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Small Bar in San Diego


Beer list last updated:
Thu 24 Jul 2014 09:37 AM
Bar/Pub/Tavern/Restaurant/Gastropub
4628 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92116

(619) 795-7998
www.smallbarsd.com

Mon-Fri: Noon-2am
Sat-Sun: 10am-2am




Description by Laurie Delk
From the gothic chandeliers over the bar to the black-and-white posters of the Ramones, this place defines cool. Located in University Heights, Small Bar dons an impressive 42 taps, featuring a variety of American craft beers with special nods to the West Coast and to Belgian brews. And the food? Delicious. The biscuits with hop sausage gravy is a beer-lover’s dream, and the Guinness mac and cheese is the best brew-based dish this side of anywhere. Be sure to check out their meal-in-a-glass Brunch Bloody Mary. It's the stuff of legends, complete with a litany of accoutrements, including bacon and pork rinds. If you like it quiet, go in the afternoons. If you like the scene, check them out on weekend nights and Sunday brunch.
TODAY
July 24, 2014 - Stone Ruination 15 Hop Cask
12:00PM Stone's award winning Double IPA dry-hopped with 15 different varietals, served fresh from the cask.

Small Bar Craft Beers on Tap - 40 Taps

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AleSmith Nut Brown
Southern English Brown     5.0%
AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

A luscious, malt-oriented brown ale, with a caramel, dark fruit complexity of malt flavor. May seem somewhat like a smaller version of a sweet stout or a sweet version of a dark mild.

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Anchor Liberty Ale
American Pale Ale     6.0%
Anchor Brewing, San Francisco, CA

Refreshing and hoppy, yet with sufficient supporting malt.

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Anchor Small Beer
Standard/Ordinary Bitter     3.3%
Anchor Brewing, San Francisco, CA

Light bodied with medium maltiness and bitterness, but little hop flavor in this low alcohol, easy-drinking beer.

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Anchor Steam
California Common Beer     4.9%
Anchor Brewing, San Francisco, CA

A lightly fruity beer with firm, grainy maltiness, interesting toasty and caramel flavors, and pronounced hop bitterness.

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Anderson Valley Holy Gose
Gose     4.2%
Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Boonville, CA

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Avery 21st Anniversary Brown DIPA
8.7%
Avery Brewing, Boulder, CO

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Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
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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Bavik Pils
5.2%
Brouwerij Bavik, Bavikhove, Belgium

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Bockor Vanderghinste Oud Bruin
Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin     5.5%
Brouwerij Bockor N.V., Bellegem-Kortrijk, Belgium

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

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Chimay Cinq Cents Tripel (White)
Belgian Tripel     8.0%
Bieres De Chimay, Baileux, Belgium

Strongly resembles a Strong Golden Ale but slightly darker and somewhat fuller-bodied. Usually has a more rounded malt flavor but should not be sweet.

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Cismontane Belgian Apple Pie
Belgian Specialty Ale     7.8%
Cismontane Brewing Company, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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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De Proef Reinaert
9.0%
De Proefbrouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium

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Drakes Black Robusto Porter
7.0%
Drakes, United States

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Gulden Draak
Belgian Dark Strong Ale     10.5%
Brouwerij Van Steenberge, Ertvelde, Belgium

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

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Heretic Evil Twin
American Amber Ale     6.8%
Heretic Brewing Company, Pittsburg, CA

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

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Hillcrest Brewing Co Pride '14 Belgian Session Ale
4.5%
Hillcrest Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

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Knee Deep Hoptologist
Imperial IPA     9.0%
Knee Deep Brewing, Lincoln, CA

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

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Mike Hess Grazias
Cream Ale     5.5%
Mike Hess Brewing, San Diego, CA

Clean, light, and crisp but with medium body and a smooth mouthfeel.

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Modern Times Fortunate Islands
American Wheat or Rye Beer     4.8%
Modern Times Beer, San Diego, CA

Refreshing wheat or rye beers that can display more hop character and less yeast character than their German cousins.

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Modern Times Phalanx IPA
American IPA     7.2%
Modern Times Beer, San Diego, CA

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

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Mother Earth Auld Knucker
7.0%
Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston, NC

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Ommegang Adoration
Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer     10.0%
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

A stronger, darker, spiced beer that often has a rich body and warming finish suggesting a good accompaniment for the cold winter season.

