I’m super happy to finally be able to post this. Almanac Beer Company has picked up distribution in Hawaii via Underground Wine Merchants. The San Francisco based brewery is well known in California for their excellent sour beers and their commitment to working with local farms to incorporate their produce into those beers.
In recent years Almanac has expanded to produce a core line up of “regular” beers including an IPA, Gose and Saison, which are now commonly found at almost every bar in SF. The 5 year old brewery has been partner or gypsy brewing with local brewers. This has allowed them to focus on their barrel aging program and only produce the volumes of beer they need. They release a number of seasonal beers throughout the year so we can expect to see a nice variety. Some of my personal favorites include Farmer’s Reserve Citrus (made with Buddha’s hand), Saison de Brettaville, and Hoppy Sour Citra.
Initial quantities will be limited and will be available starting in January. The Fresh Beer line (IPA, Gose and Saison) will be available at Foodland stores starting in February. The official Almanac release party will be taking place at Brew’d on January 6th, with a killer line up of beers on draft including Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry Sour Ale, Farmer’s Reserve Citrus Sour Ale, Farmer’s Reserve Dogpatch Sour Ale, Farmer’s Reserve Saison de Brettaville, Barbary Point Imperial Stout, Ginger Gose, Almanac IPA, Saison Dolores.
If you’re interested in learning more about the brewery, their beers and their beautiful label art check out this awesome Good Beer Hunting podcast with founders Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan.
Here’s the initial beers available at retail.
Golden Gate Gose
Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry