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    Humble Sea Brewing in SC

    Worth a visit. Expensive at mostly $7 an 8 ounce but very good. Blows away the adjacent Sant Cruz Mountain Brewery with good location but inconsistent beer.

    They serve a few appetizers too. Salmon is good.



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    I have heard that they are getting better. I tried a few of their beers when they were first starting out and it was pretty mediocre. Same thing with Shanty Shack. After a few months in business they are getting it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMachinist View Post
    I have heard that they are getting better. I tried a few of their beers when they were first starting out and it was pretty mediocre. Same thing with Shanty Shack. After a few months in business they are getting it down.
    How long have they been open?

    Old Praxis building i hear.
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    Seven dollars for eight ounces?!?

    That's criminal. It's $7 a pint around here, and that's even pushing it. Greedy bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    How long have they been open?

    Old Praxis building i hear.
    I went there on 5/1/17, it was their first week of operation. I was not impressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Seven dollars for eight ounces?!?

    That's criminal. It's $7 a pint around here, and that's even pushing it. Greedy bastards.
    No kidding. We went to Aleworks today and it's $5 for 16, $3 for 10 (enough to get me buzzed post-ride today!). Their beer isn't transformative, but it hits the spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    How long have they been open?

    Old Praxis building i hear.
    Like Griz said, their taproom has only been open for a couple months. They have been brewing out of their garage as a business for a couple of years.

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    Went to Humble Sea today. Good selection of everything.
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    The Mango Lactose IPA is tasty and their Neon shirts are cool, but the vibe is even too hipster for me...
    Santa Cruz Ale Works might not have the best beer but the vibe and the fish tacos make up for only having 1-2 ipa on their taplist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    The Mango Lactose IPA is tasty and their Neon shirts are cool, but the vibe is even too hipster for me...
    Santa Cruz Ale Works might not have the best beer but the vibe and the fish tacos make up for only having 1-2 ipa on their taplist.
    Many families and bike workers when I was there. Sante is the place with the majority bearded skinny jeans crowd.

    20 bikes on the rack at Humble so that is a good sign.
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    Complaining about "hipsters" is to beer what complaining about hikers/strava/ebikes is to mtb. Tired.

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    You sure it's not $7 for 12 oz. pours? Seven bucks for 8 oz. of barrel aged/specialty brew is reasonable, but not for any of the standard brews.

    It's still expensive. For example, Cellarmaker, who make some of the top-notch beers in the area, average $7 for a pint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Many families and bike workers when I was there. Sante is the place with the majority bearded skinny jeans crowd.

    20 bikes on the rack at Humble so that is a good sign.
    lots of pastel shorts when I was there and Sante is too much for me nowadays. It also might haev something to do with the fact I am used to being in the "incrowd" in the SJ beer community so my ego is hurt when I cant compare neck beards with the sc beer geeks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    Complaining about "hipsters" is to beer what complaining about hikers/strava/ebikes is to mtb. Tired.
    wasn't complaining I was giving my person opinion and preference. I tend to choose to hang around people I enjoy and like. I PERSONALLY rather hang out at SCAW then HS. But call it tired, I call it having an opinion. what is tired is not being able to share ones opinion on a REVIEW website without turning it into a pissing match. To each their own.
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    mmmmm cellar maker is worth the crowd...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    You sure it's not $7 for 12 oz. pours? Seven bucks for 8 oz. of barrel aged/specialty brew is reasonable, but not for any of the standard brews.

    It's still expensive. For example, Cellarmaker, who make some of the top-notch beers in the area, average $7 for a pint.
    This one.... IPA.Humble Sea Brewing in SC-img_8637.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    This one.... IPA.Click image for larger version. 

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    That looks like a 10-12oz pour.

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    It's a cramped dog park that serves expensive beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUZe View Post
    It's a cramped dog park that serves expensive beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Many families and bike workers when I was there. Sante is the place with the majority bearded skinny jeans crowd.

    20 bikes on the rack at Humble so that is a good sign.
    Yup, went to Sante after the Sunday ride.
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    Humble Sea is in the old Praxis building.
    I think they have to charge so much $ to pay their bank loan. That place was under construction for at least a year, that's a lot of dough going out with no income. It was nasty when Praxis was there! 30 years of Old Man Aliberti smoking cigars inside.....new carpet and paint barely dented the smell.

    I think Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing is still the best in that area.
    Good people, good beer, and good food (Kelly's and Salchichero).
    16oz of Giant Dipa is only like $5 and will put some tilt in your swagger for sure!

    Go to SCMB on any Friday after 3PM and the place is littered with Santa Cruz Bicycles, Ibis and even Fox employees.

    That is how to tell the good spots....not by the number of shiny fixed gears bikes out front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARider View Post
    Humble Sea is in the old Praxis building.
    I think they have to charge so much $ to pay their bank loan. That place was under construction for at least a year, that's a lot of dough going out with no income. It was nasty when Praxis was there! 30 years of Old Man Aliberti smoking cigars inside.....new carpet and paint barely dented the smell.

    I think Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing is still the best in that area.
    Good people, good beer, and good food (Kelly's and Salchichero).
    16oz of Giant Dipa is only like $5 and will put some tilt in your swagger for sure!

    Go to SCMB on any Friday after 3PM and the place is littered with Santa Cruz Bicycles, Ibis and even Fox employees.

    That is how to tell the good spots....not by the number of shiny fixed gears bikes out front.
    "tilt in your swagger"

    Their IPA is ok. I think I had the sampler once and that's when some of the beer did not work out.
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    did you say ebikes...............

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