Events - Tap takeovers, Keg tapping, Oakland First Fridays



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Past Events
SFBW 2017 - Beer Bingo & Keg Kicking Party @ The Good Hop 2-19-17
2/20/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 2/20/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
SF Beer Week is long and jam-packed, and it's impossible to make it to every event. (Even though we do try!) 

To help you do a little catch up, on the LAST day of Beer Week, we'll be bringing back (by popular demand) Beer Bingo, and giving you a chance to kick some kegs! We have an incredible line-up of events all week, and more beers than 1 day events can possibly handle.We have our work cut out for us, folks! The more kegs we kick, the more beers we all get to try.

Join us and let's send SF Beer Week out with a bang, fam.

Food Truck TBA.
SFBW 2017 - Sacramento Beer Week Preview @ The Good Hop 2-18-17
2/19/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 2/19/2017 7:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
It may be SF Beer Week, but we're taking the chance to give the Bay Area a special sneak peek of Sacramento Beer Week!   Saturday, February 18th from 5pm - 11pm, we'll be loading our taps and filling up our bottle case with Sacramento's finest.   There will be no shortage of Sacramento superstar brewers and a stellar line up of draft beers for you to enjoy, including: Sactown Union Brewery , Device Brewing Company , Mraz Brewing Company , New Glory Craft Brewery , New Helvetia Brewing Co. , Oak Park Brewing Company , Moonraker Brewing Company , Bike Dog , and Track 7 Brewing Co.
  Look for early peeks at beers that will be debuting in Sac Beer Week!!   Sip & Slide food truck will also be out with their super scrumptious sliders from 5pm - 10pm!
SFBW 2017 - Collabopalooza feat. Malty Maven & Friends @ The Good Hop
2/17/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 2/17/2017 7:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
It's a Collabopalooza, friends.

Thursday, February 16th from 5-11pm, come taste some never-before-seen, super sip-tastic, limited release Bay Area collaboration beers from the one and only Malty Maven, Melissa Myers!

Melissa will be brewin' up a storm for her annual SF Beer Week Collaboration night. She has a packed brew schedule over the next few weeks with some of the most kick ass breweries in and around the Bay. 

More info to come VERY soon on specific collab beers and participation breweries, but for now know that this is the only place you'll be able to try all of them at once, with the brewers there to chat up and cheers with! 

Food Truck TBA.
SFBW 2017 - Women Who Brew: A Portrait Series by Natalie N Photography
2/14/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 2/14/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Let's celebrate the kick-ass Bay Area Women Who Brew, shall we??

Our featured artist for the month of February is  Natalie Jenks  of Natalie N Photography, and in honor of SF Beer Week she will be showcasing portraits of female brewers in and around the Bay Area. Many of you may remember Natalie's photos of kickass women in the beer industry from our "Celebrating Women In Beer" event last SFBW, which was our biggest turn-out and tons of fun!

We are beyond excited to be partnering up with Natalie again, and to host these awesomely talented brewers (and their beers of course!) on Monday, February 13th from 5pm - 10pm for the official artist reception. Breweries represented are:  Drake's Brewing Co.Epidemic AlesSeabright Brewery , Freewheel Brewing CompanyThe Good Hop21st Amendment Brewery  , and  Anchor Brewing Company

Burnt Ends BBQ  (Also proudly owned and operated by women) will be serving up their delicious BBQ from 6 - 10pm.

See you there!
SFBW 2017 - SoCal Sour Sunday @ The Good Hop 2-12-17
2/13/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 2/13/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
The first Sunday of SF Beer Week is ALL about the So Cal Sours: All 16 of our taps will be pouring sour beers for one day only! Our bottle case will also be on and poppin' so don't forget to check it out and stock up on some wildly delicious action.

Some of the best breweries of Southern California will be joining us to showcase their mouth-puckering goods.

Brewers and reps from  The Good Beer CompanyToolbox Brewing CompanyCoronado Brewing CompanyPhantom Carriage Brewery , Libertine Brewing CompanyHangar 24 Craft BreweryModern Times BeerEagle Rock Brewery Public HouseKarl Strauss Brewing Company and  Smog City Brewing  will be mobbin' on The Good Hop from 5pm - 9pm, but the beers will be flowing all day starting at 1pm! 

AND we'll have  Smoke's Poutinerie  food truck out from 5-9pm!
SFBW 2017 - Smog City: Bay Invasion @ The Good Hop 2-11-17
2/12/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 2/12/2017 7:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
To kick off SF Beer Week this year, Smog City Brewing is taking over The Good Hop!

