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Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Anderson Valley Brewing CompanyAnderson Valley Brewing Company
Based on:
50 Beers
20,264 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 14
Visits: 54
Avg: 4.05
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

17700 Highway 253 - P.O. Box 505
Boonville, California, 95415
United States
phone: (800) 207-BEER

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @avbc

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Reviews: 14 | Visits: 54
Reviews by verge:
Photo of verge
3.23/5  rDev -20.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

I stopped by the brewery on my honeymoon (a road trip up the California coast!). The first time we stopped by, they were closed, unfortunately.

A sign on the door noted they were closed on Wednesdays, so I understand the inconvenience...however, I could see there were lots of staff members inside, all at the bar, presumably all enjoying beers themselves! We pulled up in a car, even peeked in the window, none of them seemed to even notice us or acknowledge us, even to tell us it was closed, sorry, whatever. A little off-putting. Quite a contrast considering that earlier that day, my wife and I stopped by the Bear Republic brewery and left with a free case of Racer 5 after casually mentioning it was our honeymoon!

The place itself was very cool. A disc golf course, the german-styled brewhouse, and the beautiful nature setting the brewery was located in! Loved that a high-quality craft brewery was literally in the middle of nowhere in a small town.

Fortunately, we got to stop by the next day on our way down to Yosemite, and now they were open. The interior of the brewpub was nice, and they had some T-shirts and random memorabilia (kind of overpriced). We snagged a few gifts and I got a single of the AV ESB to enjoy later that night.

Overall, wish I had more time to get a brewery tour, but it felt like a complete lack of attention/service compared to some other breweries I've been to, especially compared to Bear Republic earlier that day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JMcBride415
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Barracudas
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A very scenic and relaxing drive through the mountains of northern California and then a great place in the middle of nowhere, with a very good selection of beers!

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Photo of WillDavis707
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Cool stop on the way to the coast, pretty solid lineup of different beers. Something for everyone. Tour was fun. Also disc golf course!

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Big taproom and bar. Beers on tap you can only get here. Busy place and staff work it. Outside seating too. And they make world class beer. What's not to like? Visited twice and both times struck up lively conversations with other patrons. Friendly vibe.

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Photo of peraltaspade72
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Awesome small town brewery, came here during Sierra Nevada Music Festival. Loved the beers and enjoyed the whole town.

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Photo of Spanky7
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of EMV
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

My wife and I stopped into Boont on our way up to Mendocino and spent a nice hour and a half or so sipping beers at the Anderson Valley Brewing Co. It was a small place... nice bar and seating area and they didn't serve food at the time. They had a small selection of their own beers on tap, all high quality. Laid back atmosphere and worth stopping in for a beer tasting.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Dropped in on a Thursday afternoon. Was a steady stream of people coming through and a few small groups that hung around for a few rounds. Bartender was busy, but very friendly. Large selection of different styles from light to dark, easy drinking and refreshing to big and hoppy. Pretty laid back, and who doesn't love free disc golf?

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

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1.92/5  rDev -52.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville, CA
90 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.