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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



Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Takeover Event at San Jose’s Whole Foods Market on The Alameda

Whole Foods Market San Jose on The Alameda hosts Sierra Nevada tap takeover event on Jul 24, 2015
Whole Foods Market San Jose on The Alameda hosts Sierra Nevada tap takeover event on Jul 24, 2015

A Sierra Nevada Brewing Company takeover event is set for 5pm-8pm, Fri., July 24 at Whole Food Market (777 The Alameda, San Jose). The event – dubbed “Decktoberfest” – will take place upstairs in the outdoor deck area, home to Whole Food’s Mission Creek Brewing Company.

Ryan Brown, Santa Clara Valley sales representative for Sierra Nevada, recently checked in with me to share the following tap takeover beer list:

  • Pale Ale
  • Torpedo (IPA)
  • Hop Hunter (IPA)
  • Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA
  • Nooner (Pilsner)
  • Wheat of the Moment
  • Blue Baltic Porter
  • Farmhouse Ale
  • Hoptinite (Double IPA)
  • Witbier with Grapefruit
  • Lager (Oktoberfest)
  • Barrel-Aged Bigfoot (Barleywine)
  • Ovila Quad
  • Common Around (Common)
  • Barrel-Aged Ovila Tripel

Some of the special, limited Sierra Nevada beers to be tapped just for this event include Barrel-Aged Ovila Tripel and Common Around.

Ryan added, “They are only being served at this event and nowhere else during beer week, or ever again for that matter.”

[This post was shared on Examiner.com.]