Story Highlight: Epidemic Ales

Concord's only brewery is making in big in the community hosting parties, paint nights and more!

What once began as a hobby, is now a thriving brewery in the heart of Concord, CA. Epidemic Ales was founded by 3 couples with a dream and a love of craft beer. The six founders kicked around a couple of ideas for names, eventually settling on Epidemic Ales. “We’re big horror movie fans, so it worked for us,” says Erin Schally. “And it’s definitely memorable.” Now running on their third year, they are growing, becoming more popular and a favorite local hang out!

Epidemic has grown from a one-barrel system and eight-draft taproom into a brewery pumping out beer through two 20-barrel fermenters and 24 taps. While the founders have since brought on a head and assistant brewer to refine the recipes—such as the Zombrew IPA and Nightshade Stout—the brewery still keeps its creativity alive by playing around with less common styles, ranging from a milkshake IPA made with lactose and real fruit to a maple pecan pie brown ale made with bourbon pecan pie from a local bakery.

Not only does Epidemic make great beer, but they are also involved in the community. They host a monthly paint night, have a local food truck regularly on the weekends and throw beer release parties to showcases the newest creations. The tap room has turned into a local hangout and is now open 7 days a week! You don’t have to visit the tap room to try their amazing brews, you can find them at local restaurants and tap rooms all over the Bay Area!


You can also now join their mug club!

Here are the details:

ANNUAL:

One year membership valid starting the day of purchase: $175 (tax included)
1) 1 pour per day in a special Epidemic Ales logo mug!
2) 10% discount on merchandise, Crowler, and growler fills
3) Annual gift of $15+ value, available for pickup starting Anniversary Party

LIFETIME:

Lifetime Membership: $1,000 (limited quantity, tax included)

1) 1 pour per day in a special Epidemic Ales logo mug!

2) 10% discount on merchandise, Crowler, and growler fills

3) Annual gift of $15+ value, available for pickup starting Anniversary Party

4) Additional annual gift, available for pickup starting Summer Skullfest

*Mug Club subscriptions are non-transferable, members are entitled to the privileges as described in these guidelines. Epidemic Ales reserves the right to require ID for verification.

*Membership Card will be available for pickup in the taproom 24 hours after enrollment

*If necessary, a period of 60 months will be used for valuation of this membership.

Where to find Epidemic Ales in Concord!

You can find Epidemic Ales all over Concord including:

  • Concord Tap House

3513 Clayton Road, Concord, CA

  • Brenden Theaters

1985 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA

  • Plate & Vine (Concord Hilton)

1970 Diamond Blvd Concord, CA

  • Lido Bar & Grill (Clarion)

1050 Burnett Ave, Concord, CA

  • Tower Grille

1950 Grant Street, Concord, CA

  • Canasta Kitchen

2118 Mount Diablo Street, Concord, CA

  • Eureka

1975 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA

  • Puesto

2035 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA

  • MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza

1975 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA

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