The foodie site Serious Eats has just informed its readership of what many of us locals already know: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola is a brewery to watch.
I’d heard a little buzz, but Sante Adairius Rustic Ales really came to my attention in January of 2013 when a friend dropped by with a bottle of Sante Adairius West Ashley, a Pinot barrel aged saison made with apricots. It was a tart wonder bursting with fuzzy stone fruit, starting out light and spritzy right before the punch of sourness hits you. It’s like a friendly picnic in an apricot grove that takes a crazy turn and ends up getting passionate and maybe a little bit freaky.
I was determined to get down to the brewery in Capitola, California as soon as possible to try all the beer and meet Sante Adairius co-ownersTim Clifford and Adair Paterno.