Toolbox Brewing Company

A small batch, artisanal craft brewery.


VIVIAN BOTTLE RELEASE
May
13
12:00 pm12:00

VIVIAN BOTTLE RELEASE

As she makes her debut at the Mikkeller Beer Celebration in Copenhagen this week, we are proud to announce the very limited bottle release of...
VIVIAN
|| /vɪviˈɛn/ viv-ee-EN  ||
Much in the same way a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, Vivian (Latin; alive) has developed through a variety of stages to arrive at her current state. The grist consists of under modified pilsner malt, malted wheat, and flaked oats, building the foundation of a traditional Saison. Fermented and aged in French Oak California Chardonnay barrels with English ale yeast, wild yeast, and bacteria for 10 months, Vivian gradually evolved into what it is today. Vivian is alive and will continue to transform inside the bottle. 

BLEND: No. 01 ||  BOTTLED: 01/12/17
STYLE: American Brett Beer
BARRELS: French Oak CA Chardonnay
AGED: 10 Months
MICRO-FLORA: Saccharomyces cervisiae, Brettanomyces lambicus
ADDITIONS: N/A
TITRATABLE ACIDITY: 8.3 g/L

A very limited quantity of these gorgeous 750ml cork/cage bottles will be available for purchase this Saturday May 13th both online and in-house @ 12pm PST.
$15 each. Limit 6 per order.

Orders placed online will be available for pickup same-day (proxies allowed) for up to 30 days. All orders are also available for shipment within the state of CA via Golden State Overnight. Shipments will be processed Tues 5/16 and arrive Wed 5/17. Adult 21+ signature required for delivery.

UNITE EXPRESSION BOTTLE RELEASE
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

UNITE EXPRESSION BOTTLE RELEASE

BOTTLE RELEASE THIS SATURDAY
Unite Expression IWCBD 2016 || 750ml || $15 ea.
Barrel Aged American Wild Ale w/ Hibiscus Petals & Sea Salt
5.7% ABV || 11.5 g/L TA

International Women's Day, March 8th, is also the International Women's Collaboration Brew Day for female brewers, both professional and home. Each year unitebrew.org introduces a different brew to encourage collaboration and unity across the globe. The brew for 2016 titled "Unite Expression" was developed to educate, encourage enrichment and to allow all participants to express their individual brewing styles and skill sets.

Our IWCBD Unite Expression wild ale was inspired by the Hawaiian value "Laulima" (many hands working together) incorporating the Hawaiian hibiscus flower petals along with native La Jolla sea salt. Aged in wine barrels for 10 months, it is reminiscent of a Gose style ale with just a hint of salinity and floral essence alongside hints of Brett character & light oak.

The first release in our new cork/cage format, these bottles will be available online and in the tasting room starting this Saturday at 12pm PST. Orders placed online will be available for pickup (proxies allowed) same-day and up to 30 days. Proxies are allowed and must be listed in NOTES section of online shopping cart. All orders are also available for shipment within the state of CA via Golden State Overnight. Shipments will be processed Tues 4/25 and arrive Wed 4/26. Adult 21+ signature required for delivery. Residential and Business delivery available.

Help us raise awareness for IWCBD and their continued efforts to bring women of beer together! Cheers!

Eau d' Vine Blanc Bottle Release
Mar
23
12:00 pm12:00

Eau d' Vine Blanc Bottle Release

EAU D’ VINE BLANC
Barrel Fermented American Wild Ale w/ Orange Muscat Grapes
8.67% ABV || 18.5 g/L TA
500ml || $15 ea.

Blanc is the second in our Eau d' Vine series. The blend consists of our American Wild Ale base fermented in French oak Chardonnay barrels for 6-18 months with a house blend of multiple wild yeasts and bacteria. It was aged for an additional 6 weeks on juicy Orange Muscat grapes grown in Buellton California, picked just at their peak of ripeness. The beer has conditioned in the bottle for 4 months to obtain the characteristic carbonation of Eau d' Vine.

