Summer's here. Sipping a tasty beer is one relaxing way to enjoy a sunny afternoon. So Patch wants to know, what local brewery produces your favorite beer?
The microbrew scene in Santa Cruz County is getting all hopped up. A new brewery opened in Capitola last month and more are on tap.
Tell us your favorite brewery, what beer you love to drink there and why.
Santa Cruz County offers: Uncommon Brewers, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Seabright Brewery, Boulder Creek Brewing Co., Santa Cruz Ale Works, or Corralitos Brewing Co.
Some of these beer makers have breweries open to the public or by appointment, others bottle beer that can be picked up at local grocery stores or they tap kegs at beer festivals and special events.
Voting is open until 9 a.m. Friday with the winner announced at noon and the lucky business receiving a "Readers' Choice 2012" certificate.
If we left one of your favorite local beer out of the poll, please tell us in the comments. To read the official Readers' Choice Contest rules, please click