Events - Tap takeovers, Keg tapping, Oakland First Fridays



Want to host your private party (office party, birthday party, special event) at the Good Hop?

Past Events
Morgan Territory Meet the Brewer & Can/Bottle Release 9/28/17
9/28/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 9/29/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Our friends over at Morgan Territory Brewing have some pretty big news: they are now packaging in bottles AND cans! The artwork is pretty killer, too. Of course we're gonna get some. Aaaaand of course it's a reason to throw a party at the shop with one of the hottest new breweries on the block! (Figuratively speaking of course.) So, on Thursday, September 28th, the Morgan Territory crew will be at The Good Hop to celebrate this milestone. Owners/Brewers Craig and Kyle and sales superstar Tyler will be hanging out, we'll have flights available so you can taste around, and of course bottles and cans to take home. We'll have cans of their Motorboatin' IPA & HopTomic Double IPA, and 22oz bottles of Highland Marauder Scotch Ale and Dark Reckoning Imperial Porter. Come get some!
Town Love Fest: Celebrating Oakland Brewers at The Good Hop 9-21-17
9/21/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 9/22/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Did you know that Oakland now has 14 independent breweries?!? We're pretty proud of that fact, and feel it's a cause to we're gonna.

Join us Thursday September 21st for our first ever Town Love Fest at The Good Hop! We'll be featuring beers from allllll the breweries, and gathering the brewers and crews for an official celebration of all things beer and all things Oakland. It's gonna be one helluva party.

Line 51
Old Kan
Roses' Taproom
Ghost Town
Lucky Devil
Ale Industries
Oakland United Beerworks
Pacific Coast Brewing
(more to be added soon!)

Let's do this, fam. Let's show our TOWN LOVE!

Fort Point Animal IPA Can Release at The Good Hop! 9-14-17
9/14/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 9/15/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Fort Point's Animal IPA is now available in cans! 

The Good Hop will be hosting the Fort Point crew and throwing a Can Release Party to celebrate the release of this tropical IPA good-ness on Thursday, September 14th. We'll have a sweet Fort Point draft and can line-up, flights available, and some sweet Fort Point schwag.

See you there!

Farm Creek 1 Year Anniversary Tour @ The Good Hop 9-6-17
9/6/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 9/7/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Farm Creek Brewing in Walnut Creek is turning one! To celebrate, the Farm Creek Crew is doing a Bay tour of all their original accounts, and The Good Hop is the one of the next stops!

Owner Randy Janinda and the rest of the team will be coming through on Wednesday, September 6th to hang with the TGH Crew and sip on some of their beers with us.

Draft line-up:

CREAM ALE (5.4% ABV)   A light to medium-light bodied ale, golden in color. Easy drinking and refreshing, but with more character than a standard lager. Cream ales use flaked corn and corn sugar to gives hints of sweetness and a smooth finish. Liberty hops impart a slight floral aroma, with hints of lemon zest.   SINGLE IPA (6.9%)   Single-hopped with Centennial for a traditional West Coast flavor. Aromatic with moderate bitterness, a hop-forward balance, a medium-light body, and a clean, slightly dry finish. Flavor profiles include floral, earthy, and citrus. Subtle notes of geranium, lemon, and grapefruit.   IMPERIAL IPA (10% ABV)   Big and juicy, this New England Style Double, or possibly Triple, IPA (TBD - "Imperial" includes both) is copiously dry-hopped and brewed with oats and wheat for a silky smooth, creamy, juice-like body. Big fruity aromas of papaya and peach from Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, and Equanot hops. Slight resinous sweetness balanced with mild hoppy bitterness. Slight warming from alcohol content, but a clean, slightly resinous finish.   "CREAM & SUGAR" NITRO COFFEE MILK STOUT (4.5% ABV)    Brewed with Pavel Anisimov of DOZE for Pro-Am entry to GABF. Presents a slightly sweet aroma of chocolate and coffee. A creamy, full mouthfeel but finishes slightly dry with a light bitterness that barely lingers between sips. Tastes of medium-dark chocolate and coffee without the acid/tannic character. Moderate roastines, like drinking a coffee with a little cream and sugar. Cold conditioned with cold-brewed Honduran coffee from Rooted Coffee Co. in Walnut Creek.   
21A Tasty IPA Can Release @ The Good Hop 8-30-17
8/30/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 8/31/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
We've got a Tasty treat for you guys next Wednesday, August 30th!

