The fine folks from Monterey are finally making an appearance on The Brewing Network. Join JC, Dauve, and the rest of Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room's crew as they talk about their beer and the whirlwind trip it has put them on. We will have a killer tap list of Alvarado beers ready for you!
The Great American Beer Festival is the largest annual beer fest in The United States! Many local and favorite breweries brought home awards this year! We are going to put on a special tap list to celebrate their achievements!
Tap list will include beers from:
Morgan Territory Brewing
Almanac Beer Co
Barebottle Brewing Company
Kern River Brewing Company
Coronado Brewing Company
Sudwerk Brewing Co.
For one weekend, Todos Santos Plaza will turn into a mini-Munich, hosting an authentic German Oktoberfest with a beer tent, live music, singing and dancing, strongman contests, food truck fare, a kid’s area, and more. This year we'll also feature wine as an option for festival goers!
For all the details and to purchase tickets visit:
October 11th from 6pm-9pm
October 12th from 2pm-8pm
Traditional beers with new school twists is what Yorkshire Square Brewery does best! New to Northern California, this LA based brewery is making great English style beers with newer hops and producing clean, drinkable brews! Join owner Gary as he makes his way to Concord and brings four different beers with him!
Tap list will include:
Alpha Papa Pale Ale
Big Nipper Unfiltered IPA
Early Doors NITRO Pale Ale
Tweedy West Coast IPA
Yorkshire Square was founded in 2015 by a Yorkshireman with a dream of British beer, this moved forward in 2016 with his connection with an American brewer trained in Yorkshire. We opened our doors in 2017 to the thriving craft brewing scene of Torrance, CA with the simple goals of British beer done right and cask at the highest level. We believe that British beer, cask ale, and pub culture have been maligned in America despite the incomparable contribution of British brewing to what is now the globally significant American craft beer renaissance. As such, we look to redress the balance of appreciation for British beer through brewing excellent old-school and modern British beer with a sense of place, spreading awareness and education about British beer and culture, innovating cask methods and passing on this knowledge, offering year-round cask and keg beers that reflect a British identity (real malt flavor, considered hopping, yeast presence, and superior drinkability), and utilize savvy education and marketing to properly re-introduce a wider public to honest and delicious British beer.
Nothing like drinking in your own backyard! We have invited all of our favorite East Bay Breweries to come down to The Hop Grenade and show off what they do best. Concentrating on Wet Hop beers, we will have a full taplist all made in the East Bay! The Bay Area Brewer's Guild will be out in full force and the selection of beers will be fantastic! Breweries will include: Ghost Town Brewing Fieldwork Brewing Company Altamont Beer Works Danville Brewing Co. Armistice Brewing Company The Rare Barrel Faction Brewing Temescal Brewing and more!
Full tap list coming soon
Freshness is the key to great beer and no one promotes freshness more than HenHouse Brewing Company! They are bringing down fresh beers of all styles to take over our taps for an awesome night of delicious beers! Join owner Collin as he talks about freshness and guides you through a flight of the same beer with different ages.
Complete tap list coming soon
Join us as we welcome Crooked Stave to The Hop Grenade! These awesome, sour gurus have been making complex beers for almost a decade. Their delicious beers travel to California rarely and even less often owner Chad Yakobson makes an appearance! Join him and four of his amazing beers for a special night!
Tap list will include:
The Grape Gatsby
Founded in Denver, CO in late 2010, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is the culmination of brewmaster and “Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project. Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing blends science and art through creativity and passion. The resulting creations, most of which use Brettanomyces yeasts and mature in oak, are beers of extraordinary complexity.
The fine folks of San Francisco's Barebottle Brewing Company are making the trek over to Concord! With them they bring some of the most innovative and tasty beers! With deep roots in the Home brewing community the brewers at Barebottle love to experiment and push the trends of the beer world.
Tap List will include:
Pacific Patio Pils
Sabrosito Hazy Pale
Tiki Tart Kettle Sour
Oaty McOatface Hazy IPA
Cocoa Cabana Imperial Chocolate Peanut Stout
Ekuanot Astronaut Hazy DIPA
Our great friends at Modern Times Beer are always coming out with fresh, delicious beers. This month they are releasing two amazing Hazy IPAs and we are throwing a party for it!
Space Ways Hazy IPA is hopped full of delicious Nelson, Simcoe and Motueka hops yielding a gloriously juicy profile replete with mango, nectarine, and lime-zest character.
