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SPRING SEASONALS


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
INDOORS at the:
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds - Expo Hall

THANKS FOR ATTENDING!
 

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SPRING SEASONALS


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
INDOORS at the:
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds - Expo Hall

THANKS FOR ATTENDING!
 

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW

EXPERIENCE TOP SHELF CRAFT BREWING

75 BREWERIES - 150 BEERS, CIDERS, & MEADS

THE PERFECT BALANCE OF QUANTITY & QUALITY

THE LARGEST SELECTION OF SEASONAL BEERS, CIDERS, & MEADS IN THE SAN JOSE AREA

From the established craft brewers to the mid-majors and up-and comers, the diversity and creativity of the Craft Brewing Community has proven to be limitless.  For our Grand Tasting, we will be featuring an extensive variety of these artisanally produced creations from top breweries.

Nearly 75 participating breweries from across the country are each expected to showcase 2 of their finest offerings (about 150 beers total) with a strong emphasis on their Limited Release and Seasonal selections. 

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CHOICE OF 2 SESSIONS

VIP TICKET = 3.5 HRS OF TASTINGS
GENERAL ADMISSION = 2.5 HRS OF TASTINGS

includes

  • Tasting Glass

  • Unlimited 2OZ TASTINGS

  • APPROX. 75 BREWERIES / 150 BEERS

  • INFORMATIVE SEMINARS

  • ACCESS TO CRAFT CONCIERGE CENTER

 

LOCATION

Santa Clara Fairgrounds 
Exposition Hall (INDOORS)

344 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95111
[Directions]

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BEER


BEER


THE BREWERIES & BEERS LIST IS UPDATED REGULARLY AS WE MAKE THE FINEST SELECTIONS FOR OUR SAN JOSE Craft Beer Festival SPRING SEASONALS Tasting! check back often for updates!

We work closely with our distributors and breweries on a daily basis to assemble the finest offerings at any event of this type. Occasionally, due to circumstances beyond our control, certain last minute changes and/or substitutions to our list may be necessary.

MORE TO COME!

PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY AS WE UPDATE

While we do everything in our power to insure the brands and beers we post on the website are on our tasting room floor, there are times when Brewers and distributors make last minute substitutions.

We do our best to keep this to a minimum, and you can count on the the fact that we will always have amazing beer represented.

Unlike many beer festivals, The Hand Crafted Tasting Co.  pays for all of the beer served at our events. We also waive booth fees for brewers to further support craft brewers access to our events as promotional platforms. Across all of our Seasonal events we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on the craft beer served at our festivals. 

Food


Food


ANNOUNCING THE
OFF THE GRID CRAFT KITCHEN!

Not only will we be showcasing fine beers, but we are proud to be partnering with Off the Grid to create the Off the Grid Craft Kitchen! The Craft Kitchen will offer a variety of food from participating vendors and a selection of showcase beers for pairing. 

Great beer. Great food. Great people.

Cheese Gone Wild is a food truck specializing in gourmet grilled cheese melts, Phillies, fresh salads, and hot cream of tomato soup. Highly encouraged: Add a side of delicious cheese or garlic shoestring fries to your meal.

Cheese Gone Wild is a food truck specializing in gourmet grilled cheese melts, Phillies, fresh salads, and hot cream of tomato soup. Highly encouraged: Add a side of delicious cheese or garlic shoestring fries to your meal.

El Porteño’s empanadas will send those familiar with this Argentine staple on a trip down memory lane. Fusing family recipes of generations past with the best local and organic ingredients available, each bite of their buttery and flaky empanada evokes the sights and sounds of Buenos Aires.

El Porteño’s empanadas will send those familiar with this Argentine staple on a trip down memory lane. Fusing family recipes of generations past with the best local and organic ingredients available, each bite of their buttery and flaky empanada evokes the sights and sounds of Buenos Aires.

