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Monday thru Friday: 11am to 3pm $6 lunch special - Tavern burger, Carne Asada Burrito, or any Salad with Chicken / add a pint for $4 more. Happy Hour 3pm to 7pm - $5 shots, $4.50 pints & appetizers.

Tuesday: Tiana's $2.50 Fish Tacos

Wednesday: Cask Beer Tapped at 3pm, $6 Irish Ruben w/ fries

Saturday: $5 Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, $5 UFC nights

Sunday: $4.25 Breakfast Burritos, $3 Bloody Marys & Mimosas, $6 Fish N' Chips, VIP $3.50 pints & Liter fill specials. Happy Hour all day.

Sunday & Monday: VIP $3.50 pints & liter fill specials



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Map of Main Tap Tavern

  518 East Main Street, El Cajon, California 92020
  (619) 749-6333
  www.maintaptavern.com
Mon - Fri: 11am - 2am
Sat: 12pm - 2am
Sun: 12pm - 12am
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Tap List - 23


Abnormal Bill And Derek's Excellent Adventure   
Abnormal Beer Company  ·  San Diego, CA
Tulip : $6.00
A complex, malty dark beer with a lightly burnt character.
American Porter
10.0% ABV  ·  37 IBU

Ace Space Bloody Orange   
Ace Cider  ·  Sebastopol, CA
Pint : $6.25
Pure, unfiltered blood orange puree gives SPACE a beautiful orange hue and tart citrus finish.
Food Pairings: Brunch! Bacon, Eggs, Sausages, Oysters, Crab.
Fruit Cider
6.9% ABV  ·  1 IBU

Alaskan Heritage Coffee Brown Ale   
Alaskan Brewing Company  ·  Juneau, AK
Pint : $6.25
This rich brown ale has a big cocoa aroma with light earthy roasted and gourmet coffee notes
American Brown Ale
7.0% ABV  ·  19 IBU

Bear Republic Tartare Rouge   
Bear Republic Brewing Co.  ·  Healdsburg, CA
Tulip : $8.00
Foeder aged sour red ale fermented using only airborne wild yeast and bacteria native to Alexander Valley in Sonoma County.
Flanders Red Ale
6.0% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Benchmark Survey Series #1   
Benchmark Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Pint : $6.50
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.5% ABV

Benchmark Voyager   
Benchmark Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Pint : $6.75
A moderately strong Trappist ale with rich malty flavors and a color of reddish-copper
Belgian Dubbel
7.5% ABV

Coronado Mermaid's Red Ale   
Coronado Brewing Company  ·  Coronado, CA
Pint : $6.25
Well hopped to balance the malty sweetness, and dry-hopped with cascade for a full hop flavor and aroma.
American Amber Ale
5.7% ABV  ·  46 IBU

Fall Green Hat   
Fall Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Pint : $6.75
Hop Forward San Diego-Style IPA.Hopped With Citra, Centennial, Crystal & Simcoe Hops.
American IPA
7.2% ABV

Finest Made Ales 15 Blonde Ale   
Finest Made Ales  ·  Santee, CA
Pint : $6.25
Lightly hopped with hints of graham cracker. Easy to Drink.
Food Pairings: Lighter fare dishes such as fresh cheese, soups and seafood. Spicy chicken and beef dishes.
Blonde Ale
4.5% ABV
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Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker   
Green Flash Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Pint : $6.00
Tangerine zest carries throughout, accented by bright, floral, tropical flavors and a juicy finish. Brewed with American malts and a blend of Citra and Cascade hops, this is a beautiful brew to behold.
American Wheat Beer
5.5% ABV  ·  5 IBU

Hop Concept Tropical & Juicy IPA   
The Hop Concept  ·  San Marcos, CA
Pint : $7.00
Aromas of floral citrus and mango dominate this release. While the flavor leads with a burst of bright papaya, pineapple and tangerine
Double IPA
8.5% ABV  ·  100 IBU

