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 March 15, 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

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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.

Old Tempestuous Ale

  • Best of Show at 2012 CA State Fair - Yeah, it was the best beer in CA in 2012!!
  • ABV: 8.5%

UK Style Smooth Malty Ale ... Best of Show at 2012 CA State Fair. Our current batch tastes of caramel and has a smoky finish. Check it out for something completely different.

Electrostatic Ale (Returns Mid-April)

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  • ABV: 10.0%

Spicy Imperial Farmhouse Ale. Note that "spicy" isn't jalapeno -level heat but rather a flavor characteristic. Not sure what we mean? Give it a try. If you like it, we'll gladly pour you some more.

British IPA (~Last Keg~)

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  • ABV: 4.5%

Old School IPA - Bitter & Hoppy without Floral Aroma or Finish of West Coast IPAs. Instead, a clean bitter finish.

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.

Red Arc IPA

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  • ABV: 8.0%

Jim's phenomenal Amber IPA. Boldly malty, hoppy, and bitter. Outstanding balance and complexity.

Black Lightning Porter (CO2 & Nitro)

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  • ABV: 8.0%

Hoppy Black Ale. Nine varieties of malted barley expertly blended to create spectacular flavor. Words alone don't do this beer justice. Now on Nitro, too, for a smooth creamy drinking experience. We're happy to pour samples of both.

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

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  • ABV: 8.5%

Malty, Full-Bodied, Smooth with Coffee & Chocolate Tones. Take it up a notch by asking for more coffee (cold brew).

Craft Soda (Returns Late March)

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

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