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The Beerwalk Visits Downtown San Jose for the First Time

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The next installment of The Beerwalk is right around the corner, taking place on Wednesday, April 5, 6pm-9pm in downtown San Jose.

It’ll be the first visit to the area for the popular Beerwalk series.

The current list of participating breweries includes:

  • 10 Barrel Brewing Company
  • Almanac Brewing
  • Altamont Beer Works
  • Anchor Brewing
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company
  • Calicraft Brewing Company
  • Discretion Brewing
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Firestone Brewing Co.
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Golden State Brewery
  • Goose Island
  • Heretic Brewing Company
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Lost Coast Brewery
  • Saint Archer Brewing Company
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Strike Brewing Co.
  • Uncommon Brewers

The current tasting locations include:

  • 55 South
  • AFK
  • Blush Ice Bar
  • Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub
  • Five Points
  • O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub
  • Sushi Confidential

Look for more tasting locations to be announced soon.

Tickets are $35 the week of the event but remain at $30 throughout this week. Tickets include beer tastings, a custom tasting glass and a passport.

Check-in takes place from 5pm-8pm at Local Color at 27 S. 1st St.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit the Beerwalk’s Eventbrite page.

For a look at some pictures from the previous Beerwalk held last month in downtown Sunnyvale, click here.



Scenes from the Downtown Sunnyvale Beerwalk, Feb. 2017

Another tasty, entertaining and successful Beerwalk took place last Saturday, marking the first time that the Beerwalk was held in Sunnyvale.

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The older kid with Firehouse Grill & Brewery’s Larry Hoang, right before Larry took a group of early Beerwalk participants on a brewery tour.

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Thanks for the shout-out, Larry.

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Grain silo.

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Grain mill.

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Malts.

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Mash tun.

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Larry gave a great tour – energetic, articulate and informative.

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Kettle.

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Fermentation tanks.

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Bright tank.

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The family with Hermitage Brewing’s Nicole Marquez.

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Faultline Brewing’s Everett on the left.

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Very tasty Simcoe Single Hop IPA from Hermitage Brewing.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Ryan Brown pouring Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA.

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Larry pouring Firehouse Grill & Brewery IPA and Red Ale.

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Corey of Firestone Walker Brewing pouring Easy Jack Session IPA and Luponic Distortion 004.

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Golden State Brewery’s Brent Ostrander pouring I-5PA (Northeastern Style IPA) and Heritage Honey Ale.

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Fibbar MaGees’ Liam and Irene.

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Umunhum Brewing’s Jeff and Christian.

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Santa Clara Valley Brewing’s Adam Nanni.

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Beer enthusiasts Joe and Gen.

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Lagunitas Brewing Brown Sugga’ (American Strong Ale) and 12th of Never (American Pale Ale).

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Ryan Bridge of Strike Brewing. Major kudos to him for his excellent Stand Up Triple IPA, which was recently released in limited quantities on tap and in bottles at their brewery.

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Beerwalk’s Jordan Trigg.

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Beerwalk’s Jordan and Cindy.

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Had a great time as always. We were struck by the growth of the downtown Sunnyvale area, as it’s been some time since we last visited. We’ll definitely be back on a more regular basis.

The next Beerwalk is already scheduled to take place – also for the first time – in downtown San Jose. It’s set for Wednesday, April 5 at 6pm, and early birds can purchase tickets as usual on The Beerwalk website.

Can’t wait for it.

Cheers! Prost! Gunbae!

~Andy



Upcoming Beerwalk to Take Place in Downtown Sunnyvale

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The next Beerwalk is set to take place in downtown Sunnyvale on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2pm to 6pm, marking the first time that Sunnyvale plays host to the popular Beerwalk series.

