Welcome to Clandestine Brewing!

Some time ago, a plot was hatched among a few accomplished homebrewers, could it be possible to turn a passion into a business? After visiting a few nanobreweries for inspiration, we began working on plans for Clandestine Brewing. Now, the secret is out...

Hours of Operation

Wednesday: 4-10PM

Thursday: 4-10PM

Friday: 4-10PM

Saturday: 12-10PM

Sunday: 12-8PM

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On Tap Beers

Name Style ABV
Hopothetical: Medusa + ‡ Single Hop Pale 5.6%
Codename: VW + ‡ Helles Weizenbock 7.0%
Kölsch I Could Kölsch 5.2%
ICA + ‡ IPA/ Cream Ale 5.6%
Tipsy Hipster NE IPA 7.3%
Ploughman's Porter + ‡ Porter 5.2%
Squatch Hunter + ‡ India Black Ale 7.5%
Wicked Brick + ‡ Super Hoppy Red 7.3%
Passion Crime + ‡ Fruit IPA 7.8%
From Prussia With Love + ‡ Kottbusser (Honey Oat Ale) 5.1%
Freres Belges + ‡ Belgian Blonde 7.4%
Fifth Column + ‡ English Strong Ale 7.6%
Drunkle Hard Root Beer 10.0%
Brackalicious Blackberry Gose 4.1%
Too Many Secrets Oat Pale Ale 4.4%
Coffee Milky Way Stout Coffee Milk Stout on Nitro 5.0%
Boast Coffee - Guatemala Coffee (non-alcoholic) on Nitro 0.0%


Expanded hours!!

+ Growler Fill Available

‡ Crowler Fill Available

Hours of Operation

Wednesday: 4-10PM

Thursday: 4-10PM

Friday: 4-10PM

Saturday: 12-10PM

Sunday: 12-8PM

Our Beers

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Boast Coffee - Guatemala

We acquire our beans from San Jose's own Boast Coffee. The coffee is cold brewed in house and served on Nitro.

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Brackalicious

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Codename: VW

A classic German Helles Weizen-bock. VW is a deceptively dangerous beer which amps up the clove and banana flavors of a Hefeweizen along with a much higher ABV. As with most German styles of beer, the goal is to achieve balance so even with the increased flavors of clove and banana, there should be a minimal increase in sweetness so that the beer remains deceptively easy to drink.

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Coffee Milky Way Stout

A coffee-infused version of our Milky Way Stout using beans from Boast Coffee here in San Jose.

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Drunkle

Our hard root beer. It is blended with fresh-made non-alcoholic root beer to smooth out the flavors and make it deceptively drinkable.

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Fifth Column

Our English-inspired brown ale has characteristics of English Porter with its brown malt toastiness but rather than finishing dry and roasty ends with a pleasing toffee sweetness.

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Freres Belges

A classic Belgian-inspired Blond Ale featuring a malt bill of Pilsner, Wheat, and Aromatic malts. This malt bill combined with a flavorful Belgian yeast strain produces a slightly hazy, light gold ale that is malt forward, dry-finishing with a subtle spiciness.

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From Prussia With Love

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Hopothetical: Medusa

Medusa is a wild North American hop of the Nexomexicanus subspecies. It is known for it's low alpha acids yet high oil content. Our Hopethetical Medusa has standout notes of orange/tangerine with some tropical and dank notes.

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ICA

We call this beer an India Cream Ale (ICA) because it is a hybrid IPA and Cream Ale. A cream ale is an extremely light-bodied blond ale usually made with an addition of an adjunct such as maize. In this case, we used a healthy amount of organic corn malt plus Simcoe, Chinook, El Dorado, and Vic Secret hops.

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Kölsch I Could

Today, a true Kölsch is brewed only in Cologne or the immediate area, but beers inspired by Kölsch are brewed all over the world. Clandestine's 'Kölsch I Could' is brewed with the same spirit as its German cousins: it is a subtle, malty, clean, crisp ale that has been lagered to reach peak flavors. Respectful of tradition, this beer is brewed only with German malts and hops.

