One of this year’s top South Bay beer stories is Strike Brewing Company’s new production brewery set to open this June in San Jose at 2099 South 10th Street. With their capital tied up in building the brewery, Strike has turned to a Kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000 to help fund their taproom.
From the Strike Kickstarter page:
“We plan to have a spacious open seating area with tables, chairs and benches. This concept gives customers a wide open view of the entire brewery so they can watch the creative process behind the beer they are enjoying. The benches will also allow the folks drinking to get to know each other better, whether they came together or not. An eight tap bar will allow us to pour our four year round beers (Blonde, Brown, IPA and Imperial Red) as well as all seasonal and specialty beers Drew comes up with.”
Visit the Strike Kickstarter page to get the whole taproom story, as well as learn about the various rewards offered at different contribution levels. The most popular reward, with 39 backers so far, has been the Mug Club (“The Sixtel”), offered at a pledge of $100 or more. There is also a video featuring Strike co-founder and brewmaster Drew Ehrlich on the Kickstarter page.
Many folks have enjoyed Strike beers ever since the first Strike bottles and kegs made their debuts back in December 2011. Strike has continued to experience sales growth but is now counting on the support of the community, especially San Jose locals and South Bay beer fans, to get the taproom up and running as soon as possible.