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Anderson Valley Brother David Wins GABF Gold (PR)

Anderson Valley Brewing Company (AVBC) was awarded the gold medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival® in Category: 71 Belgian-Style Abbey Ale from a field of 76 entries.

Boonville, CA, October 06, 2011 – This year’s Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) held in Boulder, Colorado drew an impressive field of competitors. GABF remains the largest commercial beer competition in the world, with 3,930 beers vying for medals (compared to 3,523 entries in 2010). Competition entries were received from 526 breweries from 48 states plus Puerto Rico.

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 distinctive flavor of the Belgian Abbey yeast. It finishes rather spicy and quite dry, with the warmth of its 9% alcohol. This Double Abbey Style ale has garnered numerous awards including a Silver Medal from this year’s United States Open Beer Championships – Dubbel category.Anderson Valley Brewing Company is located in Boonville, CA, in scenic Mendocino County. Anderson Valley Brewing 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. Anderson Valley Brewing Company never heat pasteurize or sterile filters their beers. Anderson Valley Brewing Company has won over 90 awards for quality and distinction and is the first 18-hole disc golf course with a brewery as a club house.

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