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Rolling Out The Barrels

December 2019 - January 2020

Extra Special Barrel-Aged Beers Released Every Friday

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Rolling Out The Barrels

December 2019 - January 2020

We’re rolling out the barrels! Released every Friday throughout December and January, these barrel-aged beers are extra special and worthy of holiday sipping. Keep an eye on this calendar for what we’re releasing next!

Dec. 6 – Scenic Stout aged in Tequila Barrels

Dec. 13 – Allegedly (Barrel-Aged Double Cream Ale)

Dec. 20 – Winter Circle 2018 (Aged American Barleywine)

Dec. 27 – Vintage Good Faith (Aged Strong Ale)

Jan. 3 – Scenic Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels

Jan. 10 – Biere de Garde (Barrel-Aged French Ale)

Jan. 17 – Good Faith (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Strong Ale)

Jan. 24 – Wooden Ruler (Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout)

Paul Damon & The Healing

January 29, 2020

Live Music
Wednesday

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Paul Damon & The Healing

January 29, 2020

6:30pm

Paul Damon & The Healing

Paul was raised in a small town in Texas where the forest met the waters of Lake Worth. This is where he learned to love the wilderness and learned from everything in nature. During his last year of service in the Navy, he purchased his first guitar and started writing songs weeks later; if you saw Paul he had his guitar and played it relentlessly. Since 2001 he has written over 1000 pieces of music.

In 2006 he joined his first band project named Kentucky Fried Texas. They released one album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 in 2007. This album was recognized by the Grammy Board and took a Contender ranking for Best Rock Album & Best Rock Song- Costa Rica.

Paul is now in the studio for the first time since 2007 with his new band The Healing. This album, Aman namA will be the marketing tool to promote Holistic Veterans, a non-profit he founded to help veterans and their families understand and embrace holistic practices and life-style. The album is set to release in Spring of 2020.

Gary Blackburn & Kevin Taylor

February 5, 2020

Live Music
Wednesday

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Gary Blackburn & Kevin Taylor

February 5, 2020

6:30pm

Gary Blackburn with Kevin Taylor

Santa Cruz local and celebrated singer-songwriter, Gary Blackburn, brings together his smooth vocals and stylized guitar picking to form his own personal sound in the Country, Rock, Folk, Blues genres. Gary’s original tunes reflect his own subtle, blending old school with contemporary. Gary will weave a memorable musical performance for his audience, connecting with songs that tell of love, forgiveness, and the paths we choose.

Michael Gaither & His New Best Friends

February 12, 2020

Live Music
Wednesday

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Michael Gaither & His New Best Friends

February 12, 2020

6:30pm
Michael Gaither & His New Best Friends

Michael Gaither and His New Best Friends backs Michael’s Americana originals and mixes in fun covers from the likes of Tom Petty, The Band, and Little Feat. They’ll be in trio mode at Discretion Brewing, with Michael on vocals, guitar, and banjo, Eliza James on harmony vocals, and Joe Bac on lead guitar.

A California native, Michael takes the “write what you know” idea to heart, crafting songs that showcase both the nostalgia of small-town life and the foibles of modern technology, always with plenty of humor in the mix. He turned to songwriting after a background in journalism and a narrow brush with standup comedy. He recently released his fourth studio album, Hey Karma, which is getting plenty of airplay on local and international radio.

“Gaither’s sense of humor and keen observation of the human experience preside over his clever Americana originals.”(Amanda Martinez, Good Times Santa Cruz).

SF Beer Week Opening Gala

February 7, 2020

See You in San Francisco to Kick Off SF Beer Week 2019!

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SF Beer Week Opening Gala

February 7, 2020

The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the largest, most anticipated, and prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community. It’s the kick off party for SF Beer Week, commencing a nine-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over the Bay Area.

This community-centric gathering is ground zero for the region’s craft beer scene, and takes place on Friday, February 7th from 6-10pm at Pier 35 in San Francisco (5pm for VIP). Breweries from throughout Greater Bay Area will be congregating to serve you the most creative and compelling beers the region has to offer.

Friday, February 7, 2020
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Pier 35
1454 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA

Get tickets & additional info here

Redwood Express

February 19, 2020

Live Music
Wednesday

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Redwood Express

February 19, 2020

6:30pm

Redwood Express is a collection of some of the Bay Areas finest musicians from bands such as the China Cats, Mud Frog, Rose Bud, Aardvark, and Medicine road, playing rock ‘n roll in the style of 70’s Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead.

Love Monday for Sweet Farm

February 24, 2020

Beer For A Cause

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Love Monday for Sweet Farm

February 24, 2020

On Love Mondays we recognize and encourage local groups doing extraordinary things and make a donation to support their cause! Join us on February 24th, when our featured non-profit will be Sweet Farm in Half Moon Bay. Sweet Farm is the first non-profit sanctuary in the world to address the global impacts of factory farming across animals, the plants and the planet.They are devoted to helping animals in the food system by empowering people to lead compassionate and sustainable lives.

The Swirly Girls

February 26, 2020

Live Music
Wednesday

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The Swirly Girls

February 26, 2020

6:30pm

The Swirly Girls

Americana bluegrass with a touch of swing

Introducing The Swirly Girls… Sheila Cliff, Pam Nectar, Sweet Pea Cunningham and Randy Hudson. The Swirly Girls is an eclectic foursome playing covers, originals and international tunes with an array of instruments. Americana, new grass, folky with a touch of swing. You’ll certainly want to sing a long. Instruments include guitar, mandolin, uke, bass, washboard, harmonica and a lil drum. Joining the fun is the handsome and stylish terrific mandolin player Chad Johnson.