We're excited to be hosting the Oakland launch party and can release for the new  21st Amendment Brewery  Tasty IPA, the latest in their Insurrection series. This is a delicious collaboration with local home brewer turned international craft beer icon Mike "Tasty" McDole! Inspired by some of his own recipes, this 6.4% IPA features Citra, Mosaic lupulin powder and Ekuanot hop pellets.

Join the  #TGHCrew , the 21A crew, and Tasty himself for a Tasty Soirée! We will also have Oak & Fig Baking here from 5 - 10pm serving up thier yummy, savory meat pies. Cheers!
Santa Cruzin' to The Good Hop 8-9-17
8/9/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 8/10/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Some of our buddies down the coast will be Santa Cruzin' to Oakland on Wednesday, August 9th! 

We will be featuring  Sante Adairius Rustic AlesSeabright BreweryNew Bohemia Brewing CoHumble Sea Brewing Co.  and  Discretion Brewing

Come hang with the brewers and their crew, and sip on some Santa Cruz beers at your local  The Good Hop .
Bartlett Hall Distro Debut at The Good Hop 7-19-17
7/19/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 7/20/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Bartlett Hall Brewing Co. is making their distribution debut! The East Bay has been eagerly awaiting this day, and it is finally upon us.
The Good Hop will be hosting the brewer on Wednesday, July 19th, and tapping a slew of their sought after, small batch creations. From Bartlett Hall/SF Brewer's Guild: "At the helm of our brewing operation is head brewer  Wynn Whisenhunt, who has worked in professional breweries throughout the SF Bay Area since 2010. Wynn first began honing his craft as a homebrewer, but inspired by his first visit to a professional operation, he quickly realized his true calling was in a commercial setting. As he set out exploring the world of professional brewing, Wynn began his education in Chicago at the world-renown Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology. He then traveled to Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany. Both educational experiences provided a concrete foundation for brewing techniques, especially with brewing international styles. As Wynn’s experience deepened, he found his love to be brewing American style beers, especially West Coast style, while still brewing occasional one-offs and unique styles." Join us at your local  The Good Hop for the official Bartlett Hall East Bay Distro Debut celebration! Cheers.
New Glory Anniversary EAST BAY BASH at The Good Hop 7-6-17
7/6/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 7/7/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
New Glory just celebrated their FOUR YEAR Anniversary this past weekend, and now they wanna bring the party to the East Bay!   The Good Hop will be hosting New Glory Craft Brewery 's official "East Bay Bash" in honor of 4 years providing us all with their skillfully crafted and tasty-liscious beers! We know that a lot of you (ourselves included) have developed a taste for these brews, and are regularly excited to see what new and exciting release they are coming out with.   ON DRAFT on 7/6: Take 5 Session IPA
Wild West IPA Fidget Spinner DIPA Hibiscus Mistress Specialty Saison (also available in cans!)
Mo Mango Mo Problems Batter Up German Chocolate Imperial Stout.   Flights will be available as well as individual pours, and we'll have some New Glory schwag to help celebrate in style.   Cheers, and see you there!
3rd Anniversary Beer Bingo! & Keg Kicking Party 6-11-17
6/11/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC - 6/12/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Day 2 of our Anniversary weekend we'll be bringin' back BEER BINGO!

Of course we will be joined by the legendary Bingo caller Mikey Beller, who comes complete with bow tie, smoking jacket, and allll the Bingo jokes. (It wouldn't be the same without him!)

Join us Sunday, June 11th from 4pm - 8pm and get in on the action. We'll be aiming to kick some kegs left over from our Anniversary HopFest the previous day, so come ready to do your part.

3rd Anniversary HopFest at The Good Hop 6-10-17
6/10/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC - 6/11/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
It's that time again! The Good Hop is celebrating 3 YEARS serving the craft beer community here in Oakland, and of course we're gonna celebrate.

We will be hosting our 2nd Annual TGH Hopfest on Saturday, June 10th. This was a killer event last year, and this one will be even bigger and better!!

We're bringing in some extra taps and will have 20+ HOP-centric styles from your favorite breweries on tap.
The breweries will be sending their crews to party with us, so come down and join the action.

**Full list of participating breweries coming soon**

Cheers to 3 YEARS - Let's celebrate all things hop!
Game 1: Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals @ The Good Hop 6-1-17
6/2/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 6/2/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
It's the Rematch 2017!
You KNOW  The Good Hop  is Warriors Ground, and you know we always have the game on.
Join us at your local and toss back a few pints this Thursday, June 1st at 6pm for Game 1 of the the NBA Finals. Mo and Bailey will be holdin' it down behind the bar for The Town - bring your A-game!
May Art Reception at The Good Hop: Yoni Matatyaou 5/25/17
5/26/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 5/26/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Our featured artist for the month of May at The Good Hop is our very own barback-ninja (and incredibly talented local artist) Yoni Matatyaou!

