VOTE: Best Brewery in the Santa Cruz – Boulder Creek Brewery

KPIG is asking Santa Cruz residents to vote for their favorite brewery and Boulder Creek Brewery is in the running. Right now they are in second place……

If you’d like to support our local Brewery click HERE to go vote! It just takes a few seconds to vote.

Boulder Creek Brewery Ale

FUNDRAISER Tonight: Boulder Creek Brewery

Tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. there will be a fundraiser for the employees of the Boulder Creek Brewery –  happening at Joe’s Bar. Please come down to Joe’s, listen to some great live music from Heathen Hill and others and support our good town folks who are suddenly without employment.



photo credit: Jeff Hill

The Bar is Open – Boulder Creek Brewery

From Winslow, the head brewer:

The bar is back open! We have completed our brewery floor renovation and we’re celebrating with extended happy hour, a fresh batch of Dragon’s Breath IPA, and a very special beer. “The Trapper” is our Brettanomyces conditioned pale ale inspired by our favorite Brett. finished Trappist ale. Herbal hop aromas are complimented by a delicate fruitiness from wild yeast, creating a subtle ale with an unsurpassed depth of flavor. 

Boulder Creek Brewery Winslow

ON TAP: Boulder Creek Brewery

We don’t just have a ‘brewery’ in Boulder Creek… we have a KICK A$$ BREWERY and brewmaster.


On Tap in Boulder Creek


From the brewer:

“Louisville Special” is our Kentucky Common, a long forgotten style that made up for almost 80% of beer sales in Kentucky before prohibition. Based on a Bourbon sour mash recipe, this Brown ale is brewed from corn, rye, and molasses, it was sour mashed for a hint of refreshing tartness. Come in and try a taste of beer history.

Boulder Creek Brewery: ON TAP

From our resident brewer, Winslow:

We have two new beers for the weekend, for a full 15 beer tap list.

“Red Ribbon Blonde”, our lightest ale, is inspired by the timeless Pilsners of Bohemia and the Czech Republic is made with the organic hops from the Hallertau , and the finest Pilsner malt from Germany. “Dr. Greenthumb” IPA is brewed with New Zealand Green Bullet and Pacific Northwest Zeus hops for an extra dank aroma of pine and tropical fruit. Come and get it while it’s fresh!

Boulder Creek Brewery On Tap


Brewer in the kettle

Sentinel reviews Boulder Creek Brewery

The Santa Cruz Sentinel’s Ann Parker visited and reviewed The Boulder Creek Brewery. From the review:

“Michelle’s BLT-plus was scrumptious, the crisp-edged sweet potato fries adding a toothsome touch. Blissfully tender from its IPA beer bath, the grilled chicken was flavorful enough to stand up to the rest of the big sandwich’s ingredients: crisp bacon, thick-sliced tomato, thin-sliced red onion, lettuce, creamy avocado and a light but luscious layer of pesto mayonnaise.”

To read the entire piece, click HERE


Boulder Creek Brewery – Brewmaster

We have some really fine beer made right here in downtown Boulder Creek. Pictured is Michael Demers, the Brewmaster at Boulder Creek Brewery. An SLV native, Michael has been brewing for over 14 years.

The Brewery has good food, killer beer and live bluegrass/mountain tunes on Thursdays and Sundays . . .

The Boulder Creek Rye Pale Ale is a personal recommendation.


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