Ghost Mountain is mouthwatering hazy IPA, stuffed with a treasure trove of Nelson, El Dorado, and Ekuanot hops for a powerfully tropical, fruit-laden profile that’s both complex and incredibly quaffable.
Both will be available in cans as well as on draft! We will also have an awesome variety of other Modern Times Beer available on tap!
Full tap list coming soon
BEER LOVERS UNITE!
Mark your calendars! The third annual Concord VIBE Beer Release Party is on August 31st, in Downtown Concord! Your favorite Concord breweries: Epidemic Ales, E.J. Phair Brewing Company, and Perching Bird Brewing Company will each be showcasing a special fruit-based beer.
We love our local homebrewers, and when they partner up with some of our favorite local brewerues we have to throw an epic event!
One of our longest running events, the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am night is coming! The best local homebrewers have teamed up with local breweries to make a big batch of their personal recipes. These beers will then be submitted to the largest beer festival in the United States along side others from all across the country! Come taste what your neighbors are brewing! Our taplist will feature Pro-Am beers from: Ghost Town Brewing, Danville Brewing, Del Cielo Brewing, Canyon Lakes Brewing, Shadow Puppet Brewing, and Morgan Territory Brewing. We will also be featuring other beers from these breweries as well!
Cooperage Brewing Company started as a dream while drink a beer at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa. Owner and Brewmaster Tyler wanted to make hoppy clean beers, true old world Belgian ales, and the funkiest of sours. Since it’s opening Cooperage has become a favorite of locals and those who travel to the beer Mecca of Santa Rosa. Ask any of the bartenders at Russian River where to get a beer, and you more than likely here Cooperage Brewing Company!
Cooperage will be bringing down a variety of beers for this special night! Come down and try them all!
Tap List will include:
Curt Reynolds Pale Ale
Vapor Juice Box Hazy IPA
Moment of Truth West Coast IPA
Dolla Dolla Pils Y'all Pilsner
Mellow Sunshine Wheat Beer
Cultivating Mass Imperial Stout
Cultivating Mass with Vanilla, Cocao Nibs, and Muertos Coffee Co
Long Beach Beer Lab joins The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop and The Brewing Network in bringing you the best in fresh and sour beers. Owner and Brewmaster Levi will be talking about his love for experimentation and sharing his finest beers!
Long Beach Beer Lab creates beer that you can drink and enjoy by the pint. Every beer they create is balanced and derived from the unique characteristics they achieve through fermentation and hop character. Their constant pursuit of greatness means you can enjoy a rotating mix of traditional beers, wild ales and sour beers. They have beers for those who want to be adventurous and those who prefer to stick to the classics.
We are so excited to have Santa Cruz's Humble Sea Brewing Co. come and take over The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop! As the guys from the brewery chat with The Brewing Network we will be pouring four of their incredible beers! Show starts at 6pm the taps will be flowing at 5pm!
Tap list will include:
Gill Murray Foggy IPA
Stephen Seagull Foggy DIPA
Swordfish Fencing Foggy IPA
Penelope Crispy Pilsner
It is time to celebrate our 5th anniversary! We are so excited to party with you all and have a killer line up of beers waiting to you! We have made two anniversary beers this year one with Fieldwork Brewing Company and one with The Rare Barrel! Both will available during the party! We have also brewed a special Pale ale with Firestone Walker Brewing Co. that will be perfect for the warm day that we anticipate!
Tap List will also include: Jester King Brewery Cellarmaker Brewing Company Yazoo Brewing Company The Bruery Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Altamont Beer Works Allagash Brewing Company Russian River Brewing Company Bartlett Hall Faction Brewing and more!
After we hang out with the Fieldwork Brewing Company crew to brew our 5th anniversary IPA we want to bring everyone in on the fun! While our special beer will not be ready yet we will have a wide variety of Fieldwork beers and the brewers will be hanging to party with you and our staff! Tap list TBD
Each year Firestone Walker Brewing Co. throws one of the best beer festivals around. Firestone chooses one of their invitees to brew a very special collaboration beer. For the 2019 version, Firestone Walker Brewing has collaborated with Cigar City Brewing on Los Leñadores, an imperial brown ale aged in high rye bourbon barrels and infused with African and Brazilian hardwood spirals.
We will have the very limited Los Leñadores beer on tap as well as an awesome selection of Firestone Walker and Cigar City beers!
