In celebration of the 21st Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival, we have teamed up with Anderson Valley Brewing Company to create a dual collaboration beer we’re calling Kief. This hoppy Pale Ale is being brewed with a super cool, super new hop product called LupuLN2, a concentrated lupulin powder of whole-leaf hop cones containing resins and aromatic oils – or as Fal Allen (Anderson Valley brewmaster) calls it, “kief.”
The beer will be dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Loral Lupulin powder, and to further twist the tale, Kaffir lime leaves and freshly squeezed Calamansi lime juice will be added to the whirlpool. Kaffir leaves will impart a citrus aroma, while the Calamansi will provide a sour orange taste.
Each brewery will make this beer unique and their own with their respective house yeasts. We are using an American ale strain and Anderson Valley is using what Fal calls “not a Fuller’s English strain.” Their beer will be more fruit forward and ours will showcase the malt and hop flavors. The final product will be on tap at 21A, Anderson Valley Brewing Co. and at the Boonville Beer Fest this April. Here’s what the two brewmasters have to say about this new brew: