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San Andreas Brewing
737 San Benito Street
Hollister CA 95023

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Visited: July 29, 1995

Opened: 1988

Annual Production: 2,000 bbl

Contributor: Patrick Gordillo

Pretty good range of beers available at the pub and at various beer bars throughout California. Beers distributed outside California are contracted from August Schell Brewing Company of New Ulm MN.

Directions: 101 South past Gilroy to Highway 25. Follow the signs for Hollister. Highway 25 is San Benito Street in Hollister. San Andreas Brewing is on the left side of the street.

Updated: January 21, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: April 7, 1995 (#855)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red, clear, low carbonation. Good-but-short-lived head. A touch perfumey, some subtle malts. Malty flavor...a little smoky, even. Great flavors in finish. Pretty well-balanced.

    • Date: July 29, 1995 (#1115)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, good carbonation and head. Apricot aroma. Apricot beer.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    • Date: September 6, 1995 (#1162)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, low carbonation, good head. Caramel malt aroma, some spicy hops. Bitter, hoppy flavor and finish. Needs more malt, more body.

  • Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer
    • Date: May 26, 1995 (#1002)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-amber, hazy. Good carbonation, pink head. Malty aroma, with some fruit. Way too much Tettnang flavor. Cherries are definitely an afterthought...faint in finish.
    • Date: September 3, 1993 (#118)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red. (Imagine that.) Cherry aroma. (Imagine that!) A little sour, like cherry-pie cherries. Fairly astringent. A fleeting impression of cough syrup, but of course not as viscous. Actual cherry flavor fades quickly, astringency lasts too long.

  • Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer

  • Earthquake Pale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Earthquake Porter
    Robust Porter

  • Golden Mermaid
    Golden or Blonde Ale

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    Kit Fox Amber
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Seismic Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Survivor Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

  • Wheat Ale
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

  • Woodruff Ale
    Herb and Spice Beer