From their event page:
“Stroll the unique Santana Row strip and discover all the shops, art galleries and great restaurants, all while sipping on great beers and enjoying the enthusiasm of shopkeepers and beer lovers alike.
“The Beerwalk was created around more than the idea of sampling great beers, but rather to provide an outlet for our community to come together to explore neighborhoods and businesses, which help make the Bay Area great.”
This upcoming Beerwalk might be the perfect opportunity for those new yet curious about Beerwalks, thanks in large part to the general familiarity that most have with Santana Row and the picture perfect San Jose weather that is forecast for Wednesday evening.
The Beerwalks, which take place every three or four months throughout various South Bay locations, are extra special because the events consistently point the spotlight on the underrated local brewing community, many of whom are members of the region’s Bay Brewers Guild. Knowledgeable representatives from the local breweries in particular are often on hand to help with the pouring in order to better answer any questions about their respective brewery and beers. Participating local breweries include:
- Hermitage Brewing Company (San Jose)
- Strike Brewing Company (San Jose)
- Santa Clara Valley Brewing (San Jose)
- Faultline Brewing Company (Sunnyvale)
- Rabbit’s Foot Meadery (Sunnyvale)
- Santa Cruz Ale Works
Additional offerings will come from Lagunitas, Firestone Walker, Almanac, Speakeasy, Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Hangar 24, Headlands, CaliCraft, 21st Amendment, 6 Rivers, Ballast Point, Ninkasi and Green Flash.
Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance and available at www.thebeerwalk.com. In case the event does not sell out, tickets can be purchased the day of for $35 at check-in locations. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and the Bay Brewers Guild.
Check-ins will take place from 5pm-7:30pm at Santana Row Park (Courtyard between Left Bank & Lark Creek Blue), and the tasting locations include:
- Beau Bijou
- Flying Lizard
- Left Bank Brasserie
- Hotel Valencia
- Icebreaker Touchlab
- The Blues Jean Bar
- Tommy Bahama
- El Jardin
- Active Sports
- Free People
- Rosie McCann’s
- Blowfish Sushi
- Donald J. Pliner
- Lark Creek Blue
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