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Spread the cheer with Tri-Valley Beer Trail

Visit Tri-Valley promotion also raises money for kids in need

This holiday season, Visit Tri-Valley is encouraging local residents to spread the cheer while on the Tri-Valley Beer Trail.

Now through Jan. 31, residents can visit participating breweries, taprooms and restaurants throughout the Tri-Valley and collect stamps on official Tri-Valley Beer Trail passports. Plus, for every passport that has collected at least five stamps, $20 will be donated to The Taylor Family Foundation, a local nonprofit that works to enhance the quality of life of children with life threatening diseases, developmental disabilities as well as youth at-risk.

“It’s awesome to partner with all these talented folks who give so generously to us and many others in our community,” Angie Carmignani, executive director of The Taylor Family Foundation, said in a statement. “I am proud to be a part of this event and feel so fortunate to have such amazing support from everyone on the Tri-Valley Beer Trail.”

In total 23 locations are available in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville, with more on the way for future events. Since San Ramon is not a part of Visit Tri-Valley, that city's beer halls are not included on the trail.

Participating Pleasanton locations include Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen, BottleTaps, Main St. Brewery, McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden and The Hop Yard Ale House.

Beer fans can participate in Danville by visiting the Danville Brewing Company, Norm’s Place and The Growler Pub.

Over in Dublin, beer aficionados can visit Caps & Taps Bottle Shop and Tap Room, Dublin Vine at Whole Foods Market, Inc 82 Brewing, Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar and World of Beer.

Patrons who find themselves in Livermore will have the most options available, including Altamont Beer Works, Beer Baron, Eight Bridges Brewing Company, First Street Ale House, Hop Devine, Hops and Sessions, Sauced BBQ & Spirits, Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Tap 25 and Working Man Brewing Company.

Residents who would like to support The Taylor Family Foundation without taking the trail can purchase a limited-edition ugly sweater featuring the "Spread Cheer with Beer" message on the Visit Tri-Valley website. Sweaters are $60, with $20 going toward the foundation.

Participants who have gathered 10 or more stamps will also receive a free t-shirt or gold rimmed pint glass, just be sure to email a picture of their passport to tourism@visittrivalley.com, or drop it off in person at the Pleasanton Visitors Center, 5075 Hopyard Road, Suite 240.

To print out your passport or to learn more about the Taylor Family Foundation, go to visittrivalley.com.

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