1:00 PM13:00

Summer Cider Sesh

It's summertime in The Town, and nothing tastes more refreshing than a crisp, delicious cider! We've expanded our cider selection over the past few months due to high demand, and now have not one, but two cider taps pouring on a regular basis.

But... we're taking it up another notch on Saturday July 20th! We'll be hosting our FIRST EVER Summer Cider Sesh, and tapping all ciders all day! Look for some delectable offerings from:

2 Towns Ciderhouse, Stem Ciders, Blindwood Cider, South City Ciderworks, Shacksbury, Golden State Cider, Tin City Cider Co., Lassen Traditional Cider, Crooked City Cider Tap House, Finn River Ciders, Tag & Jug, Mission Trail Cider House, and more!

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7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Tuesday with Temescal Brewing

Our brewery edition of Trivia Tuesday for July is with our neighbors at Temescal Brewing! We'll be featuring Temescal beers on draft and in cans, and the Temescal crew will be hosting a special round of trivia.

Come on down and get trivial with us, get to know the Temescal crew, and score some super sweet Temescal swag and TGH Draft tokens!

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and best small team. Limit 6 people per team, please.

See you there. Cheers!

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7:00 PM19:00

Sipping Sessions: Blind Tasting Edition - Macro vs. Craft

Our July 10th Sipping Sessions has got a little twist. Instead of just focusing on one style and trying 5 versions, we're gonna do a Blind Tasting version to test your craft beer palate!

On Wednesday July 10th, we'll be doing a side by side, blind tasting of macro beers (Think Bud, MGD, etc.) vs. craft beers. Can you tell the difference? How are they brewed similarly/differently? We'll be trying and talking about the beers, and learning about the base styles. Melissa will be hosting, but we will also have a surprise guest host from one of our local breweries!

$20 to attend, and space is definitely limited. Sign up online today at www.thegoodhop.com/merch/sippingsessions

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Trivia Tuesday with Great Change Brewing

Great Change Brewing is up and running in Bakersfield, California, and now they are available in the Bay Area!

The Great Change crew will be coming out to The Good Hop next Thursday, June 25th to host a round of trivia with us for Trivia Tuesday Brewery Edition. We'll have a few Great Change beers on draft, and you will have a chance to chop it up with the owner to see what the buzz is all about.

Starts at 7:30pm. Prizes for first, second, and best small team. Please limit your team size to 6 people or less.

See you soon!

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1:00 PM13:00

5th Anniversary HopFest!


Next month we'll be celebrating 5 whole years as your local source for all your independent beer needs.

Of course, we are bringing back our annual HOPFEST once again, where we will be featuring ALL hoppy beers on all 16 taps, all day long. Save the date: Saturday June 15th!!

Check back very soon for a full list of participating breweries.

In addition, we will be clearing out our cellar and bringing out bottles of some of your favorite, most sought after beers and breweries. We've been accumulating quite the secret stash over the last 5 years, so keep an eye on our social media for release announcements throughout the Anniversary weekend!

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3:00 PM15:00

New Glory "New-New" at The Good Hop!

Next Thursday, May 23rd, we're getting hooked up with the freshness from our good buddies at New Glory Craft Brewery! We have a badass tap list lined up for you, and some cans available as well.

We'll have some of the New Glory crew hanging with us for the evening, and some New Glory schwag for you to take home with ya.


- Hoplogged West Coast Pale

- Citra Dream Hazy IPA

- Continuum Transfunctioner Hazy IPA

- Mindshaker Double IPA

- Mouth Party Hazy Double IPA

- Breakfast Hustle Golden Stout (collab with Fieldwork Brewing Company)

- Happy Cow Milk Stout

- Peanut Butter Lovers Imp. Stout with Peanut Butter, vanilla and roasted cocoa nibs.

See you there! Cheers.

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7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Tuesday: Del Cielo Edition

May’s Trivia Tuesday Brewery Edition is coming up on May 14th!

Del Cielo Brewing out of Martinez will be in the house hosting a special round of trivia and bringing in draft and cans for your enjoyment! Draft line-up coming soon.

Prizes for First, Second and Best Small Team. Limit 6 people per team, please.

See you there!

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7:00 PM19:00

Sipping Sessions: Where the Wild Ales Are

Our next Sipping Sessions is Wednesday, May 8th! We’ll be focusing on ALL wild ales. We’ll taste through 5 different beers, and talk about what the difference is between a wild ale and a sour ale, and how they both come to be. It’s gonna get funky, y’all.

