Big News For South Bay Beer Fans!
The big news for South Bay beer fans is that Santa Clara Valley Brewing (SCVB) recently completed their brewery in South San Jose and have been brewing a few batches since April. For the past year, SCVB brewed their beers under contract at San Jose’s Hermitage Brewing. I got a chance to check the place out for myself last week and spent a few minutes chatting with Brewmaster Steve Donohue. Steve tells me to expect a couple new brews from SCVB, a Pale Ale, and a Session IPA. For those expecting the Session IPA to be a dialed down version of their popular flagship Electric Tower IPA, Steve enthusiastically assured me the Session IPA would have its own unique character unlike Electric Tower. The tap room in the front is still under construction and could likely open in as soon as a couple weeks, but the actual date will depend on when the necessary permit approvals and completed. As for getting the whole place up and running, Steve shook his head as he told me "I'm still trying to wrap my head around it, but it's been fun so far."