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The small but robust team at Strike Brewing Co. serves up some of the finest craft brews in California. The brewery opened in 2014 and has since won many awards, including a gold medal at the World Beer Cup and several more at the U.S. Open Beer Championships. Their craft brews are uniquely produced by finding the perfect balance between a variety of hops and malty flavors.
The idea behind Strike’s was conceived when co-owners Drew Ehrlich and Jenny Lewis shared some of their homebrewed beer while watching a baseball game. Both founders agreed that their beer tasted far superior to any mass-produced drink.
A handful of Strike’s craft beers are always on tap, including Big Wall Imperial Stout, Colossus of Clout Red Ale, Triple Play Triple Ale, Double IPA, and Two Seam IPA. The brewery often teams up with nearby breweries to assist in diversifying their product line. They consider it the ideal way to experiment with various products and new flavors.
Strike's beers are distributed throughout the West Coast. However, the best place to taste them is at the Warehouse Taproom or the San Jose Brewery. Additionally, the San Jose location frequently offers trivia nights with food trucks visiting the brewery on the weekends.
If you enjoy meeting new people, consider joining in on the brewery's weekly Thirsty Thursday Tacos and Beer event. Every Thursday at 5 p.m., El Taco Loco food truck is on-site offering their best food truck items to accompany your favorite Strike beer. It's a great way to meet new local friends and to kick off the start of the weekend.
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