How does Sipping Sessions work, you ask? The concept is simple: there are SO MANY different bottles & cans in our #WallOBeer at The Good Hop, it sometimes feels impossible to try them all. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, our Sipping Sessions will be highlighting a different style of beer, and we will be hosting a bottle pour. Our staff will discuss the style characteristics, variations and flavor profiles of each beer, and encourage discussion and a little bit of fun.

**This is a ticketed event, and space is limited!** Tickets are $20 each and include FIVE 5oz pours of beer. Please note that your space is not guaranteed until you have paid the registration fee. You can register online at: www.thegoodhop.com/merch/sippingsessions

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1:00 PM13:00

Revision Leafy Greens Sesh - 420 Release Party at The Good Hop

Revision is gearing up to release their "dab-alicious" Leafy Greens IPA, and we're hosting a release party at The Good Hop on (wait for it)... 4/20 of course.

We'll have reps from the Revision crew in the house to hang with us, and please believe us when we tell you these guys know how to throw a party.

Our next door neighbors at Lit will also be offering a custom cannabis delivery menu exclusively for our customers! So, you can celebrate 420 in style with a super fresh Leafy Greens IPA in hand, and some hand-delivered, quality cannabis products, brought right to you at your bar stool.

See you there...Let's get Lit!

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6:00 PM18:00

Juicy Brews Pre-Party at The Good Hop!

Juicy Brews Westfest is back again, and The Good Hop is once again hosting a pre-party the Thursday prior to the fest to give you a sneak peek of some of the beers, and to get you all excited for the big day!

We'll be featuring beers from Dancing Gnome Beer, Resident Culture Brewing Company, Great Notion and Cloudburst Brewing, and hanging out with the brewery crews for the evening.

Full line-up of beers coming soon!

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4:00 PM16:00

Little Beast Launch Party

Little Beast is launching distribution in The Bay Area!

"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.

We 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 our beer, we capture their untamed beauty and produce farmhouse beers that are diverse in flavor and rare in character."

Join us as we party it up with the Little Beast crew on Saturday, April 13th! Draft and bottles will be available.

We'll have 5 beers on tap:

  • Belgian Tripel

  • Wolf Camp - Hoppy Saison

  • Golden Stone - Oak Aged Ale w/ Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots

  • Dream State - Foeder Aged Ale w/ Strawberries

  • Rhus Jus - Sour Ale w/ Sumac, Elderflower and Elderberries (The Good Hop is the only place to get Rhus Jus on draft!)

In bottles we will have: Dream State, Golden Stone, Rhus Jus and Pomme Sour - Farmhouse Sour w/ Quince.

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7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Tuesday: Henhouse SMASH the Game Edition!

Hey Trivia Heads! We're sneaking in another brewery trivia night this month! We were lucky enough to snag a case of ALL SEVEN of the kickass, brand spankin' new, staff collaborations from HenHouse Brewing Company for this Tuesday, April 9th.

We'll have a keg of the SMASH the Game Pale Ale brewed by the Henhouse Sales Team on draft, who will also be in the house to host a round of trivia!

In cans we will have:

Finance Department - "Loretta" Grissette - 4.0% ABV

HR Department - "Soft" Saison w/Styrian hops- 5.2% ABV

Retail - "Flight Attendant" IPA w/Cardinal and Sorachi Ace - 7.5% ABV

Marketing - "Gose Local" - 5.0% ABV - Gose with Handpicked Valencia Oranges

Sales Department - "SMaSH The Game" - 5.0% ABV - Single Malt and Single Hop Pale Ale - Kviek yeast, Gallagher's best malt from Admiral, Sabro hops

Logistics Department - "Smokey and The Barleywine" - 11.8% ABV -Barleywine with Smoked Malt and Figs

Production - "Kap'n Kolsch" Kolsch Style Ale - 4.5% ABV

Let's do this! Prizes awarded for first, second, and Best Small Team. (No teams larger than 6 people, please.) See you there, fam. :)

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3:00 PM15:00

Pink Boots is Taking Over The Good Hop! 4-3-19

To celebrate International Women's Day, every year in March Pink Boots Society members all over the globe participate in collaboration brew days. This year we are once again highlighting some of the beers brewed here in the Bay Area (and beyond!)

On Wednesday, April 3rd we'll be tapping the beers, and hosting a party in honor of our local women brewers and beer professionals. It's always a great party! 

For more info on Pink Boots Society, visit their facebook page or website at www.pinkbootssociety.org 


Strike Brewing Co.

