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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery — San Jose
(CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Inc.)
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1875 South Bascom Avenue #700
Pruneyard Shopping Center
Campbell CA 95008
Telephone: +1 408-377-0707
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-2:00am
Brewer: Russell Clements
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Notes

Visited: September 6, 1997

Opened: 1997

Contributors: Diane Crawford, Siegfried Binge

Updated: October 23, 2012

Beer List

  • Awards:

    • Date: September 6, 1997 (#2214)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, very low carbonation and head. Nice spicy hop aroma. Good body, lots of fresh hop flavor and finish. Tasty beer.
      Boulder Creek Brewing is not affiliated with Rock Bottom in any way, and they were in the area more than six years before this brewery appeared, but apparently Rock Bottom can afford better lawyers. At least that was the gist of the smug response I got from the bartender today.

    • Date: September 6, 1997 (#2216)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-brown, flat, moderate head. Very very roasty aroma. OK body, not nearly as roasty as it smells. Not a lot there. Compare this one to Denver's Molly's Titanic Brown Ale.
    • Date: September 6, 1997 (#2219)
      Package: real ale
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Brown opaque, thick white head. Smells even more chocolatey than the Red. Smooth, sweet, with just enough bitterness for balance. Lots of chocolate start to finish.

  • Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    • Date: September 6, 1997 (#2212)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow-white opaque, thin head. Wheat aroma, pretty clean. Lots of wheat flavor, quick but not intense hop flavor, extremely clean.

  • Traditional Strong Scotch Ale

  • American-Style Lager
    • Date: September 6, 1997 (#2213)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, low carbonation, OK head. Very fruity aroma. Sweet, hoppy. Very clean, not a lot of character.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Stillwater Stout
    Sweet Stout or Cream Stout