Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > South West USA > California HomeBrew Forum > Brew pubs in San Jose
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-17-2010, 05:43 AM   #1
Sun Devil
-
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sun Devil's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 47
Default Brew pubs in San Jose

I'll be in San Jose for 2 or 3 nights in May, any suggestions for brew pubs in the area? I've been up through S.F. and North of there in the past, looking to stay local in the San Jose area if possible.

__________________
Sun Devil is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
pompeiisneaks
Why that human mask?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pompeiisneaks's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 899
Liked 45 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

My favorite is in sunnyvale, just a few minutes outside of SJ. FireHouse Grill & Brewery. The Brewmaster is really cool, let me peek around w/ him back in the brewery, I'm back that way often for business, and the food is pretty damn good too. Also, if you're interested in mead, rabbits foot meadery there is run by a coworker. they have a small tasting room, and you can try their meads and even a braggot. They're even distributing through BevMo now.

Edit: Here's an actual address lol

FireHouse Grill & Brewery
111 S Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Rabbit's Foot Meadery:
1246 Birchwood Dr..
Sunnyvale,CA 94089

__________________
~Phil
Fermenting/Kegged/Bottled NONE :( I moved to the NW and haven't had time to setup my brew rig since! (but hey, I'm in the Pacific NW so there's so much awesome beer I don't need to brew it as much hah!
pompeiisneaks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2010, 03:20 PM   #3
pjj2ba
Look under the recliner
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pjj2ba's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,427
Liked 195 Times on 161 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

My wife and I were just out there and we went to the Tied House in Mountain View. There is also one in San Jose. We used to live in the area 15 yrs ago and this was our first trip back.

We really like the beers there. People knock them, I think because they have resisted joining the "Arms race" of beers. It seems many brewpubs are trying to out-beer the others and make lots of amped up beers. In contrast, at the Tied House the beers are very simple but very flavorful. All the beers we tried were nicely balanced. Beers that one could sit down and drink, and drink, and drink. Nothing fancy and exotic, just very tasty.

__________________
On Tap: Ger. Pils, OKZ (std Amer. lager), CZ Pils, Maibock,
Kegged and Aging/Lagering:CAP, CAP II, Wheat lager, Imperial Pilsner, Ger. Pils, OKZ (std Amer. lager), OKZ II (for base malt comparison), light beer - yes, light beer, Belgian IPA, IPA,
Secondary:
Primary: Pale Ale
Brewing soon: Saison
Recently kicked : ( IPA, Bock, Saison,
Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer
(1st NYC 2011, 2nd NYC 2012)
P U crowns winners in its inaugural master HB competition
pjj2ba is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2010, 03:22 PM   #4
Brewing Clamper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewing Clamper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Union City, CA
Posts: 2,862
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

The Tied House in San Jose closed down, now it's just the one in Mountain View. That totally sucks but it is what it is. They had great beer but sh!tty service. Anyway, I'd still go to the one in Mountain View.

__________________

--Omar

4 Ohms Aleworks & Lagers | Twitter | Facebook | Blog |

Brewing Clamper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2010, 08:01 PM   #5
pompeiisneaks
Why that human mask?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pompeiisneaks's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 899
Liked 45 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Oh and for a bigger chain brewpub, try BJ's, the have great food, pizza esp, and their dessert, the pizookie (fresh cookie in a mini pizza tray, with ice cream on top) is the bomb, their beers are pretty tasty too. They usually have a seasonal on tap that's not on the menu so ask. Recently they had a Tripel I loved, and a buddy tried their Grand Cru and told me to give it a go, but it was sold out.

__________________
~Phil
Fermenting/Kegged/Bottled NONE :( I moved to the NW and haven't had time to setup my brew rig since! (but hey, I'm in the Pacific NW so there's so much awesome beer I don't need to brew it as much hah!
pompeiisneaks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 09:17 PM   #6
SC_Ryan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 717
Liked 25 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

^BJ's give you a 10% discount if your a member of the AHA

__________________
Oh no! Bitter beer face!!!
SC_Ryan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2010, 03:39 AM   #7
thataintchicken
The good ideas will survive.
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
thataintchicken's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lewiston, ID
Posts: 7,968
Liked 1266 Times on 1258 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Rock Bottom in Campbell AHA Discount
BJ's Cupertino ( next to Apple HQ ) or Oakridge Mall. AHA Discount
Gordon Biersch in Downtown SJ
Firehouse - Sunnyvale
Faultline - Sunnyvale

Let me know when you are in town -- maybe we could set up a HBT get together one night?

Added: BevMo - Sunnyvale ( Store managed by a HopHead - better beer selection than most BevMo's )

__________________
Subtle is too confusing. Subtle only has it's place for aroma, flavor, and insult. Anyplace else, you lose. -GilaMinumBeer

Ginger, how long should I boil these crab legs for? I want them to fall off the bone just like Texas pork ribs. - Ace Club

I'm a meat hunter. - AZ_IPA

Their new commercial sounds lime the crazy fiat music.- Zuljin
thataintchicken is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2010, 07:18 PM   #8
pompeiisneaks
Why that human mask?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pompeiisneaks's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 899
Liked 45 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Yeah I'm in sunnyvale riht now, went there last nite and got a rodenbach grand cru... sweetly sour yummy yay I also hung out in the brew area w/ the brewer at Firehouse last nite

__________________
~Phil
Fermenting/Kegged/Bottled NONE :( I moved to the NW and haven't had time to setup my brew rig since! (but hey, I'm in the Pacific NW so there's so much awesome beer I don't need to brew it as much hah!
pompeiisneaks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-24-2010, 05:29 AM   #9
Sun Devil
-
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sun Devil's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 47
Default

Thanks for all the suggestions, looks like there are a few worth checking out. I am a hop head too so will definitely need to check out that BevMo.

__________________
Sun Devil is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do brew pubs do it? Lando General Beer Discussion 6 08-05-2009 01:52 PM
San Jose brew pubs? cd2448 Commercial Brew Discussion 3 01-22-2009 04:45 AM
Pittsburgh Brew Pubs Moonshae General Beer Discussion 0 10-21-2008 12:54 AM
Brew Pubs in Rensselaer, NY kb9vzh General Beer Discussion 4 11-14-2007 08:24 PM
Home Brew Store - San Jose roverz General Beer Discussion 3 04-13-2005 03:56 PM



Newest Threads