Blackball Belgian IPA is a Belgian-inspired India Pale Ale with a robust West Coast hop profile. Belgian ale yeast, coriander, and Curacao lend a fruity and spicy character for an ale bolder than your average IPA. A blend of New Zealand and Cascade hops add a vibrant floral aroma and clean citrus hop bitterness that lingers through its crisp, dry finish.
What pairs with our not-so-typical IPA? Sliders that are anything but ordinary. The rich tuna and fennel spice enhance the beer’s Belgian yeast flavors. Between bites, Blackball’s hoppy finish cuts through the creamy goat cheese dressing and dynamite sauce. Perfect for lunch or to share – if you’re feeling generous!
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$10 Core Beers
$12 Special Releases
Need a growler? Add $5
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.