Eel River Brewing News

Celebrating our 26th Anniversary – Unkindness Chapter II

26 years ago, as the first shovel struck ground, ravens graced the property where Eel River Brewing Co. stands today.  On very rare occasions ravens flock together and that is called an UNKINDNESS.

To celebrate 26 years of brewing exceptional and award winning beer, Eel River Brewing has aged the classic Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout in Balcones Texas rye whiskey barrels, imparting decadent notes of chocolate, oak, spice, espresso and rye. This beer is a true celebration, as rare as an Unkindness, and as rich as the raven’s forgotten lore.

“In early 2021 we contacted every barrel broker in the industry looking for something special. Somehow we were fortunate enough to find 8 Balcones Texas Rye whiskey barrels.”  explained head brewer, Mike Smith. “Raven’s Eye Stout was aged in these for about 10 months and the results speak for themselves.  Monstrous flavors of whiskey, rye, vanilla, and oak brought the already killer Ravens Eye into a whole new plain of existence.”

Eel River Brewing will be hosting a live virtual tasting on December 9th, at 5PM. Join the ERB owners on Instagram Live while they sample various aged stouts, as well as select Balcones whiskey! Viewers are encouraged to grab a four pack of Unkindess and a bottle of Balcones Texas Rye Whiskey to taste along with the guided livestream!

A limited supply of Texas Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged UNKINDNESS will be available in 16 ounce 4 packs at your local retailer starting November 19th, 2021. In addition, UNKINDNESS will be available in draft and 22oz bottles will be available only at the Pub in Fortuna, CA. Please check Eel River Brewing Company website for distribution and availability in your area.

Find out more about Balcones Distilling and product availability please visit the Balcones Distilling website.

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. ERB is America’s First Certified Organic Brewery. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com or by following us on Facebook or Instagram @eelriverbrewing.

Vanilla Citrus Stout

(Oct. 2021) – Eel River Brewing Company announces the latest seasonal offering, a rich and creamy Vanilla Citrus Stout, freshly brewed and released just in time for Fall!

Made with Single Origin Belize cacao from Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate, Orange Zest, and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla beans. This luscious dessert stout is a collaboration proudly produced by Humboldt County owned and operated businesses Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate and Eel River Brewing Company.

“We wanted to do something really special with our friends at Eel River Brewery and create a chocolate bar that was inspired by ERB beer. We worked together to come up with a flavor profile that would work well for both beer and chocolate, and vanilla and citrus were no-brainers.” explained Dustin Taylor, co-founder of Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate.  “We aged the finished chocolate with cascade hops to impart some aroma and the finished chocolate is incredible and pairs wonderfully with their Vanilla Citrus Stout beer.”

This decadent and full flavored brew is made with only the best, high quality local ingredients. Dick Taylor Chocolate will be releasing a hop aged Vanilla Citrus Stout Chocolate Microbatch. The velvety chocolate notes of the Microbatch complement the subtle roastiness and bold malts that make-up Humboldt County’s own Vanilla Citrus Stout.

Eel River Brewing Vanilla Citrus Stout will be available in 16 ounce 4 packs and on draft October 29th, 2021. Please check our website for distribution and availability in your area. Dick Taylor’s Vanilla Citrus Stout Chocolate Microbatch will be available for purchase at select local stores.

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. ERB is America’s First Certified Organic Brewery. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com or by following us on Facebook or Instagram @eelriverbrewing.

Clarity Honeycrisp Apple

(October.  2021) – High Gravity Seasonal Clarity Honeycrisp Apple is available now at a store near you!

Clarity Honeycrisp Apple is made with 3 real ingredients and a cold brewed fermentation process for a cleaner and more natural hard sparkling water made by the craft brewers who know it better than anyone else, Eel River Brewing. Less ingredients means Eel River Brewing can be particular about what they use. Only the best ingredients are used in creating this low carb, zero sugar, gluten free, 100 calorie hard sparkling water.

“Clarity Honeycrisp Apple is the perfect seasonal release for the fall.”  Explained founder, Ted Vivatson  “Clarity fans are really going to love the festive flavors in this high gravity release!”

