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The Downtown San Jose Beer Scene

BOTTLED UP - Jake McCluskey, general manager of the Market Beer Co. at San Pedro Square Market, says that the shop stocks larger bottles of craft beer to encourage customers to share
BOTTLED UP – Jake McCluskey, general manager of the Market Beer Co. at San Pedro Square Market, says that the shop stocks larger bottles of craft beer to encourage customers to share

A growing number of folks are seeking out better beer by returning to their favorite spots or trying out new places, eager to enjoy a glass—or more—depending on the occasion. And in a continuing nod to the burgeoning craft beer landscape, respectable beer hubs are taking shape throughout the South Bay.

In downtown San Jose, the number of establishments offering good beer is helping to raise Silicon Valley’s profile among the state’s notable beer regions. There are currently a dozen or so downtown locations that serve better beer, with more places set to open.

The San Pedro Square neighborhood is turning into quite a beer hub on its own, with a block of distinct establishments serving craft beer. We’re talking about San Pedro Square Market Bar, the Garage Bar, Market Beer Co., O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub, Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub, Los Gatos Brewing Company, Britannia Arms, and the recently opened Farmers Union.

Along with the Market and Garage bars inside San Pedro Square Market, there’s also Market Beer Co. which opened this past March, becoming San Jose’s first craft beer bottle shop.

Since then, they have added eight taps and have more than 200 craft beer bottles. Market Beer Co. has quickly gained a following due in large part to the efforts of general manager Jake McCluskey and his knowledgeable and friendly team of beertenders, all of whom help to create a fun and relaxed vibe.

“We stock only bomber-sized (22 oz.) bottles to encourage sharing among our customers. For our taps, we try to get smaller-sized kegs so we can rotate our draft beers quickly,” McCluskey says. “It’s a place where you see seasoned beer connoisseurs talking beer with the greenest newbies. It’s cool to be a beer geek but not a beer snob.”

Of its 50+ beer taps, O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub dedicates 38 of them to craft. General manager David Mulvehill says he values the link between craft breweries and O’Flaherty’s, viewing both as small businesses helping to support one another.

O’Flaherty’s main goal, according to Mulvehill, is to make everyone feel welcome, referring to their motto, “You’re a stranger here but once.” He says, “We need to keep the integrity of an Irish bar – customers can enjoy a Coors Light, Stella, Guinness and feel welcome. We believe everyone is a beer drinker and that we can provide a stepping stone for them, from Stella to a craft beer. And we always have something to offer the beer geeks.”

For beer and food pairings, Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub and Los Gatos Brewing Company fit the bill. Firehouse is currently San Jose’s only gastropub and serves mostly craft beer from its eight taps. Los Gatos Brewing Company has three rotating guest taps, plus five of their own offerings crafted by brewmaster Kent Wheat. Currently, there’s a cask-conditioned porter as well.

Britannia Arms serves more traditional pub fare, along with pints poured from a combined 42 taps—24 inside the bar and 18 more out in the 3,000 square-foot, heated patio. Most of the 42 taps are craft selections.

The Farmers Union, which opened this past Thursday, rounds out the current crop of beer-centric places within San Pedro Square. A large square bar is the focal point of the establishment, and general manager Aaron Williams says that they will have at least 25 of their 60 taps dedicated to craft beer.

Williams says, “We are targeting a diverse clientele that likes great food paired with our great selection of craft beer. We will always have at least 25 taps dedicated to craft beers with flight options available. We want to support the local brewers as well as serve the highest quality craft beers possible.”

Original Gravity Public House became San Jose’s first establishment focused 100 percent on beer from the get go thanks to the efforts of owners Johnny Wang and Dan Phan. They celebrated their one-year anniversary on Saturday and have already made concrete plans for expanding the current location.

“We take craft beer very seriously but always aim to have a fun and informative conversation about it,” bar manager and events coordinator Rob Monroe says. “We hope to teach without the snobbery and find something new and exciting for you each and every time. No question is a dumb one, and we understand everyone’s palate is as diverse as our beer list.”

Original Gravity rotates beers in and out of its 25 taps so often that Monroe says the best way to keep up with what’s on tap is to check the website, where patrons can find live updates of the latest offerings.

