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The Tri-Valley may be known for its world-famous wines, but these days, vino isn’t the only beverage drawing crowds here.
That’s where the “Tri-Valley Beer Trail” comes in: a growing collection of 21 craft breweries, taprooms and restaurants from Danville to Livermore. Amateurs and aficionados alike can follow California’s newest beer trail, sampling flights of local brews, learning about food pairings and even speaking with brewmasters in a laid-back environment. Check out our Beer Trail map.
Altamont Beer Works, Livermore
altamontbeerworks.com (925) 443-2337
Eight Bridges Brewing Company, Livermore
eightbridgesbrewing.com (925) 961-9160
Working Man Brewing Company, Livermore
workingmanbrewing.com (925) 269-9622
First Street Ale House, Livermore
firststreetalehouse.com (925) 371-6588
Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Livermore
shadowpuppetbrewingcompany.com (925) 453-6498
Hop DeVine, Livermore
facebook.com/hopdevine (925) 294-9733
Tap 25, Livermore
tap-25.com (925) 294-8970
Beer Baron, Livermore
beerbaronlivermore.com (925) 454-1449
Sauced BBQ & Spirits, Livermore
saucedbbqandspirits.com (925) 961-1300
The Banks Vault, Livermore
facebook.com/thebanksvaultlivermore (925) 292-1543
Danville Brewing Co.
danvillebrewing.com (925) 217-4172
The Growler Pub, Danville
growlerpubdanville.com (925) 984-2706
Norm’s Place, Danville
normsgrill.com (925) 552-6676
Caps & Taps Bottle Shop and Tap Room, Dublin
Dublin Vine, Dublin
wholefoodsmarket.com/service/dublin-vine (925) 452-2226
Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar, Dublin
Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen, Pleasanton
Main St. Brewery, Pleasanton
mainstbrewery.com (925) 462-8218
Handles Gastropub, Pleasanton
handlesgastropub.com (925) 484-2463
The Hop Yard Ale House, Pleasanton
www.hopyard.com/ptown.html (925) 426-9600
McKay’s Taproom and Beer Garden, Pleasanton
While the hype surrounding beer here may seem new, the truth is that beer has deep roots in the Tri-Valley. Before Prohibition, the area was one of the country’s largest producers of hops. The region is also home to what is thought to be one of the very first craft beer–focused bars in the country: Lyons Brewery Depot in Sunol, which was owned by San Ramon resident Judy Ashworth.
“The way it’s happening now is the same as it was in the early ’80s,” Ashworth says of the Tri-Valley’s beer renaissance. “There are a lot of true publicans here. They are in it for the passion, not the money.” New taprooms and breweries are opening rapidly in the area, and more beer festivals are in the works, priming the Tri-Valley as a top beer destination. We’ll drink to that.
From the four craft breweries, to the rotating taps, beer culture is finally making its way home. With stops in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville, the new trail promises good beer and good people.
Here’s a little California beer history for you. Check out this piece about pioneering craft beer advocate Judy Ashworth. Judy is a Tri-Valley native who is legendary in the craft beer world. It’s a fun story for beer lovers.