Bottles will be available for purchase this Thursday March 23 online @ 12pm PST and in-house @ 3pm. 

Orders placed online will be available for pickup same-day (proxies allowed) for up to 30 days. All orders are also available for shipment within the state of CA via Golden State Overnight. Shipments will be processed Tues 3/28 and arrive Wed 3/29. Adult 21+ signature required for delivery.

Hops In The Hills
Mar
11
1:00 pm13:00

Hops In The Hills

Enjoy an afternoon in San Elijo Hills tasting craft beers!
All proceeds go to San Elijo Elementary and Double Peak K-8 PTO
$40 tickets (with souvenir cup)

Tickets available here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hops-in-the-hills-tickets-31080078351

Facebook: SEH Hops in the Hills

RUSTIQUE FRAMBOISE BOTTLE RELEASE
Feb
11
11:00 am11:00

RUSTIQUE FRAMBOISE BOTTLE RELEASE

AVAILABLE THIS SATURDAY 02/11! ONLINE & IN-HOUSE!

We are so excited to share with you the much anticipated release of...

RUSTIQUE FRAMBOISE
BA Rustic Sour Saison with Fresh Whole Raspberries
7.0% ABV || 12.4 g/L TA
750ml || $22 ea || Limit 6

Our Rustic Saison base containing barley, spelt, rye, and oats fermented for 6 months in French oak red wine & Chardonnay barrels with fresh, whole California Raspberries added. Bottle conditioned for an additional 4 months.

Such a great beer and a beautiful label that we just had to move up the bottle release in time for Valentines Day! Bottles will be available for purchase online @ 11am PST and in-house @ 12pm. Rustique Framboise will also be available on tap starting Saturday, while supplies last.

Orders placed online will be available for pickup same-day (proxies allowed) for up to 30 days. All orders are also available for shipment within the state of CA via Golden State Overnight. Shipments will be processed Tues 2/14 and arrive Wed 2/15. Adult 21+ signature required for delivery.

Follow the link above to our webstore for further purchase information.

SAISON TROUBADOUR BOTTLE RELEASE
Feb
2
12:00 pm12:00

SAISON TROUBADOUR BOTTLE RELEASE

SAISON TROUBADOUR
BA French Saison || 6.5% ABV
750ml || $15 ea || Limit 6

Available online via our webstore @ 12pm PST or in-house @ 3pm. 

All orders placed online will be available for pickup same-day for up to 30 days. All orders are available for shipment within the state of CA via Golden State Overnight. Shipments will be processed Tues 2/7 and arrive Wed 2/8. Adult 21+ signature required for delivery.

SAISON TROUBADOUR
Across the centuries, from rural France to West Hollywood, lyrical poets have encouraged their listeners to discuss and question the world around them. Through their poignant and sometimes controversial compositions they provoke conversation and spark invention. Modern poets such as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and many others have continued this long held tradition of storytelling. 

Through collaboration and discussion we gladly present Troubadour, a French Saison consisting of barley and wheat, fermented with saison yeast and Brettanomyces bruxellensis var. drie for 4 months in Hungarian oak Chardonnay barrels and refermented in this bottle for an additional 4 months. Enjoy. Share. Discuss. Continue the tradition.

APPEARANCE: Straw, medium lingering head.
AROMA: Hay, lemon zest, orange peel, floral Brettanomyces, mild vanilla and slight almond. 
FLAVOR: Complex. Vanilla, oak, coconut, candied lemon and oranges with straw intermingle with a spritzy effervescence. High carbonation brings about a tingling mineral character that plays nicely with the Brettanomyces and pilsner malt tones.

TRUTH FROM HEART BOTTLE RELEASE
Jan
12
12:00 pm12:00

TRUTH FROM HEART BOTTLE RELEASE

TRUTH FROM HEART
Barrel Fermented & Aged Saison w/ Fresh CA White Nectarines
7.1% ABV || 13.1 g/L TA || 750ml || $22ea (Limit 6)

Available online via our webstore @ 12pm PST or in-house @ 3pm. Limited quantities. While supplies last.

