Legendary Boonville Beer Festival Surpasses $1,000,000 Raised To Date For Local Anderson Valley Non-Profits
August 14, 2013 – Boonville, CA – The Wee Boont Foundation, strongly supported by Anderson Valley Brewing Company, recently donated upwards of $120,000 to local area non-profits thanks to the overwhelming support from thousands of craft beer enthusiasts who descended upon the 18th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival held on May 3rd, 2014. To date, the Anderson Valley community has benefited from the proceeds of this event to the tune of over $1,000,000.
Following the success of the inaugural Legendary Boonville Beer Festival in 1997, AVBC decided to invite other breweries and vendors and charge admission to raise profits for their community. This year, the annual “steinber hornin’ tidrick” (beer drinking party) featured more than 80 breweries and record attendance of over 6,500 thirsty “minks and kimmies” (girls and guys) from as far away as North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and even Europe to experience what has been dubbed by many as “The Top Bucket List Beer Festival of All Time.”
Trey White, president and owner of Anderson Valley Brewing Company comments “Year after year, we are amazed by the dedication and loyalty of the Anderson Valley community, our fellow craft breweries and the thousands of beer fans from across the West Coast and beyond who travel far and wide to share good times, great beers and provide funds for worthwhile community causes in Mendocino County.”
Proceeds went to dozens of organizations such as the Anderson Valley Animal Rescue, AV Historical Society, AV Fire Department and Volunteer Firefighters Association, Navarro River Resource, AV Land Trust and KZYX Public Radio. What “brightlighters” (outsiders from the Valley) might not realize is that many of these local non-profit organizations say they would not be in existence without the generosity of the Anderson Valley Brewing Company and The Wee Boont Foundation. In addition, the generous contributions from Safeway, Brewers Supply Group, Great Western Malting, Canteen, and Walmart provide much needed support for the designated driver’s booth and event planning. Mark your calendars for next year – the 19th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival will be held Saturday, May 2nd, 2015!
For more information on volunteering and participation opportunities, please contact:
Debi Paslay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Administrative Assistant / Event Coordinator
Anderson Valley Brewing Company (707) 895-2337, x10