Anderson Valley California
Beer Festival is in May
See Events for this years date.
Beer - Wine - Food - Crafts - Music - Fun
Hosted by Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, CA
Absolutely No Dogs Allowed
For Ticket Sales information go here
There is a camping area at the fairgrounds
Fifty or more craft breweries are usually on hand to pour their excellent brews for an appreciative croud of knowledgeable beer fans, brewers and local folks. This being a real beer-oriented event, the brewers always bring a few of their special surprises. Of course, Anderson Valley will be pouring many of their award-winning brews, including the hopheads' delight, Hop Ottin' IPA. There will also be plenty of good food and soft drinks available. Musical entertainment is provided by local bands.
Proceeds from the festival are used to benefit local Anderson Valley community services, through non-profit organizations.
A few photos from past festivals
Cat Wood pours cider at the Two River Cider Co. booth while Sketter enjoys a glass of Russian River IPA and an unknown lady puffs a cigar from the Mendocino Cigar Co. Booth.
Another way to taste Boonville beers, brewed by Anderson Valley Brewing Co., you can visit the Tasting Room at the brewery. They pour the following suds as well as seasonal and special brews. And of course all of the eateries and watering holes in the valley serve Boonville Beer
High Rollers Wheat Beer: The lightest and mildest ale. High Rollers offers a tart, almost fruity flavor, generated by the abundance of wheat malt in its recipe. Very mildly hopped.
Poleeko Gold Pale Ale: Poleeko Gold is a honey-blond ale with a crisp hoppy bite, and just a touch of malty sweetness. Refreshing, quenching, and full flavored.
Boont Amber Ale: Boont Amber, is the best seller. It is a medium bodied pale ale with a warm coppery color, and a delighful balance of malty sweetness and hoppy bite. Smooth and inviting.
Deep Enders Porter: Deep Enders is a medium-bodied porter with a rich, creamy head, and a roasted chocolate or coffee flavor. Hoppy and pleasantly bitter.
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout: So Deep, dark and rich, you can't see light through a glass of it, but don't be afraid. A truly unique stout, Barney Flats is rich and roasty, with a complex, velvety-smooth flavor, and a hint of hops.
Belk's ESB Ale: This extra special bitter ale is one of the hoppiest ales. It has a deep golden color, and a powerful hoppy bite that is tempered with just enough malty sweetness to take the edge off.
Hop Ottin': Hop Ottin' means "hard working hops," and thats just what you get in this India Pale Ale. Deep gold in color, with a delicious citrus aroma and intense hoppy bite. A hop-head's dream come true.
The names of these beers is taken from the Bootling language spoken in Boonville from about 1880 to 1920. It was created by the locals to confuse outsiders. The names mean:
Belk means Bell valley which is located between Boonville and Ukiah on Highway 253.
Barney Flats is the area now known as The Hendy Woods Redwood State Park west of Philo.
Hop Ottin' is hard working hops.
Deep Enders is the region and people of Navarro, the lowest elevation in the valley.
Poleeko is the region and people of Philo located 6 miles west of Boonville.
High Rollers is the region and people of Yorkville the highest elevation in the valley.
Boont is the region and people of Boonville.
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