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Ommegang Belgian Independence Day IPA
American IPA     7.5%
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

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

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Ommegang Cooperstown Ale
Blonde Ale     5.5%
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

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

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Ommegang Ommegang/d'achouffe Gnomegang
Belgian Specialty Ale     9.5%
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

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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Ommegang Witte
Witbier     5.1%
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

A refreshing, elegant, tasty, moderate-strength wheat-based ale.

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Orkney Skull Splitter
Strong Scotch Ale     8.5%
Orkney Brewery, United Kingdom

Rich, malty and usually sweet, which can be suggestive of a dessert. Complex secondary malt flavors prevent a one-dimensional impression. Strength and maltiness can vary

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Oskar Blues St. Oskar (With St. Archer)
7.0%
Oskar Blues, Lyons, CO

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Rodenbach Grand Cru
Flanders Red Ale     6.0%
Brouwerij Rodenbach, Roeselare, Belgium

A complex, sour, red wine-like Belgian-style ale.

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Saint Archer White Ale
Witbier     5.0%
Saint Archer Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

A refreshing, elegant, tasty, moderate-strength wheat-based ale.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Pilsner
Classic American Pilsner     5.2%
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, CA

Refreshing, but with underlying malt and hops that stand out when compared to other modern American light lagers.

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Societe The Bachelor Citra
6.5%
Societe Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

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Societe The Bachelor Mosaic
6.5%
Societe Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

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Speakeasy Vendetta
American IPA     7.5%
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, San Francisco, CA

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

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St James Gate Guinness
Dry Stout     4.2%
St James Gate, Dublin, Ireland

A very dark, roasty, bitter, creamy ale.

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Stone Stone/Heretic/ Beachwood Unapologetic IIPA
8.8%
Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA

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Stone Stone/drew Curtis/wil Wheaton Woot Stout
Imperial Stout     13.0%
Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA

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Unibroue Maudite
Belgian Dark Strong Ale     8.0%
Unibroue Brewery, Chambly, QC

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

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Wells And Young Banana Bread Beer
Fruit Beer     5.2%
Wells And Young, United Kingdom

A harmonious marriage of fruit and beer. Distinctively fruity.

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Wells And Young Bombardier
Special/Best/Premium Bitter     4.2%
Wells And Young, United Kingdom

Medium bodied with medium maltiness and bitterness, but only moderate hop flavor in this easy-drinking beer.

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Upcoming Events - 7

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July 24, 2014 - Stone Ruination 15 Hop Cask
12:00PM
Stone's award winning Double IPA dry-hopped with 15 different varietals, served fresh from the cask.

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July 30, 2014 - Ska Brewing Party
5:00PM
Ska Brewing comes to Small Bar with Modus Hoperandi, True Blonde, and Buster Nut Brown on draft, Decadent Double IPA in bottles, and keeper pints. DJ Dirty Bird rocks the 2 Tone.

31

July 31, 2014 - Saint Archer IPA from the cask!
12:00PM
GABF medal winner Yiga Miyashiro put together a very special cask of Saint Archer IPA dry-hopped with Equinox hops.

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August 07, 2014 - Rip Current Lupulin Lust From the Cask!
12:00PM
Join us for a special cask of Rip Current's San Diego-style IPA. This flavorful IPA boasts big lemon, grapefruit and tangerine aromas and flavors with some pine-like notes rounding out the experience.

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August 14, 2014 - Hess Habitus IPA with Mango & Jalapeno Cask
12:00PM
Hess presents their awarding winning Rye IPA, conditioned with mango and jalapeno, served fresh from the beer engine.

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August 18, 2014 - Ninkasi Night - Meet The Brewer
5:00PM
Meet Ninkasi brewer Jamie Floyd, with featured beers.

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September 20, 2014 - Small Bar 5th Anniversary Weekend
10:00AM
Anniversary Weekend kicks off with a special Beer 4 Breakfast featuring Faction Brewing from 10AM to 2PM on Saturday. The celebration continues with an amazing assortment of rare barrel-aged beers through the weekend. Don't miss out!