We know we have a lot of folks that always know they can grab Smog City up at our shop, but this is going to be a full 16 tap take over! 

Draft will include:

Little Bo Pils Hoptonic IPA Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Coffee Porter My Tai Hop-T IPA with Coconut Chip Shot Coffee Porter Cuddlebug Bourbon O.E. Buzz Worthy Benny And The Bretts The Nothing Infinite Wishes
AND MORE!   Bottles: Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Coffee Porter Cuddlebug Bourbon O.E. Buzz Worthy Benny And The Bretts The Nothing Infinite Wishes This Sour Future

Some of these beers have never before seen the Bay Area! Smog City brewers and reps will also be in the house to party with us and talk about their sweet line-up. They're just as excited as we are, so let's kick SFBW2017 off in So Cal Style!

Food truck TBA.
Henhouse Chemtrails IPA - Day One Can Release Party 1-20-17
1/20/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC - 1/21/2017 7:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
'Tis the week of fresh, day-one IPA releases!

Next Friday, January 20th,  HenHouse Brewing Company is driving their new Chemtrails IPA down to us - fresh off the canning line!

We'll have cans and draft of the Chemtrails, as well as their Henhouse IPA.

The house IPA, "HenHouse IPA" has a more old-school malt profile, one that is similar to Lagunitas' flagship IPA. There is a bit of crystal malt and some wheat malt. However, the hops in that beer are entirely new school, Hallertau Blanc, Mosaic, Belma and Simcoe. (6.8% ABV)

"Chemtrails" is the exact opposite. New school, bone-dry malt bill,(just Pils malt and Vienna) with last generation, classic West Coast hops, Columbus, Crystal, Chinook, Centennial. (7.2% ABV)

See you there, come taste the freshness!  
21A BLAH BLAH BLAH IPA Release Party 1-18-17
1/18/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC - 1/19/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
We're getting the fresh-off-the-line, first-day-release,  21st Amendment Brewery  BLAH BLAH BLAH IPA next week, y'all!

Wednesday January 18th we'll have their newest IPA both on draft and in cans (6 packs and singles.) 

From the brewery:
"We all know IPAs are numerous and plentiful in the brewery world. In this sea of the most manipulated varietal in craft beer, our latest IPA emerges: “Blah Blah Blah IPA”. We love IPAs, but with all the variant styles (Double, Triple, Black, Cascadian, Session, Belgian, Wet Hop and West Coast), we thought that Blah Blah Blah was a suitable name. Look at it as poking fun at the sheer volume of sub-styles of IPAs.

But our version can stand alone. An India Red Ale, which is a bi t darker than our Brew Free! or Die IPA, has a rich, dark character accompanied by all of the noteworthy elements associated with hop’s bitterness, flavor and aroma.

As it so happens, Blah Blah Blah started out as a five gallon homebrew in my backyard. Many, many batches later the IPA found its way into our San Francisco 2nd Street pub brewery. Ultimately it even made it to Third Street Brewery, our partner brewery in Cold Spring, Minnesota as part of our “Big Can – Draft-only series.”

After becoming interested in the India Red Ale style, I saw the opportunity to play around with one of my favorite malts, “Baird Crystal 70.” Baird Crystal 70 was the primary malt used during my time at Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley, in their American red ale, Red Rock. The nutty and sweet character of this particular malt gives Blah Blah Blah a red hue and the addition of biscuit and dark Munich malts grant the brew a delicate toastiness. The bitterness is assertive, but balanced by a subtle sweetness-all part of the plan of course. Late in the boil we threw in a few aroma hops such as Centennial, Ahtanum, Amarillo and Mosaic which combined give the beer a more “hop-quenching” flavor than our current IPA lineup. Finally, we loaded the fermenter with aggressive, dry hoping, using Citra, Chinook, Simcoe, Mosaic and a newer varietal Equinox. The result-a big hop aroma on top of a malty sweetness.

The name is fun and playful and we really like the idea of someone heading to their favorite good beer bar and asking for a Blah Blah Blah IPA. So go for it and tell us what you think!

Thanks for your support,
Shaun and Nico"
Track 7 Brewing 5th Anniversary Collab Explosion 1-11-17
1/11/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC - 1/12/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Track 7 turns 5 this year!

To celebrate, they have collaborated with some of the most kick-ass breweries in California to create SIX spectacular, one-off, limited release beers... 

...and The Good Hop is getting them all!

