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Small Bar in San Diego


Beer list last updated:
Tue 28 Oct 2014 04:57 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
October 30, 2014 - El Segundo Blue House Citra Pale Ale from the cask!
12:00PM The delicious Citra-version of Blue House Pale double dry-hopped and served fresh from the beer engine!

Small Bar Craft Beers on Tap - 37 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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Alesmith IPA
American IPA     7.25%
AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

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

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Anchor Liberty Ale
American Pale Ale     5.9%
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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Aventinus Eisbock
Eisbock     8.2%
Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn Gm, Kelheim, Germany

An extremely strong, full and malty dark lager with flavors of dark fruits, caramel, and chocolate.

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Avery Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest     9.3%
Avery Brewing, Boulder, CO

Smooth, clean, and rather rich, with a depth of malt character that is often described as soft as well as complex.

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Ballast Point Pale Ale
Kolsch     5.2%
Ballast Point Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

A clean, crisp, delicately balanced beer with very subtle fruit flavors and aromas. Subdued maltiness throughout leads to a pleasantly refreshing tang in the finish.

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Bear Republic Tartare Rouge
Flanders Red Ale     6.0%
Bear Republic Brewing Co., Healdsburg, CA

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

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Belhaven Scottish Stout
Foreign Stout     7.0%
Belhaven Brewing Co. Ltd., Dunbar, United Kingdom

A very dark, moderately strong, roasty ale. Tropical varieties can be quite sweet, while export versions can be drier and fairly robust.

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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA
English IPA     6.1%
Belhaven Brewing Co. Ltd., Dunbar, United Kingdom

A hoppy, moderately strong pale ale that has less hop character and a more pronounced malt flavor than American versions.

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Bell's Expedition
10.5%
Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI

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BrewDog Libertine
6.8%
BrewDog, Fraserburgh, Scotland

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Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck Pumpkin
Belgian Specialty Ale     8.5%
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V., Ingelmunster, Belgium

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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Cismontane Marea Roja
Flanders Red Ale     4.4%
Cismontane Brewing Company, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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

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

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Drakes Zinful Drakonic
9.0%
Drakes, United States

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El Segundo Wallet Dropper
Imperial IPA     8.2%
El Segundo Brewing, El Segundo, CA

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

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Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof Bahnhof Bayerischer Buckwheat Berliner Weisse
Berliner Weisse     3.3%
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof, Leipzig, Germany

A very pale, sour, refreshing, low-alcohol wheat ale.

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Green Flash Soul Style
American IPA     6.5%
Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

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

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Heretic Evil Twin
American Red Ale     6.8%
Heretic Brewing Company, Fairfield, CA

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High Water Campfire S'mores Stout
American Stout     6.5%
High Water Brewing, Chico, CA

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

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Huyghe Red
Fruit Beer     8.0%
Brouwerij Huyghe, Melle, Belgium

A harmonious marriage of fruit and beer. Distinctively fruity.

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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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Mike Hess 40 Acre IPA
American IPA     5.9%
Mike Hess Brewing, San Diego, CA

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

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North Coast Scrimshaw
German Pilsner     4.7%
North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, CA

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

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Ommegang Witte
Witbier     5.2%
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

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

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Schneider Weisse Aventinus
Weizenbock     8.2%
Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn Gm, Kelheim, Germany

A strong, malty, fruity, wheat-based ale combining the best flavors of a dunkelweizen and the rich strength and body of a bock.

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

A harmonious marriage of fruit and beer. Distinctively fruity.

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

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Straffe Hendrik / De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrick Tripel
9.0%
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / De Halve Maan, Belgium

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Three Weavers Expatriate IPA
American IPA     6.9%
Three Weavers Brewing Co, Inglewood, CA

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

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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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Zum Uerige Uerige Sticke
4.7%
Zum Uerige, Germany

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Upcoming Events - 6

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October 30, 2014 - El Segundo Blue House Citra Pale Ale from the cask!
12:00PM
The delicious Citra-version of Blue House Pale double dry-hopped and served fresh from the beer engine!

7

November 07, 2014 - SDBW - Stone Brewing Co. Chocolate Pairing
5:00PM
Rare Stone ales - Arbalest Bourbon Barrel-aged Belgian IPA, Passion Project Wine Barrel-aged Passion Fruit Abbey Ale, Tiger Cub White Wine Barrel-aged Sour Cherry Saison, and White Wine Barrel-aged Cali-Belgique paired with locally made truffles from So Rich Chocolates.

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November 08, 2014 - SDBW - Drake's Beer 4 Breakfast
10:00AM-2:00PM
Beer 4 Breakfast with Drake's Brewing Co. featuring specially selected draft beers, cask ale, glasses, and a delicious brunch food pairing.

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November 11, 2014 - SDBW - Pumpkin Beer/Food Pairing
5:00PM
A pumpkin beer and food pairing featuring: Coronado Brewing Co. Punk'n Drublic, Lost Abbey Avant Gourde, Uinta Barrel-aged Jacked, Almanac Dark Sour Pumpkin Ale, and Shipyard Barrel-aged Smashed Pumpkin paired with specially prepared food selections.

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November 12, 2014 - SDBW - Three Weavers Brewing Co. Night
5:00PM
Award-winning brewer Alexandra Nowell will be on hand to introduce us to Three Weavers Brewing Company of Inglewood, California. Join us for five of her draft beers, a cask, and glasses.

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November 15, 2014 - SDBW - Beer 4 Breakfast with Coronado Brewing Co.
10:00AM-2:00PM
Beer 4 Breakfast featuring: Orange Avenue Witbier, Notorious DIPA, 2nd Chance Sour, Barrelmans Brown Ale, Grapefruit Islander IPA, Wadeorade White IPA, and Smith Tart Cherry Saison - all on tap; glasses, and a special brunch plate pairing.