Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Sante Adairius Rustic AlesSante Adairius Rustic Ales
BEER AVG
4.18/5
Based on:
95 Beers
356 Reviews
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 33
Visits: 141
rAvg: 4.5
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

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Place added by: illidurit on 01-08-2012

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Reviews: 33 | Visits: 141
Reviews by willjschmidt:
Photo of willjschmidt
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

A small brewery located in an industrial area in Capitola. The owners are fantastic people, I got to know Tim a bit when he worked at Seven Bridges. The tasting room is quite small, a few tables and chairs. They also usually put some tables out in the parking lot out in front of the brewery. They usually have 4-6 beers on tap and a couple of bottles available. They do growler fills but because of limited supply they usually only have one of their beers available for growler fills. They have also had problems having beers available for tasting but seem to have more supply lately. They also just posted some pictures on their Facebook page of several large fermenters being unloaded so it looks like their capacity will be increasing shortly. No food.

The beer is fantastic. Their 831 IPA is great. They make a lot of different saisons. They have relationships with a lot of wine makers which allows them to age a lot of stuff in wine barrels. It will be fun to follow them as they grow as they have already developed quite a following. (1,042 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Martin_carvalho
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
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 -3.1%
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 -1.8%
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 -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of SFCraft
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mburk
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of suckaj
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of spointon
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
4.59/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of James_Michaud91
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of wallbj
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Lilman831
5/5  rDev +11.1%
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 +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of vanderhaak
4.86/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ejohicke
4.97/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RolandBlunts
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mdlb44
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Telly13
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mayorQuimby
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mggkohl
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of chrisjws
4.26/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

A little bit back out of the way. Parking lot gets kind of packed on weekends. There's a winery right next door if you wanna get your grapes on as well. Place is like a small shop, decent amount of seating across several rooms. Chill vibe, not too loud. Rustic decor (duh).

Beers are excellent across the board. Served in clean, appropriate glassware.

Service is good, nothing special unless you're a regular. They're quick and efficient at getting people served. Tabs are a little haphazard as they use post it notes to track them.

Selection is solid, they usually have 6+ styles available, therefore something for everyone. They have a few offerings in the bottle more days than not. They don't serve food, but they've partnered with Aptos St. BBQ and you can order delivery easily. (788 characters)

Photo of HookemHoos
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Rutager
4.03/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Nice tasting room. Guy pouring could be a bit friendlier but a good experience overall with some great beers on tap. Bottles were being shared, wish I had brought some stuff to share and had more time. (201 characters)

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola, CA
97 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.