Last Week Kicked Ass, Mostly

Humble Sea hanging with Matthew Swinnerton post radio show. 

Humble Sea hanging with Matthew Swinnerton post radio show. 

Growing up playing sports, Nick, Frank and Taylor became accustomed to meetings. Daily team meetings were scheduled to watch game film or discuss strategy; meetings became so regimented that it felt as though meetings were scheduled to discuss future meetings. Exchanging consultants for coaches, team meetings with county meetings and entrepreneurship for athletics, the Humble Sea team has progressed through collaboration with local agencies and businesses. Like jumping out of a plane, it’s been an adrenaline packed, fast moving couple of weeks. Below is a breakdown of what’s been happening under the surface to get our brewery doors open.

Taylor talking beer with a NextSpace community member.

Taylor talking beer with a NextSpace community member.

Nextspace was voted the #1 coworking space in the United States. Home to the top entrepreneurs and innovators, Nextspace supports out of the box creativity in a nontraditional work environment. Maya Delano & Tiffany Jones, the community curators, helped connect Humble Sea with the NextSpace community. Humble Sea Brewery hosted a Friday afternoon happy hour event which proved to be a remarkable opportunity to receive feedback on our beer.

Kyle Thiermann & Surfing for Change. Activist, entrepreneur, professional big wave surfer and forward thinker, Kyle Thiermann took time out of his busy schedule to meet and discuss environmental issues and his entrepreneurial experiences with Humble Sea. Kyle travels the world, surfs world class waves and seeks out solutions to plaguing issues surrounding our oceans. Keep an eye open for Kyle as he chases the world’s largest waves and brings awareness to environmental issues.

Matthew Swinnerton-Event Santa Cruz & KSCO Think Local First Radio Show. Matthew invited Humble Sea team to participate in an hour long interview on KSCO. His objective: to showcase thriving businesses in Santa Cruz County. Humble Sea’s objective: avoid sounding like buffoons. Matthew has a proficient background in business & radio while Humble Sea was making their radio debut. Nerves ran high, the show went live, and Taylor spilled water across the desk. Subconsciously, he knew it’d be better to do the show in wet pants.

Luke Taylor, head brewer and owner of Corralitos Brewing Company, talks entrepreneurship with Humble Sea in his hand crafted taproom.

Luke Taylor, head brewer and owner of Corralitos Brewing Company, talks entrepreneurship with Humble Sea in his hand crafted taproom.

Corralitos Brewing Company is the real deal. Years of perseverance have led proprietors Luke Taylor and Mike Smith to their dream of brewing kick ass beer in the heart of Corralitos. With audacious and refreshing flavors paired with an aesthetically jolting taproom, Humble Sea admires the soul within Corralitos Brewing Company. Luke and Mike welcomed our spontaneous visit and helped answer questions as they toured us through their facility. The juice is well worth the squeeze when considering a daytrip to the south side of the county for a few pints. We recommend the environment and highly recommend the Belgian IPA.    

ABC & SC County Meetings. It’s never inviting filling out paperwork and spending long hours in county offices. However, it is a necessity. If all goes to plan, which it probably won’t, then Humble Sea will be up in running in late summer/early fall to legally manufacture and distribute beer. Keep your fingers crossed! We want people drinking our Yacht Club in Brady’s Yacht Club.


Needless to say with so much going on, it has become necessary to break from the daily grind. We’ve wrangled up a few friends, sent out a few emails and are headed to the Sierras for a few days to remind ourselves of how trivial we are in this vast world. With a break from monotony and routine, Humble Sea will return with direction to keep this ship sailing.

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