This is an update, as the food portion of this operation has changed, for the better: "The Kitchen at Discretion is under the ownership and direction of Head Chef Santos Majano. The Kitchen at Discretion serves beer-focused, farm-to-table comfort food made in-house" The head brewer continues to put out new brews, Iíd say with the food availability, it is a must stop in the county and being kid and dog friendly (on the patio) is a big plus.
Visited after dinner at Aptos around 7pm on Tuesday 02/02/16.
Modern place covered in glass with a mix of table and bench seating - the place was booming with locals largely eating dinner. I think Bytemisis had recommended this place for food but we had already eaten and admittedly the food looked pucker!
Tasting flights and plenty of ticks on offer across the typical brew pub array of stiles but this is where the place falls down a little ... the beers were not great. Havenít done my back log yet but they are going to be averaging in and perhaps below the 3.0 mark with a couple of real stinkers.
Overall - go here and eat and get some cheap ticks via a tasting flight. Do not expect great beer!
Very nice pub not too far from Sante Adairius. Ambiance is good, nice clean place. Food looks delicious, didnít try any because we had just eaten but would definitely try it out if I returned. I probably wonít though because the beer was quite awful. Oh well.
Unfortunately, the beer here was not very good, so I would struggle to recommend it. Many/most of the beers we had were held back by flaws. The flight, thankfully, was relatively inexpensive. The food looked good although we werenít eating on our visit. The ambiance is a little funny, certainly a bit industrial, which seems somewhat incongruous given they are also effectively a restaurant; but overall, itís a pleasant location to have a beer. Not a place I am in a rush to visit again.
Spacious, airy interior with an industrial feel. Cheap flights, which however were served on muffin tins, which felt cheap and unprofessional. Beer went from awful to almost mediocre. Very low quality with the same flaws in every one of them. The food did look great though, saw some solid ramen bowls. I might go by for food if Iím in the area again, but order water instead of beer.
For a place called Discretion, the building doesnít fit. Itís a tall, bright red aluminum building with neon signs and big windows. It has a very metal, industrial feel on the inside. The flight was pretty cheap, and served in a muffin tin. The beer wasnít great. The Thursday evening crowd was large, but everyone had a spot. The food that went by looked amazing, and the word is that itís all excellent. They would be well served to bring the beer up to match it.
A nice working brewery with an open airy feel and nice patio. Service is counter and seems OK if a little slow. Beer is pretty bad, but there are lots of cheap ticks to be had. The food looked amazing though and people around us were very pleased. I would go back for the food.
First off - itís overshadowed by SARA just to the south in beer quality. Just about any brewery would be.
Itís got some very nice beers, a nice, sunny, open, pleasant tap room, nice staff, good food and reasonable prices.
good sized tasting room in the back of the lot. a small patio, a few seats at the bar, and some tables to sit at as well. they had 7 beers on tap and they were all half decent at least. not a great brewery, but serviceable. pretty convenient stop if youíre on your way south to sante adairius.
This is a new brewery and theyíve certainly put some money into it. The building is pretty big and they have a smaller patio outside that is very nice. Lots of plants, picnic tables, and a few benches with a few hop plant scattered around the property.
We tried seven house beers and got a glass of the saison. The hoppy beers were decent and the saison was nice. Itís a convenient stop on the way to Sante Adairius and itís on the same street as a number of liquor stores.
Iíll have to give it another try in a year to see if the beer has gotten better.