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.

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