Hermitage's comfortable, hidden, no-frills tap room is located inside the brewery, with five beers served year-round. The flights are aromatic and diverse. The flagship is the single-hop IPA series, Citra, but Hoptopia and Maltopia remain San Jose classics as well. They taste just how they sound: hoppy, malty and smooth. The high ceilings, gargantuan fermentors and dozens of stacked barrels add to the ambiance, but are also a prideful testament that Hermitage is a beer accelerator for the entire Bay Area. Hermitage sells bottles and kegs, and they also have occasional food truck visits. Try their Sour Pumpernickel ale, a limited edition beer.
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