Our Beers

Year Round Beers


Alviso Mills Hefeweizen

This beer is perfect for summer. It is a very easy drinking Bavarian Style Hefeweizen. Aromas and flavors of cloves and bananas, with a subtle hint of bubble gum on the finish. 5.6% ABV

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Dry Creek Blonde Ale

This light and easy drinking kölsch-style beer is perfect for the South Bay’s warm summer days. Named after Dry Creek Road, this beer will surely quench your thirst! 4.5% ABV.

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Electric Tower IPA

Named after San Jose’s Electric Light Tower, Electric Tower IPA is brewed in the classic West Coast style IPA mold – full of tropical fruit, pine, and citrus flavors. 7.1% ABV. 65 IBUs.

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New Almaden Red Imperial Red

This is a malt-forward, cinnabar colored imperial red ale, with an abundance of hops for aroma and balance. Named after the town of New Almaden in South San Jose. 10% ABV. 95 IBUs.

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Valley Surprise Double IPA

This dank double IPA is sure to surprise your palate just as the “Valley Surprise” curve on Highway 17 surprises many a driver as they make their way back to San Jose. 9% ABV. 80 IBUs.

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Seasonal Beers


Peralta Porter

The Peralta Adobe located in San Pedro Square is the namesake of this porter. Our porter has wonderful caramel characteristics as well as coffee and chocolate notes. Available annually from fall through winter. 6.2% ABV. 40 IBUs.

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Umunhum Pale Ale

Named after Mount Umunhum located in south San Jose, this pale ale is exhibits a melange of dank hop flavors, tempered with pine, citrus, and tropical fruit notes. Available from Spring through mid-Summer. 5.0% ABV. 40 IBUs.

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Barrel-Aged Ales


Heart’s Delight 2015

This barrel-aged wild ale is an homage to the near countless orchards that used to dot the Santa Clara Valley. 100% fermented with Brettanomyces, apricots add a complimentary sourness to the beer. 5.5% ABV.

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Heart’s Delight 2014 (retired)

This barrel-aged summer ale is 100% fermented with Brettanomyces and features tart Montmorency cherries to bring a tart character to the beer. Brewed as an homage to the agricultural history of the Santa Clara Valley. 5.5% ABV.

Bourbon barrel aged Loma Prieta

This barrel-aged oatmeal rye imperial stout spent 10 months in a bourbon barrel before it saw the light of day. The flavors of bourbon and oak intermingle with the roasted and toasted malt flavors of the base beer to create a delicious experience worth waiting for. 11.5% ABV.

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Rye Whiskey BARREL AGED LOMA PRIETA

This barrel-aged oatmeal rye imperial stout spent 10 months in a rye whiskey barrel before we finally felt it was ready to share. The spicy flavors of rye whiskey and oak play with the roasted and toasted malt flavors of the base beer to create beer worth sharing with friends. 11.5% ABV.

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Special Releases


Big Moody Barleywine

This malt-forward English-style barleywine is replete with brown sugar-like flavors and some dark fruit notes. Named after the infamous “Big Moody” curve along Highway 17, this ale is dangerously delicious! 11.2% ABV. 45 IBUs

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Collaboration Saison

This flavorful and effervescent saison was brewed with ginger and corriander blossom honey: a collaborative effort between Drake’s Brewing Company and Santa Clara Valley Brewing. 6.2% ABV.

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Coyote Creek Session IPA

Named after the Coyote Creek which runs through San José, this easy drinking, hoppy ale features lemony citrus and pine flavors. 4.3% ABV. 30 IBUs

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Dairy Hill Milk Stout

This ale features hints of chocolate and a slight roastiness gives way to a somewhat sweet finish from the addition of lactose. 5.7% ABV

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Fountain Alley IPA

This delicious IPA features tropical fruit notes and was a collaborative effort between Santa Clara Valley Brewing and Original Gravity Public House. 7.7% ABV. 60 IBUs

Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Shortened to iOS in our Taproom, this imperial oatmeal stout is a nod to the two passions of Santa Clara Valley Brewing’s co-founder Tom: Apple and craft beer. 10.0% ABV. 50 IBUs

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Loma Prieta Oatmeal Rye imperial Stout

Loma Prieta is named after Mt. Loma Prieta just south of the brewery. Just like its namesake, this is a big, bold beer full of roasted malt flavors with hints of black coffee, rye, and oatmeal. 10.2% ABV.

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Reed Rye IPA

Named after Reed Elementary School, this golden colored rye IPA was the collaborative result of brewmaster Steve Donohue and several, generous parents from Reed Elementary. 7.9% ABV. 70 IBUs

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Saratoga Gap Scotch Ale

Saratoga Gap scotch ale is a malt forward beer full of toasted barley flavors, with a touch of caramel, dried fruit, earthy hops, and slight alcohol quality. Named after the intersection of Skyline Boulevard and Highway 9. 9.6% ABV

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St. Isidore Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale

Named after the patron saint of agriculture and farmers, St. Isidore is complex cornucopia of banana, raisins, and malt characteristics. Bottles are 100% bottle conditioned. 8.7% ABV.

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