Roy Evans, The Cosmic Cowboy

March 4, 2020

Live Music
Wednesday

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Roy Evans, The Cosmic Cowboy

March 4, 2020

Discretion’s 7th Anniversary Party!

March 7, 2020

Beer Releases + Live Music + Expanded Beer Garden & More!

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Discretion’s 7th Anniversary Party!

March 7, 2020

Discretion turns 7 years old! Let’s Celebrate!

11:30am-9:00pm

  • Beer Releases
    • Anniversary 2020 (on tap) – Announced Soon!
    • Submarine Canyon (cans) – Meyer Lemon-Sea Salt IPA, a benefit for Save Our Shores
  • Live Music
    • 12:00-1:30  TBD
    • 2:15-3:45  TBD
    • 4:30-6:00  TBD
  • Expanded Beer Garden (Tented for rain or sun!)
  • Interactive Save Our Shores Table w/ Information & Activities
  • Special Menu
  • Outdoor Cash Bar
  • Limited Edition Anniversary Glasses
  • Corn Hole & Other Games
  • Family and Dog Friendly!
  • Beer sold to-go

Lauren Wahl & Simply Put

March 11, 2020

Live Music
Wednesday

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Lauren Wahl & Simply Put

March 11, 2020

6:30pm

Lauren Wahl & Simply Put

Lauren Wahl is a Santa Cruz based singer-songwriter and lead singer of her band Simply Put. A musician in the local circuit for many years, Wahl enjoyed her roles in bands such as “The Bluetail Flies”, “Flypaper Blues” and “The Wild Rovers” before deciding to focus on her own songwriting and music.

Wahl is a classically trained vocalist who studied under the tutelage of Andy Anselmo and John Harris at The Singer’s Forum, NYC and The Connecticut Conservatory of Arts and Music, and grew up in a musical household-her father Robert Field (of The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra) is a composer and pianist.

Wahl began songwriting for herself in her late 20’s while teaching herself guitar. Her music naturally reflects upon the human condition as she pulls from her experiences as a wife, mother, nurse and recovering addict with a complex childhood. Her songs are rich with stories of her experiences and others who are overcoming personal trauma and questioning social norms. Her unique perspectives as a modern woman craving a work/life balance is an obvious influence in her lyrics. Favoring minor key tonality and pulling from folk roots, as a soloist Wahl’s songs range from soul-full ballads to the occasional comedic parody.

When performing with her band Simply Put or listening to Wahl’s released music, the layers of complexity and depth co-existing with raw emotions becomes an entirely new experience. Soloing instruments, delicately placed riffs and percussion make room for soaring vocals and harmonies that ebb and flow throughout the songs from start to finish. The collaboration of talented and accomplished musicians who accompany Wahl live and in the studio adds a fresh, playful and addictive sound that keeps fans coming back again and again.

Jenny & The Bets

March 18, 2020

Live Music
Wednesday

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Jenny & The Bets

March 18, 2020

6:30pm

Jenny & The Bets – Swing, blues, ballads and bossa-nova music, featuring the very talented local singer Jenny O’ Leary. Also presenting Joe Leonard on guitar, Ray Love on drums and Paul Trigg on bass.

 

Metaphonic

March 25, 2020

Live Music
Wednesday

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Metaphonic

March 25, 2020

6:30pm

Metaphonic

Guitar-Bass-Drum Trio playing everything from classical, jazz, latin, and funk, to country, rock, and pop.

 

Love Monday for Predatory Bird Research

April 6, 2020

Beer For A Cause

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Love Monday for Predatory Bird Research

April 6, 2020

On Love Mondays we recognize and encourage local groups doing extraordinary things and make a donation to support their cause! Join us on April 6th, when our featured non-profit will be the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group.

Formed in 1975, the UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group worked under state and federal permits along with cooperation from the Pacific States Peregrine Falcon Recovery Team to save the Peregrine Falcon from the brink of a pesticide-mediated extinction. Their pioneering work led to the Peregrine’s removal from the federal list of endangered species in 1999 and from California’s list of endangered species in 2009.

They continue on-going Peregrine Falcon research in the San Francisco Bay Area, fueled by a dedicated group of student and volunteer falcon observers.

A vital part of their mission is to inspire and prepare the conservation leaders of tomorrow through sharing our science with K-12 classrooms and the general public.

CLOSED for Easter Sunday

April 12, 2019

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CLOSED for Easter Sunday

April 12, 2019

The taproom will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, to spend time with our families & loved ones.

Love Monday for Japanese Cultural Fair

April 27, 2020

Love Monday Benefiting – Japanese Cultural Fair of Santa Cruz

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Love Monday for Japanese Cultural Fair

April 27, 2020

On Love Mondays we recognize and encourage local groups doing extraordinary things and make a donation to support their cause!
Join us on April 27th, when our featured non-profit will be the Japanese Cultural Fair of Santa Cruz.  For over three decades, the fair has provided an opportunity for members of the Santa Cruz County community to increase their awareness and understanding of Japanese culture, both traditional and contemporary. Through the arts, crafts, and culture of Japan, the fair strives to improve mutual understanding among Pacific Rim neighbors, as well as to enrich community life in the area.

(The 2020 annual Japanese Cultural Fair of Santa Cruz will be held on Saturday, June 6th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mission Plaza Park – 103 Emmett Street, Santa Cruz)

Find Discretion at events around town, as well as at weekly and special events in our taproom! On Love Mondays we recognize and encourage local groups doing extraordinary things. If your organization is interested in being considered for one of our LOVE MONDAY events please view our guidelines before sending an email to lovemondays@discretionbrewing.com.

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