The Hop Grenade

The Hop Grenade™ is a premier Craft Beer taproom and bottle shop and

the world headquarters of The Brewing Network™ live radio studio.


SFBW: Clear vs Hazy IPA
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

SFBW: Clear vs Hazy IPA

Over the past year the battle lines have been drawn, Hazy IPAs or Clear IPAs! Come and taste the best of the best, side by side and once and for all determine where your taste buds fall!

IPAs on tap from: Cellarmaker, Fieldwork, Moonraker, Russian River, Central Coast, Melvin, Altamont, Alvarado St, Phantom Carriage, Sante Adairius, Henhouse, and Heretic!

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SFBW Craft Series: Modern Times Beer
Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

SFBW Craft Series: Modern Times Beer

We kick off another San Francisco Beer Week with Modern Times Beer! Brewers will be in studio and our taps will be flowing with some of the best beer that San Diego has to offer! Limited and Barrel-aged beers will be available as well as the dankiest hop offerings!

Taplist:

World Tree Sour Ale, Fruitlands w/ Passionfruit and Gauva Gose, Haunted Stars w/ NOLA Coffee Porter, Havnor Hazy IPA, Lomaland Saison, Orderville IPA, ICE Pilsner, Fortunate Islands Wheat Pale Ale, Black House Coffee Stout, Lightning Calculator DIPA, and Nitro BA Devil's Teeth w/ Vanilla and Strawberry Imperial Porter!

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Craft Series: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Series: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

The last time legendary California craft brewery Sierra Nevada was on the show over seven years ago, it was longtime brewmaster Steve Dresler on the mic. Since then, Steve retired, Sierra is brewing cloudy IPAs (intentionally), and the Giants won three World Series championships. We're not sure which of these facts is hardest to believe. In any case, stop by, have yourself a beer or two, and enjoy their triumphant return to The Session!

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Forget your Resolutions! Craft Series: Altamont Beer Works
Jan
5
5:00 PM17:00

Forget your Resolutions! Craft Series: Altamont Beer Works

It is the first Friday of 2018. You were good and went to the gym once, maybe twice? Time to throw all that out and have a pint of beer with the guys from Altamont Beer Works! Richie, Devan, Mat, and more will be here with the newest and freshest beers that they offer! Join in the festivities! Tap List includes: Maui Waui, Kaptain Kush, Dank Affair, Basic Bitch, L-Town, and more!

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Beer Geek New Years!
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Beer Geek New Years!

For the third year running come ring in the New Year with us! We will have our favorite breweries from the year pouring from our taps and a special toast at midnight! Breweries include: Altamont, Alvarado St, The Rare Barrel, Cascade, Heretic, Fieldwork, and More!!

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Craft Series: Bissell Brothers
Dec
18
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Bissell Brothers

We end our 2017 Craft Series with a very special visit from The Bissell Brothers. This team of brewers from Portland Maine are making some of the finest North East styles beers around. Come enjoy a night with hazy, crisp, and all around delicious beers that rarely see the West Coast! They will be interviewing with The Brewing Network and hanging out after. Both Draft and Cans will be available. Tap List TBD

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Craft Series: Fogbelt Brewing Co.
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Fogbelt Brewing Co.

Come down and check out Fogbelt Brewing Co. from Santa Rosa. We will pour a few of their flagship ales and a couple specialty ales. Be sure to stop by to taste the following:

Del Norte IPA

Screaming Giant DIPA

Hyperian Red

Federation Giant Irish Coffee Stout

Randy Stoltmann "Old Fashioned" Cocktail style DIPA

 

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Craft Series: Alameda Island Brewing Company
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Series: Alameda Island Brewing Company

Born out of an old Chrysler dealership in Alameda, these long time homebrewers have gone professional in a big way! Brewing a variety of styles, these long time Brewing Network listeners have brought their A-game to The Hop Grenade. Featuring the always popular Island Haze IPA along with Cavanaugh Kolsch, Barrel Aged Broardside Imperial Stout, and the world premier of Pedal to the People, a Bicycle Coffee infused Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter! 

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A Fresh Hop night with Sierra Nevada
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

A Fresh Hop night with Sierra Nevada

Once a year the Hop harvest takes place and special "Fresh Hop" beers are made with the freshest hops available! Sierra Nevada has taken their wet hops this year and put them into a wide variety of hoppy beers! Come taste the classic Celebration IPA along with three other new fresh hops beers! Get them while they are fresh!

