Beer Birthday: Tim Clifford

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Today is the 45th birthday of Tim Clifford, brewmaster and owner of Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, in Capitola, California, which is near Santa Cruz. Tim’s a longtime homebrewer and worked for Williams Brewing and also 7 Bridges for many years, and continue to be on the board of the Santa Cruz co-op. Although originally a history major, Tim’s passion went off in a different direction, happily, and he opened Sante Adairius in 2011, making some incredible and unique beers. Join me in wishing Tim a very happy birthday.

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Jessie Friedman and Tim at the SF Beer Week opening gala in 2014.

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Me and Tim enjoying some hop tea, while picking hops at Moonlight Brewing’s hopyard in 2007.

Comments

  1. Leslie Patiño says

    Tim doesn’t know me, but I know his beers and Sante Adairius. They are definitely worth a 45-mile trip.
    Leslie Patiño, Monterey, CA

  2. Beerman49 says

    I’ve been there once & loved it – good beer & fun crowd, & you can “double dip” (which I didn’t), as there’s a winery next door to it. Definitely worth a visit, but there are only 2 routes in, one of which involves cutting through the trailer park that’s behind it. I recommend taking the Park St exit from 1 to Kennedy (just after you cross under if coming north; almost immediately if coming south); if you exit @ Bay/Porter (which GPS/Google maps/Mapquest might advise), you’ll have to do the trailer park zig-zag, which the residents of surely don’t want (dunno if the park’s posted restrictions), or another side street convolution.

    Here’s their website link: http://rusticales.com/

  3. Kim and Harry Graham says

    We love it too!!!! Great beers and brewers. Wish we could get there more often! Happy beerday Tim!

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