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Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains just above Los Gatos, California, ManyFriends Brewing Company makes small-batch, premium craft beer for distribution to local watering-holes and eateries.

We began life as a sort of "practice brewery", a type-23 Small Beer Manufacturer with no tasting room, and sales to local bars & restaurants. The goal was to learn the brewery business before "taking the show on the road". That is now underway as our Saratoga Brewery & Tasting Room (also called ManyFriends Brewing Company), expected to open late Summer, 2021.

At some point, we expect that brewery (Saratoga) to absorb this one (Santa Cruz). As such, there will be less focus on this one, other than winding things down and transfering assets to Saratoga. As of mid-July '21, we still sell kegs to a few local places (see below), but that business is expected to transfer to Saratoga, once it is open & operational.

Keep up with happenings both here and with the new place in Historic Saratoga Village by following our Facebook.




Sixtels (1/6 bbl), 1/2 bbls or bottles.
Currently we have available:

Pure Beer Beer made in the style of Bavarian Purity Law:

Nothing but barley, hops, water and yeast.

Lez Böhm

ABV: 5.0%
IBU: 40

A Bohemian delight, lagered to perfection for no less than 6 months (you can't rush greatness!), this delicious old-world recipe is crystal-clear and full of crisp beer flavor, with barely a whiff of fresh baked biscuits in the aroma. "Nothing but Saaz" gives it a bitterness that doesn't bite. New!

Call for availability.

Blonde Ale

ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 25

A light, crisp, Summery beer with just a bit of sass. Gently bittered and dry-hopped (or, as we like to call it, "cold hopped") with a subtle citrusy Cascade, the sweeter malt flavors really shine through.
American Pale Ale

ABV 5.9%
IBU: 64

All-American Pale Ale, full bodied but less bitter than an IPA, giving more of the malty, beery flavor. Good ol' American Cascade adds a subtle citrus note.
Leftenant Pepper's
English IPA

ABV: 6.1%
IBU: 65

More evenly balanced than its American counterparts, this delicious blend of Autumn-sown barley -- together with our special blend of old world malts and hops that range from UK to Czechoslovakia in origin -- results in a full-bodied and well balanced IPA full of English flavor with a little black-pepper on the back end. We think you'll like it.
Pretty Purple
Porter (#5)

ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 26

Full of body, with a soft mouth feel, this solid, dependable porter has barely a hint of toasted chocolate. A family favorite since its inception, this is the 5th refinement ("#5") of the brewmaster's favorite recipe of his favorite style.

Darned-good stuff, if we say so, ourselves! (Also, it's not really purple!)

Pretty Purple
Porter Reserve

ABV: 5.81%
IBU: 26

That same delicious porter that everyone loves, aged on bourbon-soaked toasted Hungarian oak staves.

I didn't think PPP could get any better but then... WOW!








Who is "ManyFriends"...?

Created in 2001, ManyFriends was founded with the idea of bringing people together to interact in safe, fun, playful ways and becoming friends.

A slightly longer version of our story can be found on our blog


Other Random Thoughts...

Folks sometimes ask what kinds of beer we make. I made a blog post to talk about that.

...That's actually a continuation of my earlier post where I share some Thoughts on beer styles (Part 1; to be continued...!).



Where do I get some of that delicious ManyFriends beer?

If you're "the general public", we don't sell direct to you (yet!), but hit-up your local neighborhood public beer house and tell them to contact us about getting some of that delicious ManyFriends brew!

ManyFriends beers are now available at:
• Chicago Steak & Fish, Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos.
• Cafe Limelight, Cedar St., Santa Cruz.
• Nonno's, in beautiful downtown Redwood Estates.
• The Patio Bar, E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale.
• Summit House Beer Garden & Grill, Hwy 17, just South of Summit.
• Campbell Pizza Co., Winchester Blvd, just North of 85.
• Sipan Peruvian Restaurant and Bar, Big Basin Way, Saratoga.

Coming soon (Spring, 2021): ManyFriends Brewing Company & tasting room in Historic Saratoga Village.

If you're a bar, restaurant, liquor store, olive-oil botique, laundr-o-mat or other licensed beer seller that is looking for premium craft beer to serve your patrons, give us a jingle at:

Contact info:

Ted Oliverio, Proprietor
ManyFriends Brewing Company
PO Box 33241
Los Gatos, CA 95031

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