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Venture Brewing
(Closed)
1020 North Rengstorff
Mountain View CA 94043
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Notes

Opened: 1995

Closed: 1997

Annual Production: 600 bbl

I don't get their labels: "Brew and Bottle", "Smooth Ale blended from Carmel Malt and Two Classic Hops", "Brewers 22oz".

Updated: January 17, 2003

Beer List

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    • Date: June 13, 1996 (#1507)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Willow Glen Liquors, San Jose CA
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, fairly low carbonation, good head. Caramel-malty aroma. Good body, very malty. Sweet brown flavors, with a nice bitter background. Reminds me a little of a flat Snake River Lager (18-1419). Thanks to Paris Cunningham for bringing this beer to Hawai`i for me!

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    • Date: June 13, 1996 (#1508)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Willow Glen Liquors, San Jose CA
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-brown, low carbonation, good head. Malty aroma, but not as big as the Captain's Pale (19-1507). Sweet, brown, flat. Very sweet finish...almost sticky. Newcastle (17-1332) has a much better balance. Thanks to Paris Cunningham for bringing this beer to Hawai`i for me!

  • Robust Porter
    • Date: September 13, 1997 (#2248)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Willow Glen Liquors, San Jose CA
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Very dark red, nice head. Fusel odors, some black malt. Good body, roasty, some paint thinner character. Roasty-sweet black finish. Tastes a lot better than it smells. "Best consumed within eight weeks of bottling" - there's no date on the bottle.