4 things Humble Sea Brewery is grateful for

That's Nevdogg and Scotty lending a helping hand. Without those two, the Ben Lomond brewery would still be in shambles.

That's Nevdogg and Scotty lending a helping hand. Without those two, the Ben Lomond brewery would still be in shambles.

According to psychologists, taking time to practice gratitude contributes to plethora of positive emotions. With the season of giving in full swing, Humble Sea Brewery takes an opportunity to give thanks (instead of giving gifts). Without the backing of family, friends, investors and different community sectors, Humble Sea Brewery would remain an unplanted seed among the vast forest floor.

  1. Thank you friends and family. You are Humble Sea Brewery's core support cast. They’re the ones who initially bought shirts, tested the beer (somebody had to do it!), ran tedious errands, lent out tools, assisted in construction, donated time and unconditionally supported any off the wall idea. When fundraising, one blog post was shared by twenty-seven different people via Facebook. Undoubtedly, that single act helped Humble Sea raise a solid chunk of cash.    
     
  2. Thank you investors. Believing in Humble Sea and its vision. Starting out, it takes roughly $1 million to open a brewery. After combining all their savings, Humble Sea started with $10k. That’s 1%. By contributing financially, investors have provided the nutrients for a growing brewery.
     
  3. Thank you local beer community. Local breweries have connected Humble Sea with used equipment, suppliers, and answered pivotal questions about what not to do. For example, the wrong social media post could cost you thousands in fines. If you’re inexperienced, the odds of making a bonehead decision grows exponentially. 
     
  4. Thank you Santa Cruz Economic Development. Getting permitted and starting construction is a lengthy process. Knowing where to start is kind of like throwing darts in the dark. Last week, the Santa Cruz Economic Development connected Humble Sea with eight governmental representatives, helping to outline the buildout. Because of Santa Cruz Economic Development, Humble Sea Brewery has a clear vision about how and where to start.
Ryan Grable, aka Modern Wolf, helped construct a radical beer stand made from steel and up cycled wood pallets. 

Ryan Grable, aka Modern Wolf, helped construct a radical beer stand made from steel and up cycled wood pallets. 

If it wasn’t for selfless contributors, Humble Sea Brewery would remain stuck with a lengthy honey-do-list. It goes to show that craft beer helps to bring people together and much can be accomplished with a strong community.


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