Join us Wednesday, January 11th and try them all for yourself while you can:

T7 / Alvarado Street - Naughty By Nectar, Kettle Sour with Mandarin Orange, Apricot & Orange Zest. 8% ABV, 15 IBU

T7 / Bike Dog - Owney's IMS, Imperial Salted Caramel Milk Stout with Chocolate, Coconut and Coffee. 8.9% ABV, 35 IBU

T7 / Fieldwork - Never the Bride, Northeast-Inspired DIPA. 8.4% ABV, 40 IBU

T7 / Modern Times - Low Country Murk, Hazy Rustic Farmhouse IPA. 6.5% ABV, 40 IBU

T7 / Three Weavers - Executioner's Basket, Imperial Red Ale with Blood Orange. 9.1% ABV, 70 IBU

T7 / Revision - Clarified-NE-Inspired-Not-Hazy-At-All IPA. 7.3% ABV, 30 IBU

T7 - 5th Anniversary Ale, Extra Pale Ale. 5.8% ABV, 38 IBU

Pizza Port / Mother Earth BooKook IPA Release at The Good Hop 12-23-16
12/22/2016 11:00:00 PM UTC - 12/23/2016 7:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Guess what?? Two of our favorite San Diego breweries, Pizza Port and Mother Earth, have teamed up to create the perfect IPA!
By now most of you have probably tried the Boo Koo IPA from Mother Earth, and the Kook DIPA from Pizza Port.

However you have definitely NOT tried the collaboration between the two: BooKook IPA! (Clever name, guys!)
The idea is that they have created a beer that tastes as if you have blended the two delicious beers together, when it is in fact it's own new beer.

In honor of the release, we'll be serving flights of four 5oz pours - Boo Koo, Kook, BooKook, AND a hand mixed pour that is half Boo Koo and half Kook! Is the BooKook a perfect blended recipe? You be the judge!

Join us for the fun on Thursday, December 22nd from 3pm - 11pm to taste for yourself.
Modern Times Mega Black House Party at The Good Hop 12-14-16
12/14/2016 11:00:00 PM UTC - 12/15/2016 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
It's a Mega Black House Party and it's gonna be poppin' off at The Good Hop Wednesday, December 14th!

Modern Times is sending up the LAST of it's limited edition Mega Black House kegs, plus a couple other goodies for us to share with you:

- Mega Black House w/ Double Coffee (Kenya Single Origin Coffee) - Mega Black House w/ NOLA Coffee - Mega Black House w/ Peanut Butter and Cocoa Nibs
- Mega Fortunate Islands (Hoppy Wheat IPA)
- City of the Sun IPA (Mosaic and Motueka hops)

You won't want to miss this one!

Hop Dreams - Screening & Benefit 12-6-16
12/7/2016 2:00:00 AM UTC - 12/7/2016 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
We will be showing the short "beerumentary" Hop Dreams, starring brewmaster and  The Good Hop Bottle Shop owner Melissa Myers at The Good Hop on Tuesday, December 6th!

There will be 2 showings: 6pm and 8pm. The film is approx. 10 minutes long, so be on time so you don't miss it! 

All benefit proceeds will go toward future film festival submissions. Help get Hop Dreams and Melissa's story screened around the country! Hop Dreams recently won Best Short Documentary at the Alameda International Film Festival.        
Through the Tunnel: Bringing the Deep East to Oakland @ The Good Hop! 11-12-16
11/13/2016 1:00:00 AM UTC - 11/13/2016 7:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
There are so many Bay Area breweries, so many beers, so little time! Sometimes is hard to get out of Oakland, much less through the tunnel and out to the "Deep East." Well, there are a LOT of great beers out there, so The Good Hop is bringing them to you!

Saturday November 12th, we are gathering the cream of the crop of the breweries east of the Caldecott so you can taste what they have to offer all in one place. We'll be hosting the crew from Altamont Beer Works, Black Diamond, EJ Phair, Eight Bridges, Epidemic Ales, Schubros, Calicraft, Farm Creek and Morgan Territory! Come meet the people behind the beers, and sip on some Deep East Bay deliciousness. 

You won't want to miss this one. Cheers!
Taco Truck Tuesday AKA Election Night at The Good Hop 11-8-16
11/9/2016 2:00:00 AM UTC - 11/9/2016 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Election Night is Tuesday November 8th, and The Good Hop is on a mission to help get a Taco Truck on every corner! 
Ummm, at least our corner.