Clarity Honeycrisp Apple is a high gravity, 8% ABV seasonal that is available for a limited time only. This seasonal Clarity has a juicy body, fall apple flavor and crisp finish. Clarity Honeycrisp Apple is low carb,  zero sugar and naturally gluten free. It’s the perfect drink of choice to sip on during the Holiday season.  This seasonal flavor is available now on draft and in 16 ounce cans!

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. ERB is America’s First Certified Organic Brewery. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com or by following us on Facebook or Instagram @eelriverbrewing.

Hazy by Nature – Kicks IPA

(August, 2021) – The Hazy By Nature series is back again with another addition to this awesome line-up of beer! Kicks IPA is out now!

This hazy is kickin it with El Dorado, Mosaic and Cashmere hops and is brewed with London Ale III Yeast. Kicks features a tropical juiciness from an overabundance of hops in the whirlpool and fermenter. Made with organic grains that feature a pungent tropical aroma, smooth mouthfeel and a bright melon finish, Kicks IPA is available for a limited time only.

“The Kicks Hazy is made with around 75% Cashmere hops. These hops have a nice, sweet cantaloupe note that we thought would be kick-ass in a hazy,” said Head Brewer, Mike Smith. “We adjusted our brewing procedure to mellow out a lot of the classic IPA bitterness, and backed it up with juicy watermelon and blueberry notes from El Dorado and Mosaic hops. The results are straight smooth and crushable.”

Hazy by Nature Kicks IPA is available now on draft and in 16 ounce 4 packs. Please check our website for distribution and availability in your area.

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. ERB is America’s First 100% Certified Organic Brewery. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com or by following us on Facebook or Instagram @eelriverbrewing.

Seasonal Double IPA – Earth Thirst 2021

Be Natural, Drink Naked! Eel River Brewing Company, has announced the release of their Seasonal Organic Double IPA, Earth Thirst 2021!

Earth Thirst is a Double IPA brewed in celebration of our planet. Light, warm malt flavors are purposely dominated by a massive dose of pungent, floral and citrus-like characteristics of select Pacific Northwest organic hops.

“Earth Thirst has been brewed for the past 10 years in celebration of spring, organic farming and heavy hitting hops,” said Head Brewer, Mike Smith. “This years Earth Thirst is loaded with organic Idaho-7 hops for a big oily punch to back up the classic fruity notes of the organic Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops.”

Earth Thirst is produced by Eel River Brewing Company, America’s First Certified Organic Brewery. Using the best ingredients for over 20 years, Eel River Brewing remains committed to producing great tasting wholesome beer. This limited release is availale now in 16 ounce cans at a store near you!

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com or by following us on Facebook or Instagram @eelriverbrewing.

Clarity Blood Orange & Vanilla – OUT NOW!

Fortuna, CA (Feb. 2021) – Eel River Brewing Company, the first craft brewery on the West Coast to start producing hard sparkling water, has just announced the latest seasonal flavor, Clarity Blood Orange and Vanilla!

Clarity Blood Orange and Vanilla arrived on the scene in early Spring, making it the perfect low calorie option to sip on while preparing for the summer! This limited time offering has a radiant aroma, citrus body and sweet finish. Clarity Blood Orange and Vanilla is low carb, zero sugar and naturally gluten free. It’s the perfect drink choice to bring on the next snow adventure or hike!

“The addition of Vanilla to this flavor has really brought a sweetness to this seasonal offering,” explained Head Brewer, Mike Smith. “It’s reminiscent of a cream soda without the excessive sugars and carbs!”

Clarity is a craft hard sparkling water made with only 3 simple, high-quality ingredients from the country’s first certified organic brewery. Using the best ingredients for over 20 years, Clarity is Eel River Brewing’s next chapter of brewing something more natural with a clean taste. Clarity Blood Orange and Vanilla checks in at 5% ABV. This seasonal flavor is available on draft and in 16 ounce cans.

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. ERB is America’s First Certified Organic Brewery. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com or by following us on Facebook or Instagram @eelriverbrewing.

Hazy By Nature Chillax IPA

Fortuna, CA (January 2021) – Kick back and CHILLAX with a fresh pint of the newest addition to the Hazy by Nature Series!

Introducing Chillax IPA! This hop-forward IPA features Strata, Citra, and Amarillo hops and is made with organic grains and London Ale III yeast to help bring out the chronic punch. This Hazy is straight up DANK!

