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Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale 1/6 Keg

California- American Amber / Red Ale- Boont Amber Ale is a medium bodied ale with a beautiful copper color, a robust head, and the rich flavor of caramel malt. This is a very smooth and exceptionally drinkable beer.

Amber/Red Ale, American Amber/Red Ale
Malty, Earthy, Fruity, Floral

Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale 1/6 Keg

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Sacramento (Arden)
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Named more for their color than any narrowly defined flavor profile, American Amber and Red ales reflect a range of interpretations by craft brewers. Ranging in color from light amber to dark amber or red and even copper to light brown, some American Amber or Red Ales have a malt-forward aroma and flavor, while others have a more balanced malt and hop profile. A few others are on the hoppy side. Evolved from American Pale Ale, this style has a darker color and generally a greater malt emphasis of caramel and other malt flavors, balanced by American hop varietals often imparting citrusy traits. Low-to-medium fruity esters make way for a smooth or crisp mouth-feel. Initially gaining popularity in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, it was known more as “red ale,” the two words often used in the beer’s name by brewers in this region. As the style’s popularity spread across the country, more brewers began making their own interpretations, with some calling it “amber,” and this name caught on. Continuing the evolution, craft brewers have taken the American Amber/Red Ale and pushed the envelope of hop bitterness, aroma and flavor, thus “doubling” or “imperializing” it into American Double / Imperial Red Ale. This also increases ABV significantly to the 7.5-10.5 percent range, thus qualifying these “imperial reds” for the Strong Ale category.

Ken Allen started the Anderson Valley Brewing Co. in the lower level of a brewpub called the Buckhorn Saloon in Boonville, Calif., in 1987. The new brewery quickly faced rising demand for the smooth-tasting beers from its small brewhouse. In 1996, the brewery moved to a larger Boonville facility, and production grew rapidly, with the brewery producing twice the amount of beer in 1998 that it had in 1997.

With this exponential growth, Anderson Valley Brewing broke ground on a new state-of-the-art, three-story, Bavarian-style brewhouse in 1998, with 100-barrel and 86-barrel copper kettles that Allen had rescued from defunct German breweries. In August 2000, the gleaming new brewhouse went online.

In 2010, Allen sold the brewery to industry veteran Trey White, and Fal Allen, who had served as general manager from 2000 to 2004, returned to Anderson Valley Brewing as brewmaster. He has focused on innovation and quality, introducing the Bahl Hornin’ Series of draught brews, expanding the barrel-aged program and increasing brewing capacity.

Other Anderson Valley beers include Hop Ottin’ IPA, Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, Poleeko Pale Ale, Boont ESB and Boont Amber Ale. Boont Amber is an ode to balance, with a deep copper color offset by an off-white head. Its slightly sweet malty backbone is balanced perfectly with a subtle hop bite and aroma and a wonderfully fruity yeast profile. Named “the best beer brewed in Northern California” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, a beer like this is perfect with any meal and is enjoyable night after night.

Source: Anderson Valley Brewing Co.