Who we are and what we're about
Lúpulo (Loop-oo-low, which is Spanish for hops) is a craft beer restaurant, tasting room, and bottle shop owned by husband and wife team Stuyvie Bearns and Noëlle Antolin in downtown Santa Cruz. Through their upbringings and travels throughout the world, Stuyvie and Noëlle have developed a deep appreciation for new and out-of-the-ordinary foods and beverages. Among these passions, craft beer from around the globe has been an important part of their culinary evolution for more than a decade. Always searching for rare, new, and exciting beers, they often wondered why there was not a dedicated space for beer culture in Santa Cruz such as those that exist throughout much of the United States. After tiring of having to travel to the Bay Area to get the beers they were seeking and discussing the idea with the many fellow craft beer lovers that live in the area, Stuyvie and Noëlle decided that perhaps it was their calling to bring such a space to their beloved town.
Our vision for Lúpulo is to create a cozy, neighborhood space that celebrates the multi-layered possibilities that food and beer can provide. Not simply a place to purchase and sample craft beer, the open layout of our floor and communal tables attempt to make a space where old and new friends can come together. In order to achieve this goal we will be having many community events that showcase the art and science of beer-making such as brewing demonstrations and workshops, presentations by professional brewers, daily tastings, home-brew bottle-shares, bottle-shares, and may other exciting events. Keep your eye out for our event page to see what we have coming up. Until then, ¡salúd!