If that isn't enough we will also be premiering the new Firestone Walker Pale Ale, Grenadier! Brewed by members of The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop and The Brewing Network!
The time has come for our 4th Annual SF Brewers Guild night! For one night only all of our taps will be taken over by beers brewed in San Francisco! Each year we get the best breweries in The City to come out and have a party in the East Bay! This year is no exception! Breweries include: 21st Amendment, Bartlett Hall, Cellarmaker, Fort Point, Laughing Monk, Magnolia, Pine St, Barebottle, Headlands, and more! Stay tuned for updates on breweries and what beers we will be pouring!
Join us as we bring another SoCal brewery to The Hop Grenade! Riip Beer Company is bringing some awesome beers up to Concord in a takeover for The Brewing Network! Owner and brewer Ian McCall will be in house talking on the radio about his delicious beers and beachside brewery!
Tap List will include:
Mandarina Rustica Belgian Table Beer
Riip to be a Square Pale Ale
Dan K IPA
Riizzo Coffee Imperial Stout
About Riip Beer Company
Riip Beer Co. is located in Sunset Beach a historic sub-district of Huntington Beach, California directly on Pacific Coast Highway across the street from the Beach & the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.
Riip Beer Company started as a Home Brew Operation on a 20 Gallon Brew Sculpture by More Beer in a Small Garage in Downtown Huntington Beach, California.
Founded by two Brother-in-Laws in 2014, Riip Beer became one of Southern California's first Nano Breweries to hit the rapid growing craft beer scene producing some of the best small batch, hand crafted ales in Orange County. Riip Beer was built organically from the ground up, the same way we craft our beers.
We are changing things up at The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop! Starting in June we will begin serving amazing tacos!! We will have three different tacos available at all times and wanted to kick off the menu with a pairing flight from Del Cielo Brewing Co. Come and get a flight of three tacos; Pulled Pork, Chicken, and Beef Barbacoa and pair them with great Del Cielo Brewing Co. beer!
Hop Heads rejoice! The folks at Burgeon Beer Company are coming to The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop for a special night full of Hoppy Beers! These San Diego hop specialist are bringing FIVE beers with them!
These beers include:
Interlock- IPA (Collaboration with Beachwood Brewing
Juice Press- Hazy IPA
Clever Kiwi- Nelson Hopped Pilsner
Canopy Tour- Unfiltered West Coast Hoppy Pale
Cans will also be available for here or to go!
About the Brewery:
Burgeon Beer Company is the result of three ambitious men with a passionate vision. A vision to one day own and operate an influential craft brewery. Experience and determination has created a solid foundation for our roots to grow. Many years of planning, researching, developing, and optimizing resources enabled us to turn our vision into a reality. With the help of family, friends, cohorts and many others we were able to BURGEON into the San Diego craft beer scene.
Join us as we welcome Concord Mayor Carlyn to The Hop Grenade. Mayor Carlyn has been featuring local beer and coffee establishments and sitting down and having conversations with Concord residents. Concord residents, business owners, & community members are encouraged to stop by & meet with Carlyn in a casual setting. We are excited to host this event & hope we can meet some new people from our community!
High Water Brewing has won multiple Great American Beer Festival Awards for Campfire Stout. Finally this roasty, chocolaty, beer is coming to cans! We are throwing a special party for this release, cans will be in house to take home and we will have a variety of High Water beer on tap as well! It should be a great night with awesome people, killer beer, and who knows what else!
About the brewery:
Leveraging a successful 15 year brewing career, Brewmaster Steve Altimari embarked on the formation of High Water Brewing, with final licensing and production commencing in March 2011. “High Water” being a playful interpretation of Altimari from Italian, “Alta” meaning High and “Mare” meaning Sea or Water.
Inspired by the most respected and creative brewing practices and styles around the world, Steve’s love of beer and unbridled passion for all things flavorful have led to a line of products that represent the very best of the best. Assisted by his business partner Barri, with her culinary background and prowess in flavorology, they create a product portfolio that has a little something for everyone. From the classic styles to the esoteric. “Unique Flavors for the Curious Palate”.
Oakland’s resident metal head brewery, Ghost Town Brewing prides itself on freshness and copious amounts of hops! Brewmaster Justin is no stranger to Concord, having been the brewer at Black Diamond Brewing back in the day. Nowadays he and his team are brewing 15 bbl batches of dank juicy IPAs, roasty stouts, and puckering kettle sours. These guys bring the party and bring the brews. We will have a great variety on tap and in cans for this special event! Taplist TBD.
