“Humble Sea started as a fiercely underfunded collaboration between 3 childhood friends from the Santa Cruz Mountains. The brewery was bootstrapped on a 1 barrel brewing system on cofounder Nick’s grandmother-in-law’s farm in rural Ben Lomond before the boys had enough guts (and bucks) to open the brewery and taproom on the Westside of Santa Cruz.
We like to think of our beer as a vehicle for change. Romantic right? But really, who wants to save whales without drinking a beer? Since the beginning we’ve obsessed over the humble vision of becoming a community hub to support ocean-based causes and human rights issues. We’ve raised tens of thousands of dollars and gobs of awareness for local groups and non-profits thanks to the community of Santa Cruz, the Bay Area, and beyond (we see you Sacramento).
But first, there was homebrew. In 2009, our head brewer Nick Pavlina, began homebrewing under the alias of Humble Sea. After several national homebrew medals he pitched opening a brewery in late 2014 to cofounders Taylor West and Frank Scott Krueger. Collaboration occurred. A team formed. Humble Sea Brewing Co. ascended upwards and into a billowy fog of soft water profiles and Southern Hemispheric aromas.” 
Nick, Taylor and Frank
Humble Sea Head Brewer and Co-Founders

Humble Sea Helles 

Origin: Santa Cruz, California

The same recipe as our multi-award winning “Authentic DDH” but we re-named it cuz we want it around alllll the time. High quality German malt, double decocted to provide a complex and nuanced malt depth with balanced bitterness. Meant to be highly drinkable, refreshing with focus on the nuanced malt flavors and aromas

Tasting notes: Fresh hay, lemon blossom, water cracker

Price: $18.99/4pck

Beer style: Double decocted, naturally carbonated, horizontally lagered, Munich Helles


Humble Sea  Socks & Sandals Foggy India Pale Ale

Origin: Santa Cruz, California

Aromas of  Blood orange, juicy tangelo, and a hint of dankness The palate boasts pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon lime.  Mouthfeel: medium light, crushable, and refreshing

Price: $5.99/Can

Beer style: New England IPA

Double dry-hopped with Citra, Centennial, Simcoe & Chinook 6.6% ABV

Humble Sea Sunset Sesh TDH West Coast IPA

Origin: Santa Cruz, California

Another iteration in our ongoing WC IPA quest. This one utilizing the unique new hop from NZ Hops, formerly NZ 102 which we were fortunate enough to play around with over the last couple of years, it reminds us of a cross between Citra, Nectaron, and Nelson so we decided to use it in a crispy West Coast IPA, triple dry hop it and pair it with Citra.

Passionfruit, lychee, mango and lime with a clean, smooth bitterness. 

Price: $6.49/Can

Beer style: TDH West Coast IPA with Superdelic & Citra 7.2% ABV

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