'the Brewhouse' Brewery

Our Brewhouse Brews are handcrafted for your enjoyment right here on the premises. This ensures you of the freshest possible beer, as the brew you drink did not have to survive a journey from St. Louis, Chico, or even Paso Robles. In fact, it has never traveled more than a few feet. We brew in small, seven barrel (201 gallon) batches.

The two large copper vessels comprise what is actually known as 'the Brewhouse'. The taller of the two vessels is the mash tun. This is where the process starts. Freshly milled grain is mixed with hot water in a process called mashing. Mashing converts the starches found in grain into sugars. When conversion is complete, the resulting liquid, called wort, is transferred to the shorter copper vessel. This is the brew kettle. Steam is used to bring the wort to a boil, and hops are added. After the boil is complete, the wort is cooled rapidly and transferred to one of the five stainless steel fermenters.

Beer is born in 'the brewhouse', and beer grows up in the fermenters. Yeast is added to the fermenters, and the natural task of converting sugar into alcohol begins. In 'the brewhouse', the brewer strives to create a perfect batch of yeast food. In the fermenter, the brewer tries to maintain the perfect environment for yeast activity. A big part of this is temperature control. Using pipes and hoses our glycol chiller enables the brewer to precisely control the temperature of each fermenter.

Each of our beers require different lengths of fermentation. The fermentation period can last as little as one week to several. Once fermentation is complete, the beer is pumped from the fermenter into our serving tanks. The serving tanks then connect directly to the beer taps assuring you the freshest and finest quality. We invite you to enjoy all our beers!

Brewhouse Brews

Our own Brewhouse Brews are handcrafted right here on the premises, providing you the freshest, most flavorful ales and lagers available anywhere. Some of our more popular beers are described below. Consult your server or check the board by the bar for current availability.

Condor Pilsner Created especially for our Southern California climate. Based on Dortmund style German lager, this beer is crisp, clean and refreshing as a Santa Barbara sea breeze.
Montecito Street Wheat Bavarian style hefe weizen. Naturally cloudy, with hints of banana and cloves. Light and refreshing. If you prefer a slice of lemon with your hefe weizen, please ask your server.
Nirvana Pale Ale West Coast style pale ale. Made from pale and crystal malts, and a generous amount of Cascade hops. Spiritual enlightenment by the pint.
Buster Brown Robust brown ale. Full body, rich and malty. Made using a blend of American, Canadian, and British malts, and Willamette hops from Oregon.
Rebel Red Deep amber colored ale. A perfect balance of malt and hops. Join the rebellion against bland beer!
10W30 Stout Black, rich, and delicious. Served on nitrogen for a creamy body and a long lasting head. Check your dipstick; down a pint?

Harry Porter Jet black ale with a creamy head. Complex chocolate malt flavor balanced by a substantial hop addition.
Saint Barb’s Ales Strong ales brewed in the Belgian monastic tradition. Full of spicy esters and complex flavors. Named for our city’s patron saint, as well as the Brewhouse’s own ‘Saint’ Barb. The Saint Barb’s lineup includes:
Saint Barb’s Abbey Ale (single) amber colored, medium bodied ale. 5 – 7 % alcohol by volume.
Saint Barb’s Dubbel (double) dark brown ale, with rich malt complexity, notes of raisin and chocolate. 7 – 8 % alc. by vol.
Saint Barb’s Tripel (triple) pale golden and bursting with citrus and honey flavors, with a hint of cinnamon. 8 – 9 % alc. by vol.

Other Seasonal Specials
These selections vary with the time of year, and the whim of our brewmaster. Ask your server for current selection.

Four beer sampler $4.00

12 oz $2.50 Pint $3.50 Schooner $4.50 Liter $6.50 Pitcher $11.00

Saint Barb’s Ales and certain specials:
12 oz $3.00 Pint $4.00 Schooner $5.00 Liter $7.00 Pitcher $12.00

Take some home! Half gallon ‘growlers’ to go: $12.00 initial purchase, refills $8.00


Other Draught Beer

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Chico, CA) The beer that made Cascade hops famous
Bitburger Pilsner (Germany) True German Pilsner; clean, crisp, smooth

12 oz $3.00 Pint $4.00 Schooner $5.00 Liter $7.00 Pitcher $12.00

De Koninck (Belgium) Perilously drinkable Belgian Pale Ale
12 oz $4.00 Pint $5.00 Schooner $6.50 Liter $10.00 Pitcher $17.00

Lindemans Framboise Lambic (Belgium) Unique Belgian ale, flavored with raspberries
12 oz $5.00 Pint $6.50
Bottled Beer

Lager Ale
Budweiser (U.S.) 12 oz $2.75 Anchor Steam (San Francisco, CA) 12 oz $3.75
Coors Light (U.S.) 12 oz $2.75 Bass Ale (England) 12 oz $3.75
Amstel Light (Holland) 12 oz $3.50 Firestone Double Barrel (Santa Barbara County) 12 oz $3.75
Corona (Mexico) 12 oz $3.50 Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA (Booneville, CA) 12 oz $3.75
Dos Equis (Mexico) 12 oz $3.50 Newcastle Brown Ale (England) 12 oz $4.50
Heineken (Holland) 12 oz $3.50 Duvel (Belgium) 330 ml $4.50
Stella Artois (Belgium) 12 oz $3.50 Kwak (Belgium) 330 ml $4.50
Bitburger Drive (Germany) Alcohol-free 330 ml $3.50 Fuller’s ESB (England) 18.6 oz $5.00
Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock (Germany) 330 ml $4.50 Fuller’s 1845 (England) 18.6 oz $5.00

Stout Trappist Ale
Guinness Stout (Ireland) 14.9 oz $5.00 Trappist monks craft some of the world’s finest beer. We proudly offer these
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (England) 500 ml $5.00 examples:
Chimay Red (Belgium) 7.0% abv 330 ml $6.00
Deep copper color, soft palate, hint of black currant
Wheat Beer Chimay White (Belgium) 8.0% abv 330 ml $6.00
Pyramid Hefe Weizen (Kalama, WA) 12 oz $3.75 A pale beer with a firm, dry body
American style wheat beer.
Hopf Hefe Weisse (Germany) 500 ml $5.00 Chimay Blue (Belgium) 9.0% abv 330 ml $6.00
Award winning hefe weizen from the Bavarian Alps Rich, dark, great depth of flavor. A massive, port-like beer
Hopf Dunkel Weisse (Germany) 500 ml $5.00
Bavarian dark wheat beer, clove-like spiciness
Hoegaarten Wit (Begium) 12 oz $4.50 Rochefort 10 (Belgium) 11.3% abv 330 ml $10.00
Belgian ‘White Ale’, spiced with orange peel and coriander Dark and full bodied, spicy, raisiny, and creamy.


Cider Abbey Style Ales
Ace Pear Cider (Sonoma County, CA) 12 oz $3.75 Fine Belgian ales, inspired by monastic brewing traditions
Affligem Blonde (Belgium) 7.0% abv 330 ml $3.50
Tripel Karmeliet (Belgium) 8.0% abv 330 ml $5.00


229 W. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 884-4664

Our Brewery Room & Bar is available for large private parties
VISA/MasterCard/AMEX accepted * 3.00 split charge *

10.00 corkage
18% gratuity added to parties of 10 or more *

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