We stopped in San Jose on our return from the Central Coast. We did not stop to visit the Biersch brewery. We stopped for lunch and to see some of the neighborhoods. San Jose is known for its neighborhood planning program, the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative. The brewery was a refreshing find.
I ordered the Biersch sampler : hefeweizen, pilsner, marzen, schwarzbier, blonde bock, and the seasonal brew, Aulde. The schwarzbier and the blonde bock were our least favorite. I ordered a pint of the hefeweizen, our favorite of the sampler.
An aside : The Biersch beer drums and the city hall have a lot of metal in common.
Biersch beer drums
San Jose City Hall