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Coast Range Brewing
7050 Monterey Street
Gilroy CA 95020

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Opened: 1995

Closed: 2008

Annual Production: 3,000 bbl

Contributor: Erin

This microbrewery has been making tasty ales from Day One. In 1998, Coast Range sold its Desperado label to the French brewery Pêcheur. The beer will be repackaged under the name Coast Range Pale Ale.

Updated: October 9, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: February 28, 1998 (#2422)
      Package: draught
      Place: Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Francisco CA
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red amber, low carbonation, thick head. Crystal malt aroma. Nutty, chocolatey, like a Mr. Goodbar. Long slightly bitter chocolatey finish.

    • Date: February 28, 1998 (#2423)
      Package: real ale
      Place: Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Francisco CA
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark red amber, flat, no head. Sweet, molasses aroma. Flat, thick, not quite syrupy. Lots and lots of malt flavors late.

  • Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer
    • Date: April 5, 1995 (#859)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Fizzy, no head. Yellow, some haze. Aroma? Yes. Blackberry flavor. Surprising wheat character in finish. What's with all these damn fruit beers lately?

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    • Date: September 6, 1997 (#2210)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Willow Glen Liquors, San Jose CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, moderate carbonation, big head. Malty aroma, some spicy hops. Big carbonation bite. Sweet, with quite a bit of green hop flavor, but virtually no bitterness. Sticky at the end.

  • American Lager/Ale or Cream Ale

  • Desperado Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Desperado Special Bitter
    (Special) Best Bitter