Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Goes Big with Limited Release of Huge Arker

Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Huge Arker, a massive Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, in late October 2020.

Back in a new-and-improved, super-sized form for 2020, Huge Arker is a blend of Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stouts “aged for a minimum of 12 months in oak.” Weighing in at a colossal 15.5% ABV, this “surprisingly drinkable” iteration of Huge Arker is perfect for “fall weather, the nuances of the 2020 holiday season, and prospective forced social events with occasional relatives.”

“It’s actually illegal in seven states,” remarked President Kevin McGee. “We looked it up.” A perennial favorite limited-release of the brewery, the current class of Huge Arker is “the Hugest Arker ever.” “Huge Arker now has more Arker than ever before” McGee continued. “So much Huge. The Hugeriest.”

Huge Arker is rolling out now and will be hanging around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anderson Valley’s nationwide distribution network (where it is legal, of course). Prost!

Vital Information for Huge Arker from Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Barrel Series; late October 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15.5%
IBUs – 88
Malts – Pale Two-Row, Special B, Midnight Wheat & Chocolate
Hops – Northern Brewer
Suggested Pairings – “Oysters, braised short ribs, dark chocolate truffles, Gorgonzola, Aged Cheddar”
Recommended Glassware – Tulip or snifter
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://avbc.com/find-our-beer/

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Releases Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale

Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale in late August 2020.

Brewed each year to “[capture] the essence of autumn,” Fall Hornin’ is a Pumpkin Ale that has “inviting aromas of caramelized malt and baking bread with highlights of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and seasonal spices.” Boasting a “pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body,” Fall Hornin’ (6% ABV) also provides “sweet caramel flavors and tang of spices (with just a hint of hops) that ends in a smooth, round finish.”

Fall Hornin’ is rolling out now and will be hanging around for a limited time during the fall months. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anderson Valley’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Fall Hornin’ from Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Release – Limited; Fall 2020
Style – Pumpkin Ale
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 20
Malts – Pale Two-Row, Munich (20L), Caramel (80L) & Dark Chocolate
Hops – Chinook
Added Ingredients – Pumpkin Puree, Cinnamon, Allspice & Nutmeg
Suggested Pairings – “Cranberry scones, roasted root vegetables, steak chili, caramel flan, Brie, Aged Cheddar”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://avbc.com/find-our-beer/

Anderson Valley Brewing Introduces Framboise Rose Gose

Rose-GoseAnderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, California) has officially released Framboise Rose Gose as the newest installment in its rotating line of Goses.

Developed as their take on a Rosé in beer form, the brewers at Anderson Valley brought Framboise Rose Gose to life by “adding rose hips to the boil and fresh raspberry puree at the end of fermentation.”  These additions result in a “light ruby [hued]” kettle-soured beer highlighted by “subtle raspberry fruit notes [that greet] the nose and fall soft on the palate; tangy, hibiscus-like flavors [that mingle] with the salty tartness of Gose to create a uniquely complex and refreshing drinking experience.”

Framboise Rose Gose is officially available now and has plans to stick around through August.  You can expect to find this new Gose available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anderson Valley’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Framboise Rose Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Release – Rotating/Gose Series, March – August 2018
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.2%
IBUs – 12
Added Ingredients – Rose hips & fresh raspberry puree
Suggest Food Pairings – “Light Salads w/ Vinaigrette, Berry Cobbler, Goat Cheese”
Recommended Glassware – Stange, Pint or Snifter
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://avbc.com/our-beers/find-our-beer/

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Returns to Alabama

AVBCglass_editedAnderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, California) has officially announced that they have partnered with International Wines & Craft Beer to bring their offerings back to the state of Alabama beginning this month.

When the brewery was founded on December 26th, 1987 in the town of Boonville, California, Anderson Valley Brewing Company was just “one of only 20 craft breweries in the country.”  Thanks to a commitment to experimentation and innovation, their hand-crafted, authentic ales and lagers have helped the brewery grow from a “modest” 10-barrel brewhouse to what is now a “26-acre property [that] houses a 100-barrel brewhouse, tasting room, beer garden, and is home to the first 18-hole disc golf course ever to be built at a brewery.” Now considered to be one of the pioneers of the American craft beer industry, Anderson Valley Brewing Co. is known for a solid, time-tested portfolio of Year-Round brews, an incredibly popular line of Goses, and an exclusive partnership with Wild Turkey® Bourbon that yields their Barl Series of bourbon barrel-aged beers.  To the delight of the Alabama beer community, the brewery has now decided that its next step moving forward is a much-anticipated return to the Heart of Dixie.

“As the craft beer movement continues to grow, we’ve been keeping our eye open for opportunities to expand into regions with strong, craft-oriented wholesalers. Partnering with International just made sense; their knowledge of craft is exemplary and their dedication to building brands is impressive. We’re optimistic about what the future holds for us in Alabama.”

 

– Trey White, President and Owner of Anderson Valley Brewing Company

The beers of Anderson Valley Brewing Company are available throughout the state of Alabama effective immediately.  International Wines & Craft Beer will handle all distribution responsibilities for the brewery in Alabama, and this fine distributor already has the following list of Anderson Valley launch events planned:

Monday, May 8

Tuesday, May 9

Wednesday, May 10

Thursday, May 11

All the launch events listed above are sure to feature some tasty treats, so be sure to attend one (or many) so that you can give the folks at Anderson Valley Brewing Company a proper welcome back to the great state of Alabama.  Prost!