Tri-Valley Beer Trail


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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.

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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 (925) 443-2337

Eight Bridges Brewing Company, Livermore (925) 961-9160

Working Man Brewing Company, Livermore (925) 269-9622

First Street Ale House, Livermore (925) 371-6588

Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Livermore (925) 453-6498

Hop DeVine, Livermore (925) 294-9733

Tap 25, Livermore (925) 294-8970

Beer Baron, Livermore (925) 454-1449

Sauced BBQ & Spirits, Livermore (925) 961-1300

Danville Brewing Co. (925) 217-4172

The Growler Pub, Danville  (925) 984-2706

Norm’s Place, Danville  (925) 552-6676

Caps & Taps Bottle Shop and Tap Room, Dublin  (925)248-2139

Dublin Vine, Dublin (925) 452-2226

Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar, Dublin (925)361-5724

Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen, Pleasanton (925)223-8577

Main St. Brewery, Pleasanton (925) 462-8218

Handles Gastropub, Pleasanton (925) 484-2463

The Hop Yard Ale House, Pleasanton (925) 426-9600

McKay’s Taproom and Beer Garden, Pleasanton

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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.

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