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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!
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!
Past Events
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!
Meet the Half Acre Crew at The Good Hop 3-7-17
3/8/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 3/8/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: The Good Hop Bottle Shop
The  Half Acre Beer Company  crew is going-going back-back to Cali-Cali next week, y'all. 
They'll be stopping through to hang with us at  The Good Hop  (along with  the always awesome  Mindful Distributors crew!) from 6pm on.    Come get a taste of Chicago: we'll have Pony Pilsner, Daisy Cutter, Double Daisy Cutter, Gone Away IPA, and Switchblade Bikini on tap, as well as hella cans for you to take home with you!!    Come get yer Chicago  #craftbeer on, fam.
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.