Weekend In Review: 17th Annual Boonville Beer Fest

Boonville Beer Fest (Instagram photo by @linemodifier)

One of the most anticipated craft beer events on the West Coast is undoubtedly the annual Boonville Beer Fest. This past weekend marked the 17th annual return of this event centered around the pioneering brewery that is Anderson Valley Brewing.

Located within the serene rolling hills and oak groves in the secluded town of Boonville, about 25 miles west beyond a winding mountainous pass from Ukiah in Mendocino County, Anderson Valley’s yearly pilgrimage witnesses a great deal of brewers, brewery representatives, industry folks and beer enthusiasts from all points north, south and east. With a large contingency of the turnout representing California, the festival showcased both popular and obscure, regional and journeyed companies for this unparalleled undertaking. Read More…

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Acacia Cooper Named Recipient of Falconer Foundation American Brewers Guild Scholarship

Acacia Cooper of Anderson Valley Brewing
Press release:
From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Acacia Cooper of Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, CA) has been named recipient of the 2013 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation scholarship to the American Brewers Guild.  Acacia will be attending the American Brewers Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course which runs from January through June 2013.  The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction.  The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.  
 
In making its final decision, the Selection Committee members were impressed by Acacia’s dedication, passion, and contributions to the broader brewing community.  In the words of committee members: “We were impressed by Acacia’s commitment to craft brewing as demonstrated both by her work as a brewer and her use of her chemistry background to produce an original study of green beer analysis that was presented to the MBAA.”  Adds another Read More…
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Anderson Valley Tasting @ Belmont Station

Anderson Valley Brewing Co.Taste the full array of Anderson Valley beers, including this year’s Summer Solstice. Many of Anderson Valley’s beers are now available in bottles and cans. And we have some very special drafts lined up for this night: Bourbon Barrel-aged Stout, Horse Tongue Wheat Sour Ale, and Brother David’s Barrel-aged Grand Cru.

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This post was written by admin on April 8, 2012

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Anderson Valley Horizontal with Bahl Hornin’ Series @ Hop & Vine

Anderson Valley Brewing Co.We’ll be tapping:

Imperial Boont
Imperial Boont Amber 8.8% ABV, 55 IBU

Nattie Madge Imperial Black Ale (CDA)
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 50
Color: 29 SRM

Wee Geech Pale Ale
ABV: Perfect: 4.4%
Aroma: nutty toast malt & fresh baked bread combined with a pleasing citrus,grapefruit aroma and notes of lemonBalance: bitter but with a solid malt characterBitterness: good, solid, clean and lingering
Body: medium, low
CO2: 4.8 gm/l
Clarity: brilliant

Moowkeef Saison
ABV: 5.4%
IBU: 30

Come grab a taster of all!

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This post was written by admin on September 13, 2011

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Weekend at the 15th Annual Boonville Beer Fest

15th Annual Boonville Beer Fest

When our friends at Oakshire Brewing in Eugene invited us to join them for the this year’s Boonville Beer Fest, we couldn’t help but to say yes. Despite feeling a little beat down by the previous week at Eugene’s inaugural beer week, Boonville’s legendary fest was one we’d been eying for sometime, and since 2011′s marked the 15th annual occurrence of this event, it seemed logical that this would be the year we checked it off our beer bucket list.

Tucked in amidst looming Read More…

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