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Microbreweries in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley are Cooking Up Something Big

By Christa Avampato on Feb 26, 2015

Microbreweries are popping up all over the country. As the heralds of the craft food movement, microbreweries are growing ever more sophisticated, and they’re intent on delighting their customers in every way. Nowhere is this truer than in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley. This handy tap map highlights the microbreweries in the area, but here are four that you’ll definitely want to visit: Armstrong Brewing Company A strong sense of community is always at the center of this family-owned and operated local microbrewery in South San Francisco. In addition to the taproom, Armstrong Brewing Company offers classes and memberships that give people the opportunity to sample barrel-aged beers before the public. You can also hold a private party or grab a growler of your favorite brew to go. Construc

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