Calico Amber Ale


Amber Ale

A rich, copper ale with a case full of gold medals.
Our Calico Amber Ale takes its inspiration from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a bold complexity, and our proprietary yeast strain lends it a fruity, madeira-like richness. However, it’s the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.


Year Round in:
12oz. Bottles, 22oz. Bottles, & Draft

Alc. By Vol.



35 IBUs

Food Pairings

Seasoned Grilled Meats
Butternut Squash Soup
Mimolette Cheese

Inspired by traditional English ESB’s, our Calico Amber Ale is as American as it gets.  A rich complexity comes from four types of malt—but it’s those distinct American hops that offer a crisp bitterness and unique floral aroma. To round out our traditional-English-yet-very-American Amber Ale, we use proprietary brewer’s yeast to develop a fruity, madeira-like richness.

  • LA County Fair
    • 2002: Best of Show, Gold
    • 2003: Gold
    • 2004: Silver
    • 2006: Gold
    • 2008: Bronze
  • California State Fair
    • 2004: 2nd, Gold
    • 2005: Gold
    • 2007: Silver Certificate
    • 2008: Gold
    • 2011: Silver
  • World Beer Cup
    • 2002: Gold
  • Great American Beer Festival
    • 2001: Gold
  • San Diego County Fair International Beer Competition
    • 2011: Bronze
    • 2012: Gold
    • 2013: Gold
  • European Beer Star Awards
    • 2012: Gold
    • 2014: Silver
  • Australian International Beer Awards
    • 2011: Bronze
  • Los Angeles International Beer Competition
    • 2014: Gold
  • Brussels Beer Challenge
    • 2014: Bronze
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