Almanac Beer Co. Special Releases for SF Beer Week
San Francisco, CA – SF Beer Week is almost here! Almanac Beer Co. has been brewing up a storm of special releases to celebrate the occasion. From barrel aged to fresh, hoppy to malty, we’ve got a full range of special beers you can find around the Bay Area for SF Beer Week!
Golden Ale brewed with Valencia Oranges and Orange Blossom Honey
8.5% ABV, available on draft now, bottles coming soon
Valencia Gold is an aromatic Belgian-style ale that celebrates the vibrant and pioneering history of San Francisco’s sunny Mission District. This imperial ale is brewed with fragrant orange blossom honey and fresh Valencia Oranges from California’s Central Valley and dry-hopped with tangerine-scented Mandarina Bavaria hops. Pour this pure California sunshine into your favorite tulip glass and enjoy with fresh Dungeness Crab or winter citrus salads. ¡Salud!
Cognac Barrel Noir
10% ABV, 375ml bottles & limited draft, Available February 2015
This very limited release is our love letter to barrel aging. We started with a huge imperial stout brewed with a selection of our favorite dark-roasted malts. Then we aged the beer for over a year in Rémy Martin Cognac puncheons—double sized oak barrels—where the beer breathed in the rich oak, vanilla and Cognac aromatics of the barrels, resulting in this contemplative black ale, overflowing with bold coffee, chocolate and brandy flavors.
Valley Of The Heart’s Delight
7% ABV, 375ml bottles & limited draft, Batch 2 Available February 2015
This sour ale is inspired by the agricultural history of the Santa Clara Valley. Long before it became Silicon Valley, it was known as the Valley of The Heart’s Delight, a fertile basin overflowing with fruit orchards. Brewed with foraged apricots handpicked by the Garden To Table non-profit, this collaborative beer celebrates and supports their mission to promote urban farming in San Jose.
Don’t Call it Frisco Double IPA
9% ABV, Very Limited Draft!
Brewed with an irresponsible 8lbs of hops per barrel, Don’t Call It Frisco! is our local’s-only Double IPA. Brewed special for San Francisco Beer Week 2015, this impossibly fresh Double IPA is brewed expressly to be enjoyed within days of packaging. A simple base of malted wheat and two-row barley provide the liquid canvas for layering on buckets of Citra, Simcoe, Polaris and Amarillo hops. Aromas of peach, citrus, passionfruit and mango erupt from this IPA fanatic’s hop bomb. Call it fresh, call it hoppy, crushable or dank—just Don’t Call It Frisco!