The Beerwalk Returns to Japantown, San Jose

Photo from Beerwalk Japantown, San Jose, Feb. 2015
Photo from Beerwalk Japantown, San Jose, Feb. 2015

The upcoming Beerwalk – taking place Sat., Jan. 23, 2pm-6pm in San Jose’s Japantown – marks the five-year anniversary for this popular beer-tasting community event. It is also the 20th Beerwalk according to co-founder Charlie Mann. Each Beerwalk features shops and restaurants that serve as tasting locations for beers from mostly Bay Area – and many South Bay – breweries. Past Beerwalks have taken place in Downtown Campbell, Willow Glen, Downtown Mountain View and Santana Row.Participating breweries in Saturday’s Beerwalk – an official SF Beer Week event – include the following:

10 Barrel Brewing Boise
Anchor Brewing Company
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Cider Brothers
Elysian Brewing Company
Faultline Brewing Company
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Golden Road Brewing
Golden State Brewery
Goose Island
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
Hermitage Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Mavericks Brewing Company
New Bohemia Brewing Co
Santa Clara Valley Brewing
Schilling Cider
Speakeasy Brewery
Strike Brewing Co.
The Dudes’ Brewing Co.

Tasting locations include the following Japantown businesses:

Jack’s Bar & Lounge
7 Bamboo Lounge
Kogura Company
Nichi Bei Bussan
Banana Crepe
Cielito Lindo Restaurant
Ultimate Tan
Kaizen Salon
The Esplanade Apartments
Chloe’s Closet
San Jose Autoworks
East Taylor Barbershop
Aristocrats San Jose
Halloway Company
Japantown Dental

Tickets are $35. For more information, including to purchase tickets, visit the event’s Eventbrite link. A very limited number of tickets will be available on the day of the event for $38. Check-in starts at noon at Jack’s Bar & Lounge (167 E. Taylor St.).

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