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.


Craft Series: Barley Forge Brewing Co
Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Barley Forge Brewing Co

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

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Craft Series: Original Pattern Brewing Company
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Original Pattern Brewing Company

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

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3rd Annual San Francisco Brewers Guild Night!
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

3rd Annual San Francisco Brewers Guild Night!

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!

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Founders KBS Release Party
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

Founders KBS Release Party

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!

 

 

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Melvin International 2x4 Day
Apr
2
5:00 PM17:00

Melvin International 2x4 Day

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!

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Spring Brews Festival VIP Hour!
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Brews Festival VIP Hour!

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! 

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2nd Annual Concord VIBE
Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

2nd Annual Concord VIBE

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.

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Craft Series: Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Series: Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

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!

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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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