If you haven't checked out his installation yet - do it. This series uses authentic, vintage photographs, frames and papers, enhanced with a touch of the delightfully macabre. 

Yoni will be hosting his artist reception on Thursday, May 25th from 6pm - 8pm. Join us, and #supportlocal!
ACLU Fundraiser / T-shirt Printing & Postcard Writing Party! 5-21
5/21/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 5/22/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Needless to say, there is a lot going on in our country right now and there is no one that is not affected. Here is your chance to use your voice and be heard! 

We're partnering up with  All Gold , a local, custom screenprinting company, who is going to be printing shirts (that you bring in!) onsite, for FREE. 

***There is currently a call for art submissions, and the winner's design will be the official screenprint on Sunday, May 21st from 3-6pm at the shop. DEADLINE is this Friday. May 12th. Send submissions to: ***

Kathryn will be heading up the postcard writing party, where you can send notes of encouragement (or otherwise) to local and national politicians. 

Proceeds from the event will be benefitting  ACLU of Northern California . Email with any questions!
Juice Above the Clouds Release Party & Flight Night 5-18-17
5/18/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 5/19/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Altamont Beer Works  is coming out with a juicy-liscious double IPA this month: Juice Above the Clouds!

We'll be hosting the Altamont crew at The Good Hop to celebrate this release, and to fill you up with all kinds of Altamont goodness. 

Flights will be available of Altamont beers, including: 
Berry White, Basic Bitch, Mango Crush, Dank Row, Maui Waui, Smoke 'n Dank, and of course the Juice Above the Clouds IIPA.

See you there!
Revision Brewing Bay Area Launch @ The Good Hop 4-28-17
4/28/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 4/29/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
It's FINALLY HERE, y'all - the official Bay Area Launch of Revision Brewing! 

We've all been chomping at the bit for these guys to finally get their beers brewed, out of Reno, and into our eager, beer drankin' hands.

Wait no more! Friday, April 28th we'll be hosting a leg of the Revision brewing crew's Tour de Oakland, and we'll have 5 of their gloriously hoppy beers available on draft AND in bottles.

We'll be featuring: Revision IPA, Revision DIPA, Hop Anatomy Hoppy Pale, What What DIPA & Dr. Lupulin TIPA.

Food truck TBA, but have no fear, we'll have some kind of delicious munchies to sop up those hops!
National Record Store Day with Econo Jam & The Good Hop! 4-22-17
4/22/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC - 4/23/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Saturday April 22nd is the 10th Annual National Record Store Day! 

Our kickass neighbors at Econo Jam Records just down the block (2519 Telegraph Ave.) will, of course, be celebrating, and we think you should too! Check them out - they'll be having DJs spinning throughout the afternoon, and if you haven't been in yet to see their amazing selection, this would definitely be the day to do so.

In honor of this day celebrating all things vinyl, The Good Hop will be offering $1 off draft beers throughout the day to anyone who brings proof of purchase (a receipt) to us at The Good Hop! Let's do this fam, show your #TownLove!
Alvarado Street Brewery at The Good Hop 4-20-17
4/21/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 4/21/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Alvarado Street Brewery is taking over The Good Hop on 4/20!

We know you love these guys, so we invited them up to hang out with us! Of course they will be bringing plenty of beer for your face - check back soon for more details as we finalize the draft list and figure out what fine cans we can get into your hands!

The Alvarado crew will be here from 5pm on, as well as our friends a t North Border Taco  from 5-10pm to keep the bellies full and happy.

Mark your calendars! Let's get our Alvarado Street on, folks. Cheers!
April Art Reception at The Good Hop feat. Brandon Case & Aaron Ruiz
4/15/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC - 4/16/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Experience Oakland through the eyes of our two featured artists this month.

Brandon Case photographs his experience of Oakland, often while moving through the city on his skateboard. This black and white series pulls poignant, yet everyday moments out of the fray and into focus through his lens.

Aaron Ruiz' collection of art pieces blends the subcultures of skateboarding, DJing, videogames and music to create a colorful, engaging vision of the world through his eyes. 

Join both of the artists at The Good Hop this Saturday, April 15th from 4pm - 7pm. Meet the people behind the art, sip on a beer or two with them, and celebrate the beauty, soul and grit of The Town.
Eel River Earth Thirst DIPA & Can Release Party @ The Good Hop 4-13-17
4/14/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 4/14/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Eel River Brewing Company 's Earth Thirst Organic DIPA is back!! This beer is delicious, and we could hardly keep it on the shelves last year, so we are looking forward to this 2017 batch!