Artists have always used symbolism as a way to express ideas through their work. Scholars have suggested that artists would use nectarines to depict the heart and a leaf to represent the tongue. Combining these two elements was their way of illustrating the romantic notion of speaking truth from the heart. This beer is our attempt to pay homage to this concept through the art and science of brewing. 

We started with Milk the Funk Collaboration #2 Saison base and fermented it with our house microbes. We aged it for 5 months in French Oak Pinot barrels before adding 4 pounds of fresh California White Nectarines per gallon and refermented in the bottle for 4 months.

Poinsettia 2016 Bottle Release
Dec
1
12:00 pm12:00

Poinsettia 2016 Bottle Release

POINSETTIA 2016
BA Holiday Sour Ale
6.5% ABV || 9.4 g/L TA
750ml || $22 ea || Limit 3

Available in online store @ 12pm PST and in-house @ 3pm.

Barrel fermented and aged in French oak white wine barrels for 10 months. With Maraschino cherries, caramelized pineapple, sweet orange peel, toasted pecans, treacle, maple syrup and spiced rum soaked oak chips added.

Poinsettia, a small shrub with bright flaming red leaves, known to some as the christmas star. To most as the symbol that the holiday season is upon us. Here at Toolbox, it's the name of our street. The second in our annual Poinsettia Holiday Ale series, Poinsettia 2016 is inspired by a traditional holiday favorite, the fruit cake. Rich in fruits, nuts, liqueur and spice, the cake improves with age, much like this beautifully balanced and delicious holiday ale. Enjoy this holiday season or age for the ones to come. Cheers & Happy Holidays!

SDBW- CELLAR SUNDAY @ TOOLBOX
Nov
13
12:00 pm12:00

SDBW- CELLAR SUNDAY @ TOOLBOX

AVAILABLE: TBD

During San Diego Beer Week 2016, every Sunday we will be offering a selection of previously released bottles from the Toolbox Cellar for purchase.

*First come, first served. While supplies last. Subject to change. Limit 2 per person.

 

SDBW- SNEAK PEEK TAPPING @ TOOLBOX
Nov
12
12:00 pm12:00

SDBW- SNEAK PEEK TAPPING @ TOOLBOX

TAPPING: POINSETTIA 2016
During San Diego Beer Week 2016, we will be tapping a special keg of an unreleased beer every Friday & Saturday. First come, first served. While supplies last.

MACKINAW BATCH #2 RELEASE
Nov
10
12:00 pm12:00

MACKINAW BATCH #2 RELEASE

MACKINAW BATCH #2
Barrel Fermented & Aged Saison w/ White Peaches
7.1% ABV || 10.2 g/L TA
750ml || $22 ea || Limit 6

Barrel fermented and aged in French oak white wine barrels for 7 months with fresh, California white peaches.

~ This ale strikes a delicate balance with our use of French oak, white peaches and low acidity. The mild character of ripened white peaches incorporates a mouth filling feeling complimenting its effervescent quality. As each sip dissipates, its aromatics leave you with nothing but delectable white peach.

SDBW- CELLAR SUNDAY @ TOOLBOX
Nov
6
12:00 pm12:00

SDBW- CELLAR SUNDAY @ TOOLBOX

AVAILABLE: TBD

During San Diego Beer Week 2016, every Sunday we will be offering a selection of previously released bottles from the Toolbox Cellar for purchase.

*First come, first served. While supplies last. Subject to change. Limit 2 per person.

SDBW- SNEAK PEEK TAPPING @ TOOLBOX
Nov
5
12:00 pm12:00

SDBW- SNEAK PEEK TAPPING @ TOOLBOX

TAPPING: RUSTIQUE FRAMBOISE
During San Diego Beer Week 2016, we will be tapping a special keg of an unreleased beer every Friday & Saturday. First come, first served. While supplies last.