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 July 11, 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 (Returns Thurs July 18)

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  • ABV: 4.3%

Light Refreshing Lager

Elemental Pilsner (Returns Sun July 21)

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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.

Ionizer Lager

  • ABV: 8.2%

A super smooth American lager made in the pre-prohibition style (relatively high ABV before restrictions were put in place). It's made with corn, which immigrant German brewers incorporated into their recipes because of its availability and favorable effects on taste.

British IPA

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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 (CO2 & Nitro)

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  • ABV: 8.0%

Jim's phenomenal Amber IPA. Boldly malty, hoppy, and bitter. Outstanding balance and complexity. Available on both CO2 (regular) and Nitro (creamy).

Double Integral IIPA (CO2 & Nitro)

  • ABV: 9.6%

A new beer. Lightning's West Coast IPA. 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.

Red Sparc Amber Ale

  • ABV: 7.5%

Malty goodness in the form of a quintessential, flavorful Amber Ale. This is the minimally hoppy sibling of Jim's iconic Red Arc IPA. Curious to know more about the relationship between Red Arc and Red Sparc? Ask us. Hint: weather.

Electrostatic Ale

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  • ABV: 10.0%

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!

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

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  • ABV: 8.5%

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

Sauerstrom Ale

  • ABV: 3.8%

After a three year hiatus, this ultra-light, tart refreshing wheat ale returns. Refreshing on hot summer days. For a fruity version, ask us to add Jim's Homemade Raspberry Reduction.

Belgian Dubbel (Debuts Mid August)

Another Lightning first making its debut this summer - Lightning's Dubbel - an iconic Belgian malty golden ale. Get ready - only a few weeks away!

Cherry Kolsch (Debuts Mid Aug)

Kolsch barrel fermented and aged with fresh cherries for a fruity, lightly tart beer.

Craft Soda

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