Ales of distinction - that's what we're all about! Black Diamond Brewing Company is an artisan's brewery located 30 miles northeast of San Francisco in Concord, CA, near the confluence of the mighty Sacramento Delta rivers and the majestic Mt. Diablo. Our brewery name comes from the local coal mines where, during the 19th and early 20th centuries, nearly 4 million tons of these "black diamonds" were removed from the earth. The mining town residents came from all over the world, and their lives were characterized by hard work and long hours. Occasional celebrations were important to help sustain the dedicated miners, and beer became a favorite beverage.
This spirit of hard work and celebration of life is at the core of our philosophy at Black Diamond Brewing. We opened our doors in 1994 as a brewpub in Walnut Creek, CA, where we produced our unique blend of ales and provided quality food and entertainment for 10 years. As the passion for producing great beer dominated our vision, we closed the brewpub and then immediately reopened as a full-fledged brewery in 2005.
Our new, modern brewery is located at:
2470 Bates Ave., Concord, CA 94520
The taproom hours are 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Monday thru Friday (unless noted on the Events calendar that we are closed). Closed weekends.
Upon opening in Concord, we began selling draught beer, finding great acceptance from pubs and restaurants throughout the local market. As the success continued, we extended our distribution to other markets in Northern California. In 2007, thanks to the overwhelming success of our draught beer, we installed our bottling line and began bottling our FreeStyle Belgian Blonde and Steep Trail Amber Ales. The market responded very positively to our launch and, building on the success we established in the independent retail market, we gained acceptance in many chain stores as well.
As we expand our territory and available styles in bottles and draught, we continue to hold to our roots -- sourcing the best ingredients, working hard and never compromising. These are the tenets of our company and celebrating life is the just reward.
We hope you too will join us in this celebration of life. If you're out and about, you can find Black Diamond brews at Save-Mart, Beverages & More, Lucky Stores, select Longs' Drugs and Costco. They are also served in finer restaurants and pubs throughout Northern California. If you're anywhere near Concord, stop by our Tap Room for a taste. We always welcome new friends.