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“one of my top 5 favorite breweries”

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery
Ranked #87 of 372 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
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sacramento
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4 reviews
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“one of my top 5 favorite breweries”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

I live in Sacramento and have more than a few times fueled up and drove to santa cruz just to fill my growler with the sweet brew. The place is slightly magical. It has all the things that make for a great experience. its in an alley, awesome patio with plenty of sun in the afternoon and heaters at night, its tiny, they have a copper tree with hanging mugs (which i stare at and wish so hard i was in on) they play great tunes, they have sick stickers, they have board games and dominoes, they have cool stuff on the walls and there is occasionally a tamale angel who shows up after the kitchen is closed and sells tamales out of her truck for a dollar... you will be so excited you will try to thank her in espanol and completely embarrass yourself. the only drawbacks to this place are that the booze is spendy, i always spend a million dollars there, it is cash only, (which is actually not a drawback you just gotta get enough before you go) and they close early (which again is prolly a good thing so you stop spending all your money on booze)

thank you SCMB you do good work and we appreciate your efforts, you are what is right with the world.
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  • Visited December 2011
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San Jose, California
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“BEEEEEER.....YUM!”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Nestled in a alley surrounded by winery's is this nice little Gem. Pints cost $3.50 and you have a section of around 6 on tap. the Tap room can get cramped. A local hangout for sure. Kids allowed in and they do have board games for them. The beer has less carb's and is a little more cloudy and earthy. I met Tommy the brewer and he did not have an attitude. Good guy! You bet I will be back when they have Ollie-berry on tap.

  • Visited January 2012
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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“Great beer”
Reviewed July 18, 2011

I went there and had beer with a client and it was great. Kind of out of the way but had to go since all my friends were talking about it. You can tell the owner takes there time with the product. I will be back. Didnt have anything to eat but next time I will. I will be back.

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  • Visited March 2011
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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137 reviews
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“Worth the search”
Reviewed October 23, 2010

We visited the brewery in September and it was worth the off-the-beaten path search. I'm pretty sure that the bartender was the co-owner and she was as knowledgeable and helpful as the beer was good. I had the seasonal olallieberry ale which was as unique as it was awesome. The food wasn't there's but from a neighboring restaurant but it hit the stop after a long day or flying and driving. Very casual, very Santa Cruz. Was in a cool area with a bunch of tasting rooms, etc.

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