If you are a sour or Belgian kind of person, you may want to keep walking.
You will not find anything but ales at Steel Bonnet Brewing Co. The reason: the owner, Donald Cramb, is Scottish… and Scotland is kind of known for not getting into much anything but ales. According to the manager, Sam Peacock, Donald loves IPAs and always makes sure to keep one on the menu as well.
The place is pretty quaint, but it’s hard to mess up when the live band plays the Beatles all evening! Ha! I guess I lucked out. It’s small and intimate. Full of locals. They opened a little over 3 years ago and they are going strong with the support of the Scotts Valley, CA community. Nice job, guys!
I wanted to get a feel for what their beer was like so I got a flight. My favorite one was actually the one my partner ordered separately —a cream ale called Ginger Snap. Please scroll down to see the awesome picture I took of the flight (sic)! The first one on the left was actually brewed in collaboration with East Cliff Brewing Co. in Santa Cruz. East Cliff is specialized in casks so they have the cask version while Steel Bonnet has the keg version. Interesting collab. Pretty good beer if you ask me!