Temporarily gone but never forgotten! Check back with your local Karl Strauss brewpub or tasting room for small batch, draft-only releases in the future.

It was February 2nd 1989 when we opened our first brewery on Columbia Street in downtown San Diego. This easy drinking beer has been pouring since that very first day. Imported Munich malts give Columbia Street Amber its deep bronze color, smooth body, and crisp toasted flavor. Karl Strauss has grown, but the original brewery location remains. Raise a pint of Columbia Street Amber and join us in a cheers to San Diego’s vibrant craft beer scene.

Gold: 2013 LA International Commercial Beer Competition

Silver: 2012 CA State Commercial Beer Competition

Silver: 2012 LA International Commercial Beer Competition

Silver: 2012 San Diego International Beer Competition

Bronze: 2009 San Diego International Beer Competition

Gold: 2009 LA International Commercial Beer Competition

Parmigianno Reggianos, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Sea Scallops

Stats

ABV: 4.5%
Color: 15 SRM
Bitterness: 18 IBU

Tasting Notes

Style: Session Lager
Malt: Pale 2-Row, Carapils, Munich, Caramel 60
Hops: Clusters, Cascade

31st Anniversary Ale Bottle
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31st Anniversary Whiskey Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

January 31, 2020

Murky Poetry Hazy IPA Can
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Murky Poetry Hazy IPA

January 16, 2020

10 Beers for Breakfast Maple Stout 22oz Bomber
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10 Beers for Breakfast Maple Stout

November 21, 2019

barrel aged vanilla bean wreck alley bottle
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Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Wreck Alley

November 3, 2019

Golden Stout with Coffee Can
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Golden Stout with Coffee

October 24, 2019

Blink of an IPA 16oz can
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Blink of An IPA

October 10, 2019

New California IPA Can
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New California IPA

July 31, 2019

Queen of Tarts bottle
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Queen Of Tarts

July 19, 2019

30 Anniversary Bottle
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30th Anniversary Whiskey Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

January 25, 2019

Boat Shoes Hazy IPA
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Boat Shoes Hazy IPA

January 1, 2019

9 bonfires blazing 22 oz bomber
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9 Bonfires Blazing Golden Stout

November 16, 2018

isomerizer ipa 12 oz can
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Isomerizer IPA

March 12, 2018

29th anniversary 500ml bottle
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29th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Saison

January 19, 2018

8 merry mermen 22oz bomber
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8 Merry Mermen IIIPA

November 16, 2017

follow the sun pilsner 12 oz can
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Follow The Sun

January 1, 2017

seven sharks 22oz bomber
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Seven Sharks A-Circling

November 29, 2016

Aurora Hoppyalis 12oz bottle
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Aurora Hoppyalis IPA

January 22, 2016

six suits 22oz bomber
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2015 Six Suits A-Hangin’

December 3, 2015

5 wee heavy bells 22oz bomber
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2014 Five Wee Heavy Bells

December 3, 2015

four scowling owls 22oz bomber
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2013 Four Scowling Owls

December 3, 2015

mouette a trois 22oz bomber
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2012 Mouette À trois

December 3, 2015

two tortugas 22oz bomber
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2011 Two Tortugas

December 3, 2015

parrot in a palm tree 22oz bomber
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2010 Parrot In A Palm Tree

December 3, 2015

oktoberfest 12oz bottle
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Oktoberfest

December 1, 2015

mosaic session ipa 12 oz bottle
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Mosaic Session IPA

October 9, 2015

Red Trolley 12oz bottle
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Red Trolley Ale

October 8, 2015

Tower 10 IPA 12 oz bottle
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Tower 10 IPA

October 7, 2015

Wreck Alley 22oz bomber
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Wreck Alley Imperial Stout

October 3, 2015

windansea wheat beer in glass
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Windansea Wheat

October 2, 2015

Frank the Dank DIPA beer in glass
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Frank the Dank DIPA

October 1, 2015

Brewer in grain mill

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