Souther Humboldt Brewery • Gyppo Ale Mill

gyp•po |ˈjipō|


Thursday through Sunday 12AM to 9PM

The Gyppo Ale Mill is Shelter Cove’s first & ONLY craft brewery and taproom. It has long been a dream of ours to combine our love for beer, family and community. This dream has had it’s ups and down but it is a dream that we hold strong to.

Our goals for the Gyppo Ale Mill is to server you kick-ass quality beers, superb food humbly served in a warm and friendly space. If you know us than you’ll know that family is extremely important part of who we are. Integrating our family into this project is just a part of how we do things. If you are looking for a new nightclub or all night dive bar, we’re sorry to disappoint. That will not be us. If you are looking for a place kick up your heels, see some familiar friendly faces, eat some quality food and wash it down with a good beer, then we’re on the same page.

We serve Clam Chowder every day, all day. We also sprinkle in lunch specials when we can. Our dinner menu starts at 5pm.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Cheers to an Independent & Freewheeling life!


Shelter Cove Brewery, Tap Room & Restaurant
Opening End of March/Beginning of April!


We are looking for a few amazing individuals to join the Gyppo Ale Mill family. We care for each other, trust each other, push each other and at the end of the day, we have a beer together. We’re working together to make the name Gyppo Ale Mill something that we here at Gyppo are proud of but that Humboldt County can be proud of too.  Are you interested in coming along on this ride with us? Read on.





Blue Ribbon, a prize awarded for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by passenger liners, is part of the origin for our phrase The Blue Ribbon. This idea has morphed from “fastest” into a product or service of the highest quality. Gyppo Ale Mill will run the company with this value. It will be incorporated into all we do from the superb beers that we have to offer, to our relationships with our fellow workers and our vendors, to the way we serve our community. We want every aspect of Gyppo Ale Mill to go above and beyond any expectations.



Walking into Gyppo Ale Mill you will sense the feeling of family familiarity. From the beginning we have been a group of friends and family members that have been working together to develop this company. Gyppo Ale Mill will strive to honor and build upon these relationships. We will treat every person who walks through our door with the highest level of respect, honesty and integrity. We will encourage diversity of ideas, opinions and points of view.



Gyppo Ale Mill will be serving up beer and food that will be produced at the highest quality level, creating products worthy of the Blue Ribbon award. Although we will produce superior products and services, they will never be presented to our community with a superior attitude. Having this style of ego has been seen to cause strife among the community and hampers our ability as a company and community to learn, grow and prosper. True greatness is achieved in the humble serving of others.



Gyppo Ale Mill plans to be held accountable for our partnership with our environment. From the design of our restaurant and brewery, to the products and methods we use, we will be looking at the long term effects of those choices. We intend to create a company that is not only financially sustainable but environmentally sustainable as well.



The goal of the company is to help all persons involved in Gyppo Ale Mill to realize their potential. By encouraging everyone to challenge him or herself and continue to expand their intellect, this becomes a benefit to the company and the members. Individuals expand their repertoire of skills, add value to their own personal portfolio and increase worth to the overall workforce. In turn these newly acquired skills and knowledge is nothing but a benefit to the company as a whole.



Gyppo Ale Mill has a passion for beer. We have a passion for food. We also have a passion for our community. When an individual interacts with a member of the Gyppo Ale Mill family, this passion becomes contagious. Determination is another element commonly seen within our Gyppo family. These two elements are a strong combination that powerfully fuels our drive to create a successful business equation.


Wow you made it to the bottom of the page and we haven’t scared you off yet?  Heck ya!  Currently we have the following position up for grabs:

Prep Cook / Dishwasher
Bartender / Server

Your next step is to download the application and fill that puppy out.  Once completed you have two options.  Option A. Come drop it off in person at our Dock Sale. Those happen Friday’s and Saturday’s from 2pm to 6pm. Or Option B. Email it to us!  Thanks for your interest.  

Cheers to a Freewheeling Life!