We will also have the BRAND NEW CANS of Emerald Triangle Pale Ale and California Blonde, as well as some specialty draft that you don't get to see around these parts too often.

Eel River crew will be here from 5-9pm to hand out some swag and talk beer with us, so come down and join the party, fam! Cheers.
Wildcard Brewing Can Release Party at The Good Hop 4-12-17
4/13/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 4/13/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Wildcard Brewing Company  is coming to The Good Hop, and they're bringing a new beer in cans! 

Wednesday April 12th from 5pm - 10pm, come down and meet the Wildcard crew while sippin' on their newest release, All In IPA! We'll also have their always delicious North State IPA, as well as a sour version of the North State IPA aged in Chardonnay barrels. 

See you there!
NxS Red IPA - Sierra Nevada/Karl Strauss Collab @ The Good Hop 4-6-17
4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 4/7/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Sierra Nevada  and  Karl Strauss Brewing Company  have teamed up for a killer collab, and we're going to have it at The Good Hop! 

Thursday, April 6th, Sierra Nevada is hosting an evening highlighting their latest release: NxS Red IPA! We will have it available on draft and in bottles to take home with you.

"This Left Coast IPA is a collaboration between Northern California's Sierra Nevada Brewing Co and San Diego's Karl Strauss Brewing Company - who together represent nearly 65 years of brewing experience. NxS is unabashedly hoppy - in true California fashion - and features hop flavors of citrus and tropical fruit with a light and crisp malt body."
Eagle Rock #DayTripSeries Release & Meet the Brewer 4-2-17
4/2/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC - 4/3/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Eagle Rock Brewery  is coming to town, y'all!

Owner/Brewer Jeremy Raub and Brewmaster Erick Garcia are continuing their  #DayTripSeries  and heading to The Bay with a fresh batch of Equinox (American Wild Ale), as well as fresh CANS of both the Manifesto Witbier and their new Mosaic Canyon IPA!

The Eagle Rock crew will be hanging out at The Good Hop Sunday, April 2nd from 1pm - 5pm to chat about their beers and chill with you good TGH folks! We'll have flights available of the Manifesto, Mosaic Canyon, La Suerte, Anything You Can Do I Can Do Bitter, Equinox and Yearling. Taste them all, and discuss with Jeremy and Erick how wild yeast transforms the already fantastic Manifesto Wit into the tartly delicious Equinox sour. Then grab some cans of Manifesto, La Suerte and Mosaic Canyon, and perhaps a bottle or two of the Equinox, Yearling or even their Tarte Noir!

We are always happy to host the Eagle Rock crew AND their fantastic beers. Come join for a little Sunday Funday action at  The Good Hop !
Sonoma Springs Can Release Party at The Good Hop 3-31-17
4/1/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 4/1/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Sonoma Springs Brewing Company  is debuting 3 of their beers in 16oz cans at the end of this month!

In addition to their new release, North East-style IPA HaziCalifrajilistic Hoppy-alidocious (yes that's a mouthful!), they are also canning up their Kolsch-style Ale and their Subliminal Gold IPA!

Join us Friday March 31st, grab some fresh cans to go, and sip on some Hazy Cali while snatchin' up some cool Sonoma Springs swag from the Sonoma Springs crew!

March Artist Reception: Celia Wedding at The Good Hop 3-25-17
3/25/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC - 3/26/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Our featured artist at The Good Hop for March is local artist Celia Wedding!

Celia does incredible linocuts and etchings, and her art will be up all month long. 

Artist reception is Saturday, March 25th from 4-16pm. Celia will be at the shop to host the event. Come down and meet the artist, support local artists and small businesses, and sip on quality craft beer. You really can't go wrong here.

See more of Celia's art at:

Drake's & Karl Strauss Collab: Rye Wheat IPA at The Good Hop 3-11
3/11/2017 9:00:00 PM UTC - 3/12/2017 7:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Drake's Brewing Co.and  Karl Strauss Brewing Company have teamed up to create a new beer: Rye Wheat IPA! 

On Saturday, March 11th we'll have this delicious meeting of the minds on tap, as well as a few other beers from each brewing company (including a GABF gold medal winning sour from Karl Strauss!) to fill out a killer flight for ya.

Beers/flights will go on tap right at 1pm when we open, and will be available all day long. Cheers!