Figueroa Mountain Celebrates 8 Years This Month
(Buellton, CA) – Join the Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. family on the Saturday following Thanksgiving to celebrate 8 years of brewing independent craft beer. One of the brewery’s largest annual events, the Anniversary Celebration is hosted at the brewery’s Buellton HQ on Industrial way, and is a family-friendly, indoor and outdoor party with food, live music, special beers, and more.
New this year is a special theme inspired by the 8th Anniversary Ale’s unique recipe. The small-batch, barrel-aged release was developed to be reminiscent of an Old Fashioned cocktail with notes of oak, vanilla, caramel, orange, and cherry. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their best 1920s-inspired fashion to celebrate in style.
The event will feature live music from the Charles Ruggiero Trio and Echoswitch, indoor and outdoor draft beer bars with specialty beers, an expanded and tented outdoor patio, a brewery merchandise shop, a special event “mugshot” photo scene, delicious food from The Kitchen and guest food vendors, and plenty of games and activities. In keeping tradition with past Anniversary Celebrations, there will be a commemorative keg signing and a special cask tapping of the anniversary ale. There is no admission fee, and beer and food are available to purchase a la carte. For those in the brewery’s Mug Club, there will be advanced entry to a more intimate celebration with brewery staff.
The official bottle release of Figueroa Mountain’s 8th Anniversary Ale will take place at the event, and a select few bottles will be signed by the brewery’s father and son owners, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer. Brewed to be a unique and limited release each year, this year’s recipe is a 12.5% ABV barrel-aged American barleywine, with orange zest and cherries added. The beer has rested in both bourbon and rye whiskey barrels for several months before being sampled and carefully blended by the brewing team. Upon final blending, the beer is treated with just the right amount of orange zest and cherries to create a cocktail-like concoction fit for barrel-aged beer lovers.
8th Anniversary Ale will be available to-go in 22oz., wax-topped bottles, in limited supply for $15.99 at the event. In addition to the release of 8th Anniversary Ale bottles, 7th Anniversary Ale bottles have also been pulled from the brewery’s archives and will available for sale in gift packs for those looking to try two unique releases side-by-side, or to give the gift of craft beer. After the event, fans can look for bottles of 8th Anniversary Ale at taprooms and at select retailers, only while supplies last.
When: November 24, from 1 – 10 PM
Where: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton HQ at 45 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
Visit figmtnbrew.com/8thanniversary/ for details and follow @figmtnbrew on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. High-res photos and product graphics available upon request. For more information on joining the Mug Club, visit figmtnbrew.com/mug-club
ABOUT FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING® CO
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. is an independent craft brewery founded in 2010 by father and son team Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer. With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn label art depicting their beloved local landscape. FMB has multiple tap rooms along the Central Coast of California, supported by a staff of 255 employees. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. beer can be found at taprooms or select retailers in California and Arizona. Learn more at www.figmtnbrew.com.