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Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.69/5
Anderson Valley Brewing CompanyAnderson Valley Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(800) 207-BEER | map
avbc.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
56
Reviews:
7,314
Ratings:
22,266
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
67
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
6.44%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by MilwaukeeCrusher:
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3.23/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

From the outside it appears to be something of Germania, with rolling hills with whate'r growing on them. After re-orientating myself after the roller coaster drive, I headed in. A few people were at the bar, and the inside was not at all like the outside feeling empty with open ceilings and lighter colored walls and floors. I got a flight and the beers ranged from OK to good but not great and there was not much if any for rarities. If you're looking for a kindred place in the hills and meadows, there are probably better alternatives and with other great breweries within hours away this place is lost in the fierce competition of proteges.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of celistealth
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of tomb_ride
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of goopy
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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Photo of soupermirl
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I visited this place twice. Both time 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.

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Photo of marshrat63
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Masonpp85
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DanoBear
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
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!

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Photo of JMcBride415
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Barracudas
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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 +6.2%
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 +14.4%
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 -5.2%
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 -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of EMV
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
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
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
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?

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SmashPants
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of sybian
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville, CA
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