Anderson Valley Brewing Company (“AVBC”) Takes Gold & Silver

Boonville, CA, June 25, 2009 --( Anderson Valley Brewing Company (“AVBC”) is proud to announce that it received two awards in the Los Angeles County Fair – International Commercial Beer Competition.

The judges awarded AVBC the Gold Medal for its Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout in the British Stout/Oatmeal Stout category. AVBC was also awarded a Silver Medal for the Brother David’s Double in the Belgian Style Pale Strong Ale category. Both beers have previously taken numerous medals and accolades in both national and international competition.

Brother David’s abbey-style strong ales are named after David Keene, owner of the world-famous Toronado in San Francisco and now in San Diego. Keene graciously accepted AVBC’s first Gold Medal at the 1990 Great American Beer Festival ,when the burgeoning micro-brewery was not able to attend. Interestingly enough the medal was awarded to AVBC’s Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.

With its deep, dark brown-black color, thick, full-bodied, velvety-smooth mouth feel, mocha character, and, strong yet subtle hop bite, Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout is one of the thickest, richest, and most complex stouts on the market today. Try it and see why Stewart Kallen described it as, “Slippery, creamy, dark, and sweet as a Pacific May morning,” in his book, The 50 Greatest Beers in the World.

Brother David’s Double has a rich mahogany appearance. Firm and substantial head that slowly fades. Dry fruit aromas including apricot, figs, raisins, as well as malt and spice notes. The full body of this Belgian style ale supports initial fruit flavors that give way to malt notes and chocolate covered cherries, while suffused throughout with the distinctive flavor of the Belgian Abbey yeast. It finishes rather spicy and quite dry, with the warmth of its 9% alcohol. The flavors become more pronounced, blending and complementing each other as the beer warms. If you like Belgian beer, you owe it to yourself to try this American brewed Belgian-style beer.

About the Brewery
Founded in the town of Boonville in 1987, Anderson Valley Brewing Co. was one of the pioneers of the American craft brewing movement. Solar powered since 2001, and brewing with the pure waters of the Anderson Valley, the brewery is home to an 18 hole disc golf course, a small hop farm, shire horses and a herd of pygmy goats. The AVBC Visitor’s Center pours the entire family of beers as well as experimental beers available only at the brewery. For an update on brewery happenings and a description of all AVBC beers visit

Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Mike Riley
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