The Crooked Tree Ale of Ocean Beach

by on November 23, 2020 · 4 comments

in Ocean Beach

Some good news for the holidays!

The OB hamlet is really fortunate to have a strong brewer community thriving within. Last year the OB Town Council gathered together some top San Diego brewers who happen to live in OB to create a special holiday brew just for our town.

The name Crooked Tree Ale comes from the infamous OB holiday tree that we place at the foot of the pier every season. The tree notoriously leans to one side or the other, some years more than others.

Some proceeds from the sale of the brew and commemorative t-shirts will come back to the Town Council to help fund their suite of holiday events which include getting the tree in place.

This year we have a number of well-known and respected local brewers involved.

Among those collaborating include:

  • OB Brewery,
  • Pizza Port OB,
  • Thorn Brewing,
  • Amplified Ale Works,
  • Kilowatt,
  • California Wild Ales,
  • Ketch Brewing,
  • Hodads Brewing,
  • Coronado Brewery,
  • Chula Vista Brewery,
  • BSG Craft Brewery, and
  • White Labs (I may be missing a few).

This mega-collaboration has a common thread in that the brewers either live and/or brew in Ocean Beach! So it’s a Holiday Ale brewed by OB, for OB.

Because the pandemic and public health orders are forcing us to stay home this year, we are going to be canning a limited amount of the beers at Thorn St Brewery in Barrio Logan. Another batch will be brewed at OB Brewery and distributed to local bars for pints or take-home growlers.

The cans will be available at the Olive Tree Market and other local OB retailers as well as available for home delivery in the 92107 zip code by going directly through Thorn St Brewery.

Canning took place this Friday, November 20 at Thorn St, and will be distributed soon.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mervie November 23, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Just bought a case with FREE home delivery to 92017 here:

Excited to try it :)


Frank Gormlie December 1, 2020 at 11:03 am

Crooked Tree Ale is available at olive tree market, abbot st liquor, chris liquor, pats liquor, litickers and home delivery through Thorn St brewing starts 11/27.


Jon December 1, 2020 at 11:53 am

Update: Thorn is completely sold out, so no more home delivery. Olive tree also completely sold out of cans. There may be some left at the other stores. OB Brewery still has plenty left on draft, and I think you can get drafts at Pizza Port, Mothers, and a few other bars around town, but cans went much faster than expected for a beer that was only available in our zip code. Glad everyone likes it!


Ruben December 25, 2020 at 7:50 am

Make more. It will sell for sure. I want a case. I know friends outside of OB that want to buy this too. Why not?


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