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Stoddard's Brewhouse and Eatery
(Closed)
111 South Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale CA 94086
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Notes

Visited: September 30, 1995

Opened: 1993

Closed: 2004

Annual Production: 2,600 bbl

Contributor: Michael Naumann

Bob Stoddard left the Tied House to start his own pub. The beers were Tied House clones for a while, but they've improved greatly since then, and Stoddard's is well worth a visit.

Directions: 101 to Mathilda Avenue South. Turn south on Evelyn. You'll see Stoddard's a couple of blocks along on the right. Or, take CalTrain to the Sunnyvale station. Stoddard's is right across the street to the west.

Updated: January 21, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: September 30, 1995 (#1215)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-brown hazy. Big head. Faint citrus-fruit aroma. Big hoppy flavor and bitterness! Good body, good bitter finish.
    • Date: December 28, 1994 (#673)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Nice amber and big head. Very sparse carbonation. Good hop aroma with caramel malt behind it. Extreme caramel flavor and a heavy dose of diacetyl. Not at all clean. This score is generous.
    • Date: August 13, 1994 (#415)
      Package: draught
      Place: HopFest '94, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Nice amber. Minimal carbonation. Good head. Some hop aroma, some caramel. Good balance, could be stronger. Good body. Flavors OK for an Amber Ale, not nearly strong enough for an ESB.

  • Awards:
    • Date: September 30, 1995 (#1213)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, very low carbonation, good head. Malty nose and malty flavor. Very good hop balance. Bitter finish.
    • Date: February 11, 1995 (#776)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Good yellow, moderate carbonation, OK head. Fresh malt aroma, some fruitiness. Good body, bitter. Finishes clean.
    • Date: April 24, 1993 (#12)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 10 points
      Overall Impression (1½)
      Straw yellow, tiny bubbles. Too bitter. Sweet aftertaste lasts way too long.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: September 30, 1995 (#1214)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden-amber, moderate carbonation, good head. Fresh flowery hops. Malty, sweet. Fairly high carbonation bite. Sweet finish.
    • Date: November 26, 1994 (#612)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Pale amber, good carbonation and head. Some caramel malt aroma, little else. Clean. A little too heavy to be light-bodied. Flavors are not very assertive. High carbonation.
    • Date: April 24, 1993 (#13)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Darker than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. No aroma. Nice flavor and texture.

  • Robust Porter
    Awards:
    • Date: September 30, 1995 (#1216)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark red-brown opaque. Good head. Coffee aroma. Coffee flavor, roasty, chocolatey. Acidic. Acidic finish detracts.
    • Date: April 24, 1993 (#14)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 10 points
      Overall Impression (1½)
      Sweet. Sour. Tastes like a Tied House beer.