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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

Not Rated.
Sante Adairius Rustic AlesSante Adairius Rustic Ales
BEER AVG
4.19/5
Based on:
95 Beers
386 Reviews
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 34
Visits: 145
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

103 Kennedy Dr
Capitola, California, 95010-3640
United States
phone: (831) 295-8190

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @santeadairius

Notes:
Place added by: illidurit on 01-08-2012

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Reviews: 34 | Visits: 145
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Our second stop-off on the way down to SD. I have loved all of the beers I have had from SA so I was really looking forward to checking out their home base. We got there right after they opened and were able to snag a barrel table in the side room. It quickly filled up with lots of people, and about five dogs which was a little weird but whatever. Quality was quite high all around. Lots of nice materials used in the space and all of the beers treated with the highest of care. Service was solid. Tim greeted us as soon as we walked in, I had told him the night before at an event I was stopping in so it was a nice touch. As far as bar service, I didn’t have to wait very long for my beers when I was empty. Selection was great, 8-9 beers on including a special cask. Wish I could have gotten some bottles, I guess they ran out the day before so that sucked. Prices were good all around so no problems there. Overall an awesome brewery that I would definitely make my regular choice if I lived in the area, glad we could make the side trip to check it out. (1,062 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Getalegup
4.4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I liked this place. I stopped by on a road trip. I talked with bartender, some locals, got a quick tour and tried a couple of beers. There wasn't a big bottle release going on so the place was quite pleasant.
I imagine that it would be super crowded during a popular release. (275 characters)

Photo of mikepcarney
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BeerBucks
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of benzalman
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Martin_carvalho
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Super chill place. One of the Brewers Bought us a bottle of in-house only Lucybelle. Super nice act. (100 characters)

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nice spot just outside of Santa Cruz (in Capitola). Good beer with relatively limited seating. If possible, get there early in the day when they open! (152 characters)

Photo of SanFranJake
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Not really a place that you'd happen to be by to drop in at but worth a stop if you're headed to Monterey or Santa Cruz from the Bay Area or to the Bay from SoCal.
It's a tiny place but I guess if I think of the tasting area in the scope of say, Russian River, it's maybe 1/3-1/2 the size, so not too tiny.
There were I'd say eight to ten beers on-tap and three available in bottles, of which one was only for on-site consumption and while the half/full pour prices varied (both very reasonable given the quality of the beer) the bottles were $17/750ml.
It was packed, especially as we were leaving, but the counter servers weren't snotty or in any way rude, which was nice. I think it could have something to do with the fact the customers know the beer and it;s not a "LETS GET DRUNK" type of place.
There were bbq menus but I'm not sure if the food came from a grill in the same complex (the location is pretty odd) or they delivered, but it was BBQ and looked good.
No reservations about stopping in again what so ever. I'm starting to get into the sour crazy and this place fed my thirst 100% (1,099 characters)

Photo of tleaver33
4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of SFCraft
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mburk
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of suckaj
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of spointon
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of James_Michaud91
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of wallbj
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Lilman831
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best place to get beer in Santa Cruz county by far. I have yet to be disappointed by any of there beers. (104 characters)

Photo of shanrath
4.93/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of vanderhaak
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ejohicke
4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RolandBlunts
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mdlb44
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Telly13
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mayorQuimby
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola, CA
97 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.