Sacramento locals New Glory Craft Brewery have made their mark in the Northern California beer scene. With a rotating list of fresh hazy beers, flavored stouts, and milkshake IPAs they always have something for everyone’s taste. We will be pouring many examples from their wide range of beers! Come meet the brewers as they chat on The Brewing Network about how they have mastered so many styles and which ones are next to conquer.
As the year come to a close we tap up some of our favorite beers and feature our favorite breweries form the past year! This is one of our best tap lists of the year! Tap list will include: The Rare Barrel, Cellarmaker, Russian River, Sante Adairius, Hill Farmstead, Heretic, and more! Complimentary toast with beer at midnight!
No one brings Ruckus like Melvin Brewing! For the third year in a row we will be hosting the Double IPA party of all Double IPA parties! Melvin Brewing will be bringing their Wu Tang Clan beats, Kung Fu movies, and of course Double IPAs! Come party all day and all night as we drink fresh, dank, DIPAs!
We are back with one of our most popular events of San Francisco Beer Week! Come down and taste your way blindly through six different IPAs. Decide for yourself which one is your favorite and see if it matches up with our people’s choice winner! Last year’s winner was Central Coast Brewing’s Lucky Day will it defend it’s title but will it repeat? Come down and find out. Participating breweries TBD.
Los Angeles California’s Eagle Rock Brewing has been pushing the envelope on beer from its opening in 2009. Co-Founder Ting Su has been on the forefront of women in the beer industry. On the heels of The Women’s Beer Forum at The Rare Barrel we will be hosting Ting for a very special Craft Series. Come and talk with her about her mission in beer and how to make craft beer an industry for everyone! Tap List will include:
ALTernative News (Northern German Altbier)
Brut Pop (brut IPA)
Solidarity (black mild)
Since its humble beginning, The Booth broke conventional industry boundaries and led the creation of a healthy and exciting drinking culture that is true to its core philosophy – Follow your fun. Originating in South Korea, The Booth Brewing opened up an American brewery in 2017. Bringing fresh beer internationally has always been their goal. There unique can artwork and great beers have made them sought out around the globe. Come down and taste some of the beers they make in their Eureka, CA brewery!
Washington’s E9 Brewery opened in 1993 as Tacoma’s first craft brewery. It has been names Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year for the last three years by the Washington Beer Commission. Here’s your chance to come enjoy a variety of their outstanding beers at the THG Craft Series
Located in the beautiful California Central Coast, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. is celebrating its 22nd year of making some of the best beers in the world! Known for their wide variety of styles, brewmaster Matt Brynildson has mastered hoppy, crisp, malty, rich, and even sour styles! Come taste through the best of what Firestone Walker offers!
Tap list includes: Luponic Distortion IPA #11, Pivo Pilsner, Undercurrants sour ale, Dark & Stormy bbl aged ale, Helldorado Blonde Barleywine, Mocha Merlin, Nitro DBA, and an Anniversary Blended Ale!
Founders Brewing Co. is once again releasing their highly sought after Canadian Breakfast Stout! We are lucky enough to help them launch the beer and will be one of the first places to get it in the East Bay! Come join us in tasting this rare brew alongside other Founders favorites!
All the way from Maine comes Allagash Brewing Company, bringing with them some of the best Belgian style beers made in America! Come and taste a variety of their steller beer and get a taste of their unique Brett yeast strain. Tap list includes: White, Curieux, Brett IPA, Hibernal Fluxus, Cultive, and more!
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 includes:
Founders Brewing Co.
21st Amendment Brewery
Allagash Brewing Company
Figueroa Mountain Brewing
Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room
Russian River Brewing Company
Morgan Territory Brewing
The Hop Grenade Taproom Fort Collins has been pouring Funkwerks beer since their opening over a year ago! Finally Ft. Collins CO's Funkwerks is finally coming to California! We are happy to be part of the launch of this awesome brewery! Come join us as we tap some of the first kegs ever to come to the East Bay!
Tap list includes:
Sacramento powerhouse New Glory Brewing makes some of the favorites here at The Hop Grenade. Recently they have brought in other amazing breweries to help make the beers event better! Bare Bottle, Novo Brazil, and more have all joined up to throw a special event! Join us as we tap beer from all the breweries as well as all the collaborations as well!
Our lovely neighbors to the north Oregon are consistently making some of the best beers! We decided to bring the best of the best together under one roof for a very special night! Breweries include: Boneyard, Breakside, Crux, Cascade, Modern Times PDX, De Garde, 2 Town Cider, and more!
Burning Barrel Brewing Company, out of Rancho Cordova are driven to push the boundaries of what beer is today and set the standard for what is to come. They strive to have a diverse selection of beers, from their own unique twist on classic styles, to some crazy things that perhaps you never thought you might want to try. Their team is passionate about making great beer and hope that this comes through in every pint they pour.
The Hop Grenade and The Brewing Network are no strangers to terrible ideas! When Fieldowrk and 21st Amendment got the idea to brew a 100bbl batch of a Hazy IPA to send across the country we knew we had to be part of the launch tour. Come join the people from 21st Amendment and Fieldwork on Labor Day as the end their tour by chatting on The Session. More Terrible Ideas guaranteed.
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, Iron Springs Brewing, Shadow Puppet Brewing, and Morgan Territory Brewing. We will also be featuring other beers from these breweries as well!
Brother and sister brewing duo put their differences aside and opened a brewery! Just after celebrating their first anniversary they are coming to The Hop Grenade and The Session to talk about the budding Richmond beer scene and what makes them stand out among the crowd! Tap list includes: Scrunchie Hazy Pale Ale, Kiki Hazy IPA, Hooray! Hazy Double IPA, Tesserae West Coast Double IPA, Brexit Vote English Golden Ale, and Mild Thing Dark English Mild.
