The following is a collection of craft beer news and events in San Jose and the greater South Bay for the upcoming week and beyond. As events and beer lineups may change from time to time, please do check with the establishment directly, especially if you are extra excited about a particular event and/or beer.
Recent beer news
Congrats to Hermitage Brewing Company and their Hoptopia Double IPA, which won first place this past Saturday at the Monterey Beer Garden hosted by Peter B’s Brewpub.
Beer events this upcoming week
Mon., Sep. 24, 2012: San Jose’s Wine Affairs hosts their End of the Month Beerfest with discounted drafts and bottled beers.. 1435 The Alameda, 408-977-0111.
Tues., Sep. 25, 2012, 4 p.m. – closing: The Counter Santana Row, offers a “Mix-It-Up” 4 mini burger & beer pairings, including Devil’s Canyon Full Boar Scotch Ale and Lagunitas IPA. 3055 Olin Ave., 408-423-9200.
Wed., Sep 26, 2012, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Catch live music and good beer at Poor House Bistro with “Blues & $2 Brews” featuring Moylan’s Brewing Co. 91 South Autumn Street, 408-292-5837.
Thurs., Sep. 27, 2012: California Cafe in Palo Alto hosts a Strike Brewing Co. brewmasters dinner.
Thurs., Sep. 27, 2012, starting at 6:00 p.m.: Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose hosts their weekly Pint Night. Check the Harry’s Hofbrau Facebook page for updates. 390 Saratoga Ave., 408-243-0434.
Thurs., Sep. 27, 2012, starting at 6 p.m.: Jack’s Bar & Lounge in Japantown offers up their weekly $2 Pint Night. Check the Jack’s Bar & Lounge Facebook page for updates. 167 East Taylor St., 408-287-5225.
Fri., Sep. 28, 2012: BevMo! stores host weekly Beer Tasting events on Fridays. Check your local BevMo! store for details.
Sat., Sep. 29, 2012, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub in downtown San Jose hosts their monthly beer event featuring Lagunitas Brewery. 25 North San Pedro Street, 408-947-8007.
Sun., Sep. 30, 2012, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Drake’s tasting at Mountain View’s Artisan Wine Depot. 400 Villa Street, 650-969-3511. “Try a few of our beers with our peninsula rep. Laura.”
Looking ahead: Save the date
Sat., Oct. 20, 2012, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Downtown Morgan Hill hosts their inaugural Brew Crawl.
Sat.-Sun., Oct. 20-21, 2012: Left Bank Brasserie Santana Row hosts a prix fixe meal paired with beers from Gordon Biersch Brewing Company as part of their Left Bank Santana Row Summer Beer Pairing Series, La Fête de la Bière. 377 Santana Row, Suite 1100, 408-984-3500.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012: Morocco’s Restaurant in Mountain View hosts a beer dinner featuring Strike Brewing Company.
Thurs., Oct. 25, 2012: California Cafe in Palo Alto hosts a Lost Coast Brewery brewmasters dinner.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2012: Save the date – the next SJ Beerwalk takes place in downtown Willow Glen.
Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18, 2012: Left Bank Brasserie Santana Row hosts a prix fixe meal paired with beers from Drake’s Brewing Company as part of their Left Bank Santana Row Summer Beer Pairing Series, La Fête de la Bière. 377 Santana Row, Suite 1100, 408-984-3500.
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