SANTA CRUZ'S ORIGINAL BREWERY TOUR
2016 New Business of the Year
Explore the Santa Cruz Beer Trail
Brew Cruz Captain Annie spent her years in high school and college largely exploring the world, and her 20's finding her niche in life! After a myriad of jobs and experiences in San Francisco, she came back to Santa Cruz, her family's mecca for many generations. The taste for craft beer had also lingered in her family tree, so it was no surprise that, while on a tasting tour of craft breweries in Boulder, Co during the Summer of 2013, the idea for Brew Cruz was born.
Annie bought the bus off a band in San Francisco, and relocated her to Felton, Ca where the transformation took place. Refurbishing the bus was truly a labor of love, and took about 7 months to complete. ‘Betty Jane’ (as she is affectionately called) is a 1989 Thomas International, which was a pretty incredible chassis to work on. Under the talented direction and capable hands of contractor Scott MacDonald, and with the help of generous friends and family, Brew Cruz emerged. Four years later, a 1964 VW Bus named Slowboy joined the fleet, and to date, there have been thousands of wonderful passengers on board both vessels.
Beer is for lovers, for adventurers and travelers, both the lost and the found. It is for celebrations and failures, toasts and times of condolence. Beer is about trying new things; taking the familiar and making it the unknown. It is surprising and comforting, frothy and forgiving.
Beer, family, friends, and YOU are the reasons Annie was able to create this business, and find the passion she has in life. She feels blessed and very thankful.