Hoffer's in San Diego


Beer list last updated:
Sat 19 Apr 2014 04:12 PM
Bar/Pub/Tavern/Restaurant/Gastropub
8282 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942

(619) 466-8282
www.hofferscigar.com

Mon-Fri: 11am-11pm
Sat: 11am-11pm
Sun: 1pm-8pm
HAPPY HOUR 11-7 $-1.00 OFF MOST BEERS



Description by Andrew Killion
East County’s first real foray into craft beer bars comes with a nicotine kick. Hoffer’s 24 taps, excellent high-brow wine selection, and two walk-in humidors of tobacco-infused glory stand out in the middle of an otherwise sleepy La Mesa Village. While not a big beer drinker, proprietor Phil Hoffman knows his wine and his stogies, and at least knows enough about business to employ people who DO have a strong footing in craft beer. He’s also not afraid to take suggestions from the house for upcoming taps. You can always find him taking a long pull from a dark cigar with a glass of wine on the back patio/smoking area, which is likely where you’ll find yourself on a warm summer night, comforted by a Speedway Stout (on regular rotation here) and a glowing cherry at the end of your maduro. (PRO-TIP: The dark green–walled ambiance here always makes me feel like I should be in a suit ... so maybe wear a suit.

Hoffer's Craft Beers on Tap - 24 Taps

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2 Towns Ciderhouse Bright Cider
$5.00 16 oz Common Cider     6.0%
2 Towns Ciderhouse, San Francisco, CA

Variable, but should be a medium, refreshing drink. Sweet ciders must not be cloying. Dry ciders must not be too austere. An ideal cider serves well as a “session” drink, and suitably accompanies a wide variety of food.

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Alesmith Horny Devil
$5.00 12 oz Belgian Golden Strong Ale     11.0%
AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

A golden, complex, effervescent, strong Belgian-style ale.

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Alesmith Speedway Stout
$5.00 12 oz Russian Imperial Stout     12.0%
AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

An intensely flavored, big, dark ale. Roasty, fruity, and bittersweet, with a noticeable alcohol presence.

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Allagash Confluence
$6.00 10 oz Belgian Specialty Ale     7.4%
Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME

Variable. This category encompasses a wide range of Belgian ales produced by truly artisanal brewers more concerned with creating unique products than in increasing sales

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Alpine Nelson
$6.00 16 oz American IPA     7.0%
Alpine Beer Company, Alpine, CA

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

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Ballast Point Sculpin With Habanero
$5.00 12 oz American IPA     7.0%
Ballast Point Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

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Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
$5.00 16 oz American IPA     7.0%
Bear Republic Brewing Co., Healdsburg, CA

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

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Coronado /cigar City Jurata Porter
$6.00 16 oz Baltic Porter     8.0%
Coronado Brewing Company, Coronado, CA

A Baltic Porter often has the malt flavors reminiscent of an English brown porter and the restrained roast of a schwarzbier, but with a higher alcohol content than either. Very complex, with multi-layered flavors.

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Figueroa Mountain Lizard's Mouth IIPA
Imperial IPA     9.2%
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Buellton, CA

An intensely hoppy, very strong pale ale. Strongly hopped but clean and medium bodied.

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Firestone Walker 805 Blonde Ale
$5.00 16 oz Blonde Ale     4.7%
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA

Easy-drinking with light malt characteristics of bread or toast. Light understated hop flavor.

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Knee Deep Citra Extra Pale Ale
$5.00 16 oz American Pale Ale     6.0%
Knee Deep Brewing, Lincoln, CA

Refreshing and hoppy, yet with sufficient supporting malt.

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Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA
$6.00 12 oz Imperial IPA     11.25%
Knee Deep Brewing, Lincoln, CA

An intensely hoppy, very strong pale ale. Strongly hopped but clean and medium bodied.

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Noble Ale Works Big Whig IPA
$5.00 16 oz American IPA     6.8%
Noble Ale Works, Anaheim, CA

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

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North Coast Old Rasputin
$5.00 16 oz Russian Imperial Stout     9.0%
North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, CA

An intensely flavored, big, dark ale. Roasty, fruity, and bittersweet, with a noticeable alcohol presence.

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Oskar Blues The Deuce
$5.00 16 oz American Brown Ale     7.0%
Oskar Blues, Lyons, CO

Can be considered a bigger, maltier, hoppier interpretation of Northern English brown ale or a hoppier, less malty Brown Porter, often including the citrus-accented hop presence that is characteristic of American hop varieties.

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Pizza Port Swamis IPA
$5.00 16 oz American IPA     7.0%
Pizza Port, Carlsbad, CA

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

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Port Mongo IPA
$5.00 16 oz Imperial IPA     8.5%
Port Brewing Company, San Marcos, CA

An intensely hoppy, very strong pale ale. Strongly hopped but clean and medium bodied.

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Rough Draft Belgian Vanilla Stout(Nitro)
$5.00 16 oz Sweet Stout     5.9%
Rough Draft Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

A very dark, sweet, full-bodied, slightly roasty ale. Often tastes like sweetened espresso.

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Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
$5.00 16 oz American IPA     6.6%
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, CA

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

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Societe The Apprentice
$5.00 16 oz American IPA     7.5%
Societe Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

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Stone Enjoy By 05.16.14
$6.00 16 oz Imperial IPA     9.4%
Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA

An intensely hoppy, very strong pale ale. Strongly hopped but clean and medium bodied.

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Stone World Bistro Gardens Delicious IPA
$6.00 16 oz American IPA     7.7%
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

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Thorn Street Vacay Mango Habanero IPA
$5.00 16 oz American IPA     7.0%
Thorn Street Brewery, San Diego, CA

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

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