FK Custard Truck is California's first frozen custard food truck started by Team FK Custard: founder, Jason Angeles and partners - Alex Lam, Tim Luym, and Justin Sakurai. Their flavors, sundaes and sandwiches are inspired from their ethnic backgrounds and foods around the world. With flavors ranging from port wine strawberry to coffee mint mojito, FK Custard Truck is setting new standards in the frozen dessert world everyday.

FK Custard Truck is California's first frozen custard food truck started by Team FK Custard: founder, Jason Angeles and partners - Alex Lam, Tim Luym, and Justin Sakurai. Their flavors, sundaes and sandwiches are inspired from their ethnic backgrounds and foods around the world. With flavors ranging from port wine strawberry to coffee mint mojito, FK Custard Truck is setting new standards in the frozen dessert world everyday.

Dennis Villafranca of Jeepney Guy is a self-taught chef who understands the most fundamental secret to cooking great food...great FLAVORS.  Using southern style BBQ techniques to create Filipino flavors, Jeepney Guy serves up Filipino food that are familiar yet unique, authentic, yet atypical.

Dennis Villafranca of Jeepney Guy is a self-taught chef who understands the most fundamental secret to cooking great food...great FLAVORS.  Using southern style BBQ techniques to create Filipino flavors, Jeepney Guy serves up Filipino food that are familiar yet unique, authentic, yet atypical.

Mayo & Mustard is a gourmet food truck offering delicious hot deli-style sandwiches to the Bay Area. With 20+ sandwich options, their ultimate mission: to captivate the appetites of those who love sandwiches and to put love into every sandwich they make.

Mayo & Mustard is a gourmet food truck offering delicious hot deli-style sandwiches to the Bay Area. With 20+ sandwich options, their ultimate mission: to captivate the appetites of those who love sandwiches and to put love into every sandwich they make.

The first ever BBQ truck with a smoker installed on-board, The Rib Whip, serves amazing southern style BBQ grub to satisfy all your lunch-time and late-night desires!

The first ever BBQ truck with a smoker installed on-board, The Rib Whip, serves amazing southern style BBQ grub to satisfy all your lunch-time and late-night desires!

Entertainment


Entertainment


Featuring music from: 

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Seminars


Seminars


CIDERS - NOT WHAT YOU THINK

By Mark McTavish of HalfPint Cider

Hard cider, America's old time adult beverage is on the comeback. To most Americans, hard cider is known as an overly sweet and poorly made alco-pop beverage....typically produced by large breweries and consumed by college students. Hold on to your glass, and get ready to have your impression of hard cider turned upside down! We will explore four distinct cider styles as we taste through some of the most delightful beverages ever made with apples. If you have taste buds and love a good story, this tasting workshop will not disappoint.

Tasting Menu

Rustic vs Refined (Troy Cider MMXIII vs Waupoos Premium Draught)
Artisan vs Craft (Riestra Sidra Brut vs. Sea Cider Prohibition)

Bio: As a native of Toronto, Mark was raised in the apple country of Southwest Ontario. Destined to become a cider evangelist, Mark began his career in the craft beverage industry at the age of 19. Soon after completing his business degree at Canada's top beverage management school,  Mark established his place in the industry by opening one of the first craft beer bars in Canada back in 2003. After helping to pioneer the craft beer industry in Canada, Mark began to give up the suds in favor of cider! Fast forward to 2015....Mark is now the founder of a cider exclusive importing and distribution company based in Los Angeles, and he is also the proud owner of a renowned Sonoma based cider brand. 

 

Volunteer


Volunteer


If you are interested in volunteering at the San Jose Craft Beer Festival, please reach out to our charity partner, One Brick Volunteers, for sign up information.

One Brick provides support to local non-profit and community organizations by creating a unique, social and flexible volunteer environment for those interested in making a concrete difference in the community. We enable people to get involved, have an impact and have fun, without the requirements of individual long-term commitments.

One Brick  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings volunteers together to support other local non-profits by adopting an innovative twist to the volunteer experience: we create a friendly and social atmosphere around volunteering, and after each volunteer event -- which typically lasts only 3 to 4 hours -- we invite volunteers to gather at a local restaurant or café where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting.