CORE YEAR-ROUND BEERS

HAWK HILL HEFEWEIZEN

Hawk Hill follows a traditional German Hefeweizen grain bill (50% wheat) with a bit of rye tossed in to draw out the pepper and spice notes from the light hopping schedule. Light, crisp and refreshing, Hawk Hill will bring out the sun, no matter the weather.

  • Hops: Styrian Golding
  • Grains: Pilsner, Rye, Wheat
  • 4.7% ABV
  • 15 IBUs

HILL 88 DOUBLE IPA

Our Hill 88 Double IPA employs a simple but sturdy malt backbone to balance and assertive hop aroma and flavor. It is named after one of the highest spots in the Marin Headlands and in the early days we might have sought inspiration there over a beer or two. Maybe.

  • Hops: CTZ, Eureka, Amarillo, Altus
  • Grains: 2-row, Rye, Honey Malt
  • 8.8% ABV
  • 88 IBUs

PT. BONITA PILSNER

Pt Bonita is our Bohemian Pilsner. It’s crisp and spicy from the rye malt and noble hops, yet has enough body from the rustic grains to accompany your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Named after the lighthouse northwest of the famed Golden Gate Bridge, this beer will shine a light on the modern pilsner.

  • Hops: Styrian Bobek, Styrian Golding
  • Malt: Pilsner & Rye
  • 5.3% ABV
  • 38 IBUs

CURRENT TAPROOM-ONLY BEERS

LAFAYETTE LIGHT LAGER

Warm weather and our American Light Lager = a perfect pairing. Coming in at a crushable 4.7% ABV this beer keeps it simple. Highest quality pilsner and 2-row malt along with a pinch of flaked rice, combined with a light hopping regime make for a crisp and quenching beer you’ll keep coming back to. 

  • Hops: Hersbrucker
  • Grains: Pilsner, 2-Row, Flaked Rice
  • 4.7% ABV
  • 8 IBUs

PUMP PARK PALE ALE

Our West Coast Pale Ale pours nice and pale color. It has good up front bitterness with a mild finish. The experimental hops give it notes of citrus, pine, tropical fruit with hints of mint and menthol. The finish is smooth and lingers slightly on the palate.

  • Hops: CTZ (bittering), Exp 10416 (whirlpool), Exp 10416, Zamba (dry hop)
  • Grains: Pilsner, 2-Row, C-40
  • 5.0% ABV
  • 37 IBUs

JOHN MUIR TRAIL IPA

What gets more “West Coast” than the John Muir Trail? 200+ miles of epic mountain scenery from Yosemite to Mt Whitney. Get it on your wishlist, but in the meantime our JMT West Coast IPA will grant your wish for an epic intense IPA, loaded with our newest favoritest hop blend – Sequoia.

  • Hops: CTZ (bittering), Sequoia (whirlpool), Sequoia (dry hop)
  • Grains: 2-row, wheat, oats
  • 6.5% ABV
  • 50 IBUs

LIGHTSHIP SOUR SOLERA

Starting as our Pt. Bonita Pilsner, this beer is aged in various barrels – cabernet, chardonnay, pinot noir, neutral and whiskey. This solera style has roots to our very first batch of pilsner as each year we leave a few gallons behind in the barrels to kick off the next year’s batch. Each vintage is unique as different wild yeasts and bugs vie in the barrel to come out. 

  • 5.3% ABV
  • 35 IBUs

TRAILBLAZER IPA LATEST RELEASES

COWBOY CAMP HAZY IPA

Gotta love minimalist camping – getting out and bedding down under the Milky Way. Ditch the tent but allow 32 oz for a couple of hazies. The combo of Sultana and Cashmere hops on a Pilsner malt base explodes with tropical, melon and citrus notes.

SLACKER RIDGE HAZY IPA

Names can deceive – while the Slacker Ridge Trail is short it’s hella steep, but you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Golden Gate. Reward yourself with this citra, mosaic, simcoe and amarillo hop-laden hazy beauty. 

FOUR PEAKS HAZY IPA

Mt Diablo State Park’s Four Peaks are challenging and aspirational. A decent analogy for the path we’ve taken to our brewery and taproom in the East Bay, and brewed to celebrate another hill conquered.

BEAR CREEK HAZY IPA

No bears in Briones Park these days, but maybe a beer/bier or two. Brewed with a blend of 4 grains and German hops, look for a medium body and vibrant aromas of melon, citrus and stone fruits. Prost!

CRESCENT RIDGE HAZY IPA

Our first beer pairing the Trident hop blend, Citra and Lemondrop hops  – and we’ve been blown away. Hazy and medium-bodied with a “wow” hop punch of citrus along with tropical and stone fruits.

GRIZZLY PEAK HAZY IPA

It’s hard to beat ending the day with a hike, bike or run up Grizzly Peak to check out the sunset over San Francisco Bay. Mix in a can of our latest Hazy IPA and life seems pretty sweet.

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