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Pacific Hop Exchange
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158 Hamilton Drive #A1
Novato CA 94949
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Notes

Opened: 1993

Annual Production: 3,500 bbl

Fair-to-middlin' beers.

Updated: July 5, 2003

Beer List

    • Date: July 8, 1995 (#1123)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black, big brown head. Roasty-hoppy aroma. Thick, roasty, phenolic? Good.

    • Date: May 22, 1994 (#336)
      Package: draught
      Place: Berkeley Beer Festival, Berkeley CA
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Brown opaque. Thick head. Brown malt aroma, spicy. Thin. Very low carbonation. Brown. Bitterness OK but it fades fast.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    • Date: September 2, 1995 (#1160)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Brown-amber opaque, big head. Vegetal hop aroma. Thick, hoppy, OK balance.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: June 24, 1995 (#1068)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red clear, OK carbonation and head. Grassy aroma...like baled hay. Thick, caramel and diacetyl flavors. Sweet brown finish. If this was called "Brown Ale", it would score higher.

  • Barley Wine-Style Ale