One part craft beer bottle shop and one part deli makes for a successful recipe at Spread in downtown Campbell.

The deli’s proprietor, Jordan Trigg, owns a fair share of responsibility for helping build up the South Bay craft beer scene with both Jack’s Bar and Lounge in Japantown and Liquid Bread, a neighbor to Spread in downtown Campbell. Jack’s Bar has developed a solid gathering of customers with its neighborhood vibe, as well its sponsorship of the San Jose Beerwalk. Liquid Bread pairs a gourmet gastropub menu with a collection of craft beer. Spread takes the middle ground between its two sister craft beer establishments, with a menu of deli sandwiches, sides and an impressive selection of bottled beers.

Inside Spread, white tiled walls jog associations to a classic deli, while recycled beer bottle pendant lamps and brewery art offer a nod to Spread’s gastropub leanings. Several refrigerators house 200-plus bottles of beer. Bottles can be purchased for in-house enjoyment or taken to go, (customers purchasing brews to go receive a 40 percent discount off the bottle price). If online shopping is more your thing the beer collection can be found on Spread’s Ebay page.

After I spent much time browsing, the bright label art of the Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale IPA caught my attention. The beer is made by Evil Twin Brewing, a Danish “phantom” brewer that collaborates with established breweries on limited-run projects. The Femme Fatale Yuzu drinks like an IPA with an enjoyably sweet and tangy flavor balance and a beautiful aroma of tropical fruits and citrus. Though delicious, the brew comes with a bit of sticker shock ($23.99 for a 22 oz. bottle). However, bottles come in all different price points.

Spread also pours beer on tap as well as glasses of wine. Recent draft offerings included Heart’s Delight Summer Ale by local Santa Clara Valley Brewing. After 5:30pm Monday through Saturday, Spread’s happy hour serves draft beer and wine for $3.99 and $4.99 respectively.

A perfect companion to beer, Spread’s take on the classic Reuben, the Unkosher ($12.99), is perhaps the eatery’s signature deli item. Heaps of juicy, flavorful, thinly shaved pastrami, paired with tangy swiss cheese, sauerkraut and bacon-Russian dressing, all sandwiched between marbled rye bread was a heavenly combination. An equally delicious sandwich equally sweet, savory and spicy, was The Ono, with slow roasted pork tenderloin and pork belly, a pineapple garlic spread, stir-fried bok choy, sesame pineapple sauce and sriracha on a sweet roll. Spread’s fingerling potato salad and coleslaw ($2.99 each) proved far tastier than a typical deli counter creation.