It's a beer revolution in Goleta!

by Kyle Crocco, Writing Peer
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:33 AM

  Getting a good microbrew in Goleta ​is getting easier and easier. So if you don’t fancy ​that super "long" drive to downtown Santa Barbara for a brew, then try one of the four microbreweries close to campus. And don't forget ​to bring the kids (​anyone's kids if you don't have your own) because some of the tasting rooms have kids toys or playrooms.

Captain Fatty’s: The first microbrewery tasting room in Goleta. Kids play area. Open Wednesday-Friday 3:30-9 ​p.m., Saturday noon-10 ​p.m., and Sunday noon-8 p.m. Located at 6483 Calle Real, Unit D. Check site for visiting food trucks.

Draughtsm​en Ale​works: The newest kid in town, with a view of passing trains. Open Monday-Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Located at 53 Saint Felicia Drive. Check site for visiting food trucks.

Hollister: Technically a brewpub and not a microbrewery since they serve food, ​but it's ​your best bet for happy-hour prices. ​Happy hour between 2-6 p.m. on weekdays, with $3 pints. On Mondays, pints are $3 from 2 p.m. to close. Located in Calle Real Marketplace.

M. Special: Has a great patio outside with games and a great bar inside with TVs. Open everyday from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Located in the business park across the road from K-Mart, 6860 Cortona Drive, Suite C. Check site for visiting food trucks.