Shanty Shack Brewing

Shanty Shack Brewing


Co-Owners Brandon Padilla & Nathan Van Zandt first met while Brandon was working at 7 Bridges, the homebrew supply store in Santa Cruz. Nathan would come in to purchase ingredients, and he and Brandon would talk-shop, discussing different recipes. A few months later, they recognized each other in a business class at Cabrillo College. By chance, they were both there because they wanted to start a professional brewery one day. The two quickly became home brew partners. 

After searching for a location for several years, they found a perfectly sized warehouse with two large roll-up doors on Fern St. in Santa Cruz's Harvey West neighborhood in May of 2015. Shanty Shack Brewing officially opened for business in December 2016. You can now find a space full of vibrant art, local music, and a community of people happily enjoying Brandon and Nathan's craft.

Shanty Shack is a casual, local watering hole where people can meet up after work, on a trip to Costco, or after a long bike ride and experience great beer, delicious eats, friendly staff, and live, vibrant music. 

At its essence, our goal is to bring people together and celebrate life through beer. 

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