Santana Row Beer Walk – July 30th 2014

My friend and co-worker Marissa won two tickets to the Beer Walk at Santana Row. Her and her Husband couldn’t make it so she offered them to me. I was very happy to take them. I have now attended all 3 beer walks this year! I found a good friend to go with me. My good friend Sid got to my place a little late so we didn’t get to the beer walk until 6:45pm when it started at 6:00pm

Single Hop Mosaic – Hermitage Brewing (San Jose, CA) ABV 7% 4 out of 5 Pouring Location: Lake Creek Blue

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Golden Gate Gose – Almanac Beer Co (San Francisco, CA) ABV 5% 5 out of 5 Soooo good! Sweet and salty. Pouring Location: Beau Bijou Jewlery

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Flipside – Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA) ABV 8.4% Double IPA 3 out of 5 I hoped for it to be better. Disappointing Pouring Location: Flying Lizard Design

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Raspberry Lambic Style Ale – Six Rivers Brewing (McKinleyville, CA) ABV 7.4% 4.5 out of 5 super tasty and pretty strong for a lambic. Pouring Location: Thea Mediterranean restaurant

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Sasquatch Ale Double IPA – Six Rivers Brewing (McKinleyville, CA) ABV 9% 4 out of 5 this is double IPA that has the malt front facing and not overly hoped. It is very smooth and tasty Pouring Location: Thea Mediterranean Restaurant

Six Rivers Brewing was a new one for me and boy did they impress me. I will be looking for their bees now.

Kolsch – Santa Clara Valley Brewing (San Jose, CA) ABV 4.5% 3.5 out of 5 Pouring Location: The Blues Jean Bar

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New Almaden Red Ale – Santa Clara Valley Brewing (San Jose, CA) ABV 10% 4 out of 5 Pouring Location: The Blues Jeans Bar

Hop Head Red Double IPA (2014) – Green Flash Brewing (San Diego, CA) ABV 8.1% 4 out of 5 Pouring Location: Donald J. Pliner

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Pear Cider – Red Branch Cider and Brewing (Sunnyvale, CA) ABV 6.9% 4 out of 5 Pouring Location: Chico’s

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Hard Black Cherry – Red Branch Cider and Brewing (Sunnyvale, CA) ABV 6.9% 2 out of 5 Pouring Location: Chico’s

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Orange Wheat – Hanger 24 Craft Brewing (Redlands, CA) ABV 4.6% 4 out of 5 Pouring Location: Orvis

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That is when we quickly got a bite to eat at the Veggie Grill (vegan chicken strips) before heading to the next spot for beer.

Pale Ale (Yellowtail) – Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits (San Diego, CA) ABV 5.2% 4 out of 5 Pouring Location: Maggiano’s Lityle Italy

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Lux – Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene, OR) ABV 5% 2 out of 5 I was extremely disappointed in the selection Ninkasi had. Pouring Location: BlowFish Sushi

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Asahi Black (Kuronama) – Asahi breweries (Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan) ABV 5% 4.5 out of 5 soooo good!

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