Numerous customers throughout the recent decades have enjoyed the food, beers and the outdoor patio of Gordon Biersch. “We offer eight handcrafted traditional German lagers,” head brewer Jeff Liles says. “I would recommend starting off with a sampler of our beers. This way our guests get a chance to try some of our unique styles and flavors.”

Some people are still surprised when first noticing the extensive draft selection at SmokeEaters, which specializes in hot wings. ““SmokeEaters is the place to meet up with friends to eat great food, drink some cold beer and catch a game,” general partner Mike Burke says. “We rotate our craft beers frequently; do not hesitate to ask to sample a style of beer. With the expansion of the craft market, there are some great styles and brewers out there popping up almost every week. We want the customer to love the beer they are drinking.”

When it comes to Good Karma Vegan Café, many people quickly become hooked on not only the beer menu but the place’s carefree vibe. Owner Ryan Summers and the Good Karma staff simply know their beers. Summers embraces the downtown beer scene: “There’s just too much rad beer to be had, and we deserve the awesome beers right here.”

Live music is a wonderful accompaniment to good beer, and this combination is prevalent among several previously mentioned locations. Café Stritch—with nearly ten craft beer taps—and the recently opened Blackbird Tavern—with eight mostly craft beer taps—join the ranks of these establishments that feature live music.

Blackbird co-owners Chris Esparza and Brendan Rawson seek to provide a full sensory experience, matching food and beer to their live music. For example, when New Orleans jazz is playing, don’t be surprised to see featured beers from Louisiana’s Abita Brewing.

Folks passing by ISO: Beers can see that a lot of progress has been made at the yet-to-open beer bar and tasting lounge. The wait is nearly over. According to co-owner Dee Singh, what is left is painting, putting in floors, and installing fixtures. He plans to have 37 taps for beer and hopes for a mid-August opening. Customers will also be able to purchase bottles to go.

Rounding out the members of the downtown San Jose beer hub are longstanding establishments Trials Pub and Teske’s Germania. Trial’s offers an authentic British pub vibe and traditional English ales on tap, on cask, or in bottles. At Teske’s, it’s about experiencing German fare in a rustic Bavarian setting that includes a beer garden.

All of Teske’s beers are from Germany co-owner Greg Baumann says, and he invites visitors to come and enjoy the casual setting with a lager, pilsner, dopplebock or hefeweizen. Their current offerings include Spaten Premium Lager, Höfbrau Dunkel, Franziskaner Hefe Weizen, Bitburger Pilsner, Köstritzer Schwarzbier and Stiegl Lager on tap, with many more bottled German beers.

As Original Gravity’s Monroe put it, everyone’s palate is different. So it’s very fortunate to see the growing diversity reflected in the downtown San Jose beer scene. Ultimately, our personal preferences determine not only which beers we like, but also which places we return to over and over again.

Downtown San Jose Beer Hub

Blackbird Tavern
200 S. First St.

Britannia Arms (The Brit)
173 W. Santa Clara St.

Café Stritch
374 S. First St.

Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub
69 N. San Pedro St.

Good Karma Vegan Café
37 S. First Street

Gordon Biersch
33 East San Fernando St.

ISO: Beers
81 East Santa Clara St.

Los Gatos Brewing Company
163 W. Santa Clara St.

O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub
25 N. San Pedro St.

Original Gravity
66 S. First St.

San Pedro Square Market
87 N. San Pedro St.

SmokeEaters
29 S. Third St.

Teske’s Germania
255 N. First St.

The Farmers Union
151 W. Santa Clara St.

Trials Pub
265 N. First St.

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Original Gravity 1-Year Anniversary

Original Gravity general manager Moonlynn Tsai
Original Gravity general manager Moonlynn Tsai

Owners Dan Phan and Johnny Wang opened Original Gravity Public House in downtown San Jose last July to much fanfare among local beer fans, and rightfully so. Their 25 rotating taps and bottled beer selections have been focal points since day one, and they have done much to help raise the profile of the South Bay beer scene.