Ironfire Six Killer Stout   
Ironfire Brewing Company  ·  Temecula, CA
Pint : $6.25
Six Killer Stout is not for the faint of heart. Six malts, six hop varieties, six ingredients—it’s a triple threat.
American Stout
6.0% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter   
Karl Strauss Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
Pint : $6.75
This decadent twist on a robust porter packs rich layers of smooth peanut butter and dark chocolate flavors. The lingering, slightly dry finish is sure to keep you going back for the next sip. Today, it turns out you really can have your dessert… and drink it too.
American Porter
5.6% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Lagunitas Brown Shugga   
Lagunitas Brewing Company  ·  Petaluma, CA
Tulip : $5.50
An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism.
American Strong Ale
9.9% ABV  ·  51 IBU

Lagunitas IPA   
Lagunitas Brewing Company  ·  Petaluma, CA
Pint : $6.25
Big on the aroma with a hoppy-sweet finish that’ll leave you wantin’ another sip.
American IPA
6.2% ABV  ·  52 IBU

Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale   
Lagunitas Brewing Company  ·  Petaluma, CA
Pint : $6.50
A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body. A filtered pale wheat ale that is great for both IPA and wheat beer fans.
American Wheat Beer
7.5% ABV  ·  64 IBU

Lagunitas Pils   
Lagunitas Brewing Company  ·  Petaluma, CA
Pint : $6.00
Our only Lager, brewed with Saaz hops and a bottom-fermenting yeast strain that leaves it a bit lighter with a lot of smoothishness.
Czech Pale Lager
6.0% ABV  ·  35 IBU

Mother Earth Hop Diggity Double IPA   
Mother Earth Brew Co.  ·  Vista, CA
Pint : $6.75
This is a Pilsner based Imperial India Pale Ale with massive hoppiness. A lingering bitterness and full hop flavor throughout the palate creates a lasting impression.
Double IPA
8.2% ABV  ·  118 IBU

North Park Golden Phenix (On Nitro)   
North Park Beer Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
Pint : $6.50
A harmonious marriage of ingredients, processes and beer.
Specialty Beer
6.2% ABV

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez   
Pint : $6.25
Prickly pear and grapefruit with their fruity-tangy blend makes Otra Vez, whose tartness is true to the gose style, pop with character.
Gose
4.5% ABV  ·  5 IBU

Stone Enjoy By 12.25.16 Unfiltered IPA   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
Pint : $7.00
By letting this IPA go unfiltered, its peach and tropical fruit hop flavors are amplified while its golden-hued color takes on a hazy appea
Double IPA
9.4% ABV  ·  98 IBU

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
Pint : $7.50
Stone's chocolaty, winter-spiced mocha stout is back. This insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate is crafted with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Sweet Stout
8.1% ABV  ·  50 IBU

Thorn Street Wild & Thorny   
Thorn Street Brewery  ·  San Diego, CA
Tulip : $5.50
A sour beer that derives some of its taste and aroma from the particular spices, herbs or vegetables

Bottle List - 35


Acoustic Ales "Unplugged Heaven" Heaven's Hill Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout    Can  
Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment  ·  San Diego, CA
$17.00
A varying Belgian style with fruit and spice notes and good carbonation.

Angry Orchard Green Apple    Can  
Angry Orchard Cider Co  ·  Cincinnati, OH
$6.00
Like a dry wine with complex flavors. The apple character marries with the added fruit to create a balanced flavor.
Fruit Cider
5.0% ABV

Avery Lilikoi Kepolo    Can  
Avery Brewing  ·  Boulder, CO
$6.00
Liliko’i Kepolo “adds a tropical island flair to a spicy traditional witbier, erupting with monumental passionfruit aroma and acidity along with a sublimely succulent finish”.
Witbier
5.4% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA   
Ballast Point Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
$7.00
The tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements Sculpin’s citrusy hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Ballast Point Victory at Sea   
Ballast Point Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
$12.00
Victory at Sea embodies the art of masterful brewing by infusing a velvety Imperial Porter with pure vanilla flavor and specially-selected, hand roasted coffee.
American Porter
10.0% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Belching Beaver Me So Honey    Can  
Belching Beaver Brewing  ·  Vista, CA
$6.00
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

Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout   
Belching Beaver Brewing  ·  Vista, CA
$13.50
Our Peanut Butter Milk Stout is simply irresistible. It’s like dark chocolate Reese’s in a glass!
Sweet Stout
5.3% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Boulevard Smokestack Series - Imperial Stout 2013   
Boulevard Brewing Company  ·  Kansas City, MO
$15.00
An intensely flavored, big, dark ale. Roasty, fruity, and bittersweet, with a noticeable alcohol presence.

