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Humble Sea Brewing Co. pivots quickly to serve thirsty fans
Humble Sea Brewing Co. celebrated the third birthday of its taproom on March 17, just as coronavirus surreality was settling in, and two days before Gov. Gavin Newsom announced shelter in place for the state. No, it was not an ideal time to celebrate what has become a cult-hit venue—thanks to enthusiastic staff and experimental, often hop-heavy ales.
But a funny thing happened when the pandemic hit. Instead of contracting, Humble Sea is flowing more beer than ever. E-commerce sales have exploded. Collaborations have multiplied. Product is more creative, consistent and high quality than ever.
Co-owner and head brewer Nick Pavlina cites two reasons: 1) the response of his team to unprecedented … Read More