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.


GABF Winners Night at The Hop Grenade
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

GABF Winners Night at The Hop Grenade

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.
The Bruery
21st Amendment Brewery
Faction Brewing
Allagash Brewing Company
Figueroa Mountain Brewing
Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room
Beachwood Brewing
Russian River Brewing Company
Morgan Territory Brewing
And more!

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Funkwerks East Bay Launch Party
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Funkwerks East Bay Launch Party

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:
Saison
Raspberry Provincial
Super Genius
Peachy King
Tropical King

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New Glory Collaboration Extravaganza!
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

New Glory Collaboration Extravaganza!

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!

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Oregon Craft Beer Tap Takeover!
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Oregon Craft Beer Tap Takeover!

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!

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Craft Series: Burning Barrel Brewing
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Series: Burning Barrel Brewing

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.

Taplist:TBD

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Fieldwork and 21st Amendment: A Terrible Idea
Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

Fieldwork and 21st Amendment: A Terrible Idea

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. 

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GABF Pro-Am night
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

GABF Pro-Am night

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!

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Craft Series: Armistice Brewing Company
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Series: Armistice Brewing Company

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.

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4th Anniversary Party!
Jul
29
11:30 AM11:30

4th Anniversary Party!

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! 

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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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