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GUNWHALE ALES


CHEERS, WE'RE GLAD YOU ARE HERE

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GUNWHALE ALES


CHEERS, WE'RE GLAD YOU ARE HERE

farmhouse BREWERY & BLENDERY IN COSTA MESA

Gunwhale Ales is an independently owned and operated brewery, blendery and taproom in Costa Mesa, California. Our beers strike a balance between the raw, wild spirit of farmhouse brewing, and the pioneering hop forward styles of California. We have an obsession with yeast driven Saisons, hoppy IPAs, and other rustic, wild and sour beers. This gives our beers uncommon qualities that are both surprisingly delicate and nuanced, yet refined and robust in their simplicity. From bright, billowy summer ales to rustic, fortifying stormers that stand up to the rougher seas, Gunwhale makes beers that reflect the culinary and cultural heritage of the West Coast. 


SEE WHAT's ON TAP

Learn about our brewery and taproom and see what's flowing right now

THE BACKSTORY

Who we are, what inspires us the beer, and what we believe in

TAPROOM AND BREWERY

Check out our taproom and brewery facility

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THE LATEST


THE LATEST

THE LATEST


THE LATEST

OUR FIRST CAN RELEASE

We will be releasing 2 beers from our taproom in Costa Mesa on Saturday September 9th at 9:30AM. This is our first release, and it should be a doozy. Both of these beers will sell ultra quickly, and if you want a shot at them, please prepare to arrive early. The first beer is a collaboration with our friends from Noble Ale Works, a Hazy Double IPA called NO SHOWER HAPPY HOUR, and it is 8.3% ABV. Named after partying on the beach in the North East, it is juicy and smooth packed with a crazy medley of hops (Citra, Mosaic, Eukanot, Galaxy, Simcoe, and El Dorado). 

The second beer was fermented in our foeder a wild yeast (Trois), a Wild IPA called HAWAIIAN SLING, and is named after the spearfishing device. It is super drinkable at 6.2% ABV, and very tropical, funky, hazy and has a harmony of bright American hops as well as Motueka. We will be having quite the shindig at the taproom that day, with friends from Noble Ale Works and Beer Savage on site bringing some awesome new beer merchandise, food, and our regular radical list of beers on the board as well. Check out these bad ass can designs and share with a friend.


Our newest beer is COCKCROW, a 6.2% ABV Breakfast Stout with coffee from The Brauhaus in Santa Ana! Dont miss it...it has crazy coffee aroma and deep roast. Our brewer Kevin knocked out of the park on the first batch of this one.

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Please also check back to see about releases of new beers, including wild fermentations and those from our barrel-aged and sour beer program.  We think you will find our beer to be - Damn Handsome - (in the traditional sense : easy to handle, vital, trustworthy, and always in good proportion). 

 
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TAPROOM HOURS

SUN : 11 AM - 11 PM

MON : CLOSED

TUES : 11 AM - 11 PM

WED : 11 AM - 11 PM

THURS : 11 AM - 8:30PM

FRI : 11 AM - 8:30PM

SAT : 11 AM - 8:30PM