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Valley Brewing
(Closed)
157 West Adams
Stockton CA 95204
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Notes

Visited: November 28, 1994

Opened: 1994

Closed: 2014

Annual Production: 1,500 bbl

Contributors: jarobb, Siegfried Binge

Formerly known as El Dorado Brewing, they changed their name in 1996 to avoid confusion with the El Dorado microbrewery of Mt.Aukum CA. Don't miss the Indian Red Ale, named for the bike that adorns the middle of the bar. Be sure to read the sad story of the original El Dorado Brewing Company on the menu.

Directions: Valley is on Adams Street, one-half block east of Pacific. Adams Street isn't far from the south end of Pacific...that's about as specific as I can get. (It had been a long day.)

Updated: September 13, 2015

Beer List

    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#641)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Brown/black opaque. Clean aroma. Some black malt. Burnt, but mild.

    • Date: June 24, 1995 (#1071)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-amber, hazy, good head. Some spicy hop aroma, some caramel. Bitter and extremely smooth with a great long bitter finish.

  • Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer
    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#643)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Hazy yellow. Some aromatic cherries...very faint. Nice wheat start. Big cherry middle. Nice wheat finish. Best fruit beer ever.

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    • Date: March 30, 1995 (#838)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Nice amber, good head, OK carbonation. Faint aroma, some caramel, some hops. great body. Lots of hop flavor...but fairly well-balanced. Good sweet-bitter finish. My first "official" HopYard Harvester Beer Club beer...unofficially, my 147th.

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    American-Style Pale Ale

  • London Tavern Ale
    English-Style Pale Mild Ale
    Awards:

  • Mild
    English-Style Pale Mild Ale

  • Miracle Mile Golden Pale Ale
    Golden or Blonde Ale

  • Old Inventory Barley Wine
    Barley Wine-Style Ale
    Awards:

  • Pale Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

  • Scotch Ale
    Traditional Strong Scotch Ale