May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Sipping Sessions: Gose vs. Berliner Edition

Our next Sipping Sessions is Wednesday, May 9th! This one will be the GOSE VS. BERLINER EDITION hosted by our very own Melissa Myers. Come learn about & talk about what makes a Gose a Gose, and a Berliner Weisse a Berliner Weisse! There are a TON of different versions of these styles on the market right now. Let's try some out and learn about the history of the styles and where the latest beer trends are taking them!

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

Cheers to trying alllll the beers!

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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Juicy Brews Pre-Party with Magnify / Dancing Gnome /Triple Crossing

The Juicy Brews WestFest, hosted by Hop Culture magazine is headed to Classic Cars West on Sunday 4/22. There are some killer East Coast breweries coming to showcase their beers, some for the very first time on the West Coast! 

On FRIDAY 4/20, The Good Hop is hosting an official "Pre-Party" and showcasing beers from Magnify Brewing Company and Dancing Gnome Beer! The brewery reps will be hanging with us, talking about their beers, and prepping for Juicy Brews later in the weekend. This is super exciting, as neither brewery is regularly distributed to California. So don't miss your chance to try them out!

MAGNIFY line-up includes:
- Maine Event - New England style IPA with Citra and Simoe, 6.5%. Super Crushable, super juicy. 

- Impatiently Waiting: 12% Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels for 15 months with maple syrup, cinnamon and coffee

- Peak of Righteousness: 8% DDH Imperial IPA double dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin

- French Toast DIPA - Breakfast inspired 8% Double IPA with lactose, vanilla and cinnamon

- Buzz Words - 8% Imperial IPA with local New Jersey honey.

DANCING GNOME line-up:
- Double Lustra DIPA

- Exquisite Beast DIPA

- Pocket Sign IPA

- Tiny Moving Parts  American Pale

TRIPLE CROSSING line-up:
- Waxing Poetic, Berliner Weisse with Blood Orange & Graqpefruit

- Battle Creek DIPA

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Shredd Session Collaboration Can Release Party

Heads up: Pizza Port Brewing Co. and 3 Floyds Brewpub have teamed up for the latest Pizza Port "Beer Buddies" collaboration to make the Shredd Session IPA!

Official description:
"Sessionable IPA with Metal injections of pine, orange and other bright tropical fruit notes. From Vic Secret, Topaz, Cascade, Amarillo, and Citra hops. All kolsch/pilsner and rolled oats malt bill gives the beer a bready/toasty finish. Drink fast, drink up, and SHREDD waves of corpse."

We'll also have both cans and draft of Bacon & Eggs Imperial Coffee Porter, as well as draft of Sendiego IPA and Fanny Pack Wit! All of these beers are limited releases, so get in here and get some while you can.

Pizza Port Carter will be hangin' out throughout the evening, so drop in and say what's up to one of the chillest dudes in the beer industry!

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Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sipping Sessions: Hop Profile Edition

Our next Sipping Sessions is Wednesday, April 11th! This one will be the HOP PROFILE EDITION hosted by our very own Melissa Myers. It is more and more common for breweries to call out the hops in their beers, and to put out "single hop" pales and IPAs. This is often done in order to isolate and highlight particular hop flavors and aromas. Let's talk about the different hop varietals, what the differences are, and how we can learn to better identify and appreciate them!

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 HERE.

Cheers to trying alllll the beers!

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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

We Can Brew It! Pink Boots Bay Area Collaborations

There are a whole helluva lot of amazingly talented women in the beer industry. In honor of International Women's Day, several Bay Area (and beyond) breweries got together to brew special collaborations with Pink Boots Society - Bay Area Chapter members.

As a business that is owned and majority operated by women, we are proud to host an official Pink Boots Collab event here at The Good Hop on Wednesday, April 4th. 

We'll be tapping 14 of the collaboration beers, and hanging out with the brewers, crew, sales reps, marketing managers, bartenders and more throughout the evening. Please come and join us, and let's raise a glass to the fierce & fearless females who are holding it down in the beer industry, both here in the Bay and around the world. 

We'll also have the always delicious TACOS from our friends at Tacos El Precioso, so come hungry!

Featuring beers from:
Ale Industries
Altamont Beer Works
21st Amendment Brewery
Armistice Brewing Company
Novel Brewing Company
Original Pattern Brewing Co.
Roses' Taproom
Strike Brewing Co.
Shanty Shack Brewing
Laughing Monk Brewing
Temescal Brewing
Barebottle Brewing Company
Revision Brewing Company
Track 7 Brewing Co.
New Glory Craft Brewery
King Harbor Brewing Company
& More!

Cheers. We'll see you there!

