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
There is still time to check out the remaining Oktoberfest events taking place in the South Bay. For the article list, click here.
Rock Bottom Brewery in Campbell recently posted “some little known facts” about its head brewer Russell Clements on their Facebook page:
- Name: Russell Edward Clements
- Hometown: Colts Neck, New Jersey
- Personal Background: B.A. Philosophy Virginia Wesleyan College, Virginia Beach, Va.
- How I Got Started Crafting Beer: I worked above a Brewery as a Baker in Asheville N.C. and started helping out since I was already a shepherd of yeast.
- Brewing Philosophy: To continually expand my knowledge of integrating the art and science of brewing all while having a safe and fun time.
- Favorite Brew: Any Beer that is clean and balanced.
- Favorite Quote: “Too much of everything is just enough.”
Beer events this upcoming week
Mon., Oct. 15, 2012: San Jose’s Wine Affairs hosts their weekly beer tasting event, this time entitled “Attack of the Pumpkin (Beers)!” 1435 The Alameda, 408-977-0111. From their recent newsletter: “You be the judge of which pumpkin inspired brew is best – the fresh and organic Uinta Punk’n or perhaps the classic spicy Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin. Tasting these and more Mon., 10/15/12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and only $10/person.”
Tues., Oct. 16, 2012, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Original Gravity Public House in downtown San Jose hosts a Firestone Walker Beer Tasting event. 66 South First Street. From their Facebook event page: “Come out and meet Tony from the fantastic Firestone Walker Brewery. He will be pouring 4 of their beers on the patio from 6-9 p.m. $12 per person. Pouring the Pivo Pils, Velvet Merlin, Oaktoberfest and Double Jack. Don’t miss out!”
Tues., Oct. 16, 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., Oct. 17, 2012, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Catch live music and good beer at Poor House Bistro with “Blues & $2 Brews” featuring Blue Frog Grog Brewing Co. 91 South Autumn Street, 408-292-5837.
Thurs., Oct. 18, 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., Oct. 18, 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., Oct. 19, 2012: BevMo! stores host weekly Beer Tasting events on Fridays. Check your local BevMo! store for details.
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.
Looking ahead: Save the date
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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