Laughing Monk Brewing

21st Amendment Brewery

Shanty Shack Brewing

Almanac Beer Co

Pelican Brewing Company

The Rare Barrel

Ale Industries

Armistice Brewing Company

New Glory Craft Brewery

Roses' Taproom


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1:00 PM13:00

Silva Brewing Bay Area Launch

Silva Brewing is headed to The Bay!

Husband and wife team Chuck & MJ Silva have been operating out of Paso Robles since 2016, cranking out quality small batches that, until now, have rarely been available to us thirsty beer drinkers here in the Bay Area.

That's all about to change! Join us on Saturday March 23rd, as we celebrate the launch of distribution for Silva at The Good Hop. We'll have a killer line-up on draft, and Chuck and MJ will be hanging out with us in the afternoon starting at 1pm, so come through early to chat them up about their beers!

Draft List:

Gateway to Hefen Hefeweizen

Paso Pale Ale

Hop Maniac West Coast IPA

Luscious Hazy IPA

Yakima Express Imperial IPA

Nut Farm NITRO Walnut Stout

Don't miss it!

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7:00 PM19:00

Sipping Sessions: West Coast IPAs - Hella Bright Edition

Our March Sipping Sessions is here!

Melissa will be hosting a guided tasting of five different West Coast IPAs from our bottle cooler. She'll talk about style characteristics and flavor profiles of IPAs you know and love, as well as newer takes on the classic style.

$20 reserves you a spot, and space is limited so sign up today at www.thegoodhop.com/merch/sippingsessions

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4:00 PM16:00

Oskars Watch Party hosted by Oskar Blues

Oskar Blues is once again coming out to host our 2nd Annual OSKARS Watch Party at The Good Hop!

Sunday, February 23rd from 4pm on we’ll showing the 91st Academy Awards at The Good Hop.

Liz from Oskar Blues is bringing Oscars Bingo again, which is always a great way to make it a little more fun! We’ll also have free popcorn and candy, as well as a killer line up of Oskar Blues Beers including:

  • Death By Coconut Irish Coconut Porter

  • Icey Wheat IPA

  • Bwahaha Calista DIPA

  • Guns N Rose

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2:00 PM14:00

Oakland's North Coast Chili Crawl

It's time for Oakland's 3rd Annual North Coast Brewing Company Chili Crawl! Join us for a little friendly neighborhood competition on Saturday, November 11th from 2pm - 6pm.

This year we have FIVE stops on the crawl: CommonWealth Cafe & Pub, Blind Tiger, The Double Standard, The Good Hop and Telegraph! The reigning champ from 2017 is Blind Tiger - who's gonna steal the crown???

- Each location will be cookin' up their own batch of chili, each using a different North Coast beer in the recipe.

- All YOU have to do is visit each location, order a North Coast beer (various pour sizes available!) and try your complimentary taste of chili! You can start and finish in whatever order you like.

- VOTE for your favorite chili! You can pick up a voting card and chili crawl map at any of the 5 locations. But remember - your People’s Choice vote only counts if you visit all 5 stops on the crawl.

- THEN: Join us at Blind Tiger at 6pm for our official awards ceremony, hosted by the one and only Dan Bollwinkel (Bully!!) of North Coast. We’ll have a panel of judges who will make the final call on the official champion of 2019.

Come show some Town Love with us and let's get our chili and North Coast beer on, folks.

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3:00 PM15:00

Black Project Bottle Pours / Meet the Brewers

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales is coming to California! Hailing from Denver, Colorado, they specialize in “Innovation in the research and development of spontaneous fermentation.” They have medalled at The Great American Beer Festival in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

The brewers will be making a special stop at The Good Hop on Friday, February 22nd for a special Bottle Pour event at 3pm. We’ll have bottles of:

  • Tagboard - Dry-hopped, 1 year Spontaneous Wild Ale

  • Oxcart - Blended Coolship Spontaneous Ale

  • Supercruise - Blended Coolship Spontaneous Ale with grape must

  • Lancer - Golden Sour Ale with Wildflower Honey

  • Glomar - Sour Golden Ale with Canteloupe & Chinook hops

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7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Tuesday with Ol' Republic

The crew from Ol' Republic Brewery is joining us at The Good Hop on Tuesday 2/12 at 7:30pm to host Trivia Tuesday!

It is also the official East Bay Release of their brand new, Rosé-inspired Brut IPA - Make Me Blush - we'll have the only keg available in the East Bay! (Yes, we will have cans too.)

Also on draft: Chocalypto Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, and It Was All a Dream, an Oak barrel-aged Saison with Brett and Mandarins.

Ol Republic will be hosting a round of trivia, and we'll have awesome prizes for the winners! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and Best Small Team. Up to 6 people per team, please!