Boulevard Tell-Tale Tart   
Boulevard Brewing Company  ·  Kansas City, MO
$6.75
The subtle acidity of Tell-Tale Tart is answered by a soft, biscuity malt character, making this a sour ale that suggests its tartness.
American Sour
6.2% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Coronado Mermaid's Red Ale   
Coronado Brewing Company  ·  Coronado, CA
$10.00
Well hopped to balance the malty sweetness, and dry-hopped with cascade for a full hop flavor and aroma.
American Amber Ale
5.7% ABV  ·  46 IBU

Deschutes/rogue/north Coast Class Of 88 Barleywine   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
$11.00
A very strong ale with hop character, rich malt flavors, and prevalent alcohol with a very long finish.

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron   
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery  ·  Milton, DE
12 oz : $7.00
The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which our brewing tanks were crafted.
American Strong Ale
12.0% ABV  ·  50 IBU

Duvel Tripel Hop   
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat  ·  Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium
$7.25
Duvel Tripel Hop is brewed with three hop varieties and each year the third hop is changed to provide its own unique taste and aroma.
Belgian Golden Strong Ale
9.5% ABV  ·  44 IBU

Firestone Walker 2015 Velvet Merkin   
Firestone Walker Brewing Company  ·  Paso Robles, CA
$22.00
A very dark, full-bodied, roast ale with a complementary oatmeal flavor.
Oatmeal Stout
8.5% ABV  ·  33 IBU

Firestone Walker Helldorado   
Firestone Walker Brewing Company  ·  Paso Robles, CA
$22.00
vanilla, light char and amazing lavender-honey notes. Rich boozy honey liqueur character and loads of smooth sweet toasted malt to finish. The El Dorado hops dance in the background without playing a dominant role in the flavor profile.
American Barleywine
11.8% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Firestone Walker Opal   
Firestone Walker Brewing Company  ·  Paso Robles, CA
$15.50
Bringing down the Farmhouse! Our interpretation of the rustic Wallonian Saison style is a harmonious blend of rustic grains, spicy yeast and unique sauvignon blanc tones. Inviting lemon grass and gooseberry meet peppery spice and fresh grain aromas. Spicy Belgian yeast create a complex yet dry and refreshing canvas with splashes of citrus and stone fruit with a bright tropical white wine finish. Hop bitterness is assertive yet harmonious rounding out slightly tart and refreshing. 7.5% ABV. 35 IBU’s.
Saison
7.5% ABV  ·  35 IBU

Golden Road Get Up Offa That Brown    Can  
Golden Road Brewing  ·  Los Angeles, CA
$3.00
For our brown ale we’ve added trace amounts of smoked malt to build a toasty complexity, balanced by rich notes of caramel and chocolate.
American Brown Ale
5.5% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Golden Road Hefeweizen    Can  
Golden Road Brewing  ·  Los Angeles, CA
12 oz : $5.00
A refreshing German-style wheat beer with high carbonation, a fluffy mouthfeel, and a dry finish.
Weissbier
4.6% ABV  ·  15 IBU

Green Flash 2015 Cellar 3: Silva Stout   
Green Flash Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
$22.00
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
10.1% ABV  ·  45 IBU

Hangar 24 Helles Lager    Can  
Hangar 24 Brewery  ·  Redlands, CA
$5.75
A clean, malty, gold-colored German-style lager with a grainy-sweet flavor and a soft, dry finish.
Munich Helles
4.3% ABV  ·  14 IBU

Julian Hard Cider Cherry Bomb   
Julian Hard Cider  ·  Julian, CA
$11.00
Like a dry wine with complex flavors. The apple character marries with the added fruit to create a balanced flavor.
Fruit Cider
7.0% ABV

King Harbor Swirly   
King Harbor Brewing  ·  Redondo Beach, CA
$11.00
A malty beer that uses its hop flavor to complement and enhance its chocolate and caramel characters.

