TRUE BREW SAN JOSE -Taphouse & Kitchen

Your Home For Great Eats And Craft Beer

We weren’t always True Brew San Jose. Some of our customers might remember us as Growler USA. Our business is no longer operating under this name, and we’re proud to announce that we’re rebranding as True Brew San Jose. We are confident that tourists and locals alike will appreciate this pivot. Our food is a fusion of many different cultures, and we like to think of it as a testament to the diversity of San Jose.

true to the brew

At True Brew San Jose, we believe in a slogan: “True To The Brew.” We are proud to be an independent source of craft beer that can also offer some incredible food to anyone who walks through our doors. We believe that everyone deserves access to some incredible craft beer at an affordable price, and are positive that the neighborhood will appreciate everything that we bring to the table.

what's on tap? >

OUR HISTORY

THE AMERICAN DREAM

Our CEO, Vaslav Taranduke, is the definition of the American Dream. He was once an actor in Belarus, but moved to the United States in 1991. He took a variety of different jobs, including being a truck driver and a restaurant waiter. He then decided to transition into the tech sector. In fact, Taranduke has worked for respected tech companies like Apple, Adobe, and Macromedia.

After his last job in the tech industry, he decided that it was finally time to pursue his passion. He wanted to make people happy, and he loved beer, so he decided to open up a microbrew pub. Taranduke has always loved beer, and he loves the fact that food and drink could bring people together for some incredible moments and connections.

While our microbrew pub was once called Growler’s USA, we are confident that our customers will appreciate the new changes at True Brew San Jose. We are a taphouse and kitchen that offers a variety of food, beer, and wine. We know that the neighborhood will appreciate our excellent customer service, incredible selection, and the comfortable atmosphere that we provide.

We are ecstatic to earn our spot in San Jose craft beer scene. We’re within ten minutes of local breweries like Uproar Brewing Company, Hapa’s Brewing Company, Clandestine Brewing, and many more. It’s an honor to be mentioned among these breweries, and we believe that our taphouse and kitchen will be a welcome addition to the community.

come visit us

Are you a fan of the San Jose Sharks? We’re a 100% San Jose Sharks bar, and even located very close to the SAP Center at San Jose! If you’re looking for a Sharks bar to enjoy some incredible food and beer - don’t look any further than True Brew San Jose!

If you’re in San Jose, and have been looking for an incredible Brewpub where you can indulge in your love of beer, while also snacking on some incredible food: choose True Brew San Jose! It doesn’t matter whether you’re stopping by for a birthday, a sports game, or a place to relax after work - we will be here! Don’t just choose any random bar, choose True Brew San Jose!

get directions >

The Owner, Vaslav Taranduke,

is the definition of the American Dream. He was once an actor in Belarus, but moved to the United States in 1991. He took a variety of different jobs, including being a truck driver and a restaurant waiter. He then decided to transition into the tech sector. In fact, Taranduke has worked for respected tech companies like Apple, Adobe, and Macromedia.

After his last job in the tech industry, he decided that it was finally time to pursue his passion. He wanted to make people happy, and he loved beer, so he decided to open up a microbrew pub. Taranduke has always loved beer, and he loves the fact that food and drink could bring people together for some incredible moments and connections.


David Johnson,  

was born and raised in Downtown San Jose. A graduate of Bellarmine Prep, he has worked in the service industry for 25 years. The former coffee buyer and head roaster for Barefoot Coffeeav, returned to his roots in the restaurant industry and became the General Manager of Oak & Rye in Los Gatos. From there he helped to open the local bistro Park Station Hashery, in the Rose Garden area of San Jose. It was after this, the opportunity to work with Vaslav and help open True Brew SJ (formerly Growler USA) became a reality. He envisions a local pub with unique beer and food options, you can't find everywhere. An inclusive space for the community that is culturally aware and progressive with its' events, whether it be music, arts or the craft beer scene.


Yordi Najera,   

has been in the industry for 9 years and has worked throughout the Bay Area food scene, from SF to Los Gatos. Growing through the ranks of many established restaurants from Oak & Rye to Reverb Kitchen and Bar. Having worked under some the Bay Area's top chefs, has allowed him to expand upon his own culinary influences and create his unique take take on food. His palate reflects his diverse culinary background and deep San Jose roots.


Keep up to date

Sign up to be the first to receive special news and event updates.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.