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!
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!
Nothing says Valentine's Day like an extremely fresh Double IPA! We are tapping the once a year hop bomb known as Big Chicken! Henhouse brewers will be in house to chat about their experiments with hops and how they are making some juicy brews up in Santa Rosa! Other Henhouse Brewing Company beers TBD.
Alesong Brewing & Blending are known for the experimental, boundary pushing styles! Founder Doug Coombs will be here to guide you through a one of a kind tasting of select bottles and draft beers. Draft beer rarely leaves their Eugene, OR brewery so this is a do not miss event!
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!
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!
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!
Device brewing, out of Sacramento, is known for making crisp, refreshing IPAs and Lagers. Owner and Brewmaster Kevin is all about the freshness! Meet him Saturday as he brings the newest beers available from Device Brewing Company. These hop forward offerings are less than one week old!"
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!
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
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
Federation Giant Irish Coffee Stout
Randy Stoltmann "Old Fashioned" Cocktail style DIPA
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!
Michigan based brewery, Founders, is turning TWENTY! What better way to celebrate then do a tap takeover of all of our taps! Twenty different Founders beers will be pouring, there will be something for everyone! Come down and try some new beers, rare beers, and some classics that never get old. Featuring: KBS, CBS, DKML, and more!
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!
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!
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!
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.