Current Brewery List

  • 10 Barrel Brewing
  • Almanac Brewing
  • Altamont Beer Works
  • Anchor Brewing Co.
  • Ballast Point
  • Discretion Brewing
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Faultline Brewing Co
  • Firehouse Grill & Brewery
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Golden State Brewery
  • Goose Island Brewing
  • Heretic Brewing
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.
  • Lost Coast Brewery
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing
  • Sonoma Springs Brewing Company
  • Strike Brewing Co.

Tasting Locations

  • Aloft Sunnyvale
  • Beach Hut Deli
  • Bean Scene Cafe
  • Coffee & More
  • Fibbar Magees
  • Firehouse Grill & Brewery
  • Flywheel Sports
  • Il Postale
  • Isabella Boutique
  • Leigh’s Favorite Books
  • Lily Mac’s
  • Loft House Apartments
  • Metro City Restaurant & Bar
  • Murphy’s Law
  • Nom Burger
  • Prolific Oven
  • Solstice Apartment Homes
  • Status 5
  • Vino Vino

Tickets are $35 – but can be purchased at early bird prices through this weekend – and include beer samples, custom glass and passport.

Plus, the first 50 to check-in the day of the event receive a complimentary tour at Firehouse Brewery.

Check-in Location

  • 12pm to 5pm – Between Nom Burger and Prolific Oven: 251-259 W. Washington Ave.

For additional information – and to purchase tickets – visit the event’s Eventbrite page: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-beerwalk-sunnyvale-tickets-29773428125



Special Ticket Prices for a Limited Time on All 2017 Beerwalks, the Ciderwalk and the Sakewalk

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Quick post here:

For a limited time, through Jan. 1, tickets for all 2017 Beerwalks – including the Ciderwalk and the Sakewalk – are available at 25% off current early bird ticket prices by entering Promotional Code “Christmas” (without the quotation marks) prior to “CHECKOUT.”

Listed below are the events scheduled for 2017:

  • Beerwalk Sunnyvale, Sat., Feb. 11 at 2pm
  • Beerwalk Downtown San Jose, Thurs., March 23 at 6pm
  • Beerwalk Downtown Campbell – Star Wars Theme, Thurs., May 4 at 6pm
  • Sakewalk Japantown San Jose, Thurs., June 8 at 6pm
  • Beerwalk Santana Row, Wed., July 26 at 6pm
  • Ciderwalk Santana Row, Wed., Aug. 30 at 6pm
  • Beerwalk Downtown Willow Glen – Halloween Theme, Sat., Oct. 28 at 2pm
  • Beerwalk Japantown San Jose – Christmas Edition, Sat., Dec. 7 at 2pm




The Beerwalk in Japantown: Christmas Edition, Plus Code for $10 Off Tickets

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The next Beerwalk – the 25th installment for those keeping track – is set to take place in Japantown on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 2pm to 6pm, and folks are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Christmas-themed attire (“Santa costumes, ugly Christmas sweaters, elf outfits!”).

It’s the first-ever Christmas holiday-themed edition for the award-winning Beerwalk series, while the Japantown Beerwalk itself marks the 7th time that Japantown – and its various local shops and businesses – have served as a host location.

Current Participating Breweries

  • 10 Barrel Brewing Company
  • Six Rivers Brewery
  • Anchor Brewing Company
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Golden State Brewery
  • Goose Island
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
  • Hermitage Brewing Company
  • Kirin
  • Knee Deep Brewing
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Mad River Brewing Company
  • Discretion Brewing
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
  • Tsingtao

Beer Sampling Locations

  • 7 Bamboo Lounge
  • Aristocrats San Jose
  • Banana Crepe
  • Biscuits – Give a Dog a Bone
  • East Taylor Barbershop
  • Happi House Restaurant
  • Headliners
  • Jack’s Bar & Lounge
  • Japantown Dental
  • Jimbo’s in San Jose Japantown
  • Kaizen Salon
  • Kogura Company
  • Nichi Bei Bussan
  • Nikkei Traditions San Jose Japan-Town
  • Pavona Apartments
  • San Jose Autoworks
  • SJ Made
  • The Get Down
  • Wenzhou Fish, Noodles & More
  • Zonkey

Tickets, Plus $10 Off Code

Tickets can be purchased online for $30 throughout the remainder of this week and will increase to $35 next week. Tickets include beer samples, a custom glass and event passport.

