We wrap up SF Beer Week with the release of HenHouse Brewing's double IPA, Big Chicken! This once a year beer is a hop explosion that goes down smooth. We will be tapping the Big Chicken that we know and love as well as three single hop versions as well.
Phantom Carriage Brewing will be hauling a cart load of great beer up from Carson, California. Known for their barrel aged sours, and wild fermentation they will showcase these along with delicious IPAs and other awesome brews. Tap list includes:
Cushing Single Expression, Tahitian Vanilla Calamityville, Straight Outta Carson, Peaches & Cream BA Broadacres, Tart Cherry Broadacres, Centennial Muis, Cell 14-D, and The Eldest Oak.
The Brewing Network invites Beachwood Brewing's Brewmaster Julian Shargo to join them on The Session. Julian never travels light and will be bringing a huge lineup of his SoCal classics. Be here for this one! Tap List: TBD
Two terrific breweries have collaborated on a great double IPA, and we will be tapping it to usher in San Francisco Beer Week! Local California favorite El Segundo and Washington newcomer Grains of Wrath are in the house, and if that is not enough to entice you, Fat Head's PDX is making an appearance and bringing with them some of their award-winning brews too.
2x4 Day is the celebration of 2x4, 2x4 Man and drinking the best IPAs! Melvin Brewing has hand picked The Hop Grenade along with some of the best bars around the globe to help celebrate this monumental day. We will be tapping SEVEN Melvin Brewing beers along with Hip Hop music, Kung-Fu movies, and guarenteed fun!
We will be offering some tasty brews provided by Jester King Brewery. Please make sure to mark your calendars. Taplist includes: Biere de Miel, Fantome del Rey, and Das Wunderkind. There will be a variety of Jester King bottles available as well including: Petite Prince, El Cedro, Figlet, Commercial Suicide, Snorkel, and more!
We will be featuring beers from the following breweries:
Eagle Rock, Ol' Republic, Social Kitchen, Craftsman, Gowan Cider, and more
We will be debuting Founders' Azacca IPA at this event. Named after the Haitian God of agriculture, The Azacca hop has an intense tropical aroma with hints of citrus and mango. There will be plenty of other beers from Founders, stay tuned...
It is time for our Third annual Beer Geek's New Year party! We will be bringing out the year's best breweries and be ringing in the New Year in style! Taplist includes: The Rare Barrel, Cascade, Russian River, Founders, De Garde, Perennial, Sierra Nevada, Abnormal, Societe, and more!
December 18th marks the return of Ballast Point’s annual Victory at Sea Day. What began as a local event in our tasting rooms featuring several varieties of our Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter has become a day to celebrate everywhere with our original, coconut, or peppermint Victory at Sea varieties coming soon nationwide. We will be featuring four different variations of Ballast Point's Imperial Porter Victory at Sea. These will include: Peanut butter, Coconut, Peppermint, and a Nitro version.
Two of San Diego's finest breweries have joined forces to brew an IPA that is not to be missed! Pizza Port Brewing and Mother Earth Brewing will be bringing up their Boo Kook IPA for a special release event! We will be tapping the collaboration as well as having Pizza Port Kook and Mother Earth Boo Koo!
Only a few days after the anniversary of the 21st Amendment, join us in welcoming the great 21st Amendment Brewery to The Hop Grenade! Owner and Brewmaster Shaun O'Sullivan will be in house as well as other members of the great 21A staff! Tap List includes: Monk's Blood, Brew Free or Die, Fireside Chat, El Camino (Un)real, Golden Sunshine, and more!!
Come down this Friday to try Drake's 2016 version of Jolly Rodger, described as a transatlantic winter warmer weighing in at 10%! We will also be pouring last years Jolly Rodger imperial coffee porter that they aged in High West Rye whiskey barrels. Don't hesitate, be here by 5pm!
One of the up and coming California Breweries, Alvarado Street, come to The Hop Grenade! From making dank IPAs and puckering kettle sours, this brewery has it all! The Monterey heads up the coast for another THG Craft Series! Come sample lots of their brews alongside their crew. Tap List:
- Mai Tai PA
- First City IPA
- Tayberry Gose
- Fruit Cocktail Gose
- Vengeful Barbarian
- 38 Miles (collab with Sante Adairius)
- Blackbeard's Delight Robust Porter
- Island Dave Wet hopped lager
Redding's own Wildcard Brewing Company will be bringing down delicious beers for a special event! Don't miss this chance to talk with the brewers about their wide array of beers!
Tap list: Incognito - white stout w/ coffee and cocoa on NITRO; Peppy Piper - barrel-aged scotch ale; 4th Anniversary ale- barrel-aged oatmeal porter; Shot in the Dark - oatmeal porter; North State - IPA; 530 Hometown ale - hybrid ale; Redding DIPA!
