Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings

In 2009, Humble Sea Brewery began in the side yard of a seedy dwelling, located in Santa Cruz’s Pleasure Point. Referenced as “The Compound”, this 34th ave wooden shack lodged a festering termite population while recycling couch surfers. Neglected by the landlords and exacerbated by the weather, this “prime real estate” was nothing short of well seasoned.

Nick was in his early twenties and had recently graduated from Chico State University. He moved into the ultimate bachelor pad with his best friends in the heart of Pleasure Point. There were monthly parties, plenty of surf to be had and copious amounts of beer consumption. Nick regularly brewed, using his friends as a testing ground. Before long, his beer was in high demand. Being requested for parties, recreational consumption and weddings, kegs of all kinds were being cycled through. Nick eventually moved out knowing that he had the skillset for brewing great beer.


Seven years later, after circulating through a variety of Nick’s acquaintances, Frank & Taylor moved into the same 34th ave house. Where the original idea was planted, Nick’s dream sprung forward like a weed with sufficient sunlight. Collaboration occurred. A team formed. Humble Sea Brewery ascended upwards.

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