Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Anderson Valley Brewing CompanyAnderson Valley Brewing Company
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Anderson Valley Brewing CompanyAnderson Valley Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(800) 207-BEER | map
avbc.com

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BA Score:
4.03/5
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
69
pDev:
12.66%
 
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 18
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Liondiscs
4.76/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

The brewery was an awesome experience. I showed up to the brewery wanting to try out some of there unique beers and at a round of disc golf on the property. I went to the tasting room and was pleasantly surprised by the selection. They do have 6-8 beers on tap that aren't offered anywhere else, along with there standard beers. They have a nice selection of disc golf discs for you to buy if you want. I was happy to traverse the brewery's property while playing 18 holes of disc golf and drinking there oatmeal stout. Great place to hangout or tour or play some frisbee with the family. Definitely the highlight of my trip.

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Photo of celistealth
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of GraduatedCashew
4.71/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Salvage the day right.

Nothing beats hitting a windy road in a low to the ground, manual transmission except doing so en route to a quality brewery. In fact, there is no other way to find Anderson Valley Brewing Company nestled in its namesake Anderson Valley just a mile from the heart of Boonville, CA.

This secluded brewery touting the infamous Barkley logo, (Bear + Deer = Beer), has been producing quality beer since 1987 and currently produces around 36,000 barrels per annum.

The current brewing facility and tasting room combines this sort of production with the local small-town aesthetic. The tasting room is spacious and well stocked with brewery history and a stuffed life size version of Barkley the Beer. The sample offerings were truly impressive served by knowledgeable staff. I was even invited to sample various versions of a new sour in production to determine public opinion on the upcoming release.

The barrel aged collection is fantastic with a fair amount of variety. With the other styles and upcoming sours, I can’t wait to go back.

Try all the beers.

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Photo of icemanls4
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
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 sybian
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of soupermirl
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of JMcBride415
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JSails
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of kristianhansen
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of DanoBear
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
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 marshrat63
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of jjveverka
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Masonpp85
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
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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4.32/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of WillDavis707
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of KStark
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DonWeymouth
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Ryan82
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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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Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville, CA
Brewery rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 23,245 ratings
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