Chillax IPA bursts open with Pineapple aroma which is quickly followed by a tropical and lingering hint of dank juiciness that finishes with a smooth and resinous hop bomb.

Mike Smith, Head Brewer at Eel River Brewing Company explained, “The Strata hops give this IPA a unique dank oiliness, making it more potent than any of the previous additions to the Hazy by Nature series.”

Chillax IPA is available now in 16 ounce 4-packs and on draft. Please check our website for distribution and availability in your area.

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing Company is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. ERB is the United States’ First Certified Organic Brewery. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com or by following us on Facebook or Instagram @eelriverbrewing.

Cheers To 25 Years!

Join Team ERB in our Beer Garden this Friday the 4th to help us safely celebrate 25 years in business!

In honor of this milestone anniversary, we are throwing it back to 1995! Order any flavor of our classic wings for the 1995 price of $5.95 per pound! Or order a pint of our newest release Climax 100, which will be available for the 1995 pint price of $2.50!

Our Beer Garden has been updated with more covered seating, heaters, and festive decorations. Team ERB is fully prepared to safely serve great food and delicious craft beer in the comfort of our outdoor space!

If you would rather celebrate with us at home, come pick up a 16-ounce four pack or 22-ounce bottle of our limited edition 25th Anniversary brew, UNKINDNESS to go! This decadent stout has been aged in Caribbean Rum Barrels for over 9 months, imparting it with notes of rum, oak, chocolate, and espresso! Unkindness is amazingly potent at 11.5 ABV but remains smooth and drinkable. It is the perfect brew to toast 25 years of delicious craft beer!

UNKINDNESS Out Now!

Fortuna, CA (Nov. 2020) – 25 years ago, as the first shovel struck ground, ravens graced the property where Eel River Brewing Co. stands today. On very rare occasions ravens flock together and that is called an UNKINDNESS.

To celebrate 25 years of business Eel River Brewing has aged the classic Raven’s Eye Stout in Caribbean rum barrels for over 9 months! Imparting this Stout with decadent notes of rum, oak, chocolate, and espresso. This brew is a true celebration, as rare as an Unkindness, and as rich as the raven’s forgotten lore.

“This beer is a monster at 11.5 ABV.” said head brewer, Mike Smith. “We wanted to do something special for our 25th Anniversary so we tracked down barrels from a traditional rum distillery in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Beer turned out amazingly potent yet smooth and drinkable.”

A very limited supply of Rum Barrel Aged UNKINDNESS will be available in 16 ounce 4 packs at your local retailer starting November 23rd, 2020. In addition, UNKINDNESS will be available in 22oz bottles and on draft starting November 20th. The 22oz bottle and draft will only be available at our pub in Fortuna, CA. Please check Eel River Brewing Company website for distribution and availability in your area.

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. ERB is America’s First Certified Organic Brewery. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com or by following us on Facebook or Instagram @eelriverbrewing.

Climax 100 – Out Now!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Fortuna, CA (Nov. 2020) – Be Natural, Drink Naked! Eel River Brewing Company’s Climax 100 is a premium Organic light ale with only 100 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrates per 12oz serving. Born out of Eel River Brewing’s commitment to produce great tasting beer with wholesome organic ingredients.

Head Brewer, Mike Smith wanted to take it a step further with Climax 100, “We wanted to create a great light-bodied beer that people can feel great about drinking,” he said. “To put it simply it’s beer for beers sake.”

The Climax 100 is made with 100% USDA Certified Organic Malt, Hops, and Yeast. Eel River Brewing is bringing back pure, simple and high quality ingredients that people can enjoy guilt free. Crisp and refreshing this light ale is made for everyone. With only four 100% Certified Organic ingredients, the Climax 100 sits light and refreshing at 4.2% ABV.

Climax 100 is now available in 12 ounce 6-packs and on draft! Please check the distribution page for more info on availability in your area.

Founded in 1995, Eel River Brewing is located in the heart of the Redwoods in Humboldt County, California. ERB is the United States’ First Certified Organic Brewery. Learn more at www.eelriverbrewing.com or by following us on Facebook or Instagram @eelriverbrewing.