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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BEER AVG
4.13/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
107
Reviews:
515
Ratings:
5,765
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
98
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
176
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
3.33%
 
 
Taps:
0
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Y
Sante Adairius Rustic AlesSante Adairius Rustic Ales
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

103 Kennedy Dr
Capitola, California, 95010-3640
United States

(831) 295-8190 | map
www.santeadairius.com

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Added by illidurit on 01-08-2012

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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 176
Reviews by willjschmidt:
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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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of StoutBoi
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rocksteady726
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Zythophile
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

There's not much else around – tucked in a corner next to the freeway – so the crowd it draws is dedicated to the product, and what a product. I was there on a Sunday evening, and I could sit at a proper table, a re-purposed barrel, or the bar.

The service was pretty good. I got a couple of half-servings, then sampled a few more before filling a growler. Talked to both employees staffing the counter. I really wanted bottles, though. Maybe they'll scale up and take more of my money someday.

I went to Aptos St. BBQ afterwards, and they had even more SARA on tap, so that's another option for you.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Recommended by Ryan when south at FW Barrel Works, Great stop. Broad choice beers on tap- saison; oak fermented grisette; vanilla coffee porter and a robust porter; a kolsch style ale; couple of IPAs; hoppy pale and a dry stout. All available in pints and halves. Add on 750ml bombers of a Farmhouse Noir and the Gristte available for sale/take home. Well it was easy to sit back and enjoy some serious tasting.
Place samallish, but seated about 5-6 at bar and various tables and comfortable chairs in two rooms. About 20 people when I was there @ 5ish on a Tuesday.
Jay behind bar was very open to discussing beers and even offered a quick walk in back/brewery area. Busy taking care of people and of course regulars...but still great with Q&A, etc. Crowd very energetic and friendly...one offered me a seat at bar by moving her group down a seat. Very cool. She later helped me nail down a place to eat afterwards (Gayles' Bakery). Again very cool. Helped make it a special visit. By the way...Gayle's was awesome as a gourmet deli as well as great bakery...and only a few minutes away.
Highly recommended if driving to/by Capitola

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.9/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Glad to have visited and glad I beat the rush because this place got packed quickly.

I didn't have the best service experience, mostly because of the awkward behavior of the bartender when I asked to buy a few bottles. His attitude seemed to disapprove of me wanting bottles for some odd reason and I had to brush it off. Still felt it was bad form. Not sure if that's something all people deal with or if I was special. I am confident I did nothing more than politely request bottles.

Anyhow, I was able to get three half pours in lieu of samples and enjoyed the beers. They make excellent beers. Finding some bottles to go was a bonus of course.

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Photo of Alequine
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Big time brewery in a small obscure NOCAL coastal town. I'm sure the locals don't want the secret to get out, but this brewery is just outstanding. This review won't help their cause. This brewery specializes in an assortment of sours, saisons, and makes the gambit of other beers. . Half and full pours are available from a tap list of about 10 beers. This brewery has a small tasting room - not sure how this works on a weekend. The vibe is cool. People are just cool. The bartender was just cool. Their were not many people there when my wife and I went. I raved to the bartender about their beer and she introduced me to the head bartender. No real outdoor space which is one of my pet peeves for a brew pub or tap room but the nice California weather made it nice to drink outside and out front of the business and again they were just cool about it.

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Photo of reggggg
3.14/5  rDev -30.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2 | selection: 3.25

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bcmac983
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.87/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Claydoe4
4.93/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RollBounce
4.11/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Super chill place. Wish my navigation system wouldn't keep trying to take me thru a mobile home park with no through street. All beers here are well crafted but they're lacking stouts in terms of selection. We all know what their niche is so we won't hold that against them. There's no restaurant service (food) made here but they apparently have food avail frequently through outside restaurants etc. employees and patrons slime are really chillaxed here in this dog friendly environment. Highly recommend this place.

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

Photo of gfunk1121
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of lfc8
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of dwagner003
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dmk82
4.76/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of zachlyon
3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CAcker
4.76/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Coldstorage
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Great vibe. Very relaxed place and if you are there any day but a bottle release there is probably enough room to get comfortable.

Quality is flawless. Everything they do, they are at the top of their game. Who else has american wild ales and their hop game so locked in?

Only place I can ding them is service. Losing a quarter point for a certain surly employee and a full point for not retooling their club... Been going here for years and spent thousands of dollars but I still have to watch Cellar members picking up their Westly and other beers and just wonder what they will taste like because I wasn't cool enough to be invited. :( I'm sure its a lot of fun for members but a lot of very loyal customers are starting to feel pretty left out. They should at least put that stuff on tap at some point so other supporters can share in the full SARA experience.

Selection is top notch. Something on the board for everyone!

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola, CA
98 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.