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Giant Dipper (19.2oz CANS)

Golden Ale

ABV 4.6% • IBUs 28

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Giant Dipper (19.2oz CANS)

ABV 4.6%

IBUs 28

On Tap

Since May 17, 1924, the Giant Dipper roller coaster, complete with its landmark red and white structure, spectacular view of the Monterey Bay, and speedy successive dips and fan curves, has kept new and old generations coming back for more. This is an easy-drinking golden ale with bright citrus and floral hop character and a bready malt finish. Full-flavored and refreshing, this is the perfect beer for celebrating a century of Giant Dipper thrills!

 

Wilder Ridge (DRAUGHT)

Rye Lager

ABV 5.6% • IBUs 26

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Wilder Ridge (DRAUGHT)

ABV 5.6%

IBUs 26

Wilder Ridge pours a copper color similar to Uncle Dave’s IPA. This nice malty beer incorporates Pils, Vienna, and Munich malts, with some rye for added earthy complexity. Bitterness and overall hop character are medium/low from Perle and Liberty hops in the boil and whirlpool.

Lighthouse Point (19.2oz CANS)

West Coast IPA

ABV 6.3% • IBUs 50

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Lighthouse Point (19.2oz CANS)

ABV 6.3%

IBUs 50

On Tap

Lighthouse Point is Santa Cruz’s living room, where waves, open space, and views from the cliffs draw us together. Our new West Coast IPA, with notes of pine, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, and fruit loops, invites a communal “Cheers!” to all the delight we find here.

Awards

  • 2nd place in the 2024 California State Fair California Commercial Craft Beer Competition in the category “American-Style India Pale Ale”

Awards

  • 2nd place in the 2024 California State Fair California Commercial Craft Beer Competition in the category “American-Style India Pale Ale”

Woodland Critters No.9 (500ml BOTTLES)

American Sour Wheat

ABV 5.8% • IBUs 10

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Woodland Critters No.9 (500ml BOTTLES)

ABV 5.8%

IBUs 10

On Tap

Bottled

After nine months in neutral David Bruce wine barrels and an additional 13 months of conditioning in stainless steel, this beer features bright acidity with notes of Meyer lemon accented by a light brininess. Mixed fermentation contributed a moderate barnyard funk. The beer finishes dry, with each crisp, refreshing sip inviting another.

The Woodland Critters® series supports the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, which works to preserve local lands and critters.

Anniversary 2024 (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

Spruce Tip IPA

ABV 6.2% • IBUs 65

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Anniversary 2024 (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

ABV 6.2%

IBUs 65

On Tap

We celebrate 11 years by celebrating trees! Colorado spruce tips join Simcoe, Cascade, and Chinook hops on an Admiral Pils malt base for this crisp, clear IPA. A pleasing, moderate bitterness is accented by hints of stone fruit, citrus zest, resinous pine, and a vital whiff of wilderness.

Talk All Night (19.2oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

Belgian Stout w/ Cacao Nibs

ABV 7% • IBUs 34

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Talk All Night (19.2oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

ABV 7%

IBUs 34

On Tap

The stories deepen and extend past twilight, moonrise, midnight. It’s hard to tear oneself away when chocolate is involved. Cacao nibs from Ecuador, roasted malts, and Belgian yeast make for an engaging conversation. The aroma hints at dark chocolate, the flavor is rich and satisfying, and the surprisingly clean finish leaves you wanting more.

Ten Trick Pony (19.2oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

Pale Ale

ABV 5.3% • IBUs 30

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Ten Trick Pony (19.2oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

ABV 5.3%

IBUs 30

On Tap

Ten Trick Pony shows off with aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, and pine. Like an experienced performer, it balances just enough sweetness to encourage hints of passionfruit and guava on the palate. For its big finish, moderate bitterness lends balance and quaffable drinkability to this hop forward pale ale.

Times Two (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

Double IPA

ABV 8.3% • IBUs 70

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Times Two (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

ABV 8.3%

IBUs 70

On Tap

This clear, golden Double IPA packs a classic left coast hoppy punch. Thanks to generous dry-hopping, enjoy twice the piney pleasure and twice the citrusy, tropical fruit-filled fun.

Double Dry-Hopped Uncle Dave’s (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

Double Dry-Hopped IPA

ABV 6.5% • IBUs 52

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Double Dry-Hopped Uncle Dave’s (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

ABV 6.5%

IBUs 52

On Tap

Pull up a campfire, gather your favorite storytellers, and enjoy this special Double Dry Hopped edition of Uncle Dave’s IPA. There’s more fruity, herbal, citrus, floral, and pine hop goodness in every sip!

Cement Ship (16oz CANS)

Hazy IPA

ABV 6.7% • IBUs 44

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Cement Ship (16oz CANS)

ABV 6.7%

IBUs 44

On Tap

Listen for the ghostly, glamorous sounds of big bands and laughter wafting through the fog onto Seacliff Beach and raise a glass to the Cement Ship. This hazy IPA seduces with scents of citrus, pineapple, and guava, and floods the tastebuds with over-the-top waves of tropical fruits in each sip.

Local Lion (16oz CANS)

West Coast IPA

ABV 6.7% • IBUs 51

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Local Lion (16oz CANS)

ABV 6.7%

IBUs 51

On Tap

Our local lion is cool and assured, confidently offering bursts of pine and citrus in each bright and irresistible sip.

Orange Van (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

Tart Wheat w/ Orange & Vanilla

ABV 5.4% • IBUs 7

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Orange Van (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

ABV 5.4%

IBUs 7

On Tap

Orange notes mingle with sweet vanilla to create a juicy nose that is decadent and nostalgic. The sweet aroma is balanced by a bright acidity that lends drinkability and a vibrant finish.

Hugging The Coast (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

Hazy IPA

ABV 6.8% • IBUs 30

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Hugging The Coast (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

ABV 6.8%

IBUs 30

On Tap

Here’s to California’s edge, where sea meets shore. Each sip of Hugging The Coast is a journey, revealing new perspectives of citrus, stone fruits, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and pine.

State of Gold (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

California Lager

ABV 4.3% • IBUs 16

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State of Gold (16oz CANS & DRAUGHT)

ABV 4.3%

IBUs 16

On Tap

Eureka! Here’s a clean, crisp lager with both fizz and flavor, immensely drinkable and featuring California-grown malt from Admiral Maltings.