Almanac is coming to NYC

Written by jesse on September 8, 2014

Almanac Beer Co. is proud to announce it is launching distribution in New York City! Almanac will be partnering with S.K.I. Beers to bring its full portfolio of seasonal, barrel-aged sours and year-round fresh beers to Gotham.

New York City’s beer lovers can expect an epic list of beer upon launch, including some special releases of vintage Almanac Barrel Aged Sours. Our beer will be arriving just in time for the fall harvest, which means Almanac’s special take on Pumpkin beers

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Almanac is coming to Colorado

Written by jesse on June 4, 2014

Almanac Beer Company is thrilled to announce it is beginning distribution as of mid-June to the great beer state of Colorado, starting with the Colorado Front Range! We will be partnering with the distribution arm of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project to bring Almanac’s barrel-aged and fresh beers to the craft beer loving folks of Colorado.

Over the last year at SF Beer Week and GABF, our mutual love and respect for wild yeasts and funk brought us together and made

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What’s next for Almanac

Written by jesse on February 19, 2014

Almanac Beer Company has evolved a lot in the nearly three years we’ve existed. What started as a dream cooked up over batches of homebrew has become a business, a livelihood, and an active contributor to the craft beer community. Starting with the core idea of brewing beers inspired by the agriculture of Northern California, we’ve experimented with recipes, formats, branding and business models to evolve into the brewery we are today. To that end, we’re excited to share some

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Beer Talks 2014

Written by jesse on February 16, 2014

Beer Talks celebrates the thinking, design, process and community behind the world’s greatest beverage: Beer. Inspired by TED talks, Almanac invited some of our favorite brewers and friends to give a series of short presentations on beery topics. Below is the full audio from Beer Talks 2014.  Enjoy at home paired with a great local beer.

Introduction to Beer Talks
Jesse Friedman of Almanac Beer introduces Beer Talks 2014. 

Brewing with Brett
An introduction to brewing with brettanomyces from Crooked Stave and Anchorage Brewing

Art of

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SF Beer Week 2014 Special Releases

Written by jesse on January 8, 2014

We can’t wait for SF Beer Week 2014 to get here! We’re incredibly excited to share three very special barrel-aged releases that represent what Almanac is all about: boldly flavorful beers that draw inspiration and ingredients from our rich Northern California agricultural bounty.

We’ve got an incredible lineup of events including epic beer dinners, beer education and sipping sessions.  Come out and join us in celebrating all things beer and try some of our latest and favorite offerings yet!

Sourdough Wild

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Brew Age

Written by jesse on November 6, 2013

We are thrilled to be featured in the Art of Barrel Aging episode of Brew Age.  We took them behind the scenes for a peek at our barrel blending process, visited our friends at Sutton Cellars, and mostly stood around in dramatic light while they filmed us.  So crack open a barrel aged beer, put the video on in full screen mode and enjoy the show!

Brewdogs in SF

Written by jesse on October 5, 2013


Brewdogs is a great new show on the Esquire Network  featuring James Watt and Martin Dickie of Scotland’s Brewdog traveling around the US, making crazy beers and highlighting the local beer scene.  Last week they visited San Francisco, made a beer out of fog with Anchor, and enjoyed some Almanac Biere de Chocolat in a fortune cookie factory.  Check out the clip above, or watch a hi-res version here.


Introducing Farmer’s Reserve No 3 & 4

Written by jesse on May 3, 2013

Almanac is proud to announce the latest additions to our seasonal barrel aged beer program!  Combining our love of barrel aged sour beers and local farms, our Farmer’s Reserve series capture seasonal harvests in complex sour ale form. These new offerings are available in 375ml bottles and limited draft starting mid-May.

Farmer’s Reserve No. 3

Ale aged in wine barrels with strawberries and nectarines

6% ABV | 375ml bottles & limited draft   

Our third entry in our barrel-aged

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Farm to Barrel

Written by jesse on January 9, 2013

We’re proud to announce the release of our new line of 375ml Farm to Barrel beers. Since Almanac’s very beginning we’ve worked hard at developing an epic barrel-aging program. Simply put: we are infatuated with barrel aging. Oak aged beers are some of the most exciting and flavorful brews out there. Drawing inspiration from the sour beers of Belgium and bourbon barrels of the American South, oak aging offers a slower, more complex, and ultimately more rewarding way to craft unique flavors

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Announcing Southern California Distribution

Written by jesse on January 2, 2013
Palm Trees

We’re happy to announce that we are bringing our beers to sunny Southern California starting January 1st, 2013! We’ve partnered with California Craft Distributors to distribute our Farm-to-Bottle beers in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.  We’re thrilled to be expanding availability outside of the Bay Area and getting our craft beers into the hands of our thirsty Southern California friends.

Southern California has a phenomenal craft beer scene, and we’re very excited to become a part of it.

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