Better Brew Tasting Beer Festival at the Fourth Annual SubZERO Festival

Continuing from the previous post, the third part of the SubZERO Festival this year was pretty much the main reason we attended – the Better Brew Tasting Garden presented by Lagunitas Brewing and hosted by the Better Beer Blog. I was a full-on participant. :)

The program.

Taking a pic with Peter, the person behind the Better Beer Blog; hence the organizer of the Better Brew Tasting Beerfest.

Gordon Biersch, San Jose.

Uncommon Brewers, Santa Cruz.

Tied House Brewery & Cafe/Hermitage Brewing, Mountain View/San Jose.

FireHouse Brewery & Grill, Sunnyvale.

Ale Industries, Concord.

Campbell Brewing Company, Campbell.

Lagunitas Brewing, Petaluma.

The scene shortly after the start time.

Time for some tasting.

Scottish Ale (4.5% ABV) from Campbell Brewing Company, Campbell.

Hefeweizen (5.2% ABV) from Firehouse Brewery & Grill, Sunnyvale.

New World Wheat (5.4% ABV) from Tied House Brewery & Café/Hermitage Brewing, Mountain View/San Jose.

Hall & Oatmeal Stout (7.0% ABV) from Firehouse Brewery & Grill, Sunnyvale.

Baltic Porter (7.8% ABV) from Uncommon Brewers, Santa Cruz.

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Siamese Twin Ale (8.5% ABV) from Uncommon Brewers, Santa Cruz.

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India Pale Ale (6.2% ABV) from Lagunitas Brewing, Petaluma.

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Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale (9.75% ABV) from Lagunitas Brewing, Petaluma.

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What can I say? I enjoyed all the beers I tasted. And it was a treat to try many new ones.

Undoubtedly, the Better Brew Tasting Beer Festival was a success. THANKS, PETER!

What a bonus to have met up with friends.

We hung out. Talked. Laughed. Ate. Drank. Walked around.

This year’s festival was the first to incorporate gourmet food trucks as well as a beer festival. What a perfect combination! Plus, the community and fellowship elevated the experience to a whole, new level.

San Jose and the South Bay. Home to some great local craft beer. Great gourmet food trucks. A vibrant arts and culture scene. A wonderful community. Yet, I get a sense that we’re on the ground floor and that better and greater things are yet to come in these regards.

Always Grateful,

~Andy (made and raised in San Jose)

2 thoughts on “Better Brew Tasting Beer Festival at the Fourth Annual SubZERO Festival

  1. Thank you and your family so much for attending! Even now, a couple days afterwards, I am still tired. But it was all worth the effort. I’m glad to be able to do what I can to bring beer culture to San Jose and the South Bay. Cheers!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Peter. We’ll continue to support your above-the-call-of-duty efforts as best as we can. Thank you. Cheers!

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