Anderson Valley Brewing Company and Their Bahl Hornin’ Foundation Donates $118,500 to Community Non-Profits

Anderson Valley Brewing Company (AVBC) dispersed proceeds from the 14th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer festival through its’ non-profit entity, The Bahl Hornin’ Foundation. $118,500 was raised to help support local non-profits.

Boonville, CA, July 31, 2010 --( The founder and former president of AVBC, Dr. Kenneth Allen’s 14 year commitment to support the rural Mendocino County community has resulted in donations totaling over $560,000 to their neighbors since 2003, through the Legendary Boonville Beer Festival held each May.

Mr. Trey White, Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s new owner and President will continue to support this annual fundraising event. “As the new person in the Valley, it has been a pleasure to observe how the folks in the Valley are able to pull together to put on a truly unique event. An event which not only provides entertainment for thousands and provides participants with the opportunity to consume a wide variety of world-class beer but more importantly creates a tremendous source of greatly needed funding for a our local community during these challenging times. The folks of Anderson Valley should be proud and the festival attendees commended for their participation in such a wonderful event.”

This year the funds went to the Anderson Valley (AV) Lions Club, Parent Teachers Association, Elderhome, Education Foundation, Sports Boosters, Animal Rescue, Senior Center, Historical Society, AV Fire Department, Volunteer Firefighters Assoc, AV Ambulance, AV Sheriff K-9, Kimmies, Navarro River Resource, AV Land Trust, AV Health Center, AV Housing Authority, Tapestry and the Mendocino County Fairgrounds. Many of the grateful recipients made note that their non-profit would not be in existence without the generosity of Anderson Valley Brewing Company.

The Legendary Boonville Beer Festival began in 1997, the inaugural event was such a success that the next year AVBC decided to invite other breweries and charge admission to raise profits for their community. AVBC invites breweries from all over the west to showcase their wares in a pleasant, festive, outdoor setting. The 14th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival featured over 80 breweries and record attendance with 6,500 supporters despite the overall economy.

Mark your calendars for next years 15th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival. The date is Saturday May 14th, 2011.

For more information or volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Debi Paslay
Administrative Assistant
Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Debi Paslay
(707) 895-BEER