New Brew for a New Season: Pumpkin Sour

Written by Jessica Clare on September 17, 2015

It’s that time of year: the leaves are changing colors, the nights are getting cooler… Or so we’re told. Here in the Bay Area it’s the food that marks the changing seasons more than the weather, and with squash replacing berries and fruits in the local farmer’s markets, it’s clear that autumn is on the way.

To celebrate the fall harvest, we’re thrilled to announce the release of a brand new brew, Pumpkin Sour.

The name is deceptively simple, and on

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Almanac Beer is coming to Philly!

Written by Jessica Clare on September 14, 2015


Almanac partners with Bella Vista Beer Distributors to launch distribution in Philadelphia

We’re super excited to announce that we are launching distribution in Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania! Thanks to our good friends at Bella Vista Beer Distributors, our fresh beers and barrel aged sours will be available in the City of Brotherly Love later this month!

The Almanac and Bella Vista teams are hosting a series of events around the city to celebrate their new partnership and properly welcome Almanac Beer to

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Rethinking hoppy beers: Citra Sour

Written by Jessica Clare on August 27, 2015

“Hoppy” and “sour” might sound like two flavors that wouldn’t play nice together, but there’s much more to hops than palate-punching bitterness. If you look beyond the IBUs, hops lend a wide range of more subtle flavors and aromas, from fruity grapefruit and papaya notes to delicate florals and hints of good ‘ole American pine. These characteristics are coaxed out by dry-hopping, when hops are added just before the beer is packaged to lend the freshest possible aromas and flavors.

In Citra

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Almanac is coming to Chicago!

Written by Jessica Clare on July 21, 2015

Almanac Beer Co. partners with Wirtz Beverage for Illinois distribution

Almanac Beer Co. is proud to announce distribution in Chicago beginning August 2015. Almanac’s founders hail from the Midwest and have always loved the Windy City, and are excited to see their beers reach Chicago’s diverse craft market.

Wirtz Beverage will carry Almanac’s full current portfolio, including the Fresh Beer and Fresh Beer Limited Series, as well as Almanac’s Farm to Barrel oak-aged beers, beginning with Dogpatch Sour Flander’s-style Red Ale and Farmer’s

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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!