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4:00 PM16:00

SFBW: Beer Week Bingo with The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Beer Week Bingo is back! Only this time, it's a bit more fabulous.

We'll be joined by Laughing Monk Brewing AND The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence!

Laughing Monk draft and cans/bottles will be available, including some special releases and year-round favorites.

Sister Rosie from The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be calling Bingo, so things will definitely be interesting!

We'll be raising money for The Sisters General Fund, which supports local non-profits in our community, donating to Oakland organizations that give back right here in our own neighborhood.

FREE to play! There will be sweet prizes from Laughing Monk and The Good Hop.

4pm - 8pm, see you there! Let's send SF Beer Week 2019 in glamour and style.

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3:00 PM15:00

SFBW 2019: Russian River at The Hop

Russian River is coming to The Good Hop for SF Beer Week! We'll have a plethora of Russian River beers both on draft and in bottles.

Russian River reps/crew will be in the building, AND rumor has it that a certain sexy beer just may make an appearance!

Tickets for Pliny the Younger pours (limit 2 tickets per person) will go on sale right when we open at 3pm, and the keg will be tapped at 6pm. This was a SUPER fun event for us last year, and we're definitely ready to do it again! Join us.

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3:00 PM15:00

SFBW 2019: The OC to The Bay

The OC is headed up to The Bay for SFBeer Week! Some of our friends down in Orange County are trekkin' up North with some of their finest beers for ya.

Wednesday, February 6th they'll be hanging out with us at The Good Hop. Come down and try something new while chatting them up about the beer scene in The OC.

Participating breweries include: Chapman Crafted, Riip, Artifex, Bottle Logic, Barley Forge, Unsung, Green Cheek, The Bruery, and Noble!

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7:00 PM19:00

SFBW 2019: BEER TRIVIA featuring Malty Maven Collaborations

Once again our very own Malty Maven Melissa is brewin' up some goodness for SF Beer Week! She'll be collaborating with local breweries and tantalizing our tastebuds with some super special one-off beers, including Barebottle from San Francisco and Old Kan here in Oakland.

It is also Trivia Tuesday, so Melissa will be guest-hosting and testing your knowledge of all things beer! 20+ years of brewing experience has definitely left her qualified, so we're looking forward to what she comes up with.

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3:00 PM15:00

SFBW 2019: SoCal Sour Sunday

SoCal Sour Sunday is back for the 3rd year in a row! One of our most popular SFBW events at The Good Hop, this event is exactly what it sounds like: ALL SOCAL SOURS, ALL DAY LONG. Our 16 taps will be taken over by some of the yummiest sours to step foot out of SoCal.

This year we are also bringing back curated cheese pairings to the list, because everyone knows that good cheese and sour beer are a delightful combination. Our very own bartender and house cheesemonger Paul Klevan will be selecting the cheeses and suggesting irresistible pairings that bring out the funk and play up the flavors of both the cheeses and the beer.

Participating Breweries:


Amplified Ales

Barley Forge

Beachwood Blendery


Bottle Logic


Chapman Crafted

Eagle Rock

Fall Brewing

Good Beer Co

Karl Strauss

Modern Times

Phantom Carriage

Rip Current

Smog City

Keep an eye out for the brewers/crew themselves, who will be trekkin' up North to hang out with us that afternoon/evening between 4pm and 9pm.

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SFBW: Tahoe Mountain Takes The Town!

Tahoe Mountain is back on the scene and is Taking The Town to kick off SF Beer Week at The Good Hop!

We’ll have a FULL line-up of Tahoe Mountain beers all day long, including some of your favorites, as well as some new styles.

Blood Orange Saison - Multi culture Saison with blood orange zest & juice

Flida Mae - Foudre aged Wild American Copper Ale

Aurelia - Foudre aged Sour Golden Ale

Peach Recolte Du Bois - Farmhouse ale with Brett & fresh peaches

Apricot Recolte Du Bois - wine barrel aged Farmhouse ale with apricots

Recolte Du Bois 9 Months - Cabernet Barrel Aged Golden Sour

Hop Song - IPA

Tropical Paradise - IPA with Pineapple & Mango

Celeste - Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Sugar Pine Porter - Porter

Macaroon Porter - Porter with toasted coconut & hazelnuts

Ms Coco & The Delicate Oatsters - Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Chione - Oatmeal Stout with peppermint & cocoa nibs

Higashino - Farmhouse Saison with Szechuan peppercorns, Asian pear juice, Sorachi Ace hops, toasted brown rice, and Genmaicha tea

Evolution of the Barrel - 1, 2 & 3 Year Barrel-aged Golden Sour

Viejo Rojo - Lambic with cherries & blueberries

The Tahoe Mountain crew will be hanging out in the afternoon, so come on down and Meet the Brewer while sippin’ on Tahoe’s finest!

