Silicon Valley Beer Week 2017

KraftBrew Summer Fest Caps off SV Beer Week

Silicon valley Beer Week ends on high note with KraftBrew Summer Fest

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Don't let any hangovers dissuade from attending Beer Week's grand finale: KraftBrew Summer Fest. Photo by Alex Stover

More than 100 events take place for the Fifth Annual Silicon Valley Beer Week, but the culmination—KraftBrew Summer Fest at Mexican Heritage Plaza—should not be missed.

Storied San Jose impresarios Chris Esparza and Omar Rodriguez team up to organize the annual gala, which features more than 25 American craft brews along with European and Mexican imports.

Esparza, who owns marketing firm Giant Creative, has a long history of hosting musical and culinary events and running destination restaurants in downtown. Rodriguez, co-owner of Kooltura Marketing, has elevated the profile of local cultural institutions, including the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, School of Arts and Culture, Cashion Cultural Legacy and Eastside Art & History.

Esparza and Rodriguez channel their passion for local flavors and color into the KraftBrew Beer Festival, which boasts live entertainment and a host of local food and retail vendors.

The festivities run from 1-6pm July 30 at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., in San Jose. For information, visit Facebook.com/kraftbrew.