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 May 22, 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.

Ionizer Lager (ETA Mid June)

  • ABV: 8.2%

A super smooth American lager made in the pre-prohibition style proudly featuring corn, which immigrant German brewers incorporated into their home 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

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  • ABV: 8.0%

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

Double Integral IPA (Debut Sat May 25)

  • ABV: 9.6%

A new beer that's Lightning's take on the West Coast IPA. Bitter & Hoppy. Made with malted barley and a bit of malted wheat then 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%

Spicy Imperial French 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.

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

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

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