Come down and enjoy a Friday night with Lagunitas Brewing Company! We will be pouring some classics along with some rarities. Featuring: Pils, Little Sumpin' Sumpin', Daytime w/blood orange and grapefruit zest, Dark Swan sour, Willet Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Farmhouse sour
Come down and grab a first taste of Campfire Stout, this time aged in barrels! This GABF Gold Medal Winner has been aged in Bourbon barrels to bring out even more chocolaty, delicious notes. Try the new version next to OG Campfire Stout and Nitro Campfire Stout. Brewer/Owner Steve Altimari and crew will be will be on hand to talk about the process, so don't miss your chance to talk to these creative craft beer badass's.
Come out and enjoy some fresh hoppy beers from Altamont! Beer list TBD
San Luis Obispo's Tap It Brewing will be coming to The Hop Grenade for an awesome Craft Series! Come try a great variety of Central Coast beers! Tap List will be: Continuum Pils, IPA, Full Blown Stout, Brett Father Time, Wheat Vine Ale, Citra Sour IPA
After just celebrating five years of making great beer, Almanac will be joining The Session and be featured on our taps! The tap list will include:
Saison Delores, Craft Pilsner, Never Say Never DIPA, White Label Sour, Hoppy Sour Amarillo, Peach de Brettaville, and Farmer's Reserve Blueberry!
Come down and taste some of the best local homebrewer's beers made professionally. Each year local breweries select homebrewers to collaborate with and submit the results to the Great American Beer Festival! Come and taste the creations of Black Diamond, Drakes and more before they are sent off for national judging! Homebrewers and Pro Brewers will be in house to talk about the experience and the beers!
We will be trapping this years release of Aroma Coma, Aroma Prieta, and Aroma Therapy! Drakes will be in house with this once a year IPAs. Taste through all three and take in the Aroma!
Come and enjoy Labor Day with one of ours and yours favorite breweries, Fieldwork! Brewmaster Alex will be in studio with The Brewing Network guys and will be hanging around to talk about his awesome beers! Tap list coming soon!
Fresh off of being featured on The Brewing Network's Session Podcast, Award-Winning Brewmaster and Owner of Berryessa Brewing Company will be in house, showcasing seven offerings from the Winters-based operation.
On tap will be:
"Mini Separation Anxiety," A Mosaic dry-hopped Session IPA (4% ABV)
"Plastic People Pale," A Juicy Pale dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace and Lemondrop (6% ABV)
"Jude's Beer," An Equinox dry-hopped IPA (6% ABV), made in memory of the brewery's cat
"Hank," A well-balanced Chinook dry-hopped IPA loaded with toasty ESB malt (7% ABV), brewed in memory of the brewery's dog
"Belgian Dark," A Belgian Dark beer stained with chocolate rye, aged on dried black limes, (6% ABV)
"Belgian Strong," A Belgian inspired Golden with an American twist: Lightly dry-hopped with Centennial (7% ABV)
"Tourist Trappe (2012)," Pulled deep from within the Berryessa cellar, this blended Trappist style beer stands the test of time.
Join us as we celebrate Ballast Point Brewing's 20th anniversary by pouring their beers from every single one of our taps (except our cider tap). That's right - it's a TOTAL(ish) TAP TAKEOVER. We will be pouring the following:
1. R&D American Wheat w/ Cherries
2. R&D Belgian Tripel
3. R&D Double IPA
4. R&D Schwarzbier
5. R&D Biere de Garde
6. Special Copper on Nitro
7. Sculpin IPA
8. Grunion Pale Ale
9. Calm Before the Storm Cream Ale
10. The Commodore American Stout
11. Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
12. Pineapple Sculpin IPA
13. Mango Even Keel Session IPA
14. Watermelon Dorado DIPA
15. California Kolsch
16. California Amber
17. Victory at Sea
18. Dead Ringer
19. Cinnamon Raison Commodore
20. Orange and Vanilla Fathom IPL
Come hang with the crew of Oregon's Pelican Pub & Brewery as they join The Brewing Network's live broadcast of The Session! Of course, we will be pouring several of their awesome beers as well.
Our second year anniversary party is almost here!! Come down to The Hop Grenade on August 7th and celebrate with an awesome tap list!! Featuring beers from: Allagash, Firestone Walker, Faction, Russian River, Fieldwork, Wicked Weed, and more!!
For one special night we will be pouring the Russian River Brewing and Firestone Walker Collaboration Keller Pils, STIVO! We will have this one time beer on tap as well as other beers from both Russian River and Firestone Walker! Do not miss this!
Welcome Mindful Distributors to the East bay at this awesome launch party! We will be pouring a selcetion fo their craft beers including Kern River Brewing, Barrel House Brewing, and more!
Monday we will be welcoming King Harbor Brewing from Redondo Beach, CA! Come down and enjoy a variety of their beers, ranging from IPAs to Brown Ales!
We will be featuring their Coconut IPA, South Bayern Hef, Abel Brown, The Swirly, and a 2015 Baltic Porter w/vanilla