5.2% abv / 9 ibu
Our Golden Child Hef is a Bitter Brothers standby. A pale, refreshing true-to-style German wheat beer with high carbonation it has a dry finish, a fluffy mouthfeel and a distinctive banana-and-clove yeast character. The Golden Child is best enjoyed young and fresh, so we brew it often.
4.75% abv / 35 ibu
What do you sip when it’s a perfect sunny San Diego day? Our drinkable session IPA, of course. The hop-forward ale is ripe with citrus and tropical fruit— and at under 5% ABV you can enjoy a few, sans nap.
North West IPA
7% abv / 55 ibu
Sibling Rivalry is packed with traditional Pacific Northwest hops, and an ale that we’d venture to say siblings would fight over. This hoppy brew layers traditional American hops, including Centennial and Simcoe, resulting in a citrus forward beer with a more balanced malt backbone.
5.2% abv / 20 ibu
Though its name suggests it may be the odd one out, we always have a tap reserved for our Black Sheep Porter. This bold porter features coffee from our friends over at Arcidiacono, also located in BayHo. The dark hued brew packs a jolt of java aroma and flavor— it’s the next best thing to a cup of joe. Also available on Nitro.
Bitter Bill’s Pils
5.5% abv / 35 IBU
Named for the elder bitter brother, our pilsner has a rounded bitterness that’s never harsh — much like Bill himself. Bitter Bill’s Pils balances its subtle bitterness with rich, complex maltiness and spice from floral Saaz hops, resulting in an overall crisp, complex and well-rounded Old World-style lager.
5.6% abv / 11 ibu
There’s a lot to love about our Dunkelweizen. The “brother” to our Golden Child Hef, it has an earthy, roasted chocolate character from the addition of cacao nibs. Add that to our Golden Child Hef, and it makes for a full-bodied brew that’s one part banana and one part chocolate. Think chocolate covered banana, and you’re there.
Extra Special Brother
Extra Special Bitter
5.2 abv / 39 IBU / 12 SRM
A nod to Bitter Brothers Co-Founder Bill Warnke’s ‘extra-special brother,’ Kurt— you’ll have to buy him a pint to get the story behind this one. Our well balanced ESB is true-to-style and showcases English malts, hops and yeast.
Berliner Weisse (Available in rotating seasonal flavors)
4.5% abv / 4 ibu
We’re not bitter about taking part in the revival of this traditional sour German beer style, once the most popular in Berlin— hence its name. To make it our own, we’re offering different fruit variations throughout the year. Napoleon’s troops called it the champagne of the North.
11% abv / 50 ibu
Our Little Sister Russian Imperial Stout is hard to overlook, what with its big roasted malt character that can take on coffee or dark chocolate notes. The intensely-flavored dark ale boasts a wide range of flavor in a jet black package. You’ll relish its full body and velvety, luscious texture, and at 11% ABV this Little Sister is definitely grown up.
Dark English Mild Ale
4% abv / 15 ibu
What do you get when you add freshly toasted coconut — 3 pounds per barrel, to be exact — to a Dark English Mild Ale? Aunt Joy! Like your favorite aunt, our ale is sweet and just a little nutty. With notes of toffee and caramel, nutty malt sweetness and coconut throughout with a lightly bitter dark chocolate finish, your should definitely savor a pint when you have a sweet tooth.
7% abv / 60 ibu
Sometimes things get a bit hazy. Our Clouded Judgement Hazy IPA may strike you as familiar. It was the Hazy Blue Line IPA before it so aptly got a name change. The opaque IPA has a straw-colored, juicy mouthfeel with notes of stone fruit, tropical fruit and citrus aromas and flavors.
Flesh & Blood
5.5% abv / 7 ibu
Our lovely Flesh & Blood lady leaves quite the impression as a Golden Sour. Aged in Blaufränkisch red wine barrels, her dark purple and pink-hued appearance has a bit of a bite with her tart cherry, raspberry, and dry-sour finish.
Next of Kin
Our Golden Stout has all the characteristics of a stout but lighter in color. It pours on nitro so the creamy mouthfeel enhances the light roasted flavor of the coffee. It’s silky smooth, with a pleasant sweetness and notes of toffee, coffee, and caramel that bring out long lasting flavors that leave you wanting more.
Little Miss Sunshine
Our darling, Little Miss Sunshine is a tart little thing. This wheat ale with mangoes and tangerines has a nice wheat body and a clean acidity. It has a slight banana aroma with big citrus notes. The tangerines come to the forefront of the flavor profile, followed by ripe mangoes finishing with a tart acidity.
Red Headed Step Child
Imperial Red IPA
Our precocious red head enjoys being our one and only Imperial Red IPA. With its dark red, copper color, our Imperial Red IPA is hopped with chinook and cascade hops that give him a piney, resinous flavor with hints of citrus, dark caramel, chocolate and malt roast.