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Santa Cruz Brewing
Front Street Pub
(Closed)
516 Front Street
Santa Cruz CA 95060
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Notes

Visited: July 8, 1995

Opened: 1986

Closed: 2001

Annual Production: 2,000 bbl

Good beer and food, right downtown.

Updated: November 20, 2003

Beer List

    • Date: July 8, 1995 (#1090)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-amber clear. High carbonation and head. Spicy nose. Thick and smooth, bitter enough.

    • Date: May 27, 1999 (#3286)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, almost opaque, thick head. Citrus aroma, mildly malty. Thick, big citrus hops, big caramel sweetness. Mildly bitter at the end, not a lot of alcohol character. Thanks to Mike Deliman for the bottle!
    • Date: July 8, 1995 (#1093)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber clear, good head. Very clean aroma. Sweet, malty. Perfumey Hallertauer flavor.
    • Date: May 5, 1993 (#41)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Light color. Fine bubbles. No aroma. This is a barleywine? It's the lightest I've ever had. On the other hand, it's quite thick, smooth, and High-Test. Nothing but pale malt...unusual for a barleywine.

  • Traditional German-Style Bock
    • Date: May 5, 1993 (#40)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red, quite dark. Sweet smell. Very nice flavors. Sweet but not cloying, and the hops finally show up at the end. Very good beer. Doesn't taste very strong, but it feels strong...

  • German-Style Schwarzbier
    • Date: July 8, 1995 (#1096)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-brown clear, OK head. Brown aroma. Brown, sweet flavors, some bitterness in middle.
    • Date: April 26, 1995 (#888)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red, high carbonation, good brown head. Subtle aromas...some caramel. Good body and flavors. A bit sharp in finish from hops.
    • Date: February 12, 1994 (#310)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Score: 9 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Dark-lager-looking. Smells like our old toolshed...diesel oil and dirt. Tastes just like it smells. Bah.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Lighthouse Bock
    Traditional German-Style Bock

  • Lighthouse Lager
    American-Style Lager

  • Pacific Porter
    Robust Porter

  • Palookaville Lager
    German-Style Pilsener

  • Scott's Big Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

  • Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout