Japan Town Beer Walk – SF Beer Week Saturday 2/8/14


San Jose Japan town Beer Walk was Saturday February 8th and was one of the first events during San Francisco Beer Week 2014. It was a great day with no rain. The event had 22 breweries each at different locations in a couple block radius in Japan town San Jose. We didn’t make it to all 22 stations but we had a great time and had good company. There wasn’t rare ales, most of the brews you can find in store but it was a great event.

I went with my good friend beer Jesus then met up with my cousin Tim. Later we met some co workers of mine. It was great seeing fellow beer bloggers Jaye from http://www.Thebeerheads.com which is always good conversation and Derrick Peterman of http://beer-runner.blogspot.com

I was impressed with two new breweries for me Firehouse and Mavericks. Also I confirmed that unfortunately don’t like San Jose’s Strike Brewery and I really wanted to like them. After the event my buddy and I walked all the way over to Original Gravity for their bruery event and then to Good Karma to see our friend on her last day of work.

I didn’t taste all the beers but here is a list of what I did have.

Big Wave Golden Ale – Kona Brewing Company Style: Golden Ale ABV: 4.4% 2 out of 5

Pivo Pils – Firestone Walker Brewing Company Style: Pilsner ABV: 5.3% 3 out of 5

Blonde – Strike Brewing Company Style: Blonde Ale ABV: 4% 1 out of 5

Imperial Red – Strike Brewing Company Style: American Amber / Red Ale ABV: 6.5% 3.5 out of 5

Barrel Roll No. 3 – Pugachev’s Cobra (2013) – Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 13.8% 4 out of 5

Chocolate Porter – Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Style: American Porter ABV: 8% 4 out of 5

Dark Night Oatmeal Stout – Santa Cruz Ale Works Style: Oatmeal Stout ABV: 6% 4 out of 5

Tower 10 IPA – Karl Strauss Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 7% 3.5 out of 5

Sneak Attack – 21st Amendment Brewery Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale ABV: 6.2% 3.5 out of 5

Mavericks Back In The Saddle Rye Pale Ale – Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Style: Rye Beer ABV: 3.75% 4 out of 5

Porter – FireHouse Grill & Brewery (Sunnyvale & Palo Alto, CA) Style: Porter ABV: Not Available 4.5 out of 5

Hops on Rye – FireHouse Grill & Brewery (Sunnyvale & Palo Alto, CA) Style: American IPA ABV: 7.5% 4 out of 5

Liberty Ale – Anchor Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 5.9% 3.5 out of 5

DayTime Fractional IPA – Lagunitas Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 4.65% 4.5 out of 5

Cappuccino Stout – Lagunitas Brewing Company Style: American Imperial / Double Stout ABV: 9.2% 4 out of 5

Maltopia – Hermitage Brewing Co. Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy ABV: 9% 4 out of 5

Hoptopia Double IPA – Hermitage Brewing Co. Style: Imperial / Double IPA ABV: 8% 4 out of 5

He’Brew Origin Pomegranate Ale – Shmaltz Brewing Company Style: Fruit Beer ABV: 8% 1 out of 5

Accumulation Winter White IPA – New Belgium Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 6.2% 4 out of 5

Chang Classic – Thai Beverage PLC Style: Golden Lager ABV: 6.4% 3 out of 5

Mama’s Little Yella Pils – Oskar Blues Brewery Style: Czech Pilsener ABV: 5.3% 3 out of 5

Oude Tart (w/ Cherries) – The Bruery Style: Flanders Red Ale ABV: 7.5% 5 out of 5

Hopocalypse – Drake’s Brewing Company Style: Imperial / Double IPA ABV 9.3% 4.5 out of 5


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