I lived up in the bay 4 years ago and I don't remember much out in Mountain View. The Tied House is just "ok" IMO. I think you're best bet is to make a trip down to San Jose, or Palo Alto. The area you'll be visiting is home base to Gordon Biersch brew pubs. The original Gordon Biersch is in Palo Alto and the one in San Jose rocks with live jazz bands on week nights. Lately, they have been brewing some more trendier beers at the brewpubs.
Or you could just get some fresh (GB) Gordon Biersch at the Mineta San Jose airport.