Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Anderson Valley Brewing CompanyAnderson Valley Brewing Company
Anderson Valley Brewing CompanyAnderson Valley Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

17700 Highway 253 - P.O. Box 505
Boonville, California, 95415
United States

(800) 207-BEER | map
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Wow, what a drive to get to this place! A hilly, curvy road the entire way coming from the east, and it was more of the same when we departed to the west. For that reason we decided to go light on our drinking. This brewery has the feel of a rural ranch setting. The brewery is located on one building and the taproom is 100' away. Other buildings nearby were noted. Picnic tables and many chairs are located in the yard behind the taproom.

The large, open taproom isn't nearly filled with seating so many people must sit outdoors. Twenty beers were on tap, including 3 from Healdsburg Beer Company which we were told has some ownership connection. Several of the beers are repeats of the AV bottled beers. As mentioned above, we decided to drink light because of the difficult drive, so we had a short pour of three beers, two Goses and an IPA. Each was brewed well to style, but none were notable enough to enjoy mention here. Ordering is done at the bar.

This was a nice enough brewery to recommend for a visit, just be aware of the drive to/from the place (no restrooms along the way).
Sep 03, 2021
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Relaxed outdoor patio with picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and frisbee golf served from an indoor taproom operating under pandemic restrictions. Wide variety of solid offerings from the brewery lineup as well as a few one-offs.
Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Ruger_44-Redhawk from Idaho

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Cool place to take a side trip. Bring your discs for disc golf. Did a brewery tour and they wanted to cancel it because my buddy and I were the only ones there but they still accommodated and took us through! We were on our way back from the Raiders game heading to Oregon and had to make a pit stop. Would love to someday make it back there.
Mar 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Kgoldsbe from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
The beer and vibe are great, but the disc golf course puts this place over the top. We really enjoyed our afternoon here. My G&T gose was a perfect beer to drink as I played a round.
Mar 01, 2020
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Reviewed by rorjets from Connecticut

4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Stopped by on our way to the Coast. Great taproom right off Rt 128 as you enter town from the east. Extensive selection on tap, and bottle and cans to go. Our group of 4 enjoyed two flights of beer, five beers per flight. The favorite was the Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout, but all selections were tasty. Really nice vibe. I would highly recommend a stop if you are passing thru Boonville.
Jan 24, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 4.68 by icemanls4 from Switzerland

Mar 16, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by 80x2HopHead from Vermont

Dec 01, 2016
Rated: 4.37 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 4.73 by celistealth from California

Nov 14, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by tomb_ride from California

Nov 05, 2016
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
I visited Anderson Valley a couple days ago while driving through Boonville. It's a bit out of the way, but could be worth a special trip if you're a big fan of the beer. It's a pretty capacious space, with plenty of seating and a cool copper bar.

They had 19 taps available when I was there, with about 8 of those offerings beers that they don't bottle and that are available on-tap only. I had a taster tray of 5 of those, and the beer was pretty good. Service was good as well, my server knew plenty about the beer.
Nov 02, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

Aug 16, 2016
Rated: 4 by goopy from California

Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 06, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3
When I think of the most hillbilly of California people, this place always comes to mind eventually. They have their own dialect they brag about. Repeatedly.

Wherever you're coming from, you've drove quite a ways, often on some very winding roads. All the brewery only selections have always been meh from my recollection. Gotta love the disc golf and horseshoes in the backyard if you will.
Apr 03, 2016
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Reviewed by soupermirl from Mississippi

4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
I visited this place twice. Both times Fal was inviting and genuine. Thanks Fal. First visit in 2011 with my wife was great. We got the treatment of the century. Now, before I say why... I realize all people will not get the same treatment, but I have to brag on the brewery and staff. I sent a letter ahead of time... special tour was waiting. The tasting room is great. Laid back... Anderson Valley/Boonville feel. Easy going. The grounds are open for people to picnic, etc. Second time was in 2015 with a couple of buddies. Again, I let them know we were coming ahead of time... Tour, tasting, genuine feel of love. Fal, again.. what can one say... he is the man. Beers are wonderful. The grounds of the brewery are very cool. Thanks Fal and Anderson Valley for the love.
Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by marshrat63 from California

Jan 30, 2016
Rated: 4.36 by Masonpp85 from California

Jan 08, 2016
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Reviewed by DanoBear from Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Stopped in on a portland to SF road trip. We have AVBC back home so stopped in more for the scene than anything else. It beat all expectations. They had 5 non bottled beers on draft. One BA stout was amazing (rye barrel stout). I wish it was bottled. Taps were cool as well as the trademark bear with antlers. Loved the brewery towering right next to the tap room. The 128 reference sunk in as we got back on the road....rt 128! Check it out for sure!
Jan 07, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by JMcBride415 from Arizona

Nov 22, 2015
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
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!
Oct 30, 2015
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Rated by WillDavis707 from California

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
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!
Oct 28, 2015
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
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.
May 25, 2015
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Rated by peraltaspade72 from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.
Apr 26, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by Spanky7 from Oklahoma

Apr 23, 2015
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
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.
Apr 19, 2015
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
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?
Apr 05, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 14, 2015
Rated: 3 by SmashPants from Australia

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 4.6 by sybian from New Jersey

Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 3.96 by Vulture3 from Oklahoma

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by howiebear from Florida

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by tonyrocknroll from Colorado

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by TX-Badger from Texas

Nov 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Nov 18, 2014
Rated: 4.32 by pimanac

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 4.4 by jjveverka from South Carolina

Oct 21, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by Majesty from North Carolina

Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by BUNZILLA from Indiana

Sep 23, 2014
Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville, CA
Brewery rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 24825 ratings