Beer Trail

With one of California’s newest brew trails, the East Bay’s Tri-Valley region is earning a reputation as a craft beer destination. Now through January 31, the Tri-Valley Beer Trail aims to “Spread Cheer with Beer” by donating $20, for every beer passport with five stamps, to Taylor Family Foundation, a local non-profit working to preserve the wellness of children with life-threatening illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk. With a growing collection of 23 participating stops in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville, a passport stamp is a pour away.

To start spreading cheer with beer, download the Tri-Valley Beer Trail Passport at and start sipping suds. Get a stamp from your choice of any five participating breweries, taprooms or restaurants and redeem your passport via email or in person to ensure the $20 donation. Amateurs and aficionados alike will enjoy sampling flights of local craft beer and chatting with passionate brew masters.

“It’s awesome to partner with all these talented folks who give so generously to us and many others in our community,” says Angie Carmignani, Executive Director of The Taylor Family Foundation. “I am proud to be a part of this event and feel so fortunate to have such amazing support from everyone on the Tri-Valley Beer Trail.”

For those who want to support the cause without the hangover, a limited edition “ugly” sweater featuring the “Spread Cheer with Beer” message is available online at The Taylor Family Foundation will receive a $20 donation for every sweater sold. Priced at $60 (includes tax and shipping), the colorful sweaters are available in large and XL sizes while supplies last.

Stops on the Tri-Valley Beer Trail currently include:

Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen, Pleasanton

BottleTaps, Pleasanton

Main St. Brewery, Pleasanton

McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden, Pleasanton

The Hop Yard Ale House, Pleasanton

Altamont Beer Works, Livermore

Beer Baron, Livermore

Eight Bridges Brewing Company, Livermore

First Street Ale House, Livermore

Hop Devine, Livermore

Hops and Sessions, Livermore

Sauced BBQ & Spirits, Livermore

Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Livermore

Tap 25, Livermore

Working Man Brewing Company, Livermore

Caps & Taps Bottle Shop and Tap Room, Dublin

Dublin Vine at Whole Foods Market, Dublin

Inc 82 Brewing, Dublin

Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar, Dublin

World of Beer, Dublin

Danville Brewing Company, Danville

Norm’s Place, Danville

The Growler Pub, Danville