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Bar Fly: Horsin’ Around at the Normandy Lounge

Bar Fly: Horsin’ Around at the Normandy Lounge

Choices. Options. Decisions. It’s a tightrope any way you look at it. Make one mistake and you spiral into a unforgiving Sarlacc pit. That’s modern life, or at least that’s what we are told. I pondered this while I scanned the offerings in Mr. Harada’s…

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Haunted Houses in Silicon Valley

Haunted Houses in Silicon Valley

Rebel Yell Oct 26-31 Rebel Yell Haunted House 1577 Rebel Way, San Jose Going 19 years strong, Rebel Yell Haunted House comes with a full backstory involving a mad scientist, Dr. Monticore VonBraun, who has been driven by grief and ghostly spirits to experiment with…

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Silicon Valley Halloween Parties

Silicon Valley Halloween Parties

The Riot Halloween Oct 26, 9:30pm Pure Nightclub 146 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale DJ Playboi, Shaffy, Jay Reese, J. Wells and Midas will keep the dance floor lit, spinning hip-hop, EDM and Top 40 hits. Costumes are highly encouraged. Add your name to the guest…

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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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