To celebrate their one-year anniversary, Original Gravity is throwing a bash on Saturday, July 20 starting at 12:30pm. An impressive beer lineup and specialty tappings of highly regarded beers—among others, Drake’s Aroma Coma and Aroma Prieta, Sainte Adairius West Ashley, Russian River Supplication and Firestone Walker Parabola—anchor the day’s festivities.

There will be food specials, vinyl records spun on the patio courtesy of On the Corner Music and the chance to meet the original brewmaster of Firestone Walker, Jeffers Richardson. He now heads up Barrelworks, home to Firestone Walker’s wild (also known as sour) and strong ale programs.

Phan and Wang credit general manager Moonlynn Tsai and bar manager/event coordinator Rob Monroe for creating a team both well versed in beer knowledge and passionate about the beer industry. “We’re always happy to talk about beer and answer any questions a customer may have,” Phan says.

In addition to their beer offerings, many customers also enjoy the tidy food lineup that includes gourmet sausages, grilled cheese sandwiches and duck fat fries.

And here’s a piece of great news for Original Gravity fans: They have recently finalized expansion plans to open up an extra 1,000 square feet of much-needed space by tearing down the interior sidewall along the hallway that leads to the patio, and utilizing the area that’s currently behind the wall.

According to Phan, they will install another bar consisting of 10 more taps, carve out a designated area for a beer-aging program, and have enough room to host bands, trivia game nights and private parties. They expect to have the expansion completed within the next 6-8 months.

Be sure to check out their website for the one-year anniversary party details, including the beer menu and the specialty tapping times.

Original Gravity Anniversary
Sat, July 20, starts at 12:30pm, 66 S. First St., San Jose

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Craft Beer Crawl in Downtown San Jose


More and more craft beer hot spots are opening in downtown San Jose, and a beer crawl is an enjoyable way to visit a number of these destinations that serve better beer. Not only do you get to enjoy some heady brews, but you’ll become better acquainted with a variety of establishments to figure out which ones merit return visits.

For my birthday earlier this fall, my brother and I went on a downtown beer crawl along San Pedro and First streets. We visited four out of the 10 or so beer places that are all located within walking distance from one another.

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET BAR
87 N. San Pedro St.; sanpedrosquaremarket.com

At around 5:30pm, we lucked out in finding a table with a good view of both TVs at the San Pedro Square Market Bar. Many folks started settling in to watch the 49ers. We ordered food from the neighboring restaurant mere steps away, and a friendly wait staff took our orders selected from among the eight draft and 20 bottled beer options.

Bar manager Brian Rhett, who has worked at the Market Bar for a year, made the rounds and shared some big news: there are plans in the works to open a 100 percent craft-beer bar with a few dozen taps next summer in the open space on the other side of the building where Bellano Coffee (a.k.a. B2) has set up shop.

The variety and the close proximity of the food vendors in the open market, as well as the outside seating area in the Adobe Peralta Plaza, are undoubtedly great draws for the Market Bar.

O’FLAHERTY’S IRISH PUB
25 N. San Pedro St.; oflahertyspub.com

Though the San Pedro Square Market Bar was cozy, we were eager to continue our beer crawl. Within seconds, we stepped into O’Flaherty’s and found the dining area filled with families and people celebrating the end of the workday. Fortunately, a few spots at the bar opened up.

We checked out the lineup among the 38 beers on tap and placed our orders with the friendly server, who informed us that their biggest sellers were still whiskey and scotch but that more customers were ordering craft beer than before.

General manager Dave Mulvehill told us that their craft beer focus started taking shape back in July with the addition of 16 taps. He has also set up a beer club offering discounts on beers, tastings and free trips to select breweries, as well as monthly beer-related events.

GOOD KARMA VEGAN CAFE
37 S. First St.; goodkarmavegancafe.com

After walking a couple blocks, we arrived at Good Karma. We headed to the back, past the food station, to where the beers are. We were struck by the considerable knowledge of our server, and she answered all our questions about the current beer menu, which consists of 15 draft beers—and in particular about the various sour ales on tap.

A nearby customer with a bright smile let us know that she was a regular and loved Good Karma for its beer selection. Owner Ryan Summers stopped by to ask what beers we were having, and an enthusiastic conversation ensued around our latest and greatest beers tasted.

