Beer Stories

Every one of our beers has a story.

This list will be updated as new beers are released and new stories are written.


You Old Sailor! — Old-school Pale Ale

6.0% ABV | 36 IBU

People say grandpa got a little weird in his old age. Tommy told me that the way grandpa would rock back and forth in his chair almost made you sea sick to look at him. Mom says that the whittling was probably good for him, but the peg legs got a little old. He always demanded fresh oranges, and grandma left about the time the parrot learned how to swear. I can’t really say though, I never met the guy. As the story goes, he left on a cruise about 4 and half yours ago, mumbling something about booty. And good for him.

Here’s to grandpa.

You Old Sailor! Falls on the lighter end of the West Coast style pale ales. Brewed with Munich malts for fuller body. Chinook and Cascade hops provide a classic citrus spicy flavor and aroma.

Cut & Run — West Coast IPA

6.8% ABV | 65 IBU

You dropped anchor three hours ago. The sun is going down. The search party should have been back by now. British ships are on the horizon. You hear cannons firing. Cannonballs splashing closer and closer. What do you do?
A refreshing IPA hopped with Citra, Centennial, Simcoe and Chinook. Grapefruit upfront, accompanied by a layered, citrusy aroma. Crisp maltiness.

At nearly 7% ABV, it might be just enough to help you forget the difficult decisions you've had to make along the way.


IPAs and Pale Ales

Cut & Run — West Coast IPA

6.8% ABV | 65 IBU
A refreshing IPA hopped with Centennial, Simcoe and Chinook to create a fruity, lightly malty flavor. Grapefruit upfront, accompanied by a layered, citrusy aroma.

Tiny Umbrella — Tropical IPA

6.5% ABV | 62 IBU
Paired with a simple, crisp, malt bill, Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, Citra and more fruity hops recreate the sensation of drinking a tropical cocktail on the beach. A hint of mango, a touch of passion fruit, a little papaya; all you need is the beach.

Socks & Sandals — West Coast IPA

6.4% ABV | 61 IBU
An unfiltered IPA with oats with similar hops as Cut & Run (Citra, Centennial, Simcoe, Chinook) but using more non-traditional hop additions, making a more juicy, aromatic IPA with less bitterness up front.

Amarillo Boy — Single Hop Pale Ale

5.8% ABV | 38 IBU
Part of a pale ale series that's all about the hops: Amarillo Boy is flowery, spicy, and orange-like to the nose (however long your nose may be). A clean, thirst quenching maltiness quickly makes way for the pleasantly bitter, grapefruit and orange flavor of the generous amounts of Amarillo hops. We're not lying, we think you're going to love this one— but, hey, no strings attached.

Mosaic Pale Ale — Single Hop Pale Ale

5.5% ABV | 35 IBU
A single hop pale ale brewed with oats and strictly Mosaic hops. A dry, refreshing base with the Mosaic hops lending a complex array of tropical fruit, citrus, berry, herbal, earthy and pine characteristics.

Tourist Town Pale Ale

5.6% ABV | 35 IBU
A dry refreshing pale ale with a simple malt bill. Brewed with Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops creating a spicy citrus flavor with floral and citrus aromas.

El Dorado Pale Ale

5.6% ABV | 36 IBU
Dry single malt, single hop pale ale with 100% El Dorado hops. Big fruit aroma with notes of tropical fruit and stone fruit.

Pool Party Pale Ale

5.5% ABV
Unfiltered tropical pale ale brewed with Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Mosaic hops. Very juicy and aromatic with notes of pineapple, papaya and citrus fruits.

Continental Breakfast — Coffee IPA

6.9% ABV | 55 IBU
Dry simple malt bill with moderate bitterness from Citra, El Dorado and Nelson Sauvin. Kenya Gatomboya coffee from Verve Coffee Roasters creates notes of juicy guava and concord grape.

Double Socks and Sandals IIPA

7.9% ABV | 75 IBU
Simple light malt bill creating way for big hop aromas and flavors from Centennial, Citra, Chinook and Simcoe.

 

Collaborations

Ventana Spruce — Experimental Pale Ale

6.0% ABV | 36 IBU | Ventana Surfboards & Supplies, Santa Cruz This ambitious pale ale was made in collaboration with local, sustainable surf company Ventana Surfboards & Supplies. A piney, earthy, evergreen pale ale made with fresh spruce tips and Chinook, American Golding, and Centennial hops.

Jitter Me Timbers — Breakfast Stout

5.0% ABV | 36 IBU | Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz We're not implying that you should drink beer for breakfast, we're just saying we it would be nice to have a beer like this while sitting on a wharf with a fishing pole at 6 am, fighting off the chill, and waiting for a bite. Brewed with plenty of roasted barley and flaked oats and paired with Verve Coffee Roasters' House Blend. The result is a marriage of a rich, creamy body and a baker's chocolate bitterness. It's almost like having a strong black cup coffee. Almost.

