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Concord On Tap: Black Diamond Jagged Edge IPA Now at BJ's

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You've survived Round One of the Holiday Season with Thanksgiving over and Black Friday done.  Now all you have to do is gear up for Christmas.  But first — a beer... or three.

Even with the big push to encourage people to "shop small" by patronizing local small businesses, many shoppers will still find themselves at the mall. In Concord, that means Sunvalley, and if you're a beer fan, Sunvalley means only one thing: BJ's Brewhouse!

In addition to their own hand-crafted beers, BJ's now features Jagged Edge IPA from Concord's Black Diamond Brewing Company on tap. Jagged Edge is a bold, hoppy IPA that will help take the edge off of your holiday shopping stress. Click here to find out more about Jagged Edge IPA and other brews from Black Diamond.

Another local restaurant that carries Black Diamond is E.J. Phair in Todos Santos Plaza. Currently, according to the EJ Phair website, the Concord restaurant and ale house has the Black Diamond Fracas Red on tap, although beer selections change daily so be sure to check in with the bar for up-to-date offerings.

Visiting E.J. Phair and want to stay on the hoppierside of the beer ledger? A day of shopping may lead you straight to the Face Puncher IPA. It's "hazy hoppiness" will be just the thing to relieve your frustrations — without the police report. Read about Face Puncher IPA and other beers from E.J. Phair here.

Interested in a cigar with your beer selection? Concord is home to the Bay Area's only mobile cigar lounge: CigaRv — The Mobile Man Cave. In the weeks ahead we'll tell you more about special cigar and beer events coming to the Concord area! In the meantime, check out the Mobile Man Cave at CigaRv.com  and Facebook.com/CigaRv.

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Rage Ricin November 28, 2012 at 06:42 AM
Don't forget another great local brewery, Ale Industries. Located behind Costco next to the home brew supply shop More Beer, they have opened a tasting room within the brewery and have several rotating taps. They offer happy hour and a Yelp deal as well.
Emily Henry November 28, 2012 at 06:50 AM
Don't worry, Rage! I'm sure Jack will be checking it out for a future blog post... after all, we're so lucky in Concord to have such a great selection of brewers!
Jack Grant November 28, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Thanks Rage! I've left a message with Steve @ AI and will follow up later in the week. I'm hoping to stop by to check it out for the first time before posting next week's blog entry. Jack

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