This is a smooth, malty scotch ale with rich caramel flavors and a warming finish. The beer’s malt sweetness is balanced by pronounced scotch characteristics carefully developed by aging the beer on scotch-soaked American oak chips.
Poached egg, zucchini “noodles,” sun-dried tomatoes, beer bacon, peppers, basil, garlic, and parmesan. It takes a robust dish to stand up to our Holiday Ale’s rich malt character and scotchy-scotch-scotch flavors. The honey-smoked salmon enhances the scotch overtones in the beer, while the bacon, egg, and cheese bring a richness to the dish and intensify the beer’s warm finish. This holiday season, go for some Bells that don’t jingle.
Bring the beer home. (Ask you server for details.)
$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.