Today is National Beer Day, and with all this warm weather, ale we’ve been craving is a nice, cool craft beer with our buds — and maybe you have too. In honor of this, we’ve gathered a list of 10 local breweries to check out. 🍺
S27 Alehouse & Brewery | 461 Perrymont Ave.
The husband-and-wife-run brewery specializes in easy drinking lagers + European-style beers. Co-owner Kathy recommends their Diabel, an Irish Red Ale back by popular demand.
Uproar Brewery | LVL, 439 First St.
Get ready for a good time… This brewery has arcade games, live music, and fun social events like trivia + karaoke. Pucker up with their Guavasaurous Rex sour.
Floodcraft Brewing Company | 777 The Alameda
A brewery on top of Whole Foods? You bet. Come for the relaxing rooftop patio, stay for their newest hazy double IPA — Lava Lamp Mind.
Strike Brewing Co. | 2099 S. Tenth St., Unit 30
Strike currently sits at the top of Metro’s 2021 list of best craft canned beers. If you’re looking for food to go along with your beer, they also regularly feature local pop-up food truck vendors. Pssst… tomorrow they’re releasing two new beers: Pine Tar Incident (a West Coast IPA) + Nectar of the POGs (a sour ale with passion fruit, orange and guava).
Clandestine Brewing | 980 S. First St., Ste. B
No need to keep this one a secret… Known for their frequently rotating taps, Clandestine always has a new brew for you. Their team recommends their Kölsch, a fan favorite that’s perfect for beating the heat.
Hapa’s Brewing Company | 460 Lincoln Ave, Ste. 90
Escape the heat + crack open a cold one in Hapa’s open-air patio. Keep an eye out for some of their newest cans: Thor’s Helmet Hazy Double IPA and Brave Noise Pale Ale.
Narrative Fermentations | 101 E. Alma St.
Narrative has your classic pilsners and hazy IPAs, but they’re not afraid to experiment with flavors and ingredients. Get a taste of their Kaiju Rice Lager or Crustless Peanut Butter & Jelly Sour.
Camino Brewing Co. | 718 S. First St.
Inspired by a 1,200-mile cycling trip in Spain, Camino offers beer flights + cravable tacos in their outdoor beer garden. The Camino team suggests you take a trip with their Sea of Darkness, a black IPA inspired by Spain’s Cape Finisterre.
DTSJ Brewing Co. | 370 S. 22nd St., Ste. A
One of the newest breweries on this list, DTSJ has a top-tier music system + hosts special vinyl nights. The DTSJ team recommends their SJ All Day blonde ale and Flow, an old-school West Coast IPA.
Faultline Brewing Company | 1235 Oakmead Pkwy., Sunnyvale
Looking to watch some sports with some friends? Faultline has several large TVs across a sprawling outdoor patio facing a pond. Check out their beer flights + daily deals.
Did we miss one of your favorites? Any specific brews we should try? Let us know.