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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us for the relaunch and one year anniversary celebration of Walnut Creek's Farm Creek Brewing. Local homebrewer turned pro Randy Janinda will be here to talk about all four of his new beers! Come celebrate and learn about the local brewing scene!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Join us for the party of the Summer! We celebrate Three Years with an awesome taplist of some of our favorite breweries! Tap list includes: Cellarmaker, Russian River, The Rare Barrel, Cooperage, Altamont, Fieldwork, Henhouse, Crooked Stave, Evil Twin, Heretic, Cascade, Allagash, Bagby, and more!
For the second year in a row we are bringing San Francisco to Concord! All of our taps will be taken over by beers that were made in San Francisco and many breweries will be here to talk about their beer and the guild's involvement in the local craft beer scene. Breweries featured include: 21st Amendment, Magnolia, Laughing Monk, Cellarmaker, Ferment.Drink.Repeat, Headlands, Fort Point, Almanac, Harmonic, Standard Deviation, and Bare Bottle.
Join us across the street in Todos Santos Park for a Yoga Session led by Felicia Viera! Included in your ticket afterwards will be a glass of Ballast Point beer. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2942824 Featured beers: Unfiltered Sculpin, Grunion Pale Ale, and Sea Rose.
It is time for the annual Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. This year they crossed valleys, mountains, and oceans to collaborate with TWELVE different breweries from around the globe. We will be having all twelve beers on tap at once as well as other Sierra Nevada brews!
Collaboration breweries include: Avery, Boneyard, Tree House, Mikkeller, Saint Arnold, Surly, The Bruery, Ayinger, Garage Project, Duvel, Fuller's, Kiuchi.
The Hop Grenade is very excited to have Revision Brewing Co. from Parks, NV in house! Jeremy, formally of Knee Deep, will be bringing in fresh, hoppy creations! These IPAs, DIPAs, and more are all ready to rip your tastebuds off with their dank, resinous flavor!