A major development in the local beer scene takes place today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the grand opening of the Hermitage Brewing Company Tap Room in San Jose. The Tap Room reflects, in large part, the South Bay’s growing interest and demand for well-crafted, locally made beer and greatly adds to the region’s burgeoning beer landscape.
A brewery’s tap room serves as the tasting room and is a wonderful place to soak in the vibe of the particular brewery while trying out the creations of the brewing team, providing both existing fans and those new to the brewery the opportunity to enjoy the offerings at their freshest points.
The opening of the Tap Room offers the best way for the Hermitage Brewing team, which includes brewmaster Peter Licht and lead brewer Greg Filippi, to directly link up with their growing fan base as well as connect with – and then convert – those who are new to the craft beer world. More from their recent press release:
Hermitage Brewing Company (HBC) is proud to announce the grand opening of the Hermitage Brewing Company Tap Room on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 1627 S.7th St., San Jose, CA 95112 from 4pm to 7pm. The Tap Room will feature HBC’s award winning beers along with rotating local guest beers. A ceremonial Firkin will be tapped for the grand opening at 5pm.
Carolyn Hopkins-Vasquez, Director of Marketing for HBC commented, “We are thrilled that the HBC tasting room project has finally come to fruition. The South Bay’s craft beer scene has grown immensely in the last few years, and Hermitage looks forward to adding to that community with our tap room. We hope to become an integral part of our new neighborhood, as well as sports fans’ go-to watering hole prior to San Jose State Spartans and San Jose Giants games.”
Established in 2009, Hermitage Brewing Company is located in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Hermitage Brewing Company is becoming widely recognized for its Hoptopia, Maltopia, Ale of The Imp, and its Single Hop Series IPA. In 2011, Hermitage Brewing was awarded four gold medals at the California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition. Celebrator Beer News gave One Door Quadrupel four out of five stars in 2011, and Hoptopia DIPA four out of five stars in 2012. Maltopia Scotch Ale was most recently awarded 2nd Place at the 2013 California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition.
About Hermitage Brewing: Established in 2009, Hermitage Brewing Company is located in San Jose. Hermitage makes small batch craft beers, and specializes in developing new and innovative beer styles.
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