brings balance to big hops. Our signature dry-hopping technique packs this San Diego pale ale full of tropical aromas and bright, citrus hop flavors. This SDPA rides a fine line: intensely hoppy, with just enough malt backbone.
Steamed Bao buns, beer-braised Duroc pork belly, spicy soy glaze, green papaya kimchee, fresh basil and cilantro, sesame, and cucumber relish. If you think it is unusual that we’ve paired our San Diego pale ale with a classic Vietnamese sandwich, then you don’t know Karl. Pintail’s vibrant citrus flavors play off the spicy soy and kimchee, while its caramel malts bring out the flavor of the pork belly. The beer’s hoppy finish matches the bright flavors of the cucumber relish.
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$10 Core Beers
$12 Special Releases
Since 2002, Karl Strauss Costa Mesa has filled Orange County’s growing demand for locally brewed craft beer. Located at Metro Pointe, adjacent to South Coast Plaza, this Brewery Restaurant location features an onsite microbrewery that produces a revolving selection of special release beers to pair with our West Coast pub fare. In addition to a drink beer, think food approach to beer and food pairing, Karl Strauss Costa Mesa features 10 beers on tap, a full-service bar, brewery tours, and a knowledgeable staff of craft beer enthusiasts.