Liquid Assets: Breaking Brew Ground

Bottletaps, a family-owned hot spot in Pleasanton, offers a welcoming introduction to the world of beer.

It’s a whole new world of craft beer, and Eric Wall of BottleTaps wants to make sure that people get a warm introduction to everything that world has to offer.

“We want to change people’s perspective on beer,” says Wall, who opened his suds-centric restaurant and bar in Pleasanton in 2017, along with his wife, Michele, and parents, Daniel and Jody. “There are so many amazing brews out there, and we want to introduce people to beer that they might not know about.”

The BottleTaps staff are all cicerone beer server trained, allowing them to guide customers through the complexities of different beers. The selection features 30 beers, ciders, meads and even kombucha on tap, along with more than 170 cans and bottles from all over the world. (There is also a curated wine list.) Additionally, the comfortable yet chic eatery offers a menu of shareable plates, tapas and larger bites that pair perfectly with the beers.

Eric Wall and his father, Daniel. Photo by Cali Godley/Visit Tri-Valley

“Beer isn’t just for chicken wings, nachos and greasy burgers. You can have really good food and great beer,” says Wall. “That’s where the idea for BottleTaps began.”

Wall, who discovered his love of beer in his youth while home brewing with his grandfather, wants BottleTaps to be more than a haven for beer connoisseurs. “We are very family-friendly and have a patio that allows dogs. It’s a fun place. We want people to check us out and create their own experience.”

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