Santa Maria Brewing Company
Santa Maria Brewing Company rewards those who take the time to discover it, at the southernmost edge of San Luis Obispo County. Named after the town just to the south, Santa Maria Brewing Co in Nipomo offers a wide range of beers and food. At the bar, expect 18 taps pouring Santa Maria Brewing Co beer. Styles include lagers, pilsners, wheat beers, IPAs — even house-brewed hard seltzer. On the lighter side, try the Blood Orange Wheat Beer, Paige’s German Pilsner, Redneck Water American Style Lager or Helles Bueno lager. For IPAs, Santa Maria Brewing produces several, like the Nealed It! West Coast IPA, MO-TRA Blood Orange IPA, and JULICIOUS New England DIPA. (That last one comes in at a hefty 8.4% alcohol by volume.) On the darker side, look for the Cali-Roja Amber Lager, Black Gold Chocolate and Coffee Porter, and Rim Fire Imperial Red Ale. Want to try them all? Order a flight to discover Santa Maria Brewing Co’s many flavors and styles. Their diverse set of beers pairs nicely with the pub-grub menu, where burgers reign supreme. Wings, hot dogs, chicken tenders, pub pretzels, salads and even a filet mignon sandwich round out the rest of the options. Specials also often include Mexican food like tacos, taquitos, and nachos. Santa Maria Brewing Company streams sports on multiple widescreen TVs, making it an ideal spot to watch the big game. Two different entertainment stages — one indoors, one outdoors — feature live bands playing music that begs to be danced to. Relax on the wide, dog-friendly and family-friendly patio, or cozy up inside. The venue is also a terrific spot for large gatherings like birthday parties and family reunions. So settle in with a scotch ale and an order of fried zucchini or Buffalo chicken cheese bites. Relax and enjoy football on TV, live music, or just falling in with the locals. However you choose to have fun, Santa Maria Brewing Company doesn’t disappoint.