It's been a crazy election year and what better place to watch the election results than at your local, with a delicious, local craft beer (or 3) and a plate of tacos from Oakland's own  La Catrina Taqueria?? 

Join us, cause we're all in this together. Shop opens up at 3pm and we'll be ready to rock. La Catrina will be out with their kick ass tacos from 6-10pm!

See you there fellow Americans!

Oakland First Fridays @ The Good Hop
11/4/2016 10:00:00 PM UTC - 11/5/2016 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Every Oakland local with any kind of knowledge knows what they're doing on the first Friday of the month---they're headed down to Telegraph Avenue to see and be seen and experience the glory and weirdness of Oakland. One of Oakland's first and still most exciting street fairs, First Friday / Art Murmur, offers up a taste of a little of everything that makes Oakland such a great place to live---an amazing and diverse art scene, hella tight musical groups (with one of the street stages set up right outside TGH's door every month), unusual performance artists, great East Bay food vendors on every corner, and a wide array of booths hawking local goods.
The Good Hop is smack dab in the middle of the portion of Telly that gets shut down every month, and we get rowdy up in here! We feature a new artist's work each month, just to allow you to feel like you're getting some culture up in your piece as you're kicking back on Friday! Come pack in it with everyone who comes in to feel good, drink some beer, eat their food truck goodies, and check out some art and whatnot. Our #wallobeer is stocked full to allow for you to take plenty of beer to go in case you feel like roaming. Come early, get yourself a seat by the window, and watch the parade of humanity walk by. It's Oaktown at its finest!
Eel River TWENTY-ONE Release Party at The Good Hop 11-3-16
11/3/2016 10:00:00 PM UTC - 11/4/2016 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Eel River Brewing Company  is 21 years old this year!

To celebrate,  The Good Hop  is throwing a release party for their much anticipated TWENTY-ONE Anniversary beer. It's the official debut of this Bouron Barrel-Aged Barleywine goodness, and The Good Hop is proud to be the first place to tap it!

Also on tap: Twenty - BBA Barleywine (Last year's Anniv. Beer)
Triple Exultation - English Old Ale
Emerald Triangle IPA
Apricot Switchblade Belgian IPA 

A VERY limited amount of super-sexy Eel River stemmed glasses will be available, so come early and grab one up while they last!

Bottles available: Twenty, Twenty-One, Triple Exultation, Emerald Triangle Pale, Emerald Triangle IPA, and Emerald Triangle DIPA
"Trick or Treat" - The Town Beer Crawl 10/31/16
10/31/2016 11:00:00 PM UTC - 11/1/2016 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
It's our 2nd Annual Halloween Beer Crawl! 
We're partnering up with our neighbors at Telegraph Beer Garden and Legionnaire Saloon for some Halloween fun.

Starting at 4pm on Monday 10/31, you can pick up your Trick or Treat "passport" at any of the three locations.
Get a stamp with any purchase at all three spots, and turn it in at The Good Hop to Trick or Treat for some awesome prizes! 
Prizes will include gift cards, shirts, brewery schwag, drink coupons, discounts and more.

We will also be having a costume contest via social media using the hashtag #TheTownTrickOrTreat2016
Winners will be notified via social media (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) and get a kickass prize pack from all three locations.

Any questions please direct to
Cheers, and Hoppy Halloween!
Drakes Fall Flight Night @ The Good Hop 9-28-16
9/28/2016 10:00:00 PM UTC - 9/29/2016 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
'Tis the season for Fall seasonals and limited release goodness!
On Wednesday, September 28th we will be hosting  Drake's Brewing Co. for Fall Flight Night featuring:

- Electric Owl Imperial Brown Ale with coffee
- Aroma Coma IPA 
- Aroma Prieta IPA 
- Aroma Therapy DIPA 
- Aroma Flora Saison
- Aroma Session IPA
- Muscovy DIPA
- Silent Duck Saison
- Little Black Rye
- Wild Hundo (Brett 1500 with cherimoya)
- Oaklanderweisse (Berlinerweisse)

Flights will be available, as well as individual 5oz pours and pints.

Of course the Drake's crew will be out in full force, with Drake's schwag (and swag!) so come get in the mood for all that is Fall with some of the Bay Area's most sippable seasonals.

Meet the Artist: Ignatius the Younger @ The Good Hop 9/17/16
9/17/2016 10:00:00 PM UTC - 9/18/2016 2:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Ignatius the Younger
Mastery: Autonomy: Purpose

Saturday, September 17th from 3-7pm we will be hosting the Art Reception for our September featured artist, Ignatius the Younger. From 3-7pm the artist himself will be on site to talk about his art, inspiration, and creative process. And, of course, to sip on some beers with ya.

