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Beer Menu

Today's Selection of Beers and other Beverages

On Draught 

Available in 16-oz, 10-oz, or 3-oz pours
(*unless otherwise noted)

Beer Flight (choose six 3-oz pours) $11

 

Raspberry Smile
Tart Raspberry Ale w/ Hibiscus
4.7% ABV • 9 IBU
Raspberries and hibiscus bring happy pink flavors and fruity aromas to this tart and refreshing beer. It tastes like a smile.

 

Stefano
Italian-style Pilsner
4.9% ABV • 27 IBU
Stefano balances soft, sweet malt, light fruitiness, and floral and herbal Noble hops character. Complex and delicate yet saturated with flavor, it’s strength is in its gentleness. We named it in honor of Grandpa Stefano Genco, who immigrated from Bari, Italy in 1906.

 

Soquel Helles
German-style Light Lager
5.4% ABV • 18 IBU
Helles means “bright,” and this brilliant beer lives up to its name. An elegant golden lager with bready malt sweetness and very mild hoppiness, Soquel Helles is subtle, crisp, clean, and so refreshing.

 

Shimmer Pils
German-style Pilsner
5.3% ABV • 31 IBU
She has a shimmery depth, like light on the fathomless sea. Our brewer’s wife, Eileen, inspired the name of this beer.  Shimmer Pils is a crisp and refreshing German-style Pilsner, a true lager with a balanced hoppiness.

 

1st Conversation
Saison
5.8% ABV • 21 IBU

“What are you drinking?”

That first conversation between new-found friends has to start somewhere.

Our Conversation Series, a line of Belgian-inspired beers, begins with this versatile saison. Malted barley, rye, and wheat are fermented with a farmhouse yeast strain that contributes fruity, citrusy, spicy notes.

 

Giant Dipper
Golden Ale
4.6% ABV • 28 IBU
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
Rye Lager
5.6% ABV • 26 IBU
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.

 

Sky To Sea
Amber Ale
5.5% ABV • 29 IBU
Lace up your boots, look down the trail, and see the horizon cut a line against the sea. This classic American amber ale rolls onto the palate with a malty, bready backbone, while caramel notes tag along close behind. A gentle floral- and citrus-scented breeze cuts across your taste buds as the path leads you on.

 

Cement Ship
Hazy IPA
6.7% ABV • 44 IBU
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.

 

Lighthouse Point
West Coast IPA
6.3% ABV • 50 IBU
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.

 

Let Me Be Clear
West Coast IPA
6.8% ABV • 33 IBU
Let me be clear. I’m a West Coast IPA emphasizing hop character over bitterness. With classic Cascade hops contributing their unique citrus and floral notes, and Azacca and El Dorado offering tropical and stone fruits, bright aromas and flavors come shining through.

 

Uncle Dave’s IPA®
IPA with a Hint of Rye
6.5% ABV • 68 IBU
Is there anyone better to sit around a campfire with, telling stories, IPAs in hand? We think not. Cheers, Uncle Dave! Our Rye IPA has fruity/herbal hop aromas with a substantial supporting maltiness. The rye contributes a hint of peppery spice to this full bodied, complex IPA.

 

Mickie Malone’s
Irish-style Dry Stout on Nitro
4.8% ABV • 35 IBU
Mickie Malone’s Irish eyes were usually smiling. She had a kind heart and a smile that beamed. I miss you Mom; this one’s for you. Love, Michael

 

Three Fawns
Bourbon Barrel-aged Tripel
11.8% ABV • 23 IBU
Three Fawns is a Belgian-style tripel aged in Elijah Craig bourbon barrels. A boozy warmth redolent of vanilla, black pepper, and honey, along with soft berry notes, leads into a dry peppery finish influenced by oak.
*3-oz/10-oz only

 

Her Majesty’s Suitcase
Imperial Porter Ale
13.2% ABV • 30 IBU
Her Majesty’s Suitcase is a beer fit for royalty. Packed with rich aromas of coconut, vanilla, and chocolate,
the sweet nose belies the beer’s strength. One sip reveals a velvety smoothness with notes of graham cracker and molasses. Meticulous blending of choice beers from our barrel-aging program created an Imperial Porter elegant and powerful enough to please both the queen and her porter.
*3-oz/10-oz only

 

Woodland Critters® No.9
American Sour Wheat Beer
5.8% ABV • 10 IBU
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. This beer supports the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, which works to preserve local lands and critters.
*3-oz/10-oz only

 

 

 

 

12oz Cans

Uncle Dave’s IPA®  6.5%

Redwood Mountain Blonde®  5.5%

 

16oz Cans

Stefano Italian-style Pilsner  4.9%

Soquel Helles German-style Light Lager  5.4%

Giant Dipper Golden Ale  4.6%

Ten Million Flowers Kolsch w/ Orange Peel & Honey  5.9%

Raspberry Smile Tart Raspberry Ale w/ Hibiscus 4.7%

Jugo Nuevo Hazy IPA  5.6%

Opal Cliffs Hazy IPA  6.6%

Cement Ship Hazy IPA  6.7%

Magically Transformed Hazy IPA  6.2%

Let Me Be Clear West Coast IPA  6.8%

Follow the Creek West Coast IPA 6.8%

Local Lion West Coast IPA  6.7%

Times Two Double IPA  8.3%

Stacks of Stars Hazy Double IPA  8%

 

19.2oz Cans

1st Conversation Saison  5.8%

Sky To Sea Amber Ale  5.5%

Pebble Project Mosaic-Hopped Pale Ale  5.2%

Lighthouse Point West Coast IPA  6.3%

Uncle Dave’s IPA®  6.5%

Shimmer Pils®  5.3%

Oh Black Lager® German-style Schwarzbier  5%

Talk All Night Belgian-style Stout w/ Cacao Nibs  7%

 

Specialty & Brewer’s Reserve

Contemplate Brett – Barrel-Aged Belgian Blonde w/ Brettanomyces (500ml bottle  7.6%$15

Contemplate Hops – Barrel-Aged Belgian Blonde w/ Jarrylo & Waimea hops (500ml bottle  7.7%$15

Her Majesty’s Suitcase – Imperial Porter (500ml bottle   13.2%$19

Three Fawns – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel  (500ml bottle 10.9%) $19

Woodland Critters No.9 American Sour Wheat Beer (500ml bottle  5.8%) $19

 

Hard Cider, Hard Kombucha & Wine

Soquel Dry Apple Cider (500ml bottle  7.7%$12.00

Santa Cruz Cider Company Hopped Apple Cider (12oz can  6.9%)  $7.50

Local Roots Hard Kombucha – Purple Haze (12oz can  6%)  $7.50

Local Roots Hard Kombucha – Strawberry Mojito (12oz can  6%)  $7.50

Local Roots Hard Kombucha – Island Vibes (12oz can  6%)  $7.50

WEST + WILDER Sauvignon Blanc (250ml Can  13%$9.95

WEST + WILDER Sparkling Rose (250ml Can  13%$9.95

WEST + WILDER Red Blend (250ml Can  13%$9.95

 

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Izze Soda  $2.95
Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Juice  $3.50
Verve Nitro Flash Brew Coffee (7.5oz)  $5.50
Pellegrino (500ml)  $2.95

 

Kegs To-Go
(email kegs@discretionbrewing.com or ask your beer bestower about keg availability)

 

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