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Small Bar in San Diego


Beer list last updated:
Thu 24 Apr 2014 08:45 PM
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
April 24, 2014 - Helm's Batten Down Nutty Brown from the cask!
12:00PM Local favorite Helm's has gone nuts! Get it? Nuts! Batten Down Brown Ale with nuts, straight from the cask.

Small Bar Craft Beers on Tap - 40 Taps

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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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Bear Republic Pete Brown Tribute Ale
American Brown Ale     6.3%
Bear Republic Brewing Co., Healdsburg, 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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Bockor Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge
Flanders Red Ale     5.5%
Brouwerij Bockor N.V., Bellegem-Kortrijk, Belgium

A complex, sour, red wine-like Belgian-style 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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Coronado Cbc/cigar City Jurata
8.0%
Coronado Brewing Company, Coronado, CA

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Coronado Orange Avenue
American Wheat or Rye Beer     5.2%
Coronado Brewing Company, Coronado, CA

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

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De Struise Brouwers Westoek Xx
8.0%
De Struise Brouwers, Belgium

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Double Mountain Ira
7.0%
Double Mountain, OR, United States

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Drakes Black Robusto Porter
Robust Porter     7.0%
Drakes, United States

A substantial, malty dark ale with a complex and flavorful roasted character.

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El Segundo Hop Tanker Dipa
Imperial IPA     9.2%
El Segundo Brewing, El Segundo, CA

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

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Faction 2 Hop Collab
5.8%
Faction Brewing Company, Alameda, CA

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Great Divide 20th Anniversary
Belgian Specialty Ale     8.2%
Great Divide Brewery, Denver, CO

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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Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
Imperial Stout     9.5%
Great Divide Brewery, Denver, CO

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Great Divide Nomad
Bohemian Pilsener     5.0%
Great Divide Brewery, Denver, CO

Crisp, complex and well-rounded yet refreshing

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Great Divide Rumble
American IPA     7.1%
Great Divide Brewery, Denver, CO

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

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Green Flash West Coast IPA
American IPA     7.3%
Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

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

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High Water Campfire S'mores Stout
7.3%
High Water Brewing, Chico, CA

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Jolly Pumpkin Oro De Calabaza
Belgian Golden Strong Ale     8.0%
Jolly Pumpkin, Dexter, MI

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

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Kinetic Potential Grapefruit Kolsch
5.2%
Kinetic Brewing Company, Lancaster, CA

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Knee Deep Hop Shortage Triple IPA
Imperial IPA     11.5%
Knee Deep Brewing, Lincoln, CA

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

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Lightning Thunderweizen
Weizen/Weissbier     5.5%
Lightning Brewery, Poway, CA

A pale, spicy, fruity, refreshing wheat-based ale.

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Malheur 12
Abt/Quadrupel     12.0%
Brouwerij De Landtsheer Nv, Belgium

Strong and richly malty sweet with low bitterness and noticeable alcohol.

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Mike Hess Grazias
6.3%
Mike Hess Brewing, San Diego, CA

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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 Lomaland
Saison     5.5%
Modern Times Beer, San Diego, CA

A refreshing, medium to strong fruity/spicy ale with a distinctive yellow-orange color, highly carbonated, well hopped, and dry with a quenching acidity.

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Monkey Paw Cornelius Iipa
Imperial IPA     9.6%
Monkey Paw Brewery, San Diego, CA

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

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Mort Subite Kriek
Fruit Lambic     4.5%
Mort Subite, Belgium

Complex, fruity, pleasantly sour/acidic, balanced, pale, wheat-based ale fermented by a variety of Belgian microbiota. A lambic with fruit, not just a fruit beer.

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Original Sin Y Hard Cider
4.5%
Original Sin Cidery, NY, United States

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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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Sierra Nevada Sn Ovila Saison W/ Mandarin
Saison     7.2%
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, CA

A refreshing, medium to strong fruity/spicy ale with a distinctive yellow-orange color, highly carbonated, well hopped, and dry with a quenching acidity.

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Societe The Apprentice
American IPA     7.5%
Societe Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

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

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Speakeasy Butchertown Black
American IPA     7.6%
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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St. Bernardus Prior 8
Belgian Dubbel     8.0%
Brouwerij St. Bernardus, Watou, Belgium

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

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Stiegl Radler Grapefruit
Fruit Beer     2.5%
Stieglbrauerei Zu Salzburg Gmbh (Stiegl), Salzburg, Austria

A harmonious marriage of fruit and beer. The key attributes of the underlying style will be different with the addition of fruit; do not expect the base beer to taste the same as the unadulterated version. Judge the beer based on the pleasantness and balance of the resulting combination.

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Stone Delicious IPA
8.3%
Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA

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Tripel Karmeliet
Belgian Tripel     8.4%
Brouwerij Bosteels, Buggenhout, 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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Wells And Young Banana Bread Beer
Fruit Beer     5.2%
Wells And Young, United Kingdom

A harmonious marriage of fruit and beer. The key attributes of the underlying style will be different with the addition of fruit; do not expect the base beer to taste the same as the unadulterated version. Judge the beer based on the pleasantness and balance of the resulting combination.

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Upcoming Events - 5

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April 24, 2014 - Helm's Batten Down Nutty Brown from the cask!
12:00PM
Local favorite Helm's has gone nuts! Get it? Nuts! Batten Down Brown Ale with nuts, straight from the cask.

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May 01, 2014 - Ritual Extra Red from the cask!
12:00PM
Join us for a cask of Ritual's rich, delicious Extra Red served fresh from the beer engine.

8

May 08, 2014 - Green Flash Road Warrior Imperial Red Rye IPA from the cask
12:00PM
Introducing Road Warrior, a new imperial IPA from Green Flash, brewed with rye. We're serving it on the beer engine fresh from the cask.

15

May 15, 2014 - AleSmith X Pale Ale Cask
12:00PM
AleSmith X Pale Ale fresh from the cask!

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May 24, 2014 - Beer 4 Breakfast With Speakeasy Brewing Co.
10:00AM-2:00PM
It's Beer 4 Breakfast with San Francisco's Speakeasy Brewing Co. Featuring on tap: Prohibition Amber Ale, The Informant Elderflower Saison, Tallulah Extra Pale Ale, Double Daddy Double IPA; and Vendetta IPA from the cask.