Mid-Size Brewing Company & Mid-Size Brewer of the Year

2016 Great American Beer Festival

Proudly Independent Since '89

Handcrafted Beer    San Diego, CA

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Peanut Butter Cup Porter

Karl Strauss and San Diego go together like peanut butter and chocolate. That’s why we chose San Diego Beer Week back in 2012 as the perfect place to debut our Peanut Butter Cup Porter. This decadent twist on a robust porter packs rich layers of smooth peanut butter and dark chocolate flavors. Now back by popular demand, San Diego’s original peanut butter beer makes a special appearance every fall. It turns out you really can have your dessert… and drink it too.

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614 Farmhouse Ale Collab with Taylor Guitars

First Tapping & Bottle Release Party

11/11 from 4-8p at our Tasting Room & Beer Garden in Pacific Beach

Join us for live music from Taylor Guitars artist Wayne Johnson & pick up bottles of this extremely limited release collaboration brew

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Dancin’ With The Devil | KARL’s 2016 Pro-Am Competition

One of the favorite annual traditions at the brewery is our Pro-Am competition. Local, amateur brewers submit their best batches of garage grog in the hopes of winning a coveted chance...

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