I took an evening and went down to Santa Cruz. While I was there, I visited SARA, Burger, Whole Foods, 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, Surfrider Cafe, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, Santa Cruz Ale Works and Seabright Brewing. Sante definitely stuck out to me not only in beer quality but in their approach. I took a few photos while I was there. They also don’t offer samples so I tried everything on tap and it took a lot of time to get through them all. Luckily, a sausage stand was setup in the parking lot that kept my alcohol absorption in check.
This place is only 30 minutes south of San Jose on highway 1 so I’ll be coming back quite often to try new things that are on tap.