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Dale Swanson  San Jose Native. Throwing together the art of photography with my love for Craftbeer. Contact me at

Checking out @caminobrewingcompany for the first time. Loving this spot! Its bright and open and the staff is lovely! All beers tried were very nice, really loving The Ambler which is a session N.E. Style IPA. Great addition to the Bay Area brewery scene! Definitely will be back! Cheer!

Enjoying some beautiful California weather with some barbecuing and one of my favorite bay area breweries, @altamontbeerworks. Dank Row is a beautifully hopped up west coast Danky IPA. Goes great with some good tri tip. Love that you guys are canning now! Cheers!

Gave my younger son who is four a stack of beer stickers and a skateboard and let him stick them however he wanted to. This is the finished product. I’m a proud father!

The juice factor on this @barebottle Secret of The Universe is out of this world! So good, so juicy and so crushable! Such a delightful IPA! Thanks @parkstationhashery for having this on tap!

Another flight shot from my little adventure in San Diego a couple weeks back. This one from @culturebrewingco in The Ocean Beach area. I was extremely impressed by the quality of their beer! Really cool taproom also! I’ll definitely be back!

Checked out @lvlupcampbell today and got hooked! They are doing soft openings right now and oh man does this place have great potential!! First let’s talk about to positives... great atmosphere, lots of fun to be had with all those great video games. They’ve got a good variety of pinball machines, old school games like galaga, and Pac-Man and new school video games. Can’t talk much about food because I only got to taste a little bit. With that said, let’s get to the beer.... they have @altamontbeerworks which don’t get me wrong is freakin awesome, but they have the space and potential to have more taps but for some reason they don’t do it. They had three #altamontbeerworks on tap including Maui Waui which I enjoyed and is featured in the picture. The other beers on tap were PBR, Modelo, and anchor steam. I would love to see them add more taps and add more variety. They do have mixed cocktail drinks but that’s not really my thing. I asked some folks and they said they were pretty tasty. I’m a beer guy and I would love to see more beer! That’s just my two cents. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll definitely be coming back A lot! So stoked to have a place like this around here! Definitely check this spot out when you get a chance! Cheers!!

Enjoying a Hazy IPA sampler at one of my favorite Santa Cruz breweries @humblesea. From left to right we have Orange is the new tan, Soft Top Hero and All The Hip Things. Cheers!

A flight from @purebrewing! Loved that brewery so much! Will have to revisit when I’m back in San Diego!

Enjoying a Shatter Cone by @seismicbrews on this beautiful patio at @scramblzthealameda_ Really love what this brewery has been putting out! Everything is very solid and consistent! All beers I’ve had by them has been very true to the style they are brewing! I hope that makes sense! I guess what I’m tryin to say is that they don’t brew a bad beer! Cheers!!

One thing I’ve always wanted to see around San Jose more is a place that serves great breakfast in the evening and good beer. @scramblzthealameda_ is now doing just that! Enjoying myself an Electric Tower by @scvbrewing which has always been a local favorite of mine! The patio they have is awesome for evening eating and drinkin. They also have a pretty kick ass happy hour! Check it out when you have some time! Cheers!!

Checked out awesome new spot the other day in Los Altos called @stateofmindpub. Keeping it sweet and simple with this post....Awesome beer-tap list, great food, and a freakin arcade!!!!! All the old school games I loved as a kid!! It was sweet, go check it out if you are in the area!!

Another spot I checked out while I was in San Francisco this past weekend was @hopwatersf. Another really cool Tap house with a nice feel inside. Nice variety of beers and food to choose from. Got a @barebottle Forgot Attachment IPA which was delicious! Didn’t spend to much time there but did enjoy the time I spent! Cheers!!

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