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Bar/Pub/Tavern/Restaurant/Gastropub in San Diego
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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  518 East Main Street, El Cajon, California 92020
  (619) 749-6333
  www.maintaptavern.com

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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

Alesmith My Bloody Valentine   
AleSmith Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
Pint : $6.50
Released shortly before Valentine?s Day, My Bloody Valentine is the red-blooded cousin of our Halloween specialty ale, Evil Dead Red. Caramel-sweet malt is delicately balanced with floral American hop varieties for a truly unique drinking sensation. A deep mahogany red color and a big, aromatic hop profile are the signatures of this seasonal ale.
American Amber Ale
6.66% ABV  ·  30 IBU
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Alpine Windows Up   
Alpine Beer Company  ·  Alpine, CA
Pint : $7.00
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV
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Avery Tweak   
Avery Brewing  ·  Boulder, CO
Tulip : $9.50
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
17.0% ABV

Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout   
Belching Beaver Brewing  ·  Vista, CA
Pint : $6.75
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

Bootlegger's Far Out IPA   
Bootlegger's Brewery  ·  Fullerton, CA
Pint : $6.50
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  81 IBU

Bruery Terreux Gypsy Tart   
The Bruery Terreux  ·  Anaheim, CA
Tulip : $8.00
A sour beer that derives some of its taste and aroma from the particular spices, herbs or vegetables

Delirium Noel (2013)   
Delirium Brewery  ·  Melle, Belgium
Tulip : $8.50
10.0% ABV

Deschutes Jubelale   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
Pint : $6.25
Chicory, dried fruit, and toffee notes. A robust ale with a warming spice.
Winter Seasonal Beer
6.7% ABV  ·  65 IBU

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA   
Deschutes Brewery  ·  Bend, OR
Pint : $6.50
A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.
Northwest Pale Ale
6.2% ABV  ·  60 IBU
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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

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 004   
Firestone Walker Brewing Company  ·  Paso Robles, CA
Pint : $6.50
Four South African hops take the lead in Revolution 004.
American IPA
5.9% ABV  ·  59 IBU
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Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils   
Firestone Walker Brewing Company  ·  Paso Robles, CA
Pint : $6.25
Pivo Hoppy Pils is a classic German Pilsner with a hoppy Bohemian twist.
German Pils
5.3% ABV  ·  40 IBU
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Founders Dirty Bastard   
Founders Brewing Company  ·  Grand Rapids, MI
Pint : $6.50
Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude.
Wee Heavy
8.5% ABV  ·  50 IBU

Joseph James Weize Guy Hefeweizen   
Joseph James Brewing Co.  ·  Henderson, NV
Pint : $6.25
Traditional German-style hefeweizen with aromas and flavors of banana and clove.
Food Pairings: BERRY SHORTCAKES | SMOKED SALMON GOAT CHEESE | SHRIMP SKEWERS | RISOTTO
Weissbier
5.0% ABV

Kern River Just Outstanding IPA   
Kern River Brewing  ·  Kernville, CA
Pint : $7.00
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.8% ABV  ·  65 IBU
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Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale   
Lagunitas Brewing Company  ·  Petaluma, CA
DogTown Pale Ale — and hybridized it with the Kill Ugly Radio, a 22oz seasonal we released commemorating the 40th anniversary of the release of Frank Zappa’s second album. The flavor was too good to let float in the abyss, so we revamped our original recipe and never looked back.
American Pale Ale
6.2% ABV  ·  62 IBU

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast   
Mikkeller  ·  San Diego, CA
Pint : $7.00
A very dark, moderately strong, roasty ale. Tropical varieties can be quite sweet, while export versions can be drier and fairly robust.

Mikkeller Waves   
Mikkeller  ·  San Diego, CA
Pint : $6.75
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.3% ABV  ·  55 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

Schilling Pomegrante Cider   
C Schilling Cider  ·  Seattle, WA
Pint : $6.50
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

Stone Coffee Milk Stout With Mint   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
Pint : $6.50
A very dark, full-bodied stout with creamy notes that soften its roasted, coffee-flavored qualities.
Milk Stout
5.0% ABV

Thorn Street North Park Pale   
Thorn Street Brewery  ·  San Diego, CA
Pint : $6.50
A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.
American Pale Ale
5.5% ABV  ·  44 IBU

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
American Brown ale brewed with vanilla, lactose and a hint of coffee. Like a swirled ice cream cone in beer form.

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
5.7% ABV  ·  40 IBU

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Coronado Stupid Stout   
Coronado Brewing Company  ·  Coronado, CA
This deep, dark, viscous brew stands up to other imperial stouts as well as the test of time, delivering defined, robust, chocolaty notes with a hint of hop freshness. As this beer ages, those big flavors mellow, leaving behind a smooth, balanced sipper. Its the perfect beer to warm up with as winter cold sets in, or as a part of a vertical tasting session many years from now.
Imperial Stout
9.0% ABV  ·  70 IBU

The Bruery 6 Geese-a-laying   
The Bruery  ·  Placentia, CA
Brewed with cape gooseberries, this malty ale displays notes of plums, dark cherry and bright, citrus-like flavors from the namesake berries
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