We miss you and your spunky wit! The following story behind this beer dedication is from her family.
“Patricia Minnie Roberts ‘Miss Pat’ was a true Santa Cruz original - 102 years in the making! Small in stature but big on personality and style, she was the matriarch for 4 generations of Santa Cruz natives, and her home (built by HER grandparents on the west side) was always open to friends and family. No shrinking violet, she would let you know how she felt - even it if was just with a look. 😉
Her sunny kitchen was always welcoming, full of comfort foods, and the epicenter for countless celebrations & conversations. She loved going dancing, was always stylish, quick witted & fiercely independent.
Even into her 90’s she was an active member of Greater Purpose Community Church (which sold their building to open a brewery that raises funds for non profits).
This is were she met Pastor Christopher. She may have sometimes been a little ruffled by his modern take on worship, but it gave her something to talk about, and a sense of community and purpose. Knowing that Pastor Christopher appreciated her opinions, contributions, and her sassy personality means so much to the folks that knew and loved her.
This Chocolate Cherry Porter is a fitting tribute as she was both sweet and tart, a classic and not afraid to be bold.
Or in the words of Miss Pat herself when sampling an artisan microbrew... “It tastes like beer.” 😀
So if YOU enjoy the taste of beer, and appreciate a true Santa Cruz original, please pick some up from Greater Purpose Brewing Company and raise a toast to Miss Pat!”🍻 🍒