Beer Brewers in San Jose

Did you know that California leads the country in craft beer production?

251(we like to collect local memorabilia, such as this porcelain cap for a local bottling company)

Did you know that breweries were a significant part of Silicon Valley’s economy over 100 years ago?

 

There were several breweries, but the largest was the Fredericksburg Brewery.

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Photo credit:  History San Jose

http://historysanjose.zenfolio.com/p374905565#h2bcd6de7  (You can order prints from History San Jose from their archives)

You can now visit that old Fredericksburg/Falstaff  location and do some wine tasting, as the J. Lohr  Winery is located on the site of the old brewery:

http://jlohr.com/visitus/sanjose

We are seeing the re-emergence of San Jose as a center for beer brewers, something that ended about 100 years ago.  Here is a great article by Scott Herhold about the origins of the brewery business in the area:

http://www.mercurynews.com/scott-herhold/ci_26244421/origins-beer-santa-clara-county

 

Current NEW craft breweries in San Jose include:

Clandestine Brewing:  http://www.clandestinebrewing.com

Strike Brewing Co:  http://www.strikebrewingco.com

Mission Creek Brewing Co: http://www.missioncreekbrewingco.com

Santa Clara Valley Brewing:  http://www.scvbrewing.com

 

And here is a nice summary of the history of historic Fredericksburg Brewery:

http://www.brewerygems.com/fredericksburg.htm

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