To receive $10 off the current ticket price, enter Promotional Code “grateful” prior to checkout.

Check-in Location

Jack’s Bar & Lounge
167 E. Taylor Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Check-in starts at 12pm (from noon to two hours before the event).

Other Info.

The first 50 to check-in the day of the event will receive a complimentary tour of the nearby Gordon Biersch Brewing Company Bottling Plant.

Roy’s Station Coffee & Teas will provide free drip coffee, and H&R Block will have complimentary snacks on hand.

Event proceeds help benefit the Japantown Business Association (JBA) and the Bay Brewers Guild.

For more information, visit www.thebeerwalk.com.



5th Annual Halloween Beerwalk in Downtown Willow Glen

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The next Beerwalk installment in the popular, ongoing series is the annual Halloween edition, taking place – once again – along Lincoln Avenue in downtown Willow Glen for the fifth straight year.

The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 2pm-6pm. You can expect another big turnout, and as in previous years, there’ll be lots of folks dressed in their best, creative Halloween gear.

Check-in is from 1pm-5pm at the parking lot of Goosetown Lounge (1072 Lincoln Ave.).

Participating breweries include:

  • 10 Barrel Brewing Company
  • Almanac Beer Co.
  • Anchor Brewing Company
  • Ballast Point Brewing
  • Discretion Brewing
  • Drake’s Brewing Co.
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Golden State Brewery
  • Goose Island
  • Knee Deep Brewing Company
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.
  • Lost Coast Brewery
  • New Bohemia Brewing Co.
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
  • Strike Brewing Co.
  • Tied House Brewery

Tasting locations include:

  • 20twenty cheese bar
  • Atelier Salon and Atelier Studio
  • Bay Area Phone Doctor
  • BellaJames Women’s Boutique
  • Details Clothing Company
  • Eye Luv Lucy
  • Goosetown Lounge
  • Gold Star Jewelers
  • Kool Kids Couture
  • Main Street Burgers
  • Mariette – Premium Chocolates
  • Our Secret/Three Sister Shop
  • Over/Under Sports Bar
  • Park Place Vintage
  • Peninsula Beauty
  • Realty World Castlerock
  • Round Table Pizza – San Jose, Lincoln Ave
  • Underground Clothing
  • Willow Glen Diamond Company

Tickets include beer tastings, custom glass and a passport, and can be currently purchased online for $30 but go up to $35 during the week leading to the event.

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the event page. Proceeds to benefit The Bay Brewers Guild and the Downtown Willow Glen Business Association.



Beerwalk Presents Sake Walk in San Jose’s Japantown, 50% Off Tickets through Labor Day

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The folks of Beerwalk are hosting their first Sake Walk in San Jose’s Japantown. Sake Walk will take place Thursday, September 15 from 6pm to 9pm.

According to Beerwalk co-founder Jordan Trigg, “Our goal with Sake Walk is to continue the long lasting tradition of Sake San Jose hosted by Yu-Ai Kai for so many years in Japantown.

“We want to continue to raise money for their organization while at the same time encouraging people to explore San Jose’s hidden gem, Japantown, one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States.”

Attendees will be able to taste up to 20 sakes at 20 Japantown shops and business.

Exact tasting locations are yet to be announced, but you can enjoy a free drip coffee at Roy’s Station during the event, and H&R Block will provide complimentary snacks.

Check-in starts at 5pm at 7 Bamboo Lounge (162 Jackson St.).

Tickets should be purchased in advance as they go up closer to the event date. “Early bird” bird tickets are $35 if purchased before the week of the event and go up to $40 if purchased during the week of the event. There will be a limited number of tickets available for $45 on the day of at the event.

