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

Name Style ABV OG IBU
VW Helles Weizenbock 7.1% 1.070 24
Kölsch I Could Kölsch 5.3% 1.040 25
Brush Pass Roggenbier 5.2% 1.060 20
Slumlord Bitter 5.0% 1.100 30
C-Rations American IPA 6.2% 1.060 92
Bignose Mybock Maibock 7.3% 1.060 38
Frères Belges Belgian Blond 5.0% 1.060 30
Milky Way Stout Milk Stout 5.5% 1.070 29
Glomar Saison 6.0% 1.060 27
Murph's Shenanigans Coffee, Vanilla & Cacao Nibs Brown 6.7% 1.070 63
Dead Drop Munich Dunkel 5.0% 1.060 28
Gosed Gose 3.0% 1.040 8

Hours of Operation

Friday: 4PM-9PM

Saturday: 2PM-9PM

Our Beers

Full Beer List

Broken Bitter

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'...

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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...

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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...

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Tipsy Hipster

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...

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  • Joanna Lazaro is drinking Half Nelson, 6 hours, 40 minutes ago
  • Evan C. is drinking Murph's Shenanigans, 2 days, 11 hours ago
    Now this is great
  • Evan C. is drinking Bignose Mybock, 2 days, 11 hours ago
  • Evan C. is drinking Frères Belge, 2 days, 11 hours ago
  • Evan C. is drinking Brush Pass, 2 days, 11 hours ago
  • Matthew M. is drinking Milky Way Stout, 2 days, 21 hours ago
  • John B. is drinking Slumlord, 2 days, 22 hours ago
    Best of the bunch.
  • John B. is drinking Frères Belge, 2 days, 22 hours ago
  • John B. is drinking C-Rations IPA, 2 days, 22 hours ago
    One of their better brews.
  • Danny M. is drinking Brush Pass, 2 days, 23 hours ago
  • Kevin B. is drinking Glomar, 2 days, 23 hours ago
    Nice saison, I miss the mosaic hops that they had...
  • Akiko Hirano is drinking Kölsch I Could, 2 days, 23 hours ago
  • Scott H. is drinking Milky Way Stout, 3 days ago
  • Scott H. is drinking Glomar, 3 days, 1 hour ago
  • Scott H. is drinking Bignose Mybock, 3 days, 1 hour ago
  • Scott H. is drinking BND, 3 days, 1 hour ago
  • Kaylee M. is drinking Milky Way Stout, 3 days, 2 hours ago
  • Kyle k. is drinking Gosed, 3 days, 3 hours ago
    Nice, refreshing sour to end with.
  • Kyle k. is drinking Dead Drop, 3 days, 3 hours ago
    Malty, sweet goodness
  • Kyle k. is drinking Brush Pass, 3 days, 3 hours ago
    Very interesting. Starts off watery, then turns...
  • Kyle k. is drinking Bignose Mybock, 3 days, 4 hours ago
    Very, very impressed with this small local...
  • Kyle k. is drinking Frères Belge, 3 days, 4 hours ago
  • Kyle k. is drinking Glomar W/Mosaic, 3 days, 4 hours ago
    This place is a blast, we're killing kegs left...
  • Kyle k. is drinking Slumlord, 3 days, 4 hours ago
  • Kyle k. is drinking C-Rations IPA, 3 days, 5 hours ago
  • Jonathan D. is drinking C-Rations IPA, 3 days, 21 hours ago
    A couple of tokens spent.
  • Paul M. is drinking Glomar W/Mosaic, 3 days, 22 hours ago
  • Chris W. is drinking C-Rations IPA, 3 days, 22 hours ago
  • Paul M. is drinking Milky Way Stout, 3 days, 22 hours ago
  • Ian S. is drinking Milky Way Stout, 3 days, 22 hours ago
  • Ian S. is drinking Brush Pass, 3 days, 22 hours ago
  • Chris W. is drinking Milky Way Stout, 3 days, 22 hours ago
    Nice and sweet.
  • Paul M. is drinking Half Nelson, 3 days, 22 hours ago
  • Jonathan D. is drinking Half Nelson, 3 days, 22 hours ago
    Good for my diet.
  • Chris W. is drinking Smokescreen, 3 days, 22 hours ago
    I'm not getting the oak.
  • Paul M. is drinking Slumlord, 3 days, 22 hours ago
  • Craig P. is drinking Murph's Shenanigans, 3 days, 23 hours ago
  • Craig P. is drinking Gosed, 4 days ago
  • Lauren is drinking Glomar W/Mosaic, 4 days ago
    Yum. Slightly sweet. Slightly hoppy.
  • Craig P. is drinking Kölsch I Could, 4 days ago
  • Evan Jaques is drinking C-Rations IPA, 4 days, 1 hour ago
    Another great clandestine IPA. Hops display both...

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

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.

Favorite non-IPA style: Dortmunder Export

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