This ale is brewed with a half-ton of caramelized malts for a rich copper color and toffee flavor. After adding the perfect mix of hops for balance, we warm ferment the beer to bring out a hint of dried raisins and currants.
Beer-brined bacon, crumbled feta, balsamic reduction, and fresh pecorino-romano. Red Trolley’s bold toffee and caramel flavors contrast the roastiness of the sprouts, while the beer’s smooth finish tempers the tangy cheese and rich balsamic. And did we mention there’s bacon?
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$10 Core Beers
$12 Special Releases
Opening in February of 1989, Karl Strauss Downtown became the first brewery to open in San Diego in more than fifty years. Located blocks from San Diego’s city center, this historic brewery location is where Master Brewer Karl Strauss brewed the first batches of his namesake Amber and our World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival medal-winning Red Trolley Ale. The original onsite microbrewery remains in full operation, consistently producing a series of rotating special release brews to pair with our West Coast pub fare. In addition to our drink beer, think food approach to beer and food pairing, Karl Strauss Downtown features 10 craft beers on tap, brewery tours, and a knowledgeable staff of craft beer enthusiasts.