Hoffer's in San Diego


Beer list last updated:
Mon 28 Jul 2014 02:52 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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Alesmith Horny Devil
$6.00 12 oz Belgian Golden Strong Ale     10.0%
AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

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

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Bear Republic Cafe Racer 15
$6.00 16 oz Imperial IPA     9.75%
Bear Republic Brewing Co., Healdsburg, CA

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

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Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
$6.00 16 oz American IPA     7.5%
Bear Republic Brewing Co., Healdsburg, CA

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

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Belching Beaver Beavers Milk
$5.00 16 oz American Stout     5.5%
Belching Beaver Brewing, Vista, CA

A hoppy, bitter, strongly roasted Foreign-style Stout (of the export variety).

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Drakes Aroma Coma
American IPA     6.75%
Drake's Brewing Company, San Leandro, CA

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

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Firestone Walker Double Jack
$6.00 12 oz Imperial IPA     9.5%
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA

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

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Firestone Walker Easy Jack Summer Session IPA
Pint American IPA     4.5%
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA

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

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Golden Road Get Up Offa That Brown
American Brown Ale     5.5%
Golden Road Brewing, Los Angeles, CA

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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Hangar 24 Local Fields Series: Palmero
Belgian Dubbel     7.0%
Hangar 24 Brewery, Redlands, CA

A deep reddish, moderately strong, malty, complex Belgian ale.

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Ironfire Devil With In IIPA
Imperial IPA     9.5%
Ironfire Brewing Company, Temecula, CA

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

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Julian Hard Cider Razzmatazz Raspberry Cider
$6.00 12 oz Common Cider     6.99%
Julian Hard Cider, CA, United States

A refreshing drink with medium body and wine-like apple flavor.

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Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA
$6.00 16 oz Imperial IPA     9.0%
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

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

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Latitude 33 Vanilla Porter (nitro)
Brown Porter     6.5%
Latitude 33 Brewing Company, Vista, CA

A fairly substantial English dark ale with restrained roasty characteristics.

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Modern Times Blazing World
$5.00 16 oz American Amber Ale     6.8%
Modern Times Beer, San Diego, CA

Like an American pale ale with more body, more caramel richness, and a balance more towards malt than hops.

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Monks Cafe Flemish Sour Red
$5.00 12 oz Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin     5.5%
Brouwerij Van Steenberge, Ertvelde, Belgium

A malty, fruity, aged, somewhat sour Belgian-style brown ale.

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Ninkasi Oatis Oatmeal Stout
$5.00 16 oz Oatmeal Stout     7.2%
Ninkasi Brewery, Eugene, OR

A very dark, full-bodied, roasty, malty ale with a complementary oatmeal flavor.

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Noble Ale Works Breakaway Pale Ale
American Pale Ale     5.0%
Noble Ale Works, Anaheim, CA

Refreshing and hoppy, yet with sufficient supporting malt.

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North Coast Brother Thelonious
Belgian Dark Strong Ale     9.4%
North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, CA

A dark, very rich, complex, very strong Belgian ale. Complex, rich, smooth and dangerous.

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North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
$5.00 16 oz German Pilsner     4.4%
North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, CA

Crisp, clean, refreshing beer that prominently features a light hop bitterness.

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Rip Current Lupulin Lust IPA
$6.00 16 oz Imperial IPA     8.2%
Rip Current Brewing, San Marcos, CA

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

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Rip Current Rescue Buoy
Russian Imperial Stout     11.0%
Rip Current Brewing, San Marcos, CA

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

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