Completely forgot to post this one earlier this month…
The hits keep on a-coming for Capitola’s Sante Adairius Rustic Ales.
This time, the critics’ darling of breweries got a mention in that famed paper of record, the Wall Street Journal.
Heading south, urban grit gives way to soil; vines sprout. This is wine country. And for the brewers here, that means barrels. When Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (103 Kennedy Drive, Capitola;rusticales.com) opened in 2012, the glorified homebrew operation didn’t have space or cash for stainless-steel fermenters. But they had thirsty neighbors. “Winemakers love to drink beer when they make wine,” owner Adair Paterno said. “So we traded beer for [their] barrels.” Ms. Paterno and her partner, Tim Clifford, make easy-drinking farmhouse beers like tart Maiden Fields and apricot-infused West Ashley, briefly wood-aged and gently kissed with barrel-born wild yeast.