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.