Irresistible Pour Houses and Breweries
California is typically known for its wine country, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find an ice cold beer to enjoy. In fact, Santa Cruz is brimming with irresistible pour houses and breweries where you can wet your whistle and try something new.
Brewery tours are a great way to get a lay of the land and an introduction to the local beer culture from a local’s perspective. Sample the creations of the unique, small businesses that are transforming Santa Cruz into an up-and-coming beer lover’s paradise.
Local Breweries With Scenic Views
Microbreweries and taprooms are popping up all over Santa Cruz, just waiting to be discovered. They don’t only produce creative beers, but they foster community too; some host local bands while others give back to their neighborhoods through charity, and they all have their doors open to welcome beer enthusiasts. There’s Beer Thirty, offering 30 rotating beers on tap, Corralitos Brewing Co., where hops for their beers are grown on site, and Lúpulo Craft Beer House, where the menu changes daily and features local, organic ingredients.
If you’re not sure what kind of beer you’re in the mood for, a brewery tour can help! You might enjoy a flight at Shanty Shack, a nanobrewery with a laid-back atmosphere, or an organic beer at Discretion Brewing, where the beer-making process is solar-powered. From local breweries to options in Capitola or the Santa Cruz Mountains, there are brewery tours available for beer enthusiasts of all kinds. You can even book a combo beer and wine tour!
Browse Santa Cruz brewery tours and book online today!