My brother said that he couldn’t wait to return, as he really enjoyed Good Karma’s lively and down-to-earth vibe. We agreed that Ryan exudes a contagious positivity. Despite being huge sports fans, we didn’t miss having a TV around—the conversations were that enjoyable.

ORIGINAL GRAVITY PUBLIC HOUSE
66 S. First St.; originalgravitypub.com

Across from Good Karma was our last stop. Inside, the Original Gravity team was working diligently. Owners Johnny Wang and Dan Phan, along with general manager Moonlynn Tsai, were either in the kitchen or behind the bar.

The beer lineup—25 taps and bottled selections—was impressive. Having had their much-anticipated grand opening celebration in September, business had been holding steady according to Johnny. He confirmed that the folks serving beer at Original Gravity were expected to pass the certified beer-server exam offered by cicerone.org. Rob Monroe, bar manager and event coordinator, shared that his main goal is for customers new to craft beer to take away something positive from their experience.

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Original Gravity Public House Celebrates Memorable Official Grand Opening

Original Gravity Public House in downtown San Jose celebrates grand opening
Original Gravity Public House in downtown San Jose celebrates grand opening

Congratulations to Original Gravity Public House, which hosted their official grand opening last Saturday, Sep. 15, 2012. Beer fans turned out in droves to celebrate this notable South Bay craft beer establishment in downtown San Jose.

Original Gravity Public House celebrates their grand opening
Original Gravity Public House celebrates their grand opening

With plenty of sunshine and special access to neighboring outdoor patio space, Original Gravity owners Dan Phan and Johnny Wang were excited to be able to present their full food menu, featuring gourmet grilled cheeses and poutine to accompany the already well-received sausages and duck fat fries.

Original Gravity owners Dan Phan and Johnny Wang at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
Original Gravity owners Dan Phan and Johnny Wang at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration

And, of course, there was the beer menu for the festive day that included hourly tappings of specialty and limited kegs and excellent offerings from the likes of Firestone Walker, Lagunitas, The Bruery, Drake’s, Evil Twin, Ninkasi, Calicraft, Alesmith, Uncommon Brewers, New Belgium, Port Brewing, Heretic, Stillwater, Midnight Sun, Deschutes, Flying Dog, Gouden  Carolus, Dogfish Head, and Sierra Nevada.

Outdoors at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration

Earlier this year, there was quite the anticipation for Original Gravity’s opening among South Bay beer fans, especially after learning about the Original Gravity owners and their plans. The wait has been worth it.

More pics from the grand opening:

Moonlynn Tsai of Original Gravity at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
Moonlynn Tsai of Original Gravity at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
Original Gravity's Rob Monroe at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
Original Gravity’s Rob Monroe at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
Tony Riffis of Firestone Walker and Rudy Kuhn of Lagunitas at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
Tony Riffis of Firestone Walker and Rudy Kuhn of Lagunitas at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
Jenny Merit of San Jose's Wine Affairs at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
Jenny Merit of San Jose’s Wine Affairs at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
San Jose beer fans Stef and Andrea enjoying the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
San Jose beer fans Stef and Andrea enjoying the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration
Peter Estaniel of BetterBeerBlog_Hermitage Brewing, Tony Riffis of Firestone Walker, and yours truly at the Original Gravity grand opening celebration
Peter Estaniel of BetterBeerBlog_Hermitage Brewing, Tony Riffis of Firestone Walker, and yours truly at the Original Gravity grand opening celebration

Indoors at the Original Gravity Public House grand opening celebration

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Original Gravity Public House Set to Open in Downtown San Jose

When it opens, Original Gravity will offer a variety of specialty beers (courtesy of Original Gravity)
When it opens, Original Gravity will offer a variety of specialty beers (photo courtesy of Original Gravity)

From the large, hanging chandelier made of recycled beer bottles to the decor and warm lighting along the hallway leading to the outdoor patio in the back, South Bay natives Dan Phan and Johnny Wang have worked diligently in setting up a beer bar that is welcoming and comfortable.

