The Next Neighborhood Stop for SJ Beerwalk: Willow Glen

Checking in at a previous Beerwalk in downtown Campbell
Checking in at a previous Beerwalk in downtown Campbell

The next San Jose Beerwalk takes place in downtown Willow Glen this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a focus on seasonal/winter beers.

According to a recent press release, SJ Beerwalk co-founder Charlie Mann of Jack’s Bar & Lounge in San Jose lived and worked in Willow Glen for over 7 years and believes that Willow Glen has one of the best downtown areas in San Jose.

Co-Founder Jordan Trigg (Jack’s Bar, San Jose) explained that the main goal of SJ Beerwalk is to introduce South Bay residents to their local business districts, inviting them to check out shops they otherwise might never have set foot in.

Though the beer is an important focus at these events, the inspiration for SJ Beerwalk truly stemmed from “the desire to create a stronger connection between locals and their communities…”

Beerwalkers will walk along Lincoln Avenue (between Minnesota Ave. and Lester Ave.), making stops to taste beer at twenty-five local businesses, “from exclusive boutiques to unique restaurants.”

The list of participating breweries is impressive:

  • Ninkasi
  • Mendocino
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Santa Cruz Ale Works
  • Lagunitas
  • Firestone Walker
  • Strike
  • New Belgium
  • North Coast
  • Hermitage
  • Crispin
  • Fox Barrel
  • Schubros
  • Gordon Biersch
  • Lost Coast
  • Stone
  • Campbell
  • Faultline
  • Drake’s
  • 21st Amendment
  • Anchor
  • El Toro
  • Karl Strauss
  • Devil’s Canyon
  • Heretic

The pouring locations include:

  • Goosetown Lounge, 1072 Lincoln Ave. (check-in location)
  • Willow Glen Business Association, 1202 Lincoln Ave. (check-in location)
  • Mike’s Bikes
  • Park Place Vintage
  • Round Table Pizza
  • Kool Kids Couture
  • Hay Market
  • Sonoma Tanning
  • ProActive Healthcare
  • Red Dot Fitness
  • Details
  • Bella James
  • Willow Street Wood Fired Pizza
  • Grace on the Avenue
  • Three Sisters / Our Secret
  • Mariette Chocolates
  • Vin Santo Ristorante
  • Gloss Beauty Lounge
  • Adira Dance and Costume
  • Peninsula Beauty
  • Sereno Group
  • Reality World Castlerock
  • Jorcal Hat Co.
  • Underground
  • Goosetown Lounge
  • Footwear Etc.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 online at In the case the event does not sell out, tickets can be purchased day of for $35. Registration begins at 1pm. Event runs from 2 to 6pm.

For more information visit For up-to-the minute information, like the SJ Beerwalk Facebook page at and follow them on twitter @sjbeerwalk.

SJ Beerwalk’s mission is to provide a social outlet for the community and neighborhoods, while highlighting small businesses and raising funds for the non-profit business associations throughout the great city of San Jose and beyond. Every few months, come walk through a different San Jose business district and visit local stores and restaurants while tasting over 20 beers from local and import breweries.

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