We are turning FOUR! As always we are celebrating with our favorite breweries and throwing a party with our best tap list of the year! Bring your friends and family and enjoy celebrating with us! Tap list to include beers from: The Rare Barrel, Russian River, Cellarmaker, Allagash, Danville, Sante Adairius, Cooperage, Fieldwork, Cascade, and more to come!
Located just a couple of block from the Pacific Ocean, East Cliff Brewing Company is making beers more fit for overlooking the English Channel. Specializing in English style beers they will bring their Beer Engine to pour beer just like the Pubs of London! Tap list TBD.
Barley Forge Brewing Co. brews Belgian, West Coast and German-style beers – a blend of traditional, recognized styles and creative twists that draw from the melting pot of cuisines and cultures in Southern California. They are finally bringing their beers to Northern California! Come get the first tastes of a great variety of beers. Tap List TBD
New to the Oakland beer scene Original Pattern Brewing Company is bringing super fresh, sessionable, full flavored beers to The Hop Grenade. These beers were made for Summer! Featuring an always rotating tap list this Jack London area brewery is all about the community and wants to bring their love for science and fermentation to Concord. Tap List Featuring:
Brightside KOLSCH STYLE
First Likeness BELGIAN GRISETTE
Inaugural Pattern AMERICAN PALE ALE
Are you not Entertained?! DOUBLE IPA
Amoris BELGIAN SAISON
Highwater Brewing is bringing a new variation to their amazing Campfire Stout to The Hop Grenade! Coffee Campfire Stout is warm, smooth, and delicious. This rich stout will be perfect for a nice evening on the patio around the fire pit, or for enjoying with some vanilla ice cream!
The time has come for our 3rd Annual SF Brewers Guild night! For one night only all of our taps will be taken over by beer 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, and more! Stay tuned for updates on breweries and what beers we will be pouring!
Past winner of Best of Show at the California State Fair, these brewers from Elk Grove are no joke! Freshness and experimental styles are coming out weekly and we are lucky to have them on tap for the first time in the area! Come check out a variety of beers from them without having to make the trek North!
Located between two churches (one house of prayer and one house of chicken) in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood this newish brewery is tapping fresh IPAs each week! Come tast some awesome local beer and see what the buzz is all about. Just remember their one rule: NO JERKS!
Founders' annual Kentucky Breakfast Stout release has been a beer geek must for years! After only being in California for the past few we are lucky enough again to host the party!
KBS is 12.3 percent ABV imperial breakfast stout that has been brewed with “a massive amount” of both coffee and chocolate before being aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for an entire year in old gypsum mines 85 feet under the ground at a temperature of 38-40 degrees fahrenheit.
Bottles and Draught will be available while supplies last!
2x4 is the granddaddy of all things Melvin. It’s the best damn DIPA in the world, having won the triple crown of GABF, WBC and Alpha King. Two years ago we decided to dedicate a day to celebrating its glory the Melvin way.
What started out as a true Melvin party, where we take over a bar in your town and turn it into a replica of our bar (ninjas, kung fu, hip hop, 2x4, MADNESS), has turned into a the greatest single day in human history. We like to party, you like to party, but now International 2x4 Day has a greater cause: We must unite to fight against WorldBev. This event is unlike any other and we want you to join us near and far, in the USA and 10 countries across the world. Bring the ruckus, party hard, drink 2x4 and unite with your fellow hop freaks against WorldBev. Hacksaw Jim Duggan - WWE Universeis in our corner!
INTERNATIONAL 2X4 DAY
is happening on April 2 2018 at 50 bars in 10 countries.
See bar list and tap list below!
The time has come for the annual Brewing Network Spring Brews Festival. Before the festival we will be hosting a VIP hour for a limited number of people featuring incredible beers! Tickets are on sale at The Hop Grenade for $35. This ticket consists of five 4oz pours from our taps and a VIP access to get into the festival without waiting in line. (This ticket does not include entrance to the festival, that can be purchased separately or bundled together with the VIP hour.) Tap List will include: Russian River, The Rare Barrel, Alvarado St, Allagash, Modern Times, Bagby, Jester King, Fieldwork, and many more!
Concord VIBE is back again with the 2nd annual Beer Release Party at The Hop Grenade and Salvio Pacheco Square in downtown Concord, in partnership with Visit Concord. This year Epidemic Ales and EJ Phair have partnered with Rachel Dunn Chocolates for a very special and unique brew, a Dominican Republic Golden Chocolate Stout called "Nifty One-Fifty". Last year was the inaugural release of VIBE, a collaboration Double IPA brewed by Concord breweries. The first 250 guests of legal drinking age will receive a commemorative Concord VIBE glass to sample both VIBE and "Nifty One-Fifty". Additionally, the first 150 people will also receive a newly-designed Concord VIBE t-shirt.
The Beer Release party will also feature a business expo showcasing numerous VIBE businesses that have participated in the VIBE video series, including restaurants, fitness studios/gyms, barbershops, dog wellness, an exotic car dealership and the arts. There will also be a live DJ spinning some of your favorite 90's jams and Top 40 music.
Speakeasy is back! Come meet new head brewer Clay and try some great beers from a San Francisco staple! The crew joins The Brewing Network's The Session talking about how they are changing the brand and shaping a new beer scene in SF. Tap List includes: Big Daddy IPA, Double Daddy DIPA, Scarface Stout, Barrel Aged Old Godfather Barleywine, and more!
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!