Hermitage Brewing is one of those “under the radar” breweries that Silicon Valley beer drinkers have plenty to be thankful for with their experimental single hop IPA series and some really wonderful barrel aged sour ales. Their Stouts, Lagers, Porters, and other brews are all pretty solid for good measure. They opened the first tap room in San Jose in the summer 2013. While they didn’t have high expectations for it at the time, they discovered people would venture into the industrial region just south of downtown to enjoy local brews, paving the way for other breweries that followed. Today, this 5 square mile area is home to four additional brewery tap rooms.
You can read about this and other Hermitage matters in the story I wrote in the Fall Edition of Edible Silicon Valley which you can find right here: Master Brew Revival: Hermitage Brewing