San Jose Area Beer News, Events and a Look Ahead: April 2-8, 2012

San Jose beer news and events

Beer News

  • The South Bay bids adieu to Jason Gutierrez, formerly the assistant brewmaster at Firehouse Grill & Brewery, and offers him best wishes as he continues a career path in the brewing industry. He has accepted a position on the brewing team at Southern Star Brewing Company in Conroe, Texas.
Beer Events
  • Mon., April 2, 2012, 6pm-8pm: San Jose’s Wine Affairs Beer Tasting: Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery Beers. $12 per person or free for members. 1435 The Alameda, 408-977-0111.
  • Tues., April 3, 2012, 6pm-8pm: Annual Tapping of Limited Edition Maibock Beer at Gordon Biersch. 33 East San Fernando St., San Jose. 408-294-6785.
  • Thurs., April 5, 2012, starting at 4:20pm (different than the usual 6pm start time): Pint night at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose. Check the Harry’s Hofbrau Facebook page for updates. 390 Saratoga Ave., 408-243-0434.
  • Fri., April 6, 2012, BevMo! stores host weekly Beer Tasting events on Fridays. Check your local BevMo! store for details.

Looking Ahead

  • Fri., April 20, 2012: Lagunitas Multi-Tap Event at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose. “For all you Lagunitas fans the next time we will be doing a multi tap event will be April 20 when we will tap an extremely rare keg that Lagunitas only brews for that particular day. Only 40 bars nationwide will have this brew and every bar will tap it at the same time (4:20). Plus one of the last kegs of their phenominal Holiday Sucks IPA.”
  • Sat., April 21, 2012, 12pm-4pm: The Bay Area Craft Beer Festival in Martinez, CA. South Bay breweries, including Strike Brewing Co., are expected to participate in this beerfest.
  • Sat., April 28, 2012: The second SJ Beerwalk event has been set for Sat., April 28, 2012. It will have an IPA theme. More details to follow.
  • Sat., June 9, 2012: Monterey Beer Festival. South Bay breweries, including Firehouse, Tied House, Hermitage Brewing, and Strike Brewing are expected to participate in this beerfest.

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