Anderson Valley Brewing Co, Boonville

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Beer Tasting / Tour · Food & Drink
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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  • This is a brewery not to be missed! While it certainly takes some effort to get here, it is well worth it. Huge tasting room with over 50 seats available and a large outdoor garden as well. Can’t....  more »
  • What a great place--sit out under the trees on a warm day and have the sampler of beers brewed here--the bourbon-barrel stout was spectacular (and very unusual), while the lighter beers are foamy and....  more »
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  • This brewery is well worth the drive if you live outside the area. They are one of my all time favorites and make my favorite beer - The Briney Melon Gose. The brewery has a great atmosphere and an awesome design. I always have so much fun when I'm there.
  • Beer 4/5 good variety and moderate quality; atmosphere 5/5 good indoor/outdoor yard games; Price 5/5. They have mix and match 6 packs. They stopped serving flights 2 hours before close, which isn’t normal

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