Alehouses & Craft Beer

California is certainly famous for its craft beer, and if you’re hoping to check out the local brewing scene while you’re in Concord, then you’re in luck!

Concord has its very own craft brew trail that takes you by some of the most revered beer makers in the area. There are also local favorites with a unique collection of alehouses and restaurants for you to check out, too.

Visit Concord and the four alehouses have collaborated to create the Visit Concord Beer Trail Passport, your guide to explore the craft beer scene in Concord.

In between the big city and wine country, there’s a burgeoning craft beer community growing in Concord, California. The right blend of down-to-earth authenticity and artisanal uniqueness, it’s the perfect place for the truly dedicated brewers to showcase their craft—and for enthusiasts to enjoy the results of their hard work and passion.

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Find out for yourself by exploring the four unique alehouses on the Visit Concord Beer Trail. Pick up a beer bundle—beer trail passport, reusable cup and sticker—at one of Concord’s four alehouses.

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Concord Tap House

This mid-Concord taproom serves as a funky gathering place for sipping from 24 rotating taps focused on local and West Coast breweries—with beer flights for the indecisive—and sampling from a menu of bar-food favorites with a global twist. 3513 Clayton Road, 925-685-8585, concordtaphouse.com

Bonus: Keep an eye out for events that range from tap takeovers to the opportunity to sip beer with Concord’s mayor.

E.J. Phair Brewing Company

An original in the city beer scene, this Concord taproom and brewpub boasts more than 15 drafts split between its Pittsburg-brewed beers and top picks from both local and national favorites, with a food menu featuring elevated pub grub options. 2151 Salvio St., Ste. L, 925-691-4253, ejphair.com

Bonus: Swing by on Monday for all-day happy hour, Tuesday for pub trivia and Wednesdays for discounted growler fills.

Epidemic Ales Taproom and Brewery

Since opening in 2015, this apocalyptic-themed brewery (Concord’s only) has expanded its tap system of made-in-house beers, so request a yardstick-length flight to sample the full range of styles before ordering from the local food trucks parked outside the kid- and dog-friendly space. 150 Mason Circle, Ste. J, 925-566-8850, epidemicales.com

Bonus: Combine your passion for pints and paint with monthly paint nights, which include all supplies, instruction and a glass of beer.


The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop

This Todos Santos Plaza taproom also serves as the headquarters of The Brewing Network, a live radio show dedicated to zymology, making it an undisputed haven for hop heads. You’ll often find rare kegs on the 21-tap system—hooked up to taproom TVs to let you know what’s available—to pair with beer-injected bites. 2151 Salvio St., Ste. J, 925-808-7056, thehopgrenade.com

Bonus: Join the “Hop Grenade Army,” a loyalty program that rewards frequent drinkers with discounts on beer and ticketed events, plus early notice on rare kegs and bottles.

Book a Trip to Concord, California

Concord is the perfect place to pull a pint, with events such as the Spring Brews Festival and Concord Oktoberfest in Todos Santos Plaza—plus a new Concord Beer Trail and tasting passport—cementing the city as a certified hops mecca.

Book a trip and get your complimentary beer cup and passport to get your free sampler flight of beer along the Visit Concord Beer Trail.

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