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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Eagle Rock Can Release Party & Beer Trivia

The Eagle Rock Brewery crew is coming to town for the BN Spring Brews Fest next weekend, so The Good Hop is throwing a pre-fest can release party Friday night, because, well...obviously. Party kicks off at 7pm, but the beers will be on tap as soon as we open at 3pm on Friday, March 30th.

They'll be debuting cans (and draft!) of The Future Is Unclear, an 8% hazy IPA, and 3056, a rotating-hop Pale Ale featuring Cascade, Chinook & a dash of Mosaic hops.

To make things even more interesting, Eagle Rock owner Jeremy Raub will be hosting Beer Trivia! We hear he knows his stuff, and plans on bringin' the heat. Come show off your stellar beer geekery and win some killer prizes to boot!

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Sipping Sessions: SAISON Edition

Our next Sipping Sessions is Wednesday, March 14th! This one will be the SAISON EDITION hosted by our very own Melissa Myers. Slip into Spring with a better understanding of just what makes a saison a saison, and try 5 different styles that showcase the diversity within the style.

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

Cheers to trying alllll the beers!

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Mar
4
5:00 PM17:00

"Oskars" Watch Party & Oscar Night Bingo

The 90th Annual Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday, March 4th, and we're doin' it up Oskar Blues style! We're hosting an "Oskars" Watch Party at The Good Hop, and we'll have it on both TVs (with sound). It all starts at 5pm, so don't be late!

We'll have a super rare keg of Rum Barrel Aged Death By Coconut on draft (YUM), as well as the always delicious Dale's Pale & Mama's Little Yella Pils.

OSCAR NIGHT BINGO will be in effect, so come ready to play and win draft tokens that you can apply right to your bar tab! We'll also have FREE popcorn & movie snacks to set the mood up just right.

See you there!

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Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

SFBW 2018: Beer Week Bingo & Kick-the-Keg Party!

It's ba-aaaacck. Our 3rd annual Beer Week Bingo!! Sunday, February 18th we'll be bringin' back the one and only bingo caller Michael Beller with all his swagger and style! It's also our official "Kick-the-Keg" party, which means alllll the amazing kegs from alllll the Beer Week events over the previous week will be out to play and ready to be swallowed up by: YOU.

Kegs will be on at 1pm sharp, and Bingo will run from 4pm - 7pm. We'll also have a TOTCHO BAR (Tater Tot Nachos) from Aurora Catering from 3pm - 8pm. Come early to make sure you snag a seat, this is traditionally a packed house, and TONS of fun. Free to play! Don't forget your lucky rabbit's foot...

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Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

SFBW 2018: Central Coastin' to The Good Hop

As so many of us know, there are incredibly killer breweries throughout California, and the Central Coast area is rapidly climbing the charts!

 

To celebrate this, on Saturday February 17th, we will be bringing the Central Coast to you here in the Bay Area! On an epic road trip this January, we will be gathering draft and package from some of our friends down the way, and will be hosting the brewers and crews for an evening of great beers, good folks, and a ton of SFBW fun.

Partipating breweries include:

Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room

BarrelHouse Brewing Company

Bang the Drum Brewery

Silva Brewing

Topa Topa Brewing Company

Libertine Brewing Company

Figueroa Mountain Brewing

Central Coast Brewing

...& more!

We will also have the delicious El Sabrosito pupusa truck here from 4pm - 9pm. Best pupusas in The Bay, hands down!!!

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Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

SFBW 2018: Russian River at the Hop

Russian River is coming to The Good Hop for SF Beer Week! On Friday, February 16th we'll have a plethora of Russian River beers both on draft and in bottles. Russian River reps/crew will be in the building, Tacos el Precioso will be servin' up some tacos for your face, AND YES, we will be tapping Pliny the Younger!

HEADS UP, FOLKS!

We have gotten A LOT of phone calls and inquiries about whether we have Pliny the Younger on tap. (You guys like this beer, dontcha??) Here is some info for you:

1. Yes, we will be tapping PTY - ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16TH.

2. PTY pours will be ticketed.

3. Tickets will go on sale when we open our doors at 3pm.

4. Limit of 2 tickets per person, NO EXCEPTIONS.

5. Keg will be tapped at 6pm.

6. Only those with tickets will get PTY pours

7. We will have 9 other RRBC beers on tap too!

8. RRBC folks will be in the house to hang!

9. There will be tacos from 5-10pm! (Thanks to Tacos El Precioso)

10. See you then!! :)

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Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

SFBW 2018: Nerd Nite East Bay BEER EDITION

Nerd Nite East Bay is hosting a special Beer Edition at The Good Hop for SF Beer Week 2018! There will be two speakers: Liam O'Donoghue of East Bay Yesterday Podcast presenting "History of East Bay Beer," and Phillip Emerson, head brewer of Almanac Beer Company presenting "The Chemistry of Barrel Aging."

