Anderson Valley: Special Taps, Meet the Brewer
September 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As one of craft beer’s elder statesmen, Anderson Valley tends to fly under the radar around these parts. And that’s a dang shame: Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout was a gateway of the style for many of us, and their Highway 128 Holy Gose is probably our favorite gose ever; it’s on tap right now, FYI. But despite wave after wave of new-school breweries popping up all across the country, Anderson Valley has kept pace through a combination of their rock-solid core lineup and willingness to branch out. In short: if you’re not drinking their beers, you need to get right with the Lord.
So when we were approached about hosting brewmaster Fal Allen on his tour across the Midwest, we jumped at the chance–especially when we were told about some of the nifty, left-of-center beers we could tap for the event. Speaking of:
Kee Barlin Hwy 128 Pale Ale (4.2% ABV)
A session pale ale brewed entirely with earthy, dank Columbus hops.
Rye Barrel Stout (8.5% ABV)
Strong stout aged for six months in Wild Turkey Rye Whiskey barrels. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, oak, and peppercorn.
Basil IPA (7% ABV)
If you’ve ever had a hoppy beer with a pesto dish, you know what we’re talking about.
Mowkeef Saison (5.4% ABV)
Multi-grain farmhouse ale brewed with barley, oats, and rye, then spiced with star anise, coriander, and ginger.
Hop Ottin IPA (7% ABV)
Anderson Valley’s flagship IPA! Resinous and soft, with classic grapefruity hops.
We’ll also be offering a 3-course pre fixe menu, and will also be steaming our mussels in Holy Gose…not sure why we haven’t done that before. These specials will be offered starting at 5pm, and Fal Allen will be on-site from 6pm-8pm. No reservations required; just get here!