Anderson Valley Extra Dry Brut IPA joins the brewery’s lineup year-round this month.
India pale ales have dominated craft beer sales for years. Every few years, a new trend surfaces within the India pale ale category. There’s been Black IPAs, and Belgian IPAs, but lately, it’s the hazy IPA/milkshake IPA fad and the quickly rising “brut IPA”.
The style is inspired by champagne and is loosely intended to be dry and effervescent like it’s namesake beverage. Anderson Valley’s Brut IPA is first and foremost dry, brewed and fermented with almost no residual sugars. The brewery used Chinook, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops to impart clean citrus flavors with low bitterness.
Anderson Valley Extra Dry Brut IPA is hitting shelves nationally in 12-ounce cans over the next few weeks, year-round.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Late January 2019
6.8% ABV, 28 IBUS
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Anderson Valley GT Gose is headed to market, a new botanical gose.
Think of a gin & tonic cocktail when it comes to this new gose. The idea came about after a few in house discussions surrounding beer cocktails, and barrel-aged gins. The brewery used lemon peel, juniper berries, and lemongrass at the end of beer’s boil, adding botanical notes that gin boasts.
During fermentation, the brewery added cucumber, salt, and a touch of cinchona bark.
Reminiscent of a classic cocktail, our GT Gose showcases botanical flavors and aromas of lemon peel, juniper, lemongrass, and grains of paradise. With a juicy lemon-lime tartness and slightly peppery finish, we’ve given the gose style a unique spin that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.
Anderson Valley GT Gose is available in 12 ounce cans, and draft.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: February, 2017
Anderson Valley Horse Tongue is a new sour joining the California brewery’s lineup this month.
In case you somehow missed it, Anderson Valley has been killing it lately with their various iterations of gose in the lineup.
Don’t let the name throw you off. No horse got its tongue in this beer. A barrel of experimental wheat beer went funky, in the most delicious way. So the brewers captured the blend of Pediococcus Damnosus, Lactobacillus, and Brettanomyces and started the process over intentionally this time.
The base beer is a wheat ale fermented with a Belgian yeast, the the harvest “funk” culture. After six months in stainless steel tanks, the beer was transferred to wine barrels to aged a bit more. The result is a session beer full of sour and funk.
The barn hand opened the door and panicked. One of our shire horses had reached over the stall, pulled a bung from its barrel, and was licking the beer inside. Fearing he’d be blamed, he replaced the bung and told no one. Months later, our brewers found their experimental wheat ale had turned sour and little funky, but it was delicious! Eventually, the barn hand confessed his secret but we all had a good laugh… And thus, the legend of our Horse Tongue was born.
Anderson Valley Horse Tongue is a 22 ounce bottle and draft release.
Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose has already made a debut in bottles and draft. The brewery is expanded upon the success of both their base gose – The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose, and Blood Orange Gose, with a watermelon edition. According to Anderson Valley, the beer was a fast-selling.
This week, Briney Melon Gose is hitting shelves across the brewery’s market swath. That puts the brewery’s gose count up to three.
Born from our passion for experimentation, our Briney Melon Gose boasts a thirst-quenching tartness that is perfectly balanced by subtle watermelon flavors and aromas. Gentle additions of sea salt create a refreshing harmony between the acidity and fruity sweetness leading to clean, dry finish.
Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose cans are a 12 ounce offering.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. 12oz cans
Can Debut: Late February, 2016
Anderson Valley Hobneelch’n Hoppy Wheat Ale is headed your way in January, 2016.
The wheat based ale features Columbus, Citra, and Simcoe hops.
Just like hobneelch’n means “dancing” in Boontling, this hoppy wheat ale waltzes in with big hop flavors and aromas without being overly bitter. A symphony of Citra and Simcoe hops create citrus, pine, and fruit aromas while subtle notes of wheat and biscuit-like malts play quietly in the background. Perfectly balanced, this light and highly drinkable ale is like a tango for your taste buds.
Anderson Valley Hobneelch’n Hoppy Wheat Ale will be available in 22 ounce bottles and draft.
Style: American Wheat Ale
Hops: Columbus, Citra, Simcoe
Malts: Pale 2-Row, Wheat
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Anderson Valley Barkley’s Belgian Style Ale
Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose is making a debut in bottles, alongside the return of 12 ounce cans.
The brewery uses the base beer The Kimmie, The Yink, and The Holy Gose, and adds blood orange during fermentation.
Our Blood Orange Gose is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with sea salt and coriander. However, unlike traditional versions of the style, ours features liberal additions of blood oranges during fermentation. This imparts tangy citrus notes that complement the champagne-like flavors, creating a complex and sessionable ale perfect for any occasion.
Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose bottles and cans are a seasonal offering, shipping now to the brewery’s entire distribution area.