Our Beer

ESBC is committed to making the highest quality beer for you to enjoy.

Our brewing philosophy is that by using locally available ingredients, the taste and experience will reflect the beauty of the environment we live in and impart a terroir, or sense of place.

We brew small crafty batches in a 3 BBLs system at our warehouse in Watsonville.

Yeast is harvested from pressing homegrown apples and allowing them to spontaneously ferment. The wild ales are aged in barrels of all kinds and sometimes combined with other local ingredients to make unique and delicious craft beers.

We brew a variety of beers for all beer loving tastes and styles.

FRESH ALES

Pajaro Gold – Bold Czech pilsner inspired lager with a clean, crisp, slightly bready taste 5.9% ABV

Hop Improv ~ Equinox – Refreshing hazy IPA featuring Citra and Equinox Hops.  Balanced grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors 7.3% ABV

Muddy Water – Robust Porter. Roasted deep chocolate and toffee flavors 6% ABV

Tractor Race – Refreshing American Pale Ale. Centennial and Cascade hops produce slight floral notes 6% ABV

GooseBlind – West coast IPA loaded with Mosaic and Simcoe hops 6.9% ABV

Love and Marriage – This fruity Imperial IPA is dry hopped with Citra and Simcoe hops. Notes of passion fruit and mango 9.3% ABV

 WILD ALES

Mothership -American Rye Oak Barrel Aged Wild Ale. Mothership is our 100% wild rye ale. Fermented from yeast harvested from organically grown estate apples, Mothership is produced annually and used to inoculate oak barrels that will be used for other wild ales. This dry, slightly tart farmhouse blond ale has hints of pepper and lemon, produced from a 9-month long fermentation cycle.

Jewel -Oak Barrel Aged Farmhouse Saison. This sour blond ale is aged in an oak barrel inoculated with our estate yeast. Tart, dry and refreshingly crisp.

BloomField-Similar in color as the rich mahogany red of the back marshes of Elkhorn Slough, Bloomfield is our version of a Scotch style ale.

3 Letter Acronym (3LA)-A California Wild Brown Ale aged in a bourbon barrel, this beer is slightly tart from the wild yeast and bacteria in the barrel. It is similar in style to a Flanders Oud Bruin. This beer won first place in the California State Fair 2014, Belgium and French Ale category.

JuneBug-Our spontaneously fermented California Wild Ale, aged in an oak barrel and re-fermented over estate olallieberries.                                   Slightly funky from the wild yeast and bacteria in the barrel, it is similar in style to a fruited Belgium lambic beer.

Thelonious Funk – A dry strong ale with hints of rich dark toffee and raisin, aged in a port barrel for six months

 Hope you enjoy our beer as much as we enjoy making it!