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The Yeast Bay Conjures Original Cultures for Craft Brewers

The Yeast Bay Conjures Original Cultures for Craft Brewers

When Nicholas Impellitteri gets home, he’s often greeted by a package of beer waiting for him on his doorstep. This continual supply of craft lagers, pilsners, ales and saisons is thanks, in part, to his obsession with yeast. The self-described “chief yeast wrangler” is the…

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Smoothing Out the Hops: Hazy IPAs Takeover

Smoothing Out the Hops: Hazy IPAs Takeover

A few years ago, in our 2015 Silicon Valley Beer Week issue, I declared that the craft beer scene had jumped the shark and reached peak IPA. At the time I was so over the heavy, ultra-hoppy and highly alcoholic style of brew known as…

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Downtown San Jose’s Taproom Trail

Downtown San Jose’s Taproom Trail

On a Tuesday afternoon Allen Korenstein is rushing from one office to another. Earlier that morning, he had been navigating the emotional labyrinth of foster care, handling five cases in his role as a juvenile law attorney. Half an hour after leaving the courthouse, he’s on…

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Singing a Song for San Jose at The Red Stag

Singing a Song for San Jose at The Red Stag

The summer weather finally arrived. My clock radio began playing at the appointed time to let me know I was supposed to begin the day. It was an overwhelmingly pleasant feeling to drift out of sleep and into my preferred semi-conscious state at exactly noon….

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Hope ‘N Vine Returns to County Fairgrounds

Hope ‘N Vine Returns to County Fairgrounds

Crafting high quality beer starts with a flower. Most beer enthusiasts, however, will only experience the bitter punch of hops in a mug. But at this year’s Hop ’N Vine Festival and Market, suds lovers will have the opportunity to get hands-on with whole cones….

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BarFly: Uproar Brewery’s Patience Pays Off

BarFly: Uproar Brewery’s  Patience Pays Off

I met Mr. Harada at the old car wash station in Martha’s Garden, off of South First Street in San Jose, near what was once Faber’s Cyclery. I arrived in my 1942 Steelcraft pedal car, modeled after the WWII Spitfire airplane. Mr. Harada had just…

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Cider Junction Plays By Its Own Rules

Cider Junction Plays By Its Own Rules

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but why eat it? That was a realization I came to this summer, when Cider Junction, Silicon Valley’s first cider bistro and bottle house, debuted at the July 29 summer Cider Walk along Lincoln Avenue in…

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BarFly: Au Revoir to Stephen’s Meats, Hello to Hapa’s Brewing Co.

BarFly: Au Revoir to Stephen’s Meats, Hello to Hapa’s Brewing Co.

I found Mr. Harada Harada staring at a dancing pig across the street from one of our favorite drinking establishments. The little guy has been shaking his ham hocks high above Montgomery Street since 1948, once the beacon of Stephen’s Meats, a legendarily good sausage…

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Musical Mayhem: Halloween Concerts, DJs & Theater

Musical Mayhem: Halloween Concerts, DJs & Theater

Live Rocky Horror Show Oct 27 San Jose Stage Company: 490 S 1st St, San Jose Let’s do the Time Warp again—live! The Rocky Horror Show, will be performed live, on stage at the San Jose Stage Company. The audience is highly encouraged to participate…

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Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses

Dead Time Dreams Runs through Nov 5 2501 Tully Rd San Jose Dead Time Dreams is more than a haunted house—it’s a veritable hell on earth. Be brave waiting in line, as the Midway of Terror is sure to get the blood pumping. Once inside…

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