This week is Silicon Valley Beer Week

I have been waiting for Silicon Valley beer week ever since San Francisco Beer Week. There are many event happening this week. There are many venues holding beer events during this week. The events started Saturday and go all week until Saturday the 3rd. My favorite place to drink beer in the area Harry’s Hofbrau is having 4 events in a row. I will be attending at least 3.

Tuesday July 30th 5:00-11:00pm I will be attending this -Almanac Beer Co Details from Harry’s:

We are proud to announce that Almanac has chosen Harrys Hofbrau to release their new Barley wine Heirloom Pumpkin aged in Brandy Barrels!

Along with this amazing Pumpkin Barley-wine we will have their new Dogpatch Sour! This barrel-aged wild ale is named for our San Francisco neighborhood and pays tribute to the Flanders Red style of beer. Aged in wine barrels, this lightly tart ale is brewed with California Rainier cherries using a house blend of wild yeasts, bacteria and SF sourdough yeast. Pair this complex ale with ripe figs & blue cheese or seafood bouillabaisse.

This is going to be and amazing release party with other Almanac beer to drink and bottles to share!

Tap-List is as followed:

*Heirloom brandy barrel-aged barley wine

*Dogpatch Flemish Sour

*Barrel-Noir

*Flowering Gose

*Farmers Reserve #3 (Strawberry Sour)

*Farmers Reserve #4 (Orange-Lemon Sour)

*Honey Saison

*Extra Pale Ale

Pint Glasses will be available for select beers and there will be plenty of appetizers and beer for everybody to enjoy!

Wednesday July 31st 5:00-11:30pm Drake’s Brewing Specialties and cask beers – I will be attending this night-
You know Aroma Coma, our American-hopped summer IPA. You probably also know its twin Aroma Prieta, hopped with hops from New Zealand. You also know that they were released on Saturday at the Barrel House. There were bottles. There were kegs. The taps were of course flowing all day. But the sleeper stars were the casks. Knowing that some of you require regular hop transfusions above & beyond what a mere bottle can handle, we took both of our double-dry hopped seasonal IPAs, put each in a firkin, and then added a third dose of hops directly into the casks for further conditioning. The twist? We took the NZ hops from Aroma Prieta & stuffed them into the Aroma Coma cask, and put Aroma Coma’s American hops into the Aroma Prieta cask!

People have flooded to these events to grasp a pint of these amazing cask beers and they will surely go fast! be sure to get here early for we will be pouring other Drakes beers for everybody to enjoy!

Lets show the Brewing how much love San Jose has for them and make this an event to remember!

Tap List is as listed:

*Triple Hopped Aroma Coma Cask (will be tapped @ 5pm)

*Triple Hopped Aroma Prieta Cask (will be tapped @7pm)

*Aroma Coma

*Aroma Prieta

*Drakonic Imperial Stout

*Robusto Porter

*1500 dry-hopped Pale ale!

Glassware will be available for select beers !

See you all early that day!

Thursday August 1st 4:30-11:00pm New Belgium 21 Tap Takeover– I will be attending this night-
We are proud to announce that New Belgium Brewing has chosen Harrys Hofbrau to release a couple of new beers off of their delicious Lips Of Faith and Hop Kitchen series!

Hop Kitchen: The Hop Kitchen is here to cook up four beers per year for the most daring of palates. Only the boldest and hoppiest beers make it to the bomber.

Lips of Faith: Do you trust us? Because the Lips of Faith beers are small batch beauties brewed for faithful lips. These bottles are topped off with tasty mischief

Tap List:

*French Aramis IPA (new!)

* Yuzu Berliner Weiss -Brewed w/ Yuzu juice

*Pluot – Ale Brewed w/ Pluot juice

* Paardebloem – Ale Brewed w/ Peach juice

*Coconut Curry Hefeweizen w/ added spices

* 2012 La Folie – Sour Brown

*2012 Prickly Passion Saison w/ Pear

* 2012 Biere De Mars

*2012 Peach Porch Lounger

*2012 Brett Beer (collab w/ The Lost Abbey)

*2012 Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout

*2012 Bier De Garde w/ orange peel ( collab w/ Vivant)

*Heavenly Feijoe Tripel

*Cascara Quad- w/ Date and Coffee Cherries

*Hoppy Bock Lager

*Rampant Imperial IPA

* New Belgium Trippel- w/ Coriander

*Ranger IPA

*Shift Pale Lager

*Sunshine Wheat

*1554- Black Ale

and of course Fat Tire

Friday August 2nd 4:30-11:00pm Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover I haven’t seen the tap list or info for this one yet but if its good I will let you know! If the have the Terra Incognita

Check out the website for the full details and events
http://www.svbeerweek.com

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