Tickets are available at www.sakewalk.com and include sake samples, custom glass and a passport.

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Japantown Business Association (JBA) and Yu-Ai Kai.

50% Off Ticket Price

For a limited time through Labor Day, take 50% off ticket prices at www.sakewalk.com with promotional code: “ciderwalk”

About Sake Walk in Japantown, San Jose

Tucked minutes away from Downtown San Jose sits the historical Japantown business district. Explore the unique boutique shops, art studios and great restaurants within the community, all while sipping on sake and enjoying the social enthusiasm of shopkeepers and fellow sake walkers!

The Sake Walk was created beyond the idea of sampling sake, but rather to provide an outlet for the local community to come together to explore the neighborhoods and small businesses that help keep the Bay Area great.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.sakewalk.com.



Beerwalk Presents Inaugural Ciderwalk in Santana Row

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The team behind the Beerwalk series – including co-founders Jordan Trigg and Charlie Mann – are excited to present the first-ever Ciderwalk, taking place Wednesday, August 31 from 6pm to 9pm in Santana Row.

Ciderwalk will have the look and feel of a Beerwalk event. You’ll be able to stroll a local neighborhood – the Santana Row community in this case – and visit a variety of shops and restaurants while enjoying refreshing ciders – in lieu of beers – with other attendees.

Jordan recently shared with me how Ciderwalk came about:

“Since the start of Beerwalks – going on 5 years – we have always had 1 to 3 cider companies included in every walk. With the success of the Beerwalks, we are now receiving an overwhelmingly increasing amount of breweries requesting to participate, to the point we are turning away great breweries since every walk can only feature 20 to 25.

“In order to make more room for breweries we decided to no longer include cider companies in Beerwalks and instead create a walk dedicated solely to cider. Plus, we’re continuing to see the growing popularity of ciders. Thus, the Ciderwalk was born.”

Participating cider companies and tasting locations were recently announced.

Cider Companies

  • 101 Cider House
  • Angry Orchard
  • Brothers Cider
  • Golden State Cider
  • Half Pint Ciders
  • Magners Cider
  • Rabbit’s Foot Meadery
  • Redwood Coast Cider
  • Surf City Cider
  • Schilling Cider
  • South City Cider
  • Stella Cidre (cider)
  • Strongbow Cider
  • Troy Cider
  • Wildcide Hard Cider
  • Woodchuck Cider
  • Wyder’s Cider

Tasting Locations

  • Bellarmine Barber Shop
  • BoConcept San Jose
  • Consuelo Mexican Bistro
  • Diesel Santana Row
  • El Jardin Tequila Bar
  • Jest Jewels
  • Kit and Ace
  • lululemon athletica San Jose
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy San Jose
  • Makers Market
  • Marine Layer
  • Oakley O Store
  • Orvis San Jose
  • Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
  • Splendid at Santana Row
  • Santana Row Leasing Office
  • Sunglass Hut
  • The Bay Club

Check-in takes place from 5pm to 8pm at Santana Row Park.

Early bird tickets for Ciderwalk are currently available for $30 but go up to $35 if purchased the week of the event.

Tickets are available at the Ciderwalk Evenbrite page and include a cider tasting at each location, a custom glass and a passport.

There’ll be a limited number of tickets available at the event for $38. Proceeds help benefit the Bay Brewers Guild.

About the inaugural Ciderwalk, Jordan adds, “We have received a great response from the beer and cider community and are on pace to sell out the event. If the event goes as planned, we hope to have a couple Ciderwalks in 2017!”



Scenes from the Santana Row Beerwalk, July 2016

Simply put, last week’s Beerwalk in Santana Row was a blast. My pics below:

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Santa Clara Valley Brewing’s Peter Estaniel and The Beerwalk’s Jordan Trigg.

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Speakeasy Ale & Lager.

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Austin of Market Beer Company and Kurt of Lagunitas Brewing Company.

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Tyler Rusten of Strike Brewing Company.

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Peter.

