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.
We put out the call and the best brewers from Southern California answered! Forget taking the drive down we have brought the beer fresh, direct to you! Come taste a great variety of what the Southland has to offer with beers from: Chapman Crafted, The Bruery, Noble, Riip, Brouwerji West, and more!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Lead Dog Brewing, founded in 2016, is located in the heart of Reno’s Brewery District. Lead Dog Brewing are taking California by storm, brewing beer for every season and for every mood! Come down and taste a wide variety of what they make, from stouts to hazy IPAs you cannot go wrong!
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!
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!
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.
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!