Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

Sante Adairius Rustic AlesSante Adairius Rustic Ales
Sante Adairius Rustic AlesSante Adairius Rustic Ales
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(831) 295-8190 | map

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4.29/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by LXIXME from New Mexico

Smaller place, not abundant seating but has a nice vibe and outside patio with pretty darn tasty beers on tap (and to go).

Mar 30, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

I had heard great things about this brewery so a stop was made to find out the details. Great beers and worthy of the hype! The brewery is located in an industrial-like building among other similar buildings. (See note below.) It's a small taproom with some outside seating at picnic tables with shade umbrellas. The vibe is nice, and service was from a counter to order your beers.

There were 10 beers on tap but they don't offer a sampler glass-sized pour to try a variety of the beers. However, half pours are available so we were able to try 4 of them to arrive at an overall evaluation for this review. We scored all 4 beers at 4.25 so it's likely the other can only be as good or better. All beers were served in proper glassware.

There is no food served at this location (there is at the Santa Cruz Portal), and I didn't see any indication of snacks being available. Growlers and howlers are available as well as bottles and some cans (some of which were not on tap that day). This place is very worthy of a visit and is highly recommended if you're a fan of wild ales.

Note: If you're following GPS (Garmin) to get to this place, and if the instructions guide you into a mobile home park, stop, turn around and get to the main street off of which you turned. There is no short-cut street thru this mobile home park. You have to approach the brewery from the east via Kennedy Dr. off of Park Ave, or Monterey Ave.

Aug 30, 2021
4.34 by GRG1313 from California on Apr 22, 2020
4.47 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Nov 17, 2019
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4.66/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
by lucius10 from California

Great spot! This review is for the Santa Cruz Portal...Cool spot (with parking! Yay!) and great santa cruz vibes here! Quality of brews is fantastic and the food is pretty good too. In house, homemade breads and pretzels!

Jul 24, 2019
4.39 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York on Jun 29, 2019
4.44 by TheBrewsky from California on Jun 22, 2019
4.38 by acurtis from New Jersey on Dec 22, 2018
4.75 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Sep 23, 2018
4.44 by DaveCash from New York on Sep 13, 2018
4.47 by gr8fulbeerhead from California on Jul 14, 2018
4.65 by petermethot from New Jersey on Jun 22, 2018
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4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
by Zonian1 from Ohio

I visited the Brewery and Tasting room for the first time in June 2018 on a Thursday afternoon about 5pm. There were only about 5 other customers, so I grabbed one of the stools at the small bar. Luckily for me, West Ashley was on tap, and the others at the bar were eager to regale the qualities of Sante Adairius. It was a great combination of world class beer and beer geekery.

Between my visit to the taproom and the Santa Cruz Portal (about 10 minutes away), I came away amazed at the skills of the brewers of Sante Adairius. The IPAs were delicious, and the wild ales were world class. I'm trying to think of a brewery I've visited that had overall such high quality across a range of styles, and I can't think of one. Sante Adairius is a true gem, and worth a visit even if it means going out of your way.

Jun 22, 2018
5 by chippo33 from Vermont on Jun 16, 2018
4.73 by grapeshops from California on Mar 29, 2018
4.38 by ahazabinadi from California on Mar 25, 2018
4.48 by grilledsquid from California on Mar 22, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
by QuakeAttack from California

This review is for their location in Santa Cruz. I went with my wife and son on a Saturday afternoon. Crowded, but nice relaxed vibe. Stood in line to get beer. Not too long, but longer than I would like. Nice, but not overly friendly. Beer was excellent and they had games to play. Will be back.

Feb 18, 2018
4.58 by roan22 from New Jersey on Feb 07, 2018
4.79 by crobinso from Colorado on Dec 26, 2017
5 by Davit from California on Dec 15, 2017
5 by dreamincelestial from California on Dec 13, 2017
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4.69/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by neurobate from California

I love this place

Sep 21, 2017
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4.29/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
by Bum4ever from California

Really loved this place, had that low-key Santa Cruz vibe.

The beers were excellent and the service was good. They also have it where you can get Apto's BBQ delivered which is nice.

There is not a huge selection of beers on the board, but they did have a couple IPA's, sours and one porter available when I was there.

Based on the quality of their beers I will be stopping by whenever I am in town.

Aug 14, 2017
4.39 by _morandi_ from California on Jul 28, 2017
4.55 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jul 01, 2017
4.45 by AWA from California on Jul 01, 2017
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4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by CaptainHate from Ohio

Google maps is useful to find this if you aren't from around the area. Once there the bartender was friendly although the brewer didn't seem particularly interested in chatting up the place. Which was ok because the beer was great and it was relaxing just being there. Hours are kind of odd from mid afternoon through the early evening but I was on vacation so it didn't matter. Wish there'd been more bottles to go.

May 27, 2017
4.57 by Beer21 from Florida on May 11, 2017
4.54 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Mar 22, 2017
4.27 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jan 31, 2017
4.34 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Dec 29, 2016
4.29 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Nov 16, 2016
4.9 by souredonbeer from Washington on Sep 25, 2016
4.36 by Boilerup from Maryland on Sep 18, 2016
4.24 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Sep 15, 2016
4.45 by SimcoeKid from California on Sep 05, 2016
4.16 by frasergrove from California on Aug 01, 2016
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4.45/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

I was on vacation and visited Monterey with family and decided to stop at Sante Adairus Rustic Ales on our way back north to Fremont. The interior is small but cool with art and different types of seating like a long table or barrel to sit and drink next to. the selection is very good with stout, wild ale, IPA and barrel aged beer represented and the quality is very high in the choices I was able to sample. I found the Service both to be efficient and friendly I recommend this place to anyone who likes full flavored and intense yet well crafted beer. I was able to purchase 3 750ml bottles for take out of Brett Saison which was a nice bonus.

Jul 28, 2016
4.21 by StoutBoi from New York on Jun 23, 2016
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola, CA
Brewery rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6763 ratings