ABV

Logsdon Seizoen Bretta   
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales  ·  Hood River, OR
This unfiltered bottle of seizoen, with it's beeswax seal, is naturally refermented and carbonated with select yeast strains, producing fruity and spicy flavors that are balanced by hops and soft malt character.
Saison
8.0% ABV  ·  35 IBU

Lost Abbey Track 8   
The Lost Abbey  ·  San Marcos, CA
Strong and richly malty sweet with low bitterness and noticeable alcohol.
Abt/Quadrupel
13.7% ABV

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel   
Mikkeller  ·  San Diego, CA
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
10.9% ABV

Mission Hard Root Beer   
Mission Brewery  ·  San Diego, CA
Mission Hard Root Beer has all the root beer flavor you remember from childhood except it is for grown-ups.
Hard Root Beer
7.5% ABV  ·  5 IBU

Monkish Magnificat   
Monkish Brewing Co.  ·  Torrance, CA
A Christmas ale with holiday spices added

Mother Earth Four Seasons Of Mother Earth - Autumn Ale   
Mother Earth Brew Co.  ·  Vista, CA
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
11.7% ABV

North Coast Brother Thelonious   
North Coast Brewing Co.  ·  Fort Bragg, CA
Jazz icon Thelonious Monk is the inspiration for North Coast Brewing’s Belgian-style abbey ale.
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
9.4% ABV  ·  32 IBU

Oceanside Ale Works Beekeeper's Brew   
Oceanside Ale Works  ·  Oceanside, CA
Similar in balance, body, finish and flavor intensity to a well-made dessert wine (such as Sauternes), with a pleasant mixture of honey character, residual sweetness, soft fruity esters, and clean alcohol.
Sweet Mead
8.25% ABV

Paradox Skully # 26 2015   
Paradox Beer Company  ·  Divide, CO
A fruity, sour, wild Belgian wheat beer.
Fruit Lambic
7.2% ABV

Parallel 49 Tricycle   
Parallel 49  ·  Vancouver, Canada
A beer with additional flavors and aroma from fruit
Fruit Beer
3.5% ABV  ·  5 IBU

Port Santa's Little Helper Imperial Stout   
Port Brewing Company  ·  San Marcos, CA
An intensely flavored, big, dark ale. Roasty, fruity, and bittersweet, with a noticeable alcohol presence.

Prairie Artisan Ales Eliza5beth   
Prairie Artisan Ales  ·  Tulsa, OK
Eliza5beth is a golden farmhouse ale that we aged on apricots to allow sourness and light fruit flavors to add complexity to the beer.
Wild Specialty Beer
7.0% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Prairie Artisan Ales Standard   
Prairie Artisan Ales  ·  Tulsa, OK
Prairie Standard is our everyday beer. Its a light, crisp saison with a hoppy finish. This beer is dry hopped 1lb per bbl with Motueka hops. A lovely New Zealand hop with a spicy lime like flavor and aroma.
Saison
5.6% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Reverend Nat's Hard Cider Fresh-Hop Hallelujah Hopricot   
Reverend Nat's Hard Cider  ·  Portland, OR
A refreshing drink with wine-like apple flavors.

Rockmill Cask Aged Tripel   
Rockmill Brewery  ·  Lancaster, OH
A strong and pale Trappist ale with spicy-fruity notes and highly aromatic
Belgian Tripel
10.5% ABV  ·  34 IBU

Russian River Consecration American Wild Ale   
Russian River Brewing Company  ·  Santa Rosa, CA
Dark Ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from local wineries. It is aged for 4 to 8 months with black currants, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel. Rich flavors of chocolate truffle, spice, tobacco, currants, and a bit of Cabernet. Very full-bodied, sip slowly!
Specialty Beer
10.0% ABV

Russian River Damnation   
Russian River Brewing Company  ·  Santa Rosa, CA
Belgian style Strong Golden Ale. It has extraordinary aromas of banana and pear with mouth filling flavors of sweet malt and earthy hops. The lingering finish is dry and slightly bitter but very, very smooth.
Belgian Golden Strong Ale
7.75% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Russian River Salvation   
Russian River Brewing Company  ·  Santa Rosa, CA
A very strong and complex Belgian ale full of dark fruit flavors

Russian River Supplication   
Russian River Brewing Company  ·  Santa Rosa, CA
Brown Ale aged in used Pinot Noir barrels w/ sour cherries, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus. Flavors from the cherries, Pinot Noir and oak balance each other nicely with a little funk from the brett.
Wild Specialty Beer
7.0% ABV  ·  27 IBU

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout   
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery  ·  Yorkshire, United Kingdom
This is the perfect marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate.
Sweet Stout
5.0% ABV  ·  15 IBU

Samuel Smith's Organic Cider   
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery  ·  Yorkshire, United Kingdom
A medium dry cider with brilliant straw colour, light body, clean apple flavour and a gentle apple blossom finish.
English Cider
5.0% ABV

Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome (2014-2105)   
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery  ·  Yorkshire, United Kingdom
A somewhat strong dark beer with added spices that suggest the winter season

Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Style Quad With Plums   
Ovila Abbey Quad is heady with aromas of caramel, rich malt, and dark fruit balanced by the spiciness and delicate fruity notes of a traditional Belgian yeast. It features sugar plums grown on the grounds of the Abbey and harvested by the monks in Vina.
Abt/Quadrupel
10.2% ABV  ·  21 IBU

Small Town Not Your Father's Root Beer   
Small Town Brewery  ·  Wauconda, IL
A harmonious marriage of ingredients, with a silky smooth and satisfying finish that is unmatched in flavor.
Hard Root Beer
5.9% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Smog City Sabre-Toothed Squirrel   
Smog City Brewing Co.  ·  Torrance, CA
A moderate, hoppy beer with a distinct caramel malty flavor.
American Amber Ale
7.0% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Steamworks Jasmine IPA   
Steamworks Brewing Company  ·  Burnaby, BC
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.5% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Stone Enjoy After 12.26.15   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV

Stone Fyodor's Classic Russian Imperial Stout   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
An intensely flavored, big, dark ale. Roasty, fruity, and bittersweet, with a noticeable alcohol presence.

The Bruery Saison Rue   
The Bruery  ·  Placentia, CA
This is a beer of subtlety and complexity, with malted rye, spicy, fruity yeast notes, biscuit-like malt backbone, and a slight citrus hop character.
Saison
9.1% ABV  ·  30 IBU

The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel   
The Bruery  ·  Placentia, CA
A strong and pale Trappist ale with spicy-fruity notes and highly aromatic
Belgian Tripel
8.0% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Uinta Cahoots   
Uinta Brewing Company  ·  Salt Lake City, UT
A Belgian ale that is most commonly pale, refreshing, moderately strong and finishes dry
Saison
6.0% ABV  ·  97 IBU

Wells And Young Sticky Toffee Pudding   
Wells And Young  ·  Bedford, United Kingdom
Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.
London Brown Ale
5.0% ABV  ·  10 IBU