Anderson Valley Brewing Co, Boonville

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company is a brewery founded in 1987 in Boonville, California. Its name is derived from its Anderson Valley location in Mendocino County.
Anderson Valley Brewing Company was founded in 1987 by David Norfleet and Kim and Ken Allen. At the time, it was one of just 20 craft breweries in the United States. The original 10-barrel brewhouse was designed and installed by owner and original brewer David Norfleet (and the 10 barrel brewery is still used for R&D brewing today). The original brewery was located in the lower level of the brewpub, The Buckhorn Saloon, in downtown Boonville. Early on the goal was to create outstanding ales, porters, and stouts. In its first year the company produced approximately 600 barrels of beer.
In 1996 when the demand for their beers exceeded the capacity of the 10-barrel brewery below the pub, a 30-barrel facility was installed just a mile from downtown Boonville at the corner of Highways 128 and 253. This brewery saw them through a dramatic period of growth, which included the introduction of a 12-ounce bottling line. By 1998 production had reached 15,000 barrels annually and construction began on a three-story Bavarian-style brewhouse. Two vintage brewhouses were installed, a 100-barrel and an 85-barrel. These all copper "onion dome" brewhouses had been rescued from two defunct German breweries during a trip to Europe in 1995. The new brewhouse went online and started producing beer once again in August 2000.
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  • The wife and I got tired of drinking wine so we went to Anderson Brewing. Sat outside and enjoyed the cool weather. A must stop at Brewery. 
    The wife and I got tired of drinking wine so we went to Anderson Brewing. Sat outside and enjoyed the cool weather. A must stop at Brewery.  more »
  • One of my favorite breweries. Glad I finally got to visit. Doug did an amazing job. Salted Carmel Porter definitely my favorite. If you are in the area come visit, 18 hole Frisbee golf, cornhole, and dog run.
  • Award winning beer. Excellent spot in the valley to catch warriors games! Get live music during the summer months.

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