Figueroa Mountain Brewing – 6th Anniversary Grand Cru Ale Release
(Buellton, CA) — In a short six years, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company has grown from a small production facility and taproom in Buellton, California to a six-taproom, four-brewery operation with distribution throughout California, Arizona and soon expanding to additional states. As the fastest growing craft brewery on the Inc. 5000 list, Figueroa Mountain also recently joined the Pacific Coast Business Times’ 50 Fastest Growing Companies list for California’s Central Coast. With all of this growth, it is no wonder the team at Fig wanted to go big for this year’s 6th Anniversary Party on Saturday, November 26th from 1:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Buellton taproom. Admission is free and guests can take advantage of the 6th Anniversary bottle release a day before it goes on sale at the other five taprooms and in select local retailers. Enjoy contests, food for purchase, special mini-events and live music at their flagship brewery and beer garden located at 45 Industrial Way in Buellton, California.
This year’s bottle release will be Figueroa Mountain’s 6th Anniversary Grand Cru Ale aged in apple-pear brandy, grape brandy and whiskey barrels sold in 22-ounce bottles for $18.99. Special holiday gift-packs will be available with two 6th Anniversary bottles and a 6th Anniversary t-shirt for $59.99.
“I’m always excited about our Anniversary beer releases and this year is no exception,” exclaims President Jaime Dietenhofer. “Despite the 14-percent ABV (alcohol-by-volume) of this barrel-aged Grand Cru Ale, it has a smooth taste and a complex flavor profile. We discovered a long list of flavors including notes of marshmallow, vanilla, whiskey, almonds, honey, pears, figs and gentle toasted oak. It’s one of those beers you reward yourself with or bring to a holiday celebration to share.”
In addition to the food items for sale in the beer garden from Figueroa Mountain’s new Buellton taproom restaurant, there will be several special offerings throughout the day. Unlimited cask tastings will be sold for $10 per wristband with 4 cask releases throughout the day. Wristband holders will also be eligible to win prizes such as a private beer pairing dinner for 10 with Chef Brian Champlin.
Also special for this year is a 6th Anniversary Barrel Tasting & Pairing held in the upstairs mezzanine from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. “Our brewers will walk guests through a flight of four versions of the 6th Anniversary Grand Cru Ale,” explains Head Brewer of Buellton, David Traille. “We’ll have samples of each barrel followed by the final blend for comparison.” Each taste will include a small bite of food that pairs with that particular sample. For $75.00 per ticket, guests will also receive a 6th Anniversary t-shirt and a 22-ounce bottle to take home with them. Attendees are encouraged to mingle with the brewers and learn all about the process of creating this year’s anniversary ale. Tickets can be purchased at http://fig6th.nightout.com.
For a complete list of 6th Anniversary beer and event details or for more information about Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, their taprooms and beers, please visit www.FigMtnBrew.com.