Many know Livermore Valley for its incredible vineyards and wineries, but craft beer enthusiasts know the region for its exceptional craft beer scene. Livermore boasts countless microbreweries and brewpubs across the Tri-Valley beer trail. Whether you are craving a classic West coast-style IPA, a robust chocolate stout, or a funky sour ale, these Livermore breweries won’t disappoint.
After a tour and tasting at one (or all) of these Livermore breweries, you’ll likely be hungry. Find Livermore’s best restaurants, events, and more when you download your free Livermore Valley Vacation Guide. With over 100 local recommendations on top attractions, places to eat, and more, our guide has everything that you need to plan the perfect Livermore Valley getaway!
15 of the Best Livermore Breweries
1. Main Street Brewery
Main Street Brewery is a full service restaurant and brewery. Not only will you enjoy five home brews from their own microbrewery, you will also find a dozen rotating guest taps, making it the perfect place to get a taste of a wide variety of local Livermore beer. Main Street loves a good party, and live music is always on the calendar every Friday and Saturday. Although you can’t go wrong with any beer on Main Street’s menu, the Moe, a delicious amber, comes highly recommended.
2. Altamont Brewery
Altamont Beer Works is Livermore’s most historic taproom. In fact, it’s famously known as the first legal craft brewery in Livermore since Prohibition! Because of this brewery’s commitment to brewing traditional recipes as well as unique craft beers, Altamont continues to grow and appeal to the masses. All of their beers are brewed on site, with ten rotating taps serving the freshest beer in the area!
3. Shadow Puppet Brewing
Shadow Puppet is the newest addition to the Livermore craft beer scene. They currently offer 17 freshly-made beers, including pints, tasters, flights, and light snacks. If you’d like some to-go, then growlers, crowler cans, and bottles are available. Shadow Puppet is committed to offering a variety of craft beers and making their brews both friendly and approachable, so whether you are a beer connoisseur or just interested in learning more, this is the place for you!
More Great Livermore Microbreweries & Brewpubs
4. Eight Bridges Brewing
5. Dublin Brewery
6. Beer Baron
8. Danville Brewing Company
9. First Street Ale House
10. INC 82 Brewing
11. Tap 25
12. Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar
13. Sauced BBQ & Spirits
14. McKay’s Taphouse & Beer Garden
15. Working Man Brewery
Where to Stay
After exploring Livermore’s amazing craft beer scene, end your night in the heart of Livermore Wine Country at the Purple Orchid Inn & Spa. Our luxurious inn is just minutes away from the valley’s top restaurants and dining experiences! If you’d rather spend your night in, then indulge with Wine Country cuisine prepared by our expert chefs, right at our inn.
Book the Orchid Retreat Double Queen Suite and enjoy spectacular garden and olive orchard views, outdoor pool and hot tub access, complimentary breakfast, and more. This is one of our most requested accommodations, so check our availability today. We can’t wait to host you at The Purple Orchid Inn & Spa!
Remember to download your free Livermore Valley Vacation Guide to find more great Livermore breweries, restaurants, and wineries!