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Sonoma Pride
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Sonoma Pride

Join Russian River, Henhouse, and Cooperage in helping out those affected by the Sonoma WIldfires. We will be pouring three special beers, one from each brewery, with the proceeds going to The King Ridge Foundation. Come join us having some amazing beers and drinking them for a good cause!

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Melvin Mini Madness
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Melvin Mini Madness

Those crazy Wyomingites are coming back to The Hop Grenade to throw another awesome party! Just like last time Wu Tang music and Kung Fu movies will be featured! This time we will have great games to go along with the beers! Staring contests, Relay races, and even Urban Dictionary Pictionary. Anything goes when Melvin are in town!

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Beers from Beyond the Grave
Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

Beers from Beyond the Grave

Join us this Halloween as we bring beers and breweries back from the dead! We have saved up a few kegs from breweries that have passed on and plan to resurrect them for one night! Come try beers from Pretty Things Brewing, Speakeasy, Farm Creek Brewing, and Black Diamond! This is the perfect way to honor the dead this Halloween, RIP. 

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GABF winner night!
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

GABF winner night!

Another year, another Great American Beer Festival! We have gathered our favorite winning beers and some of our favorite winning breweries for a special night! Featuring beers from: Alvarado St., Alesmith, Mraz, Social Kitchen, Headlands, Eel River, Beachwood, Ommegang, and Danville.

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DOZE gone Pro: Pro-Am night
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

DOZE gone Pro: Pro-Am night

The local homebrew club, Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE), has produced some very talented professional brewers. We have gathered those who have taken their hobby to the next level to show off their local talent. Join Farm Creek Brewing, Danville Brewing Company, Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Mraz Brewing Company, and  more will be here with their own beers as well as those that they partnered up with home brewers to design. 

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Craft Series: Iron Springs
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Iron Springs

Brewmaster Christian is coming down from Fairfax and bringing some amazing beers with him. Iron Springs Brewery has been making some great hop forward beers and we will be pouring a wide selection including Above the Flood DIPA, JC Flyer IPA, and Head Change Hoppy Lager. 

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Fort Point Beer Company Animal IPA Release
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Fort Point Beer Company Animal IPA Release

Our friends over at Fort Point Beer Company have decided to can their ever popular Animal IPA! We will be releasing a limited amount of six packs as well as be pouring the beer on tap! Stop by and grab some insanely fresh beers! Animal IPA is an intensely aromatic IPA whose vibrant tropical hop character is grounded by a dry, well-structured malt backbone. The primary flavors of pineapple, citrus and mango -- the result of blending Australian Vic Secret, Citra and Simcoe hops -- work harmoniously to create an IPA in the Fort Point tradition: an exceptionally bold, well-balanced beer.

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Craft Series: Iron Springs Brewery
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Craft Series: Iron Springs Brewery

Our good friends in the North Bay Iron Springs Brewing will be joining us to pour their amazing beers! Brewmaster Christian will be here to talk about how his Kolsch is just that good and other beer related things. We will also be featuring some of the first cans the brewery has ever produced. 

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Craft Series: Laughing Monk Brewing
Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Laughing Monk Brewing

Blending Old World and New, Laughing Monk Brewing from San Francisco is making beers for everyone! Excelling in the hoppy California Ales as well as the traditional Belgian offerings is a difficult task that requires many different ingredients to balance the scale. We will be pouring some beers out of both sides of their extensive portfolio.

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Craft Series: Calicraft Brewing Co
Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Calicraft Brewing Co

Our neighbors in Walnut Creek, Calicraft Brewing Co., just celebrated one year of their tasting room being open! We wanted to have them come down for another party here at The Hop Grenade. These born and raised Bay Area boys will be here to talk about their taproom, their adventures in sour beer, and how the cities in the area inspire the beers that they make!

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Craft Series: Alameda Island Brewing Company
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Alameda Island Brewing Company

Come down and check out one of the up and coming breweries in the East Bay. Founded in 2015, Alameda Island Brewing Company is making delicious IPAs, creative dark beers, and even made a Pilsner with our one and only Tasty! An array of their beers will be on tap and the brewers will be here to chat about what makes their brews stand out!

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Prairie BOMB! Deconstructed
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Prairie BOMB! Deconstructed

You might be familiar with Oklahoma's Prairie and their flagship imperial stout BOMB! Now try all four components separately! BOMB! is made with Chili, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Coffee. We will have FOUR variants of BOMB! each featuring one of those amazing ingrediants!

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