Electric Tower IPA

Electric Tower IPA pours out a clear gold color with an off-white colored head. The aroma is a pleasant mix of citrus and pine notes with a slightly dank undertone. The flavor is of toasted malts with orange-like citrus notes, some pine resin, and a hop bitterness...
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Peralta Porter

Peralta Porter pours out a very dark brown color, nearly black, with cola colored highlights and a tan colored head. The aroma is a combination of roasted malts, cocoa, with hints of coffee. The porter's flavor is a mix of caramel and roasted malts, with touches of...
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Valley Surprise Double IPA

Valley Surprise Double IPA pours out a clear, dark gold color with copper highlights, and an off-white colored head. The aroma is a pungent marriage of dank, earthy, hop notes with very slight tropical fruit character. The flavor is a melange of toasty and caramel...
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Our Beers

Year Round Beers

 


 

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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Alviso Mills Hefeweizen

Our award winning Alviso Mills is perfect for any season. 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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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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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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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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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


 

Haze Mansion

Haze Mansion IPA is our take on the hazy, or North East style, IPA. This juicy IPA has aromas or orange, passion fruit, and other tropical flavors. Its subtle, yet refined bitterness, leads to a very drinkable beer.

Commissioned in 1903 by Mary Chynoweth (widow of Anson Hayes), the villa served as the home for Mary and her two sons Everis and Jay. Built in the form of a Maltese Cross, the mansion was entirely self-sufficient. The Hayes brothers would go on to publish the San Jose Mercury.

Do You Know The Way California Common 

Brewed with locally sourced malt from Admiral Maltings in Alameda, Do You Know the Way… is an easy drinking, refreshing, and well balanced California Common-style lager. A soft, toasted bread-like malt character is balanced by a mild, woodsy hop flavor with just enough hop bitterness for balance. 

Do You Know the Way… is named after the Grammy Award winning song “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” which tells the story of a person making their way back home to San Jose after failing to find success in the Los Angeles entertainment industry. 5.7% ABV.

Alum Rock New England Double IPA

Our Alum Rock NEDIPA is a juicy brew featuring tropical fruit notes complemented by citrus-like hop flavors and aromas. Founded in 1872, Alum Rock Park is California’s oldest municipal park. Located in Northeast San Jose, the park once featured mineral springs and baths.  8.5% ABV.

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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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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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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Psychotic Reaction Kettle Sour

Our Psychotic Reaction Kettle Sour is brewed with blackberries. The sour flavor of the beer is balanced by the fruit, resulting in an easy drinking, and refreshingly tart ale. 5.4% ABV

 

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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