Celebrating three wild years

California Wild Ales set to commemorate its time in Ocean Beach with a beer-fueled public party

As California Wild Ales gears up to commemorate its third anniversary at its Ocean Beach tasting room, the atmosphere is buzzing with anticipation. Reflecting on the journey since its inception, the brewery is poised to celebrate with gratitude alongside its steadfast patrons, friends and supporters.

Established three years ago on the bustling corner of Newport Avenue and Cable Street, California Wild Ales envisioned a haven where craft-beer aficionados could converge, foster connections and savor exceptional brews. Fast-forward to the present and that vision has blossomed into a thriving reality.

Scheduled for May 18, the anniversary bash promises to be a blast with live music, tantalizing food offerings, exclusive beer releases and, above all, the warm camaraderie emblematic of the tasting room experience. The festivities will commence with the soulful melodies of the Tecolote Canyon Band at 2 p.m., followed by the dynamic beats of Animal Control at 5 p.m., ensuring a day of celebration and reminiscence.

Adding flavor to the festivities, Dirty Birds Wings will join the party as the culinary partner, dishing out a delectable array of wing options to complement the brewery’s renowned brews. From classic flavors to innovative twists, guests are in for a treat.

Highlighting the occasion is the unveiling of “The OB Pause,” a double hazy IPA meticulously crafted to honor this significant milestone. A testament to the brewing team’s dedication and the community’s unwavering support, this special release embodies the spirit of celebration.

Attendees can revel in drink specials and exciting prize giveaways throughout the event, amplifying the festive spirit, however, beyond the revelry lies the heart of the celebration—the sense of belonging and kinship that has flourished within the tasting room’s walls.

Over the past three years, California Wild Ales has witnessed the formation of friendships, the exchange of stories, and the creation of lasting memories—all shared over pints of Wild Ales. From longtime regulars to newcomers, each individual contributes to the vibrant tapestry of the brewery’s community.

Expressing gratitude for the unwavering support from the Ocean Beach community and beyond, California Wild Ales looks back on its journey with humility and appreciation. The brewery eagerly anticipates the future, poised to continue evolving alongside its cherished patrons.

As the anniversary festivities beckon, California Wild Ales extends a heartfelt invitation to all to raise a glass to three years of craft-beer excellence, camaraderie and cherished memories. Whether a seasoned patron or a first-time visitor, all are integral to the brewery’s narrative and are warmly welcome to partake in the celebration.

“This anniversary is a testament to the incredible community that has embraced us from the start,” says co-founder Bill DeWitt. “We’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone and give back to a cause that is close to our hearts.”

This year’s anniversary event will be a fundraiser for a cause close to our hearts. In partnership with Campus Awareness Coast 2 Coast, a local 501c(3) organization, California Wild Ales is committed to raising funds to help prevent violence in schools and communities by addressing mental health. A portion of proceeds from the anniversary celebration will go directly to Point Loma High School Mental Health Awareness, supporting initiatives that promote mental well-being and resilience among students and staff.

As a brewery deeply rooted in the community, ownership believes in using their platform to make a positive impact. Mental health awareness and support are crucial issues, especially in today’s world, and the Point Loma-based business is proud to join forces with Campus Awareness Coast 2 Coast to contribute to this vital cause.

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