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Beer enthusiasts Dale and Javier.

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Golden State Brewery’s Seth Hendrickson and Ariella Bunnell.

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Seth pouring Golden State Brewery Magnitude 9.9 DIPA.

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Golden State Brewery and Six Rivers Brewery collaboration beer: Norcal ‘Passion’ IPA (Passion Fruit IPA).

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Six Rivers Brewery’s Meredith Maier and The Beerwalk’s Matt Turney.

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Mark of Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

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That guy is Ballast Point Brewing’s Kevin Leonard.

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Instagram phenom Louie Baton and Beer Snobiety’s TJ and Herb.

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The Beerwalk’s Charlie Mann and beer fans Shelly and Chris.

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Charlie and Rudy Kuhn of Lagunitas Brewing Company.

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Safe to say we weren’t the only ones that had a great time.

Already looking forward to the next one.

Cheers! Prost! Gunbae!

~Andy



Santana Row Beerwalk Tickets Still Available, Plus $5 Off Discount Code on Remaining 2016 Beerwalk Events

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Beerwalk founders Jordan Trigg and Charlie Mann continue their winning combination with The Beerwalk – the series of community events that spotlight South Bay neighborhoods (so far: San Jose’s Japantown, Downtown Campbell, Downtown Willow Glen, Downtown Campbell and Santana Row), small shops and businesses, good causes and, of course, tasty beer. I also appreciate how they take care to include as many local breweries as possible at their events.

And when the weather forecast for an upcoming Beerwalk calls for a picture perfect afternoon or evening, then a Beerwalk is sure to sell out in advance, leaving some folks disappointed when they’re unable to purchase tickets when showing up on the day of the event.

So if you’re interested in the upcoming Beerwalk in Santana Row on Wednesday, July 27, then I strongly recommend that you consider purchasing tickets sooner than later at www.thebeerwalk.com.

Last year’s Santana Row Beerwalk sold out. And a quick South Bay weather check shows ideal conditions for the coming week, not to mention that the upcoming Beerwalk is taking place in the middle of Silicon Valley Beer Week, which will likely add to the popularity.

Santana Row Beerwalk, Wed., July 27, 6pm-9pm

Check-in Location:
Santana Row Park (near the giant chessboard)

Check-in Time:
5pm to 8pm

Breweries:
10 Barrel Brewing Company
Six Rivers Brewery
Almanac Beer Co
Anchor Steam
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Calicraft Brewing Company
Drake’s Brewing Co.
Elysian Brewing
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Golden Road Brewing
Golden State Brewery
Goose Island
Knee Deep Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Lost Coast Brewery
Mad River Brewing Company
Santa Clara Valley Brewing
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Strike Brewing Co.

Tasting Locations:
Calypso St. Barth
Consuelo Mexican Bistro
El Jardin Tequila Bar
Icebreaker Merino
Jest Jewels
Kit and Ace
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Maker’s Market
Oakley Santana Row
Orvis San Jose
Roots & Rye
Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Santana Row Leasing Office
Sino – Santana Row
Straits Restaurants
The Bay Club
Thea Mediterranean

Tickets are $35 and include beer samples, passport and custom glass. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Bay Brewers Guild, whose mission is to promote the beers and breweries in the area, raise awareness about the joys of drinking craft beer and to support other local non-profit organizations.

Special SV Beer Week Offer – $5 Off Remaining 2016 Beerwalks

There are 4 remaining Beerwalk events for this year, with the first-ever Ciderwalk and Sake Walk in August and September.

  • Ciderwalk in Santana Row on Wed., Aug. 31
  • Sake Walk in Japantown, San Jose on Thurs., Sep. 15
  • Beerwalk Willow Glen on Sat., Oct. 29
  • Beerwalk Japantown, San Jose on Sat., Dec. 10

Take $5 off any – or all – of these events by using discount code “SVBEERWEEK.” The discount code will be good during the duration of SV Beer Week (now through July 30).