Krombacher Weizen Alkoholfrei   
Krombacher Brauerei  ·  Kreuztal, Germany
$5.00
A harmonious marriage of ingredients, processes and beer.

Lost Abbey Agave Maria   
The Lost Abbey  ·  San Marcos, CA
$18.00
A strong ale with full malt and hop flavors and distinct bitterness.

Lost Abbey Santo Ron Diego   
The Lost Abbey  ·  San Marcos, CA
$16.00
A strong ale with full malt and hop flavors and distinct bitterness.

Modern Times Lost Horizon   
Modern Times Beer  ·  San Diego, CA
$13.00
An intensely hoppy pale ale with minimal malt character, designed to showcase its strong hop flavors.
Double IPA
8.5% ABV

Modern Times Mt. Remarkable   
Modern Times Beer  ·  San Diego, CA
$11.50
A highly carbonated, medium-bodied lager that is well-balanced.
International Pale Lager
5.5% ABV  ·  55 IBU

Port Older Viscosity (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)   
Port Brewing Company  ·  San Marcos, CA
$18.00
A beer that has picked up flavors and aroma from both the wood and the previous alcohol stored in the wood

Port Santa's Little Helper (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)   
Port Brewing Company  ·  San Marcos, CA
$16.00
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
10.0% ABV

Russian River Supplication   
Russian River Brewing Company  ·  Santa Rosa, CA
375 ml : $16.00
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

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot   
$21.00
A very strong ale with hop character, rich malt flavors, and prevalent alcohol with a very long finish.
American Barleywine
11.6% ABV  ·  90 IBU

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Barrel-Aged Narwhal   
$22.00
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
12.9% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout    Can  
$22.00
his malt-forward monster is bold – with notes of baker’s cocoa, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. This massive imperial stout is incredibly complex, rich, and intense.
Imperial Stout
10.2% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Ska Rudie Session IPA    Can  
Ska Brewing Company  ·  Durango, CO
$5.75
Rudie begins with a big fruity hop aroma of pears and watermelon candy, but is relatively low in actual bitterness.
American IPA
4.5% ABV  ·  45 IBU

The Bruery Humulus Terreux   
The Bruery  ·  Placentia, CA
$15.00
A sour beer that derives some of its taste and aroma from the particular spices, herbs or vegetables
Wild Specialty Beer
6.3% ABV  ·  40 IBU

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Coronado Stupid Stout   
Coronado Brewing Company  ·  Coronado, CA
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
9.3% ABV  ·  42 IBU

The Bruery 6 Geese-a-laying   
The Bruery  ·  Placentia, CA
A very strong and complex Belgian ale full of dark fruit flavors
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
11.5% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Firestone Walker 18th Anniversary   
Firestone Walker Brewing Company  ·  Paso Robles, CA
A beer that has picked up flavors and aroma from both the wood and the previous alcohol stored in the wood
Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
13.0% ABV  ·  80 IBU

Stone Master Of Disguise   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
9.7% ABV  ·  55 IBU

Port Board Meeting Brown Ale   
Port Brewing Company  ·  San Marcos, CA
Board Meeting offers the malty richness and assertive hop presence that you expect in an American brown ale, but enhanced with pronounced roasted coffee and bitter chocolate aromas and flavors

Rough Draft Barrel-aged Freudian Sip   
Rough Draft Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
A noticeably strong beer tilted towards malty sweetness that is best drunk by a warm fire on a cold winter’s night.
Old Ale
10.0% ABV  ·  65 IBU

Karl Strauss 25th Anniversary Dopple Bock   
Karl Strauss Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
A noticeably strong, rich, and very malty German-style lager.
Doppelbock
9.5% ABV

Anchor Merry Christmas Happy New Year   
Anchor Brewing  ·  San Francisco, CA
A harmonious marriage of ingredients, processes and beer.
Specialty Beer
5.5% ABV  ·  28 IBU

Port Santa's Little Helper (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)   
Port Brewing Company  ·  San Marcos, CA
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
10.0% ABV

Iron Fist Dark Days   
Iron Fist Brewing Co  ·  Vista, CA
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
14.3% ABV  ·  45 IBU