Last Call: Willow Glen’s first woman-owned brewery to close

S27 Alehouse and Brewery will tap their final kegs by the end of October 2023.

Close up of a glass of S27 blonde ale, with brewery logo, sitting on a wooden table.

S27 specialized in light, crisp beers.

Photo courtesy of S27 Alehouse & Brewery

Raise your glass and pour one out for a local brewery.

S27 Alehouse, the first woman-owned brewery in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood, will be closing its doors by the end of this month.

“There’s no ‘perfect storm’ story, no villain to uncover, no investigative work to be done, and no one to take any retribution out on,” said bar owner Kathy Szymanowski on Instagram.

Instead, she said their decision comes as a result of slowing sales and rising costs.

While no specific closure date has yet been announced, the bar’s Instagram page invites patrons to its last few events in the taproom:

City Editor Gregg recommends trying out the delicious Victory Lap (Brut IPA), the delightfully smooth DIABEL (Irish Red Ale), or one of their in-house “hard” smoothies.

More from SJtoday
We’re thankful to everyone who supported us in bringing relevant local news to San Jose.
Learn about the late San Jose-raised rapper + producer who has a lasting legacy in the great 408, the Bay Area, and the hip-hop world as a whole.
Vicki Chang, also known as “La Vix,” is a professional breakdancer + member of Team USA — and hails from the great 408.
Resolving parking citations in the great 408 will always be a bummer, but hopefully our guide makes it less confusing.
Find local adoption sites, pets currently available, and information on adoption fees.
We’re bringing you some fun facts about San Jose and its history. If you’re a trivia master (or local enthusiast), give these a try.
Tell us you’re from San Jose without telling us you’re from San Jose.
From public artworks to cultural centers, local Black history is all around us.
Ring in the Year of the Dragon.