anderson valley opens 30-acre outdoor utopia dubbed ‘beer park’

Would you like to visit a beer park? A park with a fully functional brewery on the ground. Anderson Valley Brewing Company is doing just that. It is transforming its grounds into a family-friendly outdoor beer park that will accommodate children and pets alike. As it opens its Boonville taproom and environs to visitors, it plans phased renovations to make it into a full-on park.

The AVBC have, for 30 years, hand-crafted authentic beer in Anderson Valley, North California. Since the McGee family purchased the Boonville brewery in December 2019, they have been harboring a dream of making it into a beer park. Finally, that dream is coming to fruition.

Why A Beer Park

anderson valley opens 30-acre outdoor utopia dubbed 'beer park'
anderson valley opens 30-acre outdoor utopia dubbed 'beer park'

Kevin McGee, the CEO and President, says:

"We are a pretty outdoorsy group already, and in this age where being able to socialize outside has added appeal, we really thought about what we could do to help provide a place for people to spend some enjoyable time outdoors. We worked with the ABC to redefine the boundaries of our taproom as the fence-line of the property, encompassing the 18-hole disc golf course and all the oak groves and meadows. It pretty well transcends the idea of a beer garden, so we decided to call it Beer Park."

We have heard of beer gardens, not beer parks. Hence, this innovation is something worth looking forward to. The park is set such that it spans through 30-acres of the Boonville property. Since the park will extend all the way to the boundaries of the property, it will be large enough to host events and family functions.

What You Should Expect

When AVBC opens to visitors, it will take Covid-19 protocols and guidelines into consideration. It will first focus on providing a quality outdoor experience for its visitors. Over time, still within the year, it will include additional features that will contribute to an overall intriguing experience.

When all renovations are completed, the park will have the following:

  • A renovated taproom
  • Beer carts and tap stations throughout the property
  • food will be available in a grab-and-go format for picnics on site. There will also be a full-blown kitchen and outdoor pizza oven in time.
  • The Lounge Lawn will be a seating area with wi-fi access, bocce courts, corn hole, a brand new 9,000 square feet lawn area for beer lounging. It will also have up to 50 colorful Adirondack chairs that will allow visitors to form their own intimate group seating arrangements.
  • An 18-hole golf course
  • Picnic areas and a new 3000 square feet pergola with covered outdoor seating just adjacent to the taproom.
  • Beer tasting
  • Brewery tours
  • New landscaping features
  • The outdoor stage for live music
  • A brand new culinary garden.

Here is an interview with Kevin McGee.