Uncommon Brewers (UB) is a community-oriented organic microbrewery beginning operations in Santa Cruz county. Incorporating traditional Belgian brewing techniques, cutting-edge innovation from the modern West Coast, and grounded in the principles of sustainability voiced by the Slow Food Movement, their goal is to make uncommon beers for uncommon people. After nearly six years of research and development, they are now ready to bring that vision to market.
Golden State Ale
A Belgian-style Golden ale brewed with toasted poppy seeds. 6.4% ABV. There are prominent esters in the nose, some grassy pilsner character in the rounded malt body, and a subtle bite of poppy seeds on the finish.
Siamese Twin Ale
Belgian-style Dubbel brewed with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and coriander. 8.5% ABV. The beer should be malt forward, with clear esters in the nose and floral notes of lemongrass and kaffir leaf. The coriander and lemongrass meld in the finish to help balance the deep body of this dubbel.
This is a Baltic Porter brewed with whole licorice root and star anise. 7.8% ABV. It is fermented warm with an ale yeast in flagrant disregard of modern style guidelines, instead working towards a heritage pre-lager treatment of the style. Subtle licorice and anise notes are present in the nose. The body is surprisingly light, with licorice sweetness helping to balance a smoky chocolate malt character. There should be clear notes of roasted barley on the finish.