Lightning Brewery

Balancing the Art and Science of Beer -- 13200 Kirkham Way, Suite 106, Poway, CA -- PH: 858-513-8071 -- Sun: 1-6 PM, Mon/Tue: Closed, Wed/Thu: 4-8 PM, Fri/Sat: 1-8 PM -- See our main website at

Poway, California, US • Updated Nov. 8, 2019

On Tap

Thunderweizen Ale

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  • ABV: 5.6%

Full Flavored Traditional Bavarian Style Wheat Beer. Lightning's Signature Beer.

Biergarten Helles

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  • ABV: 4.3%

Light Refreshing Lager

Elemental Pilsner {**Last Keg**}

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  • ABV: 6.2%

Pale, Clean & Smooth with hints of noble hop character. A classic German Lager Bier brewed to Reinheitsgebot standards: German Pilsnermalt, German hop varieties, & Bohemian lager yeast.

Vintners' Reserve Ale 2019

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  • ABV: 7.2%

Pale ale co-fermented with fresh-pressed grape juice to give this very special ale characteristics of wine and beer. Clean finish.

Kirsch Kolsch Ale (Barrel Fermented & Aged)

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  • ABV: 12.0%

Kolsch-style Ale fermented & aged with fresh cherries in a chardonnay oak barrel. Dry, moderately tart with chardonnay and cherry flavors.

Dubbel Negative Ale

  • ABV: 6.4%

An iconic Belgian malty golden ale featuring an "ester-y" (slightly tangy) finish characteristic of the style. Barely bitter, hardly hoppy.

Red Fire Ale

  • ABV: 7.8%

Full bodied red. Slight to moderate smokey finish that pairs well with the robust amber foundation. We can mix with Experimental IPA #5 to make a Hoppy Red Fire version.

Electrostatic Ale

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  • ABV: 10.6%

Imperial French Farmhouse Ale. Earthy, Spicy, & Slightly Sweet. Some folks taste a bit of citrus. Note that "spicy" isn't jalapeno heat but rather a flavor characteristic along the lines of cloves. Complex, out of the ordinary, and most definitely worth a try!

Experimental IPA #5

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  • ABV: 7.0%

Rye & Wheat IPA. More rye than wheat. Dry hopped giving it a strong hoppy finish that is also surprisingly smooth.

Blue Sky IPA (Returns Sun Nov 17)

IPA bursting with flavor from Nelson Hops. Returning after a 2 year absence caused by the unavailability of the Nelson Hops. Welcome Back, Blue Sky!!

Double Integral IIPA {**Last Keg**}

  • ABV: 9.6%

An Imperial India Pale Ale (Double-I - P - A). Bitter & Hoppy. Malted barley and a bit of malted wheat; dry-hopped with Centennial, Columbus, & Cascade.

Hazy/Smoky Sky IPA

  • ABV: 6.3%

Intended to be Lightning's entry into the New England Hazy IPA class, we got a surprise outcome because the dang mixer stopped mixing during mashing. This created a smoky beer with underlying non-bitter hoppiness typical of a Hazy IPA. Truly one of a kind. Not for the faint of heart.

Jim's Motor Oil Stout - 50W (CO2 & Nitro)

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  • ABV: 8.5%

Malty, Full-Bodied, Smooth with Coffee & Chocolate Tones.

The Graviton (Returns Mid December)

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  • ABV: 7.35%

Lightning's take on the black & tan. Jim's Motor Oil Stout Nitro layered onto Elemental Pilsner. Looks great and tastes even better. Only available as a full pour. Sorry, not available for Happy Hour Pricing. Please allow extra time for us to prepare it.

Black Lightning Porter

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  • ABV: 8.0%

Hoppy Black Ale. Nine varieties of malted barley expertly blended to create spectacular flavor.

Craft Soda

Enjoy Jim's homemade Root Beer and Cream Soda. No alcohol. Caffeine-free. Delicious!

Nate's Great Bacon Jerky

If you like Bacon or Jerky, you're gonna love Nate's Bacon Jerky! Locally developed and produced. Savory, moist, and irresistibly delicious. Two flavors: Teriyaki Lime and Sweet Habanero. For clarity, not beer.

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