April 30th marks the 20th anniversary of the Legendary Boonville Beer Festival, and to celebrate that noteworthy occasion, two local legends have teamed up. Few beer festivals can boast a 20-year existence, and that’s why Anderson Valley Brewing and the Marin Brewing Company have collaborated on a new beer that will debut at the festival.
“Anderson Valley Brewing and Marin Brewing have had a long friendship and the Boonville Beer Festival committee could think of no better pair of breweries to collaborate on a 20th anniversary beer,” said Fal Allen, Brewmaster at Anderson Valley Brewing.
The partnership came about seamlessly. “I threw out a few ideas, raw materials, processes and a couple special ingredients and worked out the recipe with Arne,” said Allen.
“We also agreed to brew two slightly different versions at each brewery,” said Johnson. “I’m excited for people to taste it. It will be fun to see if people can tell what the differences are in our two versions.”
The two slightly different types of the same beer will go by the name of Hornin’ Tidrick Saison. Johnson describes the collaboration as a Champagne-inspired sparkling Saison.“It’s dry, fruity and bubbly, with bread-like grain notes, and undertones of farmhouse ale yeast as well as a touch of citrus.”
Collaboration beers provide an opportunity for brewers to work together on the creative process and craft entirely new tastes. “Ideas, styles and processes are melded together in a new way,” said Johnson. “ We are inspired by and learn from each other! And they are so much fun to do.”
The festival is the ideal opportunity to roll out the new brew. Allen describes the festival as the largest and most anticipated beer festival in Northern California for both brewers and attendees. “There will be over 85 breweries represented and nearly 7000 attendees.” Allen notes that many of the brewers bring special beers to serve at the fest, such as beers that you probably won’t find anywhere else except their own breweries. “The sense of camaraderie and collaboration that has always defined the craft beer industry is magnified here!”
About Marin Brewing Company:
Founded in 1989, the Marin Brewing Company is a premier craft brewery and restaurant located in Larkspur, California. Marin Brewing is the winner of more than 100 gold medals for outstanding artisan beers. To learn more about Marin Brewing’s award-winning family of beers and our acclaimed food selection, please visit the Marin Brewing website. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with all our latest news and events.