- Anderson Valley Brewing Company
name = Anderson Valley Brewing Company
location = Boonville,
owner = Kenneth Allen (independent)
opened = 1987
url = http://www.avbc.com/
active_beers = brewbox_beer|name=Boont Amber Ale|style=
Amber alebrewbox_beer|name=Hop Ottin' India Pale Ale|style= India pale alebrewbox_beer|name=Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout|style= Oatmeal stoutbrewbox_beer|name=Poleeko Gold Pale Ale|style= Pale alebrewbox_beer|name=Boont Extra Special Beer|style= Extra special bitterbrewbox_beer|name=Deependers Dark Porter|style=Porter brewbox_beer|name=High Rollers Wheat Beer|style= Wheat beer
seasonal_beers = brewbox_beer|name=Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema|style=
Cream alebrewbox_beer|name=Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale|style= Winter ale
Anderson Valley Brewing Company, founded in
1987, is a regional brewery in Boonville, Mendocino County, California. Its brews include Boont Amber Ale, Hop Ottin' India Pale Ale, and Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout. They often use words and phrases from the local Boontlinglingo on their bottles and packaging, as well as in some of their beer names (e.g. Hop Ottin'). Their products can be recognized by their distinctive packaging featuring the company mascot, the "Boonville beer". This fictional Anderson Valleynative is part bear, part deer and looks like a bear with antlers.
The company is highly environmentally conscious, and has installed an $860,000 photovoltaic array which provides half of the company's electrical needs with a peak of 125 kilowatts of
solar power.cite press release |title=Anderson Valley Now Brewing Solar Powered Beer |publisher=Anderson Valley Brewing Company |date=2006-02-06 |url=http://avbc.com/news/press2006.html#solar |accessdate=2008-09-05 |quote= ] The array is the largest photovoltaic array north of San Francisco and is believed to be the largest photovoltaic array of any brewery. The brewery also operates its own wastewater treatment plant and uses its spent yeast to grow mushrooms and as cattle feed. [cite press release |title=AVBC Receives Fifth WRAP Award |publisher=Anderson Valley Brewing Company |date=September 2005 |url=http://www.avbc.com/news/press2005.html#wrap |accessdate=2008-09-05 |quote= ] [ [http://www.avbc.com/tour/shires.html AVBC Shire Horses] ] [cite press release |title=WRAP Recognizes AVBC With Third Waste Reduction Award |publisher=Anderson Valley Brewing Company |date=November 2003 |url=http://www.avbc.com/news/press2003.html#wrap |accessdate=2008-09-05 |quote= ]
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