From Barrels To Bottles: Anderson Valley Brewing Company And Wild Turkey® Bourbon Expand Bourbon Barrel-Aged Craft Beer Distribution

Handcrafted Anderson Valley Beers Are Aged In Select Wild Turkey Barrels From The Iconic Kentucky Bourbon Distillery

BOONVILLE, Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its first line of world-class bourbon-barrel aged craft beers, Anderson Valley Brewing Company and Wild Turkey® Bourbon announced today that Anderson Valley Brewery has begun bottled production of its Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Anderson Valley and Wild Turkey will continue to work together in the coming months on a variety of exciting promotional opportunities to engage fans and introduce them to the quality and authenticity of Bourbon barrel aged products. Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout draft and bottle product will be available in 22 oz. bottles in several states including: California, New York, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Massachusetts, Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and New Jersey amongst others by the end of June.

This once draft-only product was released in the fall 2012 as part of an exclusive partnership between Anderson Valley Brewing Company and Wild Turkey® Bourbon. As part of the partnership, Anderson Valley Brewing Company has been using repurposed American oak barrels from the famed bourbon brand's Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, to age the award-winning Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.

"The bourbon stout has been popular since its debut and is the result of a great partnership," said Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey Master Distiller. "Anderson Valley Brewing takes pride and care in crafting their beer; it's similar to the approach we take with our bourbon. Together we produced a great craft beer and are excited to get it in the hands of more folks!"

"The partnership with the Bourbon Hall of Fame Russell family and Wild Turkey has been tremendously exciting," said Trey White, Anderson Valley owner and CEO. "Collaboration on this bourbon stout is just the beginning. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Russell's and exploring new frontiers in barrel aged craft beer."

Anderson Valley's Barney Flats Oatmeal Stoutis aged to perfection for three months. The resulting beer is deep ebony in hue with a beautiful mahogany head, an aroma of fresh-baked bread, toffee, and espresso mingling with the woody vanilla notes of Bourbon whiskey and the rich roasted flavors wrapped with Bourbon.

More information on Anderson Valley Brewing Company can be found at www.avbc.com