My Morning Speedo — Coffee Saison

6.7% ABV | 25 IBU | Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz Picture an early morning stroll along the beach in your briefest swimwear; coffee mug in hand, cool breeze blowing through your, well, everything. Our first coffee saison made in collaboration with Verve Coffee roasters, brewed with Pilsner, rye and wheat malts and paired with Verve's single origin Ethiopia Layo Teraga beans, resulting in a bright and spicy saison with the coffee imparting subtle berries, vibrant acidity, and delicate complexity.

Lagers

Playita — Mexican Lager

5.1% ABV | 12 IBU
Our distinct savory interpretation on a classic Mexican lager. A light refreshing lager brewed with corn and fermented with a Mexican lager strain that packs a succulent punch.

Playita Negra — Amber Mexican Lager

5.2% ABV | 22 IBU
A maltier more savory version of our Playita Mexican lager. Resulting in an amber lager with malty undertones from Munich and Vienna malts.

Playa Grande — Mexican IPL

6.4% ABV | 52 IBU
A big, complex Indian Pale Lager brewed with flaked maize. Powerful tropical fruit and grape notes.

Playa Grande Jalapeño — Mexican IPL

6.4% ABV | 52 IBU
A big, complex Indian Pale Lager brewed with flaked maize. Powerful tropical fruit and grape tastes. Our Playa Grande batch is dry-hopped with jalapeños to complement the the toasted tortilla notes with spicy aromas and a smidge of pepper in the mouth.

Playa Grande — IPL Aged in Agave barrels

9% ABV | 52 IBU
Do you love top-shelf tequila? If you said yes, get this beer now. If not, you may want to hold out for our whiskey barrel aged line. We asked our Playa Grande Mexican IPL to take a time-out inside freshly-emptied Agave Barrels from the local distillery, Venus Spirits. The result is a smooth-bodied, sweet, vanilla and barrel-forward tequila and beer marriage that you won't soon forget.

Maritime Medicine — Spiced Lager

5.5% ABV | 22 IBU
A German pilsner(ish) lager with hints of wheat and Munich malts. German noble hops are used in conjunction with crushed coriander and lemongrass to provide a refreshing and energizing taste. A medicine that remedies like no other.

Vienna Voyage — Vienna Lager

5.8 % ABV | 26 IBU
A traditional Vienna Lager brewed with Vienna and Munich malts that deliver a smooth carmelly mouthfeel with notes of light peppery spices and a smidge of mint.

Yacht Club — Dry-hopped Belgian Lager

4.9% ABV | 19 IBU
Pilsner, vienna and wheat malts provide the base for this beer along with Belgian candy sugar. The crushed coriander and Nelson Sauvin hops are used to create unique and distinguishing Belgian lager. The Nelson hops lend a grape character conveying an almost champagne-like quality. Bottoms up, smooth sailing.

Oktoberfest

6.0% ABV | 22 IBU
Classic German amber lager brewed with all German ingredients creating an authentic festival beer for the Oktoberfest tradition. Creamy and malty with mild bitterness.

 

Other Ales

Allie Blonde — Blonde Ale

5.1% ABV | 25 IBU
A blonde ale combining traditional styles with a west coast twist. The hops provide tinges of spicy and citrus notes, balanced by sweet and fruity Belgian flavors. Light and less complex than many other Belgian styles, yet very flavorful.

SMaSH Saison

Single Malt, Single Hop Saison | 6.2% ABV | 22 IBU
Feeling like you just finished a long day of farming under the hot Belgian sun? This one's for you. Golden, crisp, peppery, and satisfying. We use only Pilsner malt, Sterling hops, SLV Water, and a blend of French and Belgian Saison yeasts to bring you the new ideal summer beer.

Le Jetski — Hoppy Saison

6.3% ABV | 36 IBU
Light, dry and refreshing body paired with Nelson Sauvin and Lemon Drop hops. The hops provide a very refreshing bite with flavors of lemon and grape. The beer is dry hopped to enhance these flavors and powerful aromas of lemon.

Ruby Rye Saison

6.2% ABV | 29 IBU
Rye and Munich malts provide the base of this beer with Motueka hops creating a refreshing fruit flavor. The result is a dry, malty saison with tons of flavor.

Ship Happens — Stout

6.0% ABV | 36 IBU
American Stout brewed with oats and roasted barley creating a somewhat dry stout with a rich creamy body with hints of baker's chocolate bitterness.

Le Farmers Tan - Harvest Saison

5.3%
Light refreshing saison with Pilsner and wheat malts. Mild bitterness from hops grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains including Sorachi Ace, Spalt Select, and Saaz.

Feijoa Saison

6.7%
Crisp, dry saison with Pilsner, oats and wheat malts. Mild bitterness and refermented with local Feijoa fruit, also known as pineapple guava. The feijoa fruit adds a perfume like quality with fruity undertones of pineapple and guava.