Craft beer has a very rich history dating back many year. Here at Thorn Brewing we take pride in the in tradition.
The Reinheitsgebot was a Bavarian beer purity law passed in 1516 stating that no brewer shall use anything other than water, barley, hops, and yeast in their beer. While we don’t like to limit ourselves to obeying a 500-year-old German law, we do respect the spirit of the law by using only pure, natural ingredients. It’s our new Reinheitsgebot and it’s our pledge to San Diego.
With a focus on flavor & aroma instead of just intense bitterness, Relay IPA will produce flavors of pine, passion fruit, tangerine, mango & pineapple. Using Columbus, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial & Amarillo hops.
Our take on this classic is made from both Domestic 2 row barley and flaked Maize. It’s not at all hoppy or bitter, just smooth and drinkable.
A sessionable classic American Pale Ale that strikes a balance between its 2-row barley & caramel malts with the bitterness of the super high alpha acid Warrior hop. Late addition of Cascade & an additional Cascade dry hop rounds it out very nicely.
This single hopped IPA showcases the incredibly complex and unique Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand. Notes of Sauvignon Blanc grapes and berries mix beautifully on the palate.
2016 World Beer Cup silver medal winner in the Imperial Red Category (as December Nights)
A big, bold Imperial Red Ale hopped w/ Cascade, Citra and Mosaic to give a citrus burst that compliments the sweet and bold malt background. This is highlighted by a healthy dollop of dark Belgian candy syrup and molasses.
This robust porter tastes like a fresh macaroon dipped in a delicious malty beer. The base recipe is a smooth, strong porter with plenty of chocolate overtones. Organic coconut is oven-roasted and steeped in the finished beer.
Made with authentic Belgian Pilsner malt & dark Belgian candy syrup, which reduces the residual sweetness while lending a flavor of raisins & caramelized plums, not bitter or hoppy, but balanced between a rich malt background & a complex hop flavor.
A rich malt flavor pervades the beer with a hint of chocolate and coffee roast. There is a just a bit of hop bitterness, but not nearly enough to overwhelm the rich malt flavor.
This Witbier pours a straw color and provides an aroma of rising dough and coriander. The mouthfeel is smooth and it finishes a little dry with a tart, coriander flavor. Very Sessionable
Like a classic old style ale, our American Strong is big on malt, bitterness and hop flavor. Special B is added to a blend of American 2 row barley and English Marris Otter pale malt to provide a velvety malt base with notes of blackcurrant and toasted raisin. Chinook and Centennial hops firmly bitter the beer and leave a firm pine resin flavor on the tongue.
Galaxy and Simcoe hops provide a beautiful flavor and aroma combo. Tropical notes like passion fruit come from the Australian variety Galaxy hops while additional citrus, pine, and ‘dank’ overtones come from the Simcoe strain.
This West Coast IPA is single hopped with New Zealand’s famous Nelson Sauvin hop. Hop flavors of blackberry and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are so beautiful, they can stand alone.
A traditional style Bavarian strong amber lager, our version uses european vienna malt, an amber pilsner malt and caramunich, a dark roasted German caramel malt. The sweetness of the malt is balanced off by some floral noble hops (Hallertauer, Tettnanger) for a very clean and easy drink.
We went across the street to Santos Coffee House to pick up some fresh roasted, Chocolate Macadamia Cream Nut coffee beans. We then cold pressed them & added the extract to Oatmeal Stout.
This rich amber ale has a variety of crystal & chocolate malts added to the mash for a complex malt profile consisting of nuts, chocolate & charred caramel. Raw organic agave syrup introduced during the boil for dryness and a blend of Cascade & Centenniel finishing hops for an aroma of citrus, fruit & pine.
This light bodied, crisp, and refreshing session IPA is dry hopped with Centennial, Columbus and Simcoe to give you all the hop flavor, but less of the booze typically found in an IPA.
Dank Columbus hops blend with Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, and Amarillo in our newest rotating IPA. Dank, tropical and super sticky.
This beer drinks light, with flavors of pear and apricot, and has a relatively dry finish. A little tartness accompanies the dryness.
Four fruit forward hops are used to create this distinctly tropical, hoppy brew. Mosaic, Galaxy, Citra, and Amarillo combine for flavors of mango, passion fruit, melons, and guava.
Hoppy pale ale brewed with Serrano and Jalapeno chiles
A deep caramel head, with malt notes of toasted raisins, molasses, chocolate, & roasted coffee. There are subtle hop notes of pine & citrus although it is hard to detect sometimes through all that malt!
The bigger brother of Foreplay, you get flavors of pear, apple & clover honey mingle with spiced pepper & coriander notes. We use Saaz hops from the Czech Republic with pilsner & specialty malts imported from Belgium plus a little sugar in the boil to create a dry finish.
Very palatable and relatively high bitterness for a Pilsner, this clean and refreshing 100% Pilsner malt lager has a generous amount of Saaz hops which provides a spicy yet floral finish.
Hopster Pot is everything you are looking for in a New England-style India Pale Ale…hazy, raw, tropical, and oh so juicy! Our brewers hand-select the hop varieties for each batch based on flavor and aroma. Visit thorn.beer/hazy to see what hops are in your brew.
Finished with centennial and chinook and Fermented with two yeast strains, our Ameri-English hybrid barleywine offers tastes of toast, figs and caramel for a deceiving 10.5% ABV.
A generous amount of white wheat malt gives the beer a hearty white bread body and a yellow hue, while a hope combination of Motueka, Equinox & Centennial add a lemon-citrus aroma and flavor.
This west coast style is a complex blend of rich toasted malts whos sweetness pairs well with the citrus, pine & tropical notes from the Centennial and Simcoe hops.
This “West Coast Porter” pours a deep, dark ruby color due to the roasted specialty grains, which also lend both aroma and flavors of medium roast coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. The hop profile consists of Cascade, Centennial & Simcoe to add citrus and pine aromas and flavors, and we dry hop with Chinook to tie together the pine & citrus of the other hops with the light peppery flavor brought about by the rye.
The bigger brother to the Abbey Wall, this beer is higher in alcohol, with a higher amount of specialty malt and dark candy syrup. Huge flavors of Rum, Raisin, and Coriander.
An English style ale brewed with Crisp Marris Otter English pale malt with a blend of caramel malts & oats to provide hints of toasted bread, nuts, caramel, raisins and toffee. The British Ale yeast adds a light fruitiness and East Kent Golding hops to give it a distinct floral aroma.