Original Gravity Public House, set to open later this month, offers 25 rotating taps of carefully selected craft beer with a wide variety of styles and price points in an unpretentious environment. “From the novice craft beer drinker to the most hardcore beer enthusiast, we have something on tap for you,” says Phan. For the hardcore fans, expect to see Dogfish Head’s 120-minute IPA on tap. There will also be 20–25 bottled beers, including selections from Avery and Great Divide brewing companies.

Original Gravity not only features a stellar lineup of beer but food as well. Phan and Wang have recently amped up their efforts to perfect the menu, organizing tastings with friends and family to dial in the food. The main focus will be 20 different sausages from mainly local providers, grilled-cheese sandwiches and duck-fat fries to be enjoyed inside, in the dog-friendly back patio or on the South First Street sidewalk.

Phan and Wang had originally hoped to open a beer bar in Orange County, but when things did not work out, they turned their attention back home. They were convinced that San Jose was ready to support an establishment that focused primarily on quality beers on tap.

Beer fans will note its proximity to Good Karma Vegan Cafe and Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant. Add to the mix several other establishments already offering solid craft beer options in the area, as well as other beer-centric places set to open later this year, and you’ll notice that downtown San Jose is quickly becoming a respectable beer hub. It’s a welcome development for Phan and Wang, beer fans who appreciate the finer aspects of beer.

As a home brewer with a background in biochemistry, Phan takes beer appreciation to a different level. “I’m partial to the science of beer,” he says, which helps explain the name Original Gravity.

Phan says, “Some fellow beer geeks coined this term while enjoying some home brews. Original gravity is a measurement of the liquid wort [a water mixture that is infused with malt sugars that is fermented to make beer] that is used in an equation to calculate the alcoholic beverage volume after the brewing process is complete.”

In talking with Phan and Wang, one gets the sense that you’re talking to two smart guys who are likeable and down-to-earth. They’ve appreciated the challenges of navigating all the city and state departments involved in opening a restaurant business, especially for the first time, and they chalk it up as great learning experiences.

More importantly, one can see and hear their excitement for the opportunity to bring their customers unique, hard-to-find beers from outside the Bay Area as well as showcase local, Bay Area beers. They also can’t wait to offer unusual food items like Korean kalbi sausages from Los Angeles and host special food and beer pairing events.

Original Gravity Public House
66 S. First St., San Jose

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Original Gravity Public House to Open in Downtown San Jose Early Summer, Plus Q & A with Co-Owner Dan Phan

Original Gravity Public House Owners Dan Phan (l) and Johnny Wang (r)
Original Gravity Public House Owners Dan Phan (l) and Johnny Wang (r)

Downtown San Jose will have a craft beer bar all its own later this summer with the arrival of Original Gravity Public House at 66 South First Street, between Santa Clara and San Fernando Streets. Customers will enjoy craft beer options from 25 rotating taps alongside specialty food items, including 20 different artisan sausages, fries, and grilled cheese sandwiches, all to be enjoyed by families indoors or in an outdoor patio.

The duo behind this venture are South Bay natives Dan Phan and Johnny Wang, who met while attending UC Irvine. Going their separate ways after university, Dan worked in the biotech industry in South San Francisco for 6 years. Johnny worked in insurance and finance, and both eventually reconnected over their shared desire to leave behind the daily, corporate grind to pursue their passion – creating a business together that revolved around opening a local craft beer bar.

Both Dan, from Milpitas who attended Bellarmine College Preparatory, and Johnny, who grew up in Cupertino and attended Monta Vista High School, are proud of their South Bay roots and are happy to be able to bring a craft beer bar and restaurant to San Jose. In fact, it will be San Jose’s good fortune that their initial goal to establish their beer bar in Orange County did not pan out.

Dan recently took time to answer some craft beer-related questions, his thoughts on the craft beer scene in San Jose, where he goes to drink good beer, and what guests can expect from Original Gravity.

When, where, and how did your passion for craft beer start?

I had my first craft beer at my local university pub in 2003. Our university pub was very anti-establishment and only served craft beers on tap. We had Stone, Lost Coast, and Rogue to name a few.