Join us for a special day celebrating Bel Air Sour from Brooklyn Brewing! Bars all across the country will be pouring Bel Air Sour along with other Brooklyn beers to celebrate it’s refreshing tartness and the beginning of Summer! Joining Bel Air Sour on our taps will be Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Summer Ale, and Brooklyn Defender IPA!
About Bel Air Sour:
Bel Air Sour captures what it means to Party Tartly: be open, be curious, and be ready for the unexpected. Our tart, breezy sour ale brightens taps and fridges around the world all year long, but Party Tartly Day is a true celebration of our tropical friend.
Alameda locals Almanac Beer Co. have been making delicious beers for years! With their take on seasonal sour beer and their devotion to freshness with their IPAs, we don’t think there is a style that they cannot master! Come join us for a special night of tasting through a variety of brews from just on the other side of the tunnel! Tap List TBD
About the Brewery:
Farm-to-barrel brewing is about selecting the best in locally sourced fruit and blending it into beers inspired by the great brewing traditions of the world. We aim to create something special and uniquely Northern Californian. Jesse and Damian collaborated to found the Almanac Beer Company—a brewery dedicated to producing seasonal artisan ales, brewed specifically to complement local cuisine sourced and prepared with the same great care and craft.
Join us as we welcome Solid Ground Brewing into the Studio! Out of Diamond Springs, CA Solid Ground Brewing takes lessons from the wine industry and brings it to the brewing world. Come try a selection of their beer/wine hybrids and other clean classic styles while they chat with The Brewing Network.
Tap list includes
Weisn - German Style Hefe
Devil's Leap - Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Pharaoah's Island - Muscat Barleywine
Rogue de Champ - Barrel Aged Rose` Saison
About the Brewery:
The name, SOLID GROUND, has multiple layered meanings. SOLID GROUND is a synonym for Earth from which the ingredients for our beer and wine are derived and skillfully crafted. The education and experience that our brewers bring to our Brewery is the SOLID GROUND on which we are founded. We want our brewery to be a gathering point for families and friends. Thus, a SOLID GROUND is created within our own community.
Solid Ground Brewing is breaking new ground by pushing the boundaries of beer using winemaking techniques. We use barrel aging techniques and blend wine into beer to create harmonious hybrids. We also remain true to the centuries of brewing traditions of continental beer styles. Every beer and wine placed on our tap list undergoes a collaboration of ideas, recipes, and taste-tests before the final product is served.
Richmond's East Brother Beer Company is taking over The Hop Grenade! Join Head Brewer Paul and Owner Chris as the come to Concord to share their classic beers with new school twists! Beers will be available on draft as well as in cans in go! Taplist TBD
Join us for a very special The Brewing Network Sour Hour! Trevor from De Garde Brewing will be in studio talking with Jay from The Rare Barrel about his unique brews! We will have a selection of bottles available for in house or take home consumption!
These beers are one of a kind and will go quick!
The Hop Grenade proudly presents the official VIP beer tasting for The Brewing Network's 10th Annual Spring Brews Festival! Join us for an exclusive and specially curated list of craft beer from some of our favorite breweries that we have been saving up for this special event.
Your VIP ticket includes:
- Commemorative Spring Brews Festival 2019 glass
- Five 4oz. tastes from our 21 taps
- Private check-in and no-line entrance into Spring Brews Festival 2019 for those who have tickets (separate ticket required)
- Tax and tip included
Brewery Tap List Includes:
Noble Ale Works
The Rare Barrel
And we've got more to come, including fresh IPA's and session beers to round out all of our 21 taps for your enjoyment!
VIP TASTING ONLY. SEPARATE TICKET NEEDED FOR ENTRY INTO SPRING BREWS FESTIVAL - CLICK HERE FOR SPRING BREWS FEST TICKETS - VIP Ticket includes five, 4oz tastes, commemorative Spring Brews Fest glass, and exclusive VIP entrance to Spring Brews Fes (with Spring Brews Fest Ticket Purchase). Your glass and wristband for the fest will be given to you at The Hop Greande so you'll be all set to get into the main event after the VIP tasting! (must have pre-purchased Spring Brews Fest ticket in hand to get glass and wristband for main event) Tickets are limited so act fast and start your Spring Brews Fest day right at The Hop Grenade!