Check out his art at:

Pizza Port Graveyard's Pale - East Bay Release at TGH 9-1-16
9/1/2016 10:00:00 PM UTC - 9/2/2016 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Duuuuude. Pizza Port has a new beer!

Thursday, September 1st, The Good Hop is hosting the East Bay release party for Graveyard's Pale Ale!
We'll have it on tap and in killer 16oz cans. 

Come sip on some fresh new beers, grab up some Pizza Port swag, and watch some classic surfer movies with us.
Kick the Keg Party & Beer Bingo at The Good Hop! 7-24-16
7/24/2016 8:00:00 PM UTC - 7/25/2016 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Our Anniversary Weekend is going to be a whirlwind of beers, fun, food and music. On Sunday July 24th we'll wind things down with a good ol' fashioned Keg Kicking Party! We'll have alllll the beers that will have been flowing through the taps throughout the weekend, with one goal in mind: Kick the dang kegs! 

We're also bringing back the popular BEER BINGO from last year cause we all had so much fun! Of course our good friends at  Kenny's Heart and Soul will be out to fill us up with some mouth-watering Oakland Soul Food, so come hungry.

See you there, fam. Cheers! Recent Post
The Good Hop Anniversary Weekend - July 22nd - 24th 2016!
7/22/2016 7:00:00 AM UTC - 7/24/2016 7:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
The Good Hop turns two this summer! Join us July 22nd - 24th for a weekend of hop-tastically awesome fun! Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be packed full of events, special tappings, collaborative brews, food trucks, and live DJs. 

It's a weekend you won't want to miss, and we don't want you to miss it either! Come celebrate with us. It's been an amazing 2 years and we are so proud of the community that has built up around our shop. Y'all are the best! Let's party.

More info and event details to come, so stay tuned! Cheers.
The Good Hopfest: Celebrating All Things Hop! 7-23-16
7/23/2016 8:00:00 PM UTC - 7/24/2016 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
The Good Hop is celebrating 2 years this summer, and what better way to do it then to celebrate All Things Hop!

We know there are more than a few of you hopheads out there, and this is def the event for you: our first ever The Good Hopfest! 

We will be featuring hop-centric styles from your favorite breweries, including Hoppy Lagers, Pales, IPAs, DIPAs, Black IPAs, Hoppy Reds, Browns and even dry-hopped sours. The beer list will be poppin' - and we will be bringing in jockey boxes to handle the extra taps since our usual 16 just won't be enough for this one!

**This is also the Official After Party for Ales for ALS held at Faction Brewing, so after tipping them back for a good cause, come keep the good vibes flowing with us at The Good Hop!**

Live DJ Mark Gorney will be on the ones and twos from 6-9pm, and we will have  Canasta Kitchen  food truck out to fill your belly throughout the afternoon and evening from 1pm - 11pm.

Collaborative Kick-off! feat Malty Maven & Friends 7-22-16
7/22/2016 10:00:00 PM UTC - 7/23/2016 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Our 2nd Anniversary weekend is kicking off with all kinds of awesome on Friday, July 22nd! 

We'll be tapping some collaborative beers that our very own Melissa Myers (The Maltiest of Mavens of course) has brewed with friends at some of the raddest breweries in the Bay! Check back soon for more info and a complete line-up, but look for some of your favorites as well as some brand NEW, never-before-brewed collabs. 

Local DJ Methods will be spinning some old-school jams mixed in with some killer new beats from 7-10pm, and Oakland's own  Fat Man Super'BBQ  will be servin' up some scrumptious eats from his mobile BBQ oven all evening.

Can't wait to celebrate 2 years of The Good Hop with you all!
Mindful Distributors Launch Week at The Good Hop 7/11 - 7/15
7/11/2016 10:00:00 PM UTC - 7/16/2016 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Mindful Distributors  is finally up and rolling here in Oakland, bringing some long awaited and much anticipated breweries to the East Bay!

We will be holding a week long celebration and launch party at The Good Hop so you can get a chance to taste some new beers, and chat up the brewers while you're at it!

Monday 7/11 -  BarrelHouse Brewing Company
Tuesday 7/12 -  Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead Co.  &  Locust Cider
Wednessday 7/13 -  Kern River Brewing Company  &  Ex Novo Brewing
Thursday 7/14 -  Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery
Friday 7/15 - Six Point Brewery