I was hooked and from there I learned that beer’s history is as ancient as wine’s and that there are more styles and flavors of beer than there are wine. Beer may be humble, but it is not simple. It is the universal beverage that has been bringing people together on common ground for thousands of years.

In the business of craft beer, the same camaraderie can be found. In an era where market competitors are usually seen as bitter rivals, such aversion is hard to find in brewing. I think it all points to the fact that being a brewer is partial to being a member of a group of people who absolutely know that what they do for a living makes a lot of people happy.

You guys are about to open up Original Gravity later this summer in the heart of downtown San Jose. Why did you select San Jose? What’s your take on the current craft beer scene in the San Jose area? What’s your sense of the history of the craft beer scene in San Jose and the South Bay up to today? How has it changed over the recent years? Where do you see it going?

I’ve always considered San Jose my home. After coming back to the Bay Area after college and living in San Francisco for a few years, it baffled me to why we didn’t have any real options to enjoy a large variety of craft beers on tap in San Jose or anywhere else in the South Bay.

San Jose and the South Bay in general have long well been known as a place of innovation attracting some of the best young professionals in the high tech and social networking industries. A prime market for craft beer drinkers, but the South Bay has been considered a dead zone for craft beer over the years.

That’s now going to change with places like ours opening up and the efforts of other entrepreneurs in the South Bay that you have been covering in your ongoing series of the San Jose area craft beer scene.

Not only do we have players in the hospitality business pushing for craft beer, but we have guys like Peter at BetterBeerBlog.com clamoring for better beer in the South Bay in the blogosphere, which has a strong presence in our new Web 2.0 generation.

I think in no time you’ll see the South Bay have its very own variety of tap rooms and specialty bottle shops. The way the craft beer industry is growing each year nationally and with the emergence and power of social networks, the word is getting out about craft beer and it’s here to stay.

What are you favorite places to get good beer?

My favorite places to grab a beer in the Bay Area would be Beer Revolution out in Oakland or City Beer up in San Francisco. I think they have the most eclectic selections when it comes to craft beers on tap as well as in the bottle. For the South Bay my two go-to spots would have to be Wine Affairs and Good Karma.

Please share how you came up with the name Original Gravity.

I’ve been a home brewer for a couple of years and having a background in Biochemistry, I’m partial to the science of beer. Some fellow beer geeks coined this term while enjoying some home brews. “Original Gravity” is a measurement of the liquid wort (a water mixture that is infused with malt sugars that is fermented to make beer) that is used in an equation to calculate the alcoholic beverage volume after the brewing process is complete.

Construction is now well under way. How has this whole process been like for you guys? What have been some of the highlights already?

For the both of us, it’s our first foray into small business, and it has definitely been a learning process. Being a lab geek in my previous life, I was meticulous in my research on putting together a good business plan and reading as much as possible all the city and state codes and regulators we’d eventually be vetted by before being able to open the business.

It hasn’t been easy navigating all the city and state departments that it takes to open a business, but it’s been a great learning experience. We’ve gained invaluable knowledge that will help us grow our business in the future if we’re to be successful.

Please share a little about what guests can expect from Original Gravity? What will be the offerings?

We plan on offering 25 rotating taps of craft beer with a wide variety of styles and pricing points that everyone can enjoy. From the novice craft beer drinker to the most hardcore beer geek, we will have something on tap for you.

In addition to the craft beer, we will be grilling and have 20 different artisan sausages for our customers. Other food offerings include duck fat fries and a variety of special grilled cheese sandwiches. All of our beers and food can be enjoyed on our dog friendly patio or sidewalk cafe on 1st Street.

Also we want to let our customers know that our menu and web page will be symbiotic. Whatever we have displayed on our menu board showing what’s on tap at the bar will be able to be seen simultaneously on our web page. Since we’ll constantly be rotating taps in and out at the bar, our customers will be able to know what’s on tap with a simple click on their phone or web browser.

Anything else to add?

We’re hoping to open this summer and you can follow our progress by visiting our web page at www.originalgravitypub.com, liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/originalgravitypub, or following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OrigGravPub.

Thanks all for your interest, and please come support us and San Jose.

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