Livermore is vibrant, fun and lively–and one of the best ways to get a taste of it is by stepping into a Livermore brewery. The Livermore Valley wine scene is solid, and brewers have hopped on the hoppy bandwagon and are turning Livermore into an ale-lover’s haven.
There are a bunch to choose from, so read on and pick your favorite Livermore brewery…
Eight Bridges Brewing
Eight Bridges Brewing is a family establishment–owned by and good for! Your kids and your dog are welcome at this Livermore brewery. You can sip beer while playing games or just sit and enjoy some family time.
The beers at Eight Bridges combine traditional ingredients to create unique flavors in all styles, from hoppy ales to malty lagers.
Main Street Brewery
You can stop in for lunch or dinner Tuesdays through Sundays (or just dinner on Monday), and stay for awhile! This Livermore brewery is a music scene on Friday and Saturday nights. Accordingly, the grill closes at 10, and no minors are allowed after 10.
Shadow Puppet Brewing
Shadow Puppet Brewing Company is the latest addition to the Livermore craft beer scene. This Livermore brewery specializes unique beer flavor profiles and uncommon ingredients. It’s a family owned brewery, and will be opening soon.
Uncle Sam’s Misguided Brewery
Though it began as a winery, this Livermore brewery is the brainchild of some marines who wanted to jump on the rising tide of craft beer. Now Uncle Sam’s is craft beer and brat bar. It’s about as American as you can get.
Working Man Brewing
Working Man Brewing is a full production microbrewery. It formed when the award-winning home brewers behind Mt. Diablo Brewing and Working Man Brewing Company joined together. Their passion is bringing high quality, well crafted beer that is fresh and local.
The tasting room is open to the public; visitors can sample a variety of beers and have growlers filled fresh while you wait.
Altamont Beer Works
Altamont Beer Works provides a selection of draft-only beers. At the tasting room, you can sample 64 oz growlers and 32 oz growlettes as well as tasting flights from Wednesday through Sunday.
Tap 25, in the historic Blacksmith Square of downtown Livermore, features hard-to-find gems and popular favorites in a rotating weekly menu.
Whichever Livermore brewery catches your fancy–or visit them all! why not?–a stay at The Purple Orchid will keep you convenient to all the liveliness of downtown but in a relaxing Livermore valley spa setting. Download our free area vacation guide to help you plan your trip.
While you’re in the region, explore our wineries, take in the outdoor scenery, enjoy some delicious cuisine, or even indulge in a round of golf. And don’t forget, San Francisco is just a short drive away, though the bustle of the city feels worlds away from our valley retreat.