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Passion Crime

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Ploughman's Porter

A porter brewed in the style of the London classic. Popular for it's dark color and strong flavors and aromas of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Just enough British hops are added to yield a subdued bitterness that balances the heavy malt body of this dark and characterful beer.

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Squatch Hunter

Plenty of late hope and dry hop additions of Amarillo and Citra hops give this Cascadian-Dark-Ale-inspired brew a big citrus and floral aroma. The bitterness of the hops is balance by roasty malts and finished with a spicy rye malt note.

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Tipsy Hipster

A hazy IPA brewed that prominently features Simcoe and Chinook hops plus a few other hops during the boil. Dry hops are then added both during and after fermentation to accentuate hop aroma. The malt base of American 2-row Barley malt, and sizable addition of flaked oats provides a smooth mouthfeel without getting in the way of the hops.

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Too Many Secrets

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Wicked Brick

Deep blood red with an intense aroma of American hops balances the sweet malt caramel notes. Enjoy the nearly 4lbs per barrel of American hops in this true West Coast hop bomb!

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  • Jonathan D. is drinking Tipsy Hipster, 17 hours, 26 minutes ago
  • Paul L. is drinking Hopothetical: Medusa, 20 hours, 35 minutes ago
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  • Jonathan D. is drinking Hopothetical: Medusa, 17 hours, 41 minutes ago
    Light , earthy. I could drink more.
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    Fantastic, dry, not all that sour.
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    Not too tart, yummy
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    Banana is strong with this one. Also, interesting...
  • Dangsta is drinking Tipsy Hipster, 21 hours, 51 minutes ago
  • Mike W. is drinking Wicked Brick, 6 days, 23 hours ago
  • Steve H. is drinking Too Many Secret, 18 hours, 5 minutes ago
    Oak pale ale on Nitro. Oak flavor mellowed by...
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  • Bradley is drinking Broken Bitter, 6 days, 1 hour ago
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    This is not the one for the growler..
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  • Gina M. is drinking Too Many Secret, 17 hours, 50 minutes ago
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  • Jonathan D. is drinking From Prussian With Love, 16 hours, 20 minutes ago
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  • Dan H. is drinking Milky Way Stout, 4 days, 15 hours ago
  • Bradley is drinking Frères Belge, 6 days, 1 hour ago
  • Dangsta is drinking ICA, 21 hours, 50 minutes ago
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    Black pale ale on point

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    About Us

    We are passionate about brewing and united in our quest to produce beer of the highest quality. Meet the team...

    Adrian & Christine

    Growing up in Colorado, Adrian was surrounded by great craft breweries like Avery, Odell's and Left Hand. After a few misadventures with homebrewing in college and moving to California he took the hobby more seriously. Christine has seen this hobby grow to a garage-consuming obsession and now business. Somehow, she continues to put up with it.

    Favorite non-IPA style:
    Belgian Trippel

    Rob

    Rob considers himself a total beer nerd. He loves experimenting with different styles, ingredients and techniques as part of the brewing process.

    Favorite non-IPA style:
    Saison

    Colin & Liz

    A software engineer by day, Colin discovered what would come to be known as craft beer while in college and began homebrewing at about the same time. He returned to homebrewing several years ago, after a hiatus that included training for a number of endurance sports for charity, and enjoys a lot of the DIY aspect of the hobby -- both in making the actual beer, as well as the piecing together equipment. When not working or planning more brewing projects, he can often be found training for his next endurance race. Liz discovered brewing right before meeting Colin and continues to love to learn all that she can about styles and techniques.

    Favorite non-IPA style:
    Colin - Dortmunder Export
    Liz - Belgian Quad

    dWiGhT

    dWiGhT Mulcahy makes a living as a Senior Software Developer in the heart of Silicon Valley during the day but lives a dual life as an avid homebrewer during his free time. He has amassed over 200 ribbons with over a dozen BestOfShows in California and Texas winning multiple awards at National events. The winner of several ProAm events, he has brewed on several "big-boy" systems hoping one day to fulfill his dream of shoveling out grain from the mash tun for a living. Born in Texas but raised in Germany he calls himself a Native German Texan and loves his bier! Prost!

    Favorite non-IPA style:
    Dusseldorf Altbier