CORE BEER
PARKS COLLECTION
HIGH GROUND SERIES
TRAIL CREW
THE SNIPES

ALWAYS AVAILABLE

Our Core lineup is available year round on draft and sometimes on cask or nitro. Look for Table Beer, Blond Ale, Brown Ale and IPA in cans at your local store, or stop by the tasting room to pick up a few. Oatmeal Stout is planned to go into cans in 2017.

TABLE BEER

4.0% ABV

 

A sessionable Belgian in the tradition of the Trappist brewers beers. This satisfying little Belgian is full of citrus and  pepper  flavor. It is crisp and clean and pairs as nicely with a turkey dinner as it does with a sunny afternoon in the back yard.

Available on draft and in cans.

 

SILVER MEDAL  SDIBF 2014

BLOND ALE

4.5% ABV

 

Our Blond ale is light in color, and focused on a gentle malt flavor. It's clean  and refreshing with a touch more bitterness than your average blonde.

Available on draft and planned for cans in 2017.

 

BRONZE MEDAL  SDIBF 2015

BROWN ALE

4.5% ABV

 

Rich brown in color with a caramel and biscuit  filled  flavor profile. It's refreshing and pairs wonderfully with gooey mac and cheese or any  sharp cheddar. Light toasty notes and a gentle hint of roastiness leave this beer dry at the finish making you want to take another sip.

OATMEAL STOUT

4.5% ABV

 

This stout has been called “life changing”, the flavor is chocolaty, roasty, and reminiscent of coffee with cream. The oatmeal provides a luscious body while the roasted character accentuates the clean finish.

Available on draft and planned for cans in 2017.

 

GOLD MEDAL  GABF 2014

IPA

5.1% ABV

 

Widely considered to be the benchmark of any San Diego brewery. Our IPA is focused on drinkability rather than on bitterness and with a 5.1%ABV you can enjoy a couple. The hop profile is citrusy with some pine undertones. A bright and truly hoppy San Diego IPA.

*Product photography by Studio Schulz

THE PARKS COLLECTION™

OCCASIONAL RELEASES

These offerings will appear occasionally as demand and the brew schedule allow. They are available on tap around town, and in the tasting room we offer tastes, full pours, cans, and growler fills while they last. Current offerings can be seen by following our BENCHMARKTAPS feed on Instagram. Want to be among the first to know whats on deck? Subscribe to our newsletter.

BEATEN PATH

5.0%ABV

 

This extra pale ale is made with just five ingredients: Pale Malt, oats, water, Cal Ale yeast, and Citra hops. It's a simple recipe but the result is something special. A showcase for the bright juicy flavors and aroma of the Citra hops. Available on draft and in cans.

HOP CHUNKS

8.5%ABV

 

This imperial IPA is bright and clean - old school San Diego. It features notes of citrus and pine from the six varieties of classic pacific northwest hops. It has nearly 100 IBU's it's surprisingly refreshing the ABV. Available on draft and in cans.

PRIMITIVE CAMP

5.0%ABV

 

This pre-prohibition style pilsner is flavorful, crisp, and refreshing with bright citrus character from the hops used in the finish. It's brewed with single origin, land race corn that's been nixtamalized, the process that turns corn into masa. Available on draft.

RIVER RYE

6.5%ABV

 

This red rye is the perfect pairing of bold American hops and earthy spicy rye, offering a unique complexity of flavor. It is rich but refreshing with a deep mahogany color, creamy body, and clean crisp finish. Available on draft and in cans.

STARGAZER

8.5%ABV

 

This wee heavy is a rich malty mouth-full. A big Scottish style beer with a complex malt bill. It offers flavors of toffee, brown sugar, and caramel, with some bready, and dark fruit notes. The finish is dry with a bit of warmth for balance. Available on draft.

TRAIL DOG

7.25%ABV

 

This west coast IPA is a classic San Diego IPA , it’s brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo hops, offering notes of apricot and pine in the flavor and aroma. This one is crisp and clean, satisfyingly old school. Available on draft.

VOYAGER

7.5%ABV

 

This Belgian style dark ale is a showcase for the character offered by the traditional Belgian yeast. It's full of dark fruit notes supported by the flavor of the specialty malts. A medium boy, and a clean finish. Available on draft, and in cans.

*BRONZE  SDIBF 2016

*Product photography by Studio Schulz

THE HIGH GROUND SERIES

SEASONAL RELEASES

You can expect these beers to come around once each year. High Ground Beer is available on tap at some of our favorite places around town. We will offer tastes, full pours and growler fills in the tasting room. These will be available on cask as appropriate.

HILDEGARD

TRIPLE IPA

This beer is a beast at 13.5%ABV, a Citra forward triple IPA that gives you all of that bright citrus flavor and aroma. It finishes with just a hint of warmth. Hildegard IIIPA is named for the 12th century nun who's writings are the first known reference to using hops as a preservative in  beer.

TALKING TREE

SAISON

A classic take on this Belgian style. It has citrus fruit esters with some earthiness supported by heavy carbonation. It features the addition of spelt, an ancient grain that lends some almond and toffee notes. Talking Tree is named for the Terry Allen tree sculpture at UCSD.

SAN DIEGO 71

IMPERIAL IPA

Our anniversary beer and very first special release, it's name marks the number of active San Diego brewhouses in the county when we opened - Benchmark and San Diego Beer have grown so much since then.  This hop bomb is full of old school San Diego flavor.

HERE'S YOUR DAMN STOUT

IMPERIAL STOUT

This Imperial Stout is malty and rich, full of roast and chocolate flavor and aroma, a little fruity with a full body. You asked for it so here it is. With 10% ABV and very little alcohol warmth it can sneak up on you.

FEISTY FLEUR

BELGIAN TRIPEL

Our Belgian style tripel is fruity with biscuit notes and a bit of warmth from the 9.1%abv. With it's bright carbonation and frothy white head this one is perfect for celebrating.

TRAIL CREW

EXPERIMENTAL SMALL BATCH BEER

Available in the tasting room only, details coming soon.

SNIPE BEER

EXTREMITY LIMITED RELEASE BEER

Details coming soon.