So Steve Dononue left Firehouse to start his own brewery and the good news is that he now has his California Alcoholic Beverage Control Type 17 License (Beer and Wine Wholesaler) which he happily Tweeted to the world March 21st, which allows him to get brewing! How soon can we expect the first beer from Santa Clara Valley Brewing? A recent comment from Santa Clara Valley Brewing on their Facebook page declares "We still have some work to do before we have beer, but we're working on it as much as possible. We're hoping to have beer by early to mid May."
I found Steve's beers, like his Hops on Rye, Hall and Oatmeal Stout, and Pete's Support, a nifty Belgian IPA, were always flavorful, unique, and distinctive but never strayed too far from traditional brewing styles. His next beers from Santa Clara Valley Brewing can't touch my lips fast enough.
Let's raise our glasses to the success of yet another great South Bay Brewery.
|Steve Donohue happily Tweeted this permit which allows him to commence brewing|