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Discretion is the freedom to decide

Let's Choose Wisdom, Wit, Kindness, and Exquisite Beer.

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At Discretion we care deeply for the world we live in and believe our beer should be responsibly-made. That’s why our beer is crafted from ingredients that are carefully sourced to support sustainable farming, and why we harness the power of the sun to brew our beer. Whether you choose an old favorite or one of many seasonals offered throughout the year, you will find goodness in your glass — consistently exquisite, solar-powered, and delicious.

The Beer
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Drink. Eat. Repeat.

Taproom & Beer Garden Open 12-8pm Sun-Wed & 12-9pm Thurs-Sat

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— Up to 16 styles of pure goodness on tap

— An authentic Italian menu to pair w/ our beers

— Conversation and conviviality for all ages

— A refreshing respite from television

— A quiet corner with a book, or a place at the big table with old and new friends

— Fresh air and the company of dogs in our family-friendly beer garden

— A view into the brewery with all its sights, sounds and delicious smells

— A growler filled with your favorite beer to take home, fresh from the taps

— A wide selection of cans and bottles for here or to-go


The Taproom
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Local Festivals, Trivia Nights & Live Music encourage fun and connection!

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11th Anniversary Party

Sat. 3/9/24

Celebrate 11 years of Discretion on 3/9/24 from 12-9pm! Event is rain or shine!

Enjoy the company of a Discretion-loving community in an our expanded, heated Beer Garden (dog & family-friendly).

Live Music throughout the day!

12-2: Marin County Breakdown – family band who loves contemporary and traditional bluegrass, plus some old time, country, blues, rock, and jazz
3-5: Untangled – original, acoustic “Americana Pop” songs that playfully untangle life
5-6:30: Back Porch Boys – blues roots featuring Rich Cowan on vocals & guitar and Virgil Thrasher on the voodoo harmonica
6:30-8:30: Lake Eagles Blues Band – music for ya soul 

Triple Beer Release:

Anniversary 2024 (Spruce Tip IPA)

Submarine Canyon (Meyer Lemon & Sea Salt IPA — benefit beer for Save Our Shores)

Coconut Telegram (Hazy IPA w/ Toasted Coconut)

Interactive Save Our Shores Table w/ staff on site

Commemorative Pint Glasses for sale ($8 glass only | $12 w/ beer fill)

Outdoor Cash Bar selling Anniversary 2024 & Submarine Canyon, on tap and in 16oz cans to-go

Italian Finger Food Menu from Sugo at Discretion

Corn Hole & Other Beer Garden Games

1st Thursdays w/ Matt Hartle

Thurs. 3/7/24

Every 1st Thursday of the Month!

As the lead guitarist for the China Cats and Painted Mandolin, Matt Hartle has established himself as the preeminent jam band guitarist for Santa Cruz and the Bay Area. You can also find him hosting a weekly deep dead jam, where he welcomes Bay Area players for Grateful Sunday shenanigans. Matt’s unique voice and intricate playing style always gets the audience on their feet and feeling their groove. You’ll be dancing to songs from legends like Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, as well as rock, blues, jazz, americana, and of course some Matt Hartle originals. Stop by for a “Thursday after work” brew and some hot hartle licks when Matt returns to Discretion Brewing for 1st Thursdays of the month this summer.

Trivia Tuesdays!


Next Trivia Night: 3/5
Hosted by Michael Cahalan

Pair one of our 16 beers on tap with some lively Taproom Trivia, every Tuesday at 6pm. No sign-ups required. Just come a little early to snag a table.

Free to play | Prizes | Up to 6 per team


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Choose Goodness. Have Discretion.™

We are a Family-Owned Company Dedicated to Handcrafted Exquisite Beer.

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We define DISCRETION as wisdom, wit and kindness. These qualities shape our interactions with each other, our ever-growing circle of customers, our community, and our beer.

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Taproom & Beer Garden Open 12-8pm Sun-Wed & 12-9pm Thurs-Sat

Taproom & Beer Garden Open Daily
12-8pm Sun-Wed
12-9pm Thurs-Sat

Live Music booking inquiries:

Live Music booking inquiries:

2703 41st Ave. Ste A Soquel, California 95073

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