Right around the corner from Uber’s newly purchased Uptown Station building (Sears, once upon a time) in Oakland, California, is a veritable treasure trove of craft beer and a bustling brewery scene. A must stop when in the neighborhood is the Diving Dog Brewhouse, a post industrial shrine to beer set amongst the ever changing landscape outside.
Diving Dog sets itself apart by offering something other brewpubs don’t – the ability to brew your own beer on premises using their professional grade brewing equipment!
Among the 29 all-American guest taps is but a single house brew. It’s a Kolsch, and it’s delicious! CHEERS!
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales was founded by Adair Paterno and Tim Clifford in Capitola, California, along the coast of Monterey Bay just south of Santa Cruz. It’s gorgeous here all year round! Home to 70 wineries, Santa Cruz also serves as a hub for beer making (and beer drinking!). This is our third visit to Sante Adairius Rustic Ales. Can you tell we’re fans?!
Paterno and Clifford describe SARA as “an expression of our many years of beergeekery, the rabbit hole of tasting every beer we could get our hands on, and trusting we could contribute to the canon of those beers on the highest esteem.” We’ll drink to that! CHEERS!
Beer flight on deck = Anais Saison, Simpleton IPA (brewed with Simcoe and Galaxy hops) and of course the Vanilla Joe (brewed with Verve Coffee and vanilla beans)!
Beermaking in progress!