Boonville, CA, July 20, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Anderson Valley Brewing Company (AVBC) was awarded with 6 Medals from the 1st Annual US Open Beer Championships in Atlanta, GA, held on July 4th. Gold Medals were awarded for AVBC 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA in the Imperial IPA category and Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout in the Oatmeal Stout category. AVBC received Silver medals for the Boont Amber Ale in the American Amber/Red category, Hop Ottin’ IPA in the American IPA category, Brother David’s Double Abbey Style Ale in the Belgian Abbey Ale category and Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale in the Herb and Spice category.
US Open Beer also honored Anderson Valley as one of the Top Ten Breweries of the 2009 Championships.
The US Open Beer Championships is the first competition to include professional brewers and award winning home brewers. Fifty categories were judged and the competition was open to more than 1,000 breweries from 30 countries.
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout is dark brown-black color, thick and full-bodied. It has a velvety smooth mouth feel, mocha character and strong yet subtle hop bite. Try it and see why Stewart Kallen named it in his book as one of The 50 Greatest Beers in the World. This marks the 17th award Barney Flats has received.
Boont Amber Ale is a medium bodied pale ale with a beautiful copper color, a robust head, and the rich flavor of caramel malt. Very smooth and exceptionally drinkable, Boont Amber has earned 13 awards.
Hop Ottin’ IPA is as hoppy as they come. The name means “hard working hops”, in Boontling. Generous additions of high-alpha Pacific Northwest hops added during a vigorous boil, plus traditional dry hopping, with whole hop cones, gives this ale a delicious citrus aroma and an intense hoppy bite. Hop lovers have honored Hop Ottin’ with 8 awards.
Brother David’s Double Abbey Style Ale has a rich mahogany appearance, firm and substantial head that slowly fades to dry fruit aromas. The full body of this ale supports initial fruit flavors that give way to malt notes and chocolate covered cherries, while suffused throughout with the distrinctive flavor of the Belgian Abbey yeast. It finishes rather spicy and quite dry, with the warmth of its 9% alcohol. This Double Abbey has garnered 4 awards.
Winter Solstice is a luscious, creamy, smooth, and warming medium bodied ale. It is brewed with caramel and crystal malts to give it just a hint of sweetness, then paired with a private blend of holiday spice. This will mark the 7th award for Winter Solstice.
Anderson Valley Brewing Company is located in Boonville, CA, in scenic Mendocino County. AVBC opened the doors to its brew pub in late 1987. They carefully craft their world-class ales using only the finest ingredients’ premium malted and roasted grains, hops, yeast, and pristine Boonville water straight from their own aquifer. AVBC never heat pasteurize or sterile filters their beers. AVBC has won over 90 awards quality and distinction and is the first 18-hole disc golf course with a brewery as a club house.