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Sipping Sessions: Imperial Stout Edition 1/9/19

Our Imperial Stout Edition of Sipping Sessions is here!

Melissa will be hosting a guided tasting of five different Imperial Stout selections from our bottle cooler. She'll talk about style characteristics and flavor profiles for each, and discuss each of the breweries. This is an intimate, laid back, very conversational setting. It’s meant to be fun, and also a chance to learn a little something new while trying delicious beers!

Our Imperial Stout edition is typically one of our most popular Sipping Sessions, so don’t wait, sign up today.

$20 reserves you a spot, and space is limited so sign up at:


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4:00 PM16:00

Loteria y Cerveza at The Good Hop!

On Sunday, December 30th we're hosting Loteria at The Good Hop to celebrate the end of 2018! From 4pm - 7pm, join us for a little bit of "Mexican Bingo" and independent beers.

It is FREE to play, and there will be prizes for the winners! 

Wondering what Loteria is? Here is a little bit of historical background for ya: http://www.teresavillegas.com/history-of-la-loteria/

See you there!

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7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Tuesday: Almanac Edition

Our neighbors over at Almanac Beer Company in Alameda are coming to The Good Hop to host trivia! On Tuesday, December 18th, the Almanac crew will be reppin’ and showcasing some of their latest releases.

On draft we will have:

Loud Hazy DIPA

Universal Ghost BBA Imperial Stout with Vanilla

Fruit Cobbler Sour Ale with Peaches, Blueberries & Spices

We will also have a selection of bottles and cans (Including cans of the Universal Ghost!)

Trivia starts at 7:30pm. Please note: Up to 6 people per team, please!


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7:00 PM19:00

Sipping Sessions: Winter Seasonal Edition

Our Winter Seasonal Edition of Sipping Sessions is here!

Melissa will be hosting a guided tasting of five different Winter Seasonal selections from our bottle cooler. She'll talk about style characteristics and flavor profiles of some of the super interesting and delicious beers that only come out once a year. It's not ALL spice and everything nice! There will be a range of styles included in the tasting

$20 reserves you a spot, and space is limited so sign up today at www.thegoodhop.com/merch/sippingsessions

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7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Tuesday: Underberg Edition!

You already know The Good Hop is about that Berg Life. Well, we're going next level on you for Trivia Tuesday on December 11th with a special Underberg Edition!

We'll have official Underberg reps in the house hosting a round of trivia and spreading the Underberg love (and schwag of course!) The winning teams are definitely going home super Berg-swagged out!
We will have a special menu of Underberg cocktails, and the option to "Put a Berg On It" with any beer or cider.

Trivia starts at 7:30pm - come get trivial with us!

*Please note: Trivia teams are a max of 6 people per team.

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5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Sippin' with Ting: Eagle Rock at The Hop

Ting Su, co-owner of Eagle Rock Brewery and founder of the Eagle Rock Brewery Women's Beer Forum, is coming to hang with us at The Good Hop!

On Sunday, December 2nd from 5pm - 8pm, we're gonna do a little Sunday afternoon sippin' with Ting. We'll have 4 Eagle Rock beers on tap, and a few specialty bottles and cans available to take home with you. Ting will be hanging out to chat and throw a couple back with us. Come meet her and find out more about all the kick-ass things she is doing down South with her Women's Beer Forum! 

On tap: 
All Your Oat Hazy IPA
Solidarity Black Lager
Peach Noir dark sour ale with peaches (VERY limited in Nor Cal!)
Rose Gose kettle sour with black currants, raspberries, peaches & Himalayan pink salt

See you there!

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7:00 PM19:00

Sipping Sessions with Fal Allen: Anderson Valley Gose

Want to learn all about what makes a gose a gose? Want to hang out and discuss the varieties of the style and how it has been adapted for a modern audience? How about from one of the leading experts on the topic in the brewing industry, Fal Allen?? Join us for our Special Edition Sipping Sessions on Wednesday, November 14th!

Fal Allen, brewmaster at Anderson Valley Brewing Company and author of "Gose: Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era," will be joining us next month for all of the above. We will have 5-6 different variations of his goses, and he will lead an intimate and informative tasting and discussion with us.

Fal will also be bringing copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $20 each, and are available on our website here.

In order to maintain an intimate setting, tickets and seating will be limited.

Sign up today to reserve your spot!

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