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Valley Of The Heart's Delight - Almanac Beer Co.

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533 Ratings
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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.34%
Wants: 95
Gots: 87 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: largadeer on 01-30-2014

This sour ale is inspired by the agricultural history of the Santa Clara Valley. Long before it became Silicon Valley, it was known as the Valley of The Heart’s Delight, a fertile basin overflowing with fruit orchards. Brewed with foraged apricots handpicked by the Garden To Table non-profit, this collaborative beer celebrates and supports their mission to promote urban farming in San Jose.
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GREAT SOUR A+ BEER GLAD I STOCKED UP!

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Valley Of The Heart's Delight from Almanac Beer Co.
97 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.