The Good Hop Bottle Shop
2421 Telegraph Avenue, #102, Oakland, California 94612

510-338-6598

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
2421 Telegraph Avenue, #102, Oakland, California, 94612
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. 
 

Morgan Territory Meet the Brewer & Can/Bottle Release 9/28/17
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
Did you know that Oakland now has 14 independent breweries?!? We're pretty proud of that fact, and feel it's a cause to celebrate...so 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. Featuring:  Line 51 Temescal Old Kan Roses' Taproom Ghost Town Lucky Devil Independent Novel Ale Industries Oakland United Beerworks Pacific Coast Brewing Federation (more to be added soon!) Let's do this, fam. Let's show our TOWN LOVE!