California Ale (Alcohol by volume: 6.2%; O.G.: 15° P / 1.059):
Telegraph California Ale is our flagship beer and is our interpretation of the unique ales that were commonly brewed up and down the West Coast in the 19th century. It is an unfiltered medium-bodied beer, with a rich amber color and a rocky, white head. The beer is crafted using domestic American ingredients and fermented with a unique yeast strain that accentuates the hoppy spiciness, while also imparting fruity and subtly tart flavors. The aromas are spicy and earthy, reminiscent of the rich agricultural valleys surrounding Santa Barbara.
Gold Medal, 2011 Great American Beer Festival, Belgian- and French-Style Ale
Rated "A-", Beer Advocate Magazine, Issue #30
Named one of "27 of our Favorite Beers", Los Angeles Times, Sept. 2010
Bronze Medal Winner, 2006 Los Angeles International Beer Competition