Elaine Schroth, CEO/President of Visit Concord

Here’s good news for craft brew lovers: the Contra Costa County Beer Trail has begun, to accompany the early season’s longer, warmer days, running June 1-30.
Presented by Visit Concord, the new, expanded Beer Trail is the quintessential countywide guide to more than 40 breweries, tap houses, pubs, and beer-bar restaurants. With Concord as the central location, the trail spans up to 25 miles in each direction, including notable venues in Walnut Creek, Danville, Pleasant Hill, Brentwood, Martinez, and beyond.
Beer aficionados love to sample and discover new brews. The Beer Trail goal is to raise awareness for Concord’s own great venues, as well as the bounty of venues that surrounds us. Promoting the region as a true craft beer destination will ultimately keep Concord in good company and help drive new and incremental business as well.

So how does it work? The best way to hit the trail is with the official mobile Passport. Just like our Taco Trail and Comfort Food Week passports, the CC County Beer Trail Passport enables you to easily access the full list of participating venues directly from your phone. As you visit different locations, you can use the geocode check-in system to earn points towards the new, collectible black Beer Trail hat. Plus, all Passholders are automatically entered for weekly drawings and giveaways. To get your Passport, just visit our website at www.visitconcordca.com/cccounty-beer-trail/ and follow the links.

.Will you become the Beer Trail Champion? Just as we crowned a Taco Trail Champion last fall, there will be a Beer Trail Champion as well. The beer fan with the most check-ins by June 30 will receive a super cool beer medal to wear proudly at all future beer adventures. We will also award the overall top visited venue with a cool beer trophy. So rally all your beer loving friends and support your favorites.

Make it social. As you discover a great new spot, or a stellar new brew, be sure to tell everyone online about it and tag us at #visitconcordca and #cccountybeertrail.
The Visitor Concord Center is also your Beer Trail headquarters this month. We have free Beer Trail maps and gifts for Passholders while supplies last. So come pick yours up and see us soon so you can drink the good stuff, earn the fun stuff.
Concord Visitor Center: 2151 Salvio Street, Suite T, Concord. Phone: 925-685-1182. Email: info@visitconcordca.com. Website: www.visitconcordca.com.