This is a private, ticketed event with limited spaces available. Tickets are $35 and include an educational flight and one full pour of any Almanac beer on draft. $5 from each ticket sold goes toward East Bay Yesterday fundraising efforts. Get your tickets HERE.

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Feb
12
3:00 PM15:00

SFBW 2018: Collabopalooza feat. Malty Maven & Friends

Malty Maven's Collabopalooza is back! We can't keep Melissa away from brewing for long before she starts itchin' to get her hands on some hoses and hops... wait, what?

Anyway, our fearless leader Melissa has been scurrying around the Bay in her brewer's boots and has a sweet line-up of killer collaborations in store for us.

Look for beers brewed with: Hoi Polloi, 47 Hills, Benoit Casper, 21st Amendment, Oakland United Beerworks & South CIty Ciderworks!

Cheers!

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Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

SFBW 2018: SoCal Sour Sunday & Cheese Pairing

SoCal Sour Sunday is back for the 2nd year in a row! One of our most popular SFBW events at The Good Hop, this event is exactly what it sounds like: ALL 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 adding 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.

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

 

Participating Breweries (Updated 1/18):

Mike Hess Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewery

Pizza Port Brewing Co.

The Good Beer Company

Council Brewing Company

Eagle Rock Brewery

Smog City Brewing

Beachwood BBQ Blendery

Toolbox Brewing Company

Brewery Rex

Belching Beaver North Park

Cellador Ales

Burgeon Beer Company

Modern Times

Phantom Carriage

Chapman Crafted

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Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

SFBW 2018: Breakside Brewery Bay Invasion

Breakside Brewery is officially invading the East Bay for SF Beer Week 2018! Their core beers are set to release Bay-wide in mid January, but we are upping the ante and laying down the welcome mat in grand style.

Saturday, February 10th we are hosting a FULL, 16-TAP BREAKSIDE TAKEOVER at The Good Hop. The Breakside owners, brewers and crew will be makin' their way down the coast for this one, and will be hanging out throughout the evening. Of course we'll have some specialty releases, rare, never-before-seen-in-Cali draft options, and some bottles for you to take home. 

GT Bake's BBQ will be in the house from 4pm - 9pm, so come hungry and ready to feast on some killer BBQ ribs, brisket and beer.

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Monte's Farewell Bash at The Good Hop

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our buddy Monte and the Cano family. The Cano's are heading off to a new adventure and will be moving to Chico, California. We wish them the best, but we will definitely miss them!

We figure it's only right to send them out with bang...and maybe some beer. And tacos.

Join us Wednesday, January 31st from 6pm - 10pm to say farewell to the one and only Monte! We'll have beers of course, and Tacos el Precioso will be poppin' up with some kick-ass tacos. 

See you there! 

 

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Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

Track 7 Beer Brunch

Track 7 is releasing their Breakfast Beer series this month, and The Good Hop is here for it! 

We'll be tapping 4 Track 7 beers, including: Second Breakfast - an Imperial Stout with maple, cinnamon and coffee, Strudel Berry - a kettle sour with boysenberry and lactose, Brewer's Brunch - a 75-25 blend of Second Breakfast & Strudel Berry, and Another Beer in the Hall Hazy DIPA!

To add to the fun, we're doin' it up Brunch-style at The Good Hop on Sunday, January 14th from 1pm - 5pm. It's a potluck, so bring something yummy to share, and let's sip on some breakfast beers and munch on some brunch together. Cheers! 

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Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sipping Sessions at The Good Hop: Imperial Stout Edition

Our next Sipping Session is coming up Wednesday, January 10th! This one will be the IMPERIAL STOUT EDITION hosted by our very own Melissa Myers! Delve into your deep, dark side with us...

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. Get your tickets HERE.

Cheers to trying alllll the beers!

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Dec
21
12:00 PM12:00

Laughing Monk at TGH: Cheese Pairing & Coaster Art Competition

Laughing Monk is gonna bring the funk to The Good Hop on Thursday, December 21st!

We'll be offering gourmet cheese pairings with flights of Laughing Monk beers. Our bartender and house cheesemonger Paul Klevan will be carefully selecting the perfect combinations of cheeses and beers for your enjoyment.

We are also hosting a Laughing Monk Coaster Art competition, inspired by the creativity of some of our best buddies and customers here at The Good Hop! Get your creative juices flowing (beer helps with that) and "alter" the Laughing Monk coasters however you like. We'll be selecting 3 winners who will recieve kick-ass prizes: Laughing Monk crowlers & shirts, and TGH Drink tokens!

Laughing Monk brewers and reps will be in the house from 6pm on to geek out about beer and relax a bit with us. See you there!

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