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.

The Hop Grenade 5th Anniverary!
Jul
28
11:30 AM11:30

The Hop Grenade 5th Anniverary!

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!

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Firestone Walker & Cigar City Collab Release Party!
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Firestone Walker & Cigar City Collab Release Party!

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!

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4th Annual Francisco Brewer's Guild Night
Jun
19
5:00 PM17:00

4th Annual Francisco Brewer's Guild Night

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!

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Craft Series: Riip Beer Co.
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Series: Riip Beer Co.

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.

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Taco Flight with Del Ceilo Brewing Co.
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Taco Flight with Del Ceilo Brewing Co.

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!


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Craft Series: Bruegon Beer Co.
Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Bruegon Beer Co.

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
Treevana- 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.

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Beer with the Mayor
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Beer with the Mayor

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!

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High Water Brewing Campfire Stout Can Release
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

High Water Brewing Campfire Stout Can Release

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”.

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Craft Series: Ghost Town Brewing
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Series: Ghost Town Brewing

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.

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Brooklyn Brewing Party Tartly!
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Brooklyn Brewing Party Tartly!

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.

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Craft Series: Almanac Beer Co.
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Almanac Beer Co.

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.

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Craft Series: Solid Ground Brewins
May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Series: Solid Ground Brewins

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.

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The Sour Hour with De Garde Brewing
Apr
3
3:00 PM15:00

The Sour Hour with De Garde Brewing

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!
Bottles include:
Purple Kriek
Ivy
The Boysenberry
Muscat Premiere
Stone Gose

These beers are one of a kind and will go quick!

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Spring Brews 2019 VIP Tasting
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Brews 2019 VIP Tasting

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:

Allagash
Casa Agria
Cellarmaker
Jester King
Lost Abbey
Noble Ale Works
The Rare Barrel
Russian River
Societe

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!

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Craft Series: SIlva Brewing
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Craft Series: SIlva Brewing

Join craft beer legend Chuck Silva for a special Craft Series at The Hop Grenade. With Chuck’s contributions in the brewing industry, at Green Flash, for nearly 20 years, the Silva name has become popular for high quality, superior flavor, and innovation so we felt our brand would be very recognizable from the start. He is bringing his beers to the East Bay for the first time! Silva Brewing taps will include: Lucious Hazy IPA, Paso Pale Ale, Hop Maniac West Coast IPA, Gateway to Hefen Hefeweizen, Yakima Express DIPA, and Rhinestone Red Ale

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Founders KBS Release Party
Mar
15
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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The Sour Hour with Reuben's Brews
Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

The Sour Hour with Reuben's Brews

Join us in welcoming Washington State's Reuben's Brews to The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop! Brewmaster Adam as well as brewers James and Thor will be in house talking with The Brewing Network Sour Hour crew about their take on sour beers! We will have draft available during the show including both sour and non sour offerings. Tap list will include: Gose, Pilsner, Mosiac Crush Hazy IPA, Pillars of Gold Belgian Brett Pale, Tart Cherry Weiss, and Bits & Bobs IPA!

After the birth of their first child Reuben, Adam and Grace embarked on a mission to brew bloody good beer. Originally from the UK, Adam turned a passionate hobby into a family-run brewery crafting nationally and internationally recognized beers in a wide variety of styles. Since opening in 2012, Reuben’s has won awards for its beers around the world including at the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, the US Open and was named Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Washington Beer Awards.

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Craft Series: Secret Trail Brewing Co.
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Series: Secret Trail Brewing Co.

Join us Monday February 25th for an awesome night with Secret Trail Brewing Co! These Chico brewers are bringing down a variety of their beers to The Hop Grenade and hanging out to chat about them with The Brewing Network. Come taste through the beers and chat with them about what it is like to open up a brewery in the shadow of Sierra Nevada. Tap list will include:

- Helles Hund - Munich Helles

- Froh Hund - Vienna Lager

- New Leif - American Pale Ale

- Baltic Porter - Baltic Porter

- Stark Hund - Dortmunder Export

- Free Ascent: Idaho 7 - Single Hop Hazy IPA

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SFBW 2019: Hazy vs Clear IPAs!
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

SFBW 2019: Hazy vs Clear IPAs!

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.

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SFBW 2019: Henhouse Big Chicken!
Feb
6
5:00 PM17:00

SFBW 2019: Henhouse Big Chicken!

Beer Week at The Hop Grenade is not complete without HenHouse Brewing Company coming into town and bringing Big Chicken DIPA! Come taste this one day old DIPA that people talk about all year long! Alongside the DIPA on draft and in cans we will have an array of HenHouse beers to fit everyone’ s pallet. Come thirsty!

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SFBW 2019: Melvin 2x4 Day!
Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

SFBW 2019: Melvin 2x4 Day!

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!

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Stout Fest!
Jan
18
5:00 PM17:00

Stout Fest!

Come in and warm up with delicious Stouts! We are busting out the darkest, richest Stouts we could find to make a special night! Come taste through Stouts that have lived in barrels of all types, Stouts filled with Coffee, and unique Stouts hat are unlike any other! tap list includes beers from: The Bruery, Phantom Carriage, Goose Island, Fifty Fifty, Crux, Founders, and Perennial!

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Craft Series: Little Beast
Jan
10
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Little Beast

Founded by partners in life and work, Charles Porter and Brenda Crow, Little Beast is a family brewery with a passion for making great beer and sharing it with others. They craft wild, wood-aged and blended beer naturally with diverse cultures, including Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and wild flora. By harnessing the little beasts that ferment their beer, they capture the untamed beauty and produce farmhouse beers that are diverse in flavor and rare in character.

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Beer Geek New Year's Eve
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Beer Geek New Year's Eve

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!

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Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA Release!
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA Release!

This Friday we will be tapping our one keg of Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA! Sierra Nevada brewed this beer to help the victims of the Butte County Fires. We will be donating all of the proceeds from this keg to The Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund.

While hundreds of breweries made Resilience IPA only Sierra Nevada distributed it. To add to our event we have gathered beer from many participating breweries to round out an awesome list made by awesome people who care!

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Craft Series: New Glory
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Series: New Glory

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.

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Craft Series: Eagle Rock Brewing
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Eagle Rock Brewing

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)

Manifesto (witbier) 

Solidarity (black mild)

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