Welcome to Clandestine Brewing Headquarters.
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...
Located in San Jose, California, our Tap Room features year-round and seasonal taps with a view into the brewing area. Currently we are open on Fridays and Saturdays -- come on down and sample our amazing brews!
Hours of Operation
Friday: 4PM-9PM | Saturday: 2PM-9PM
On Tap Beers
|Kölsch I Could||Kölsch||5.30%||1.040||25|
|Frères Belge||Belgium Blonde||5.00%||1.060||30|
|Hops & Toast||American Brown||6.70%||1.070||67|
|Milky Way Stout||Milk Stout||5.50%||1.070||29|
|Into the Wild||Brett IPA||6.50%||1.060||55|
Hours of Operation
We are passionate about brewing and united in our quest to produce beer of the highest quality. Meet the team...
Adrian & Christine
Favorite non-IPA style: Belgian Trippel
Favorite non-IPA style: Saison
Favorite non-IPA style: Dortmunder Export
Favorite non-IPA style: Dusseldorf Altbier
The secret is out...
Before the 1700's, Malting Barley was a hand-crafted, boutique process that produced inconsistent results. With the introduction of coke-fired kilns, Maltsters improved their control of the process to the point that light-colored or 'Pale' malts were now possible. These new products caught on in a big way, spawning new styles of beer including Porter, Mild, and Pale Ale. In England, the Pale Ale style was divided into several sub-styles including Extra Special Bitter, a classification typically reserved for Pale Ales brewed at over 4.8% ABV.
Although Clandestine's 'Broken Bitters'...
Kölsch I Could
Another German beer that emerged after the availability of lighter colored malts, Kölsch is one of Germany's newest beer styles. Originating in Cologne (Köln in German, both the dialect spoken and a person hailing from that city are called 'Kölsch'), Kölsch is a modern descendant of the Medieval Rhenish Ale brewed throughout the region north of Munich, a distinction it shares with the nearby Dusseldörf Alt (you will hear more about this style in the near future). As demand for light colored beers grew, Cologne's brewers first developed a beer brewed mostly with wheat, quite similar to the...More details
Milky Way Stout
Although many written accounts suggest that the Milk Stout style originated in the Victorian workingman's lunchtime practice of mixing strong (Stout) Porter with milk, we can be certain that modern versions do not contain any milk at all. The first commercial version of Milk Stout (also called Sweet or Cream Stout) was marketed in 1910 by the Mackeson Brewery of Hythe, Kent, England. Although Mackeson patented the formulation for their new beer, so many patent challenges occurred, they ended up freely licensing their creation. Within a decade there were dozens of new Milk Stouts on the...More details
A showcase of our favorite dank, resin-y hops including Apollo, Columbus & Simcoe with a citrus punch provided by Centennial & Amarillo, Clandestine's 'Tipsy Hipster' is not brewed to be the strongest or most bitter IPA, instead we offer the hop-head a completely unbalanced hop-forward beer. Brewed with a base of Maris Otter, Tipsy Hipster has just enough malt to provide a backbone to the waves of hop flavors produced by multiple kettle additions, a hop-stand, and multiple dry-hop additions. These abundant hop additions result in huge citrus and dank pine flavors and aromas that will last to...More details