Craft Beers

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.

Barrio Lager

Baja-Style Lager

4.5% ABV | 12 IBU

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.

Foreplay Belgian Blonde

Belgian Style Blonde Ale

6.3% ABV | 24 IBU

A refreshing Belgian Blonde ale using Chech Saaz hops and Belgian Pilsner malt to create apricot, pear and pepper notes.



7.2% ABV | 72 IBU

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.



5.3% ABV | 55 IBU

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.

Whats on Tap

December Nights
9% ABV | 65 IBU

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.

Coconut Porter

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.

Abbey Wall
7.1% ABV
Belgian Dubbel

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.

Chewbocka Doppelbocka
8.7% ABV

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.

Hipsters Wit
5.0% ABV
Belgian-Style Wit

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

Brewers Reserve
6.3% ABV
American Strong Ale

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.

Far Fay Away
6.6% ABV
West Coast IPA

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.

Got Nelson?
7.2% ABV
West Coast Style IPA

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.

6.6% ABV

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.

5.9% ABV
Coffee Stout

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.

Smuggler’s Cove
5.6% ABV
Agave Amber Ale

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.

4.6% ABV
Session IPA

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.

Sticky Henderson
6.9% ABV
Dank West Coast IPA

Dank Columbus hops blend with Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, and Amarillo in our newest rotating IPA. Dank, tropical and super sticky.

The Road Home
6.7% ABV

This beer drinks light, with flavors of pear and apricot, and has a relatively dry finish. A little tartness accompanies the dryness.

Tropic Daze IPA
7% ABV

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.

Alpha King
6.9% ABV
American IPA

Udder Respect
7.0% ABV
Milk Stout

Farmers Only
6.1% ABV

Bad Moon Weizen
5.6% ABV
German Hefeweizen

Rye Trois
6.2% ABV
Hazy hoppy Ale fermented w/ sach trois

Sir Chairman Meow
5.7% ABV
Hoppy American Wheat Ale

Radio Gold
5.7% ABV
Hoppy Golden Ale