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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