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519 Seabright Avenue #107
Santa Cruz CA 95062
Telephone: +1 831-426-2739
Hours: Open daily 11:30am-11:30pm.
Brewer: Jason Chavez
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Notes

Visited: April 3, 2007

Opened: 1988

Annual Production: 1,300 bbl

Contributors: Diane Crawford, Ralph Wells

Nice open-air kind of place with various tasty flavors of rocket fuel coming out of the taps. Big six-ounce sampler glasses here for $1.50 each! Conveniently located near the beach.

Updated: October 14, 2013

Beer List

    • Date: January 11, 1995 (#704)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Shade darker than Pelican Pale. Big creamy head. Not much aroma. Thick. Great balance. Bitter finish.
    • Date: May 5, 1993 (#45)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Very pale. A shade lighter than Pelican Pale! Strong hop aroma. Creamy. A little too bitter from start to finish. OK beer. All 2-row malt.

  • 5.00% abv.
    • Date: April 3, 2007 (#6476)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright red. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mild caramel with a hint of smoke.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Big smooth body, really malty. Grassy, resiny hop flavor and bitterness. Lots of mildly sweet caramel malt. Nice balance.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: July 8, 1995 (#1081)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Brown-amber clear, OK carbonation and head. Spicy nose, with vague caramel. Thick, spicy, caramel flavors.
    • Date: January 11, 1995 (#702)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, creamy head. Slight caramel nose. OK body, more bitter than Pelican Pale.
    • Date: January 11, 1995 (#705)
      Package: real ale
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      New keg. Amber hazy. Hop aroma...almost fresh. Thick. Flavors are more subdued than in the CO2 version.
    • Date: May 5, 1993 (#44)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Very nice red. Crystal malt aroma comes through well. Complex, good mix of crystal and hops. Something about it seems a little out of balance, but I can't pinpoint it. OK beer.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    • Date: May 16, 1993 (#29)
      Package: draught
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Same color as Dempsey's Petaluma Strong Ale, but filtered clear. Good thick head. Oregon hops and crystal malt aroma. Hop bomb. Way past what you'd expect from the aroma. Choo likes this a lot...she gets smoky flavors from crystal malt. I can't taste anything but hops.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    • Date: July 8, 1995 (#1083)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, good carbonation and head. Spicy aroma and flavor. Thick.
    • Date: May 5, 1993 (#46)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Much lighter than Amber. Hallertau aroma? Flavor not quite strong enough. Bitter aftertaste is a bit too much.

  • Barley Wine-Style Ale

  • Blur IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Brew Ribbon
    American-Style Lager

  • Emerald Ale
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • ESB
    English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter

  • Leroy Barleywine
    Barley Wine-Style Ale

  • Loose Lucy Scotch Ale
    Scotch Ale
    Awards:

  • Monarch Unfiltered Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    4.60% abv.

  • Naughty Monkey Brown Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale
    Awards:

  • Oatmeal Stout
    Oatmeal Stout
    6.00% abv.
    Awards:

  • Oktoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

  • Pale Bock
    German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock

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    Pelican Pale
    American-Style Pale Ale
    5.00% abv.

  • Pirate's Booty
    Golden or Blonde Ale

  • Red Nose
    Herb and Spice Beer