August 2, 2011 – Boonville, CA. –
Anderson Valley Brewing Company (AVBC) dispenses proceeds from the 15th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival through its’ non-profit entity, The Wee Boont Foundation. This year $90,000 was raised to help support local non-profits.
The Wee Boont Foundation continues the local tradition of raising much needed funding for our area non-profits. To date, the Anderson Valley community has benefited from proceeds exceeding $650,000.
Trey White, president and owner of Anderson Valley Brewing Company comments “We are quite proud that the folks from the Anderson Valley community, our fellow craft breweries and the thousands of beer fans from across the West Coast and beyond continue to work together to share great times, great beers and provide funds for great community causes.”
Proceeds this year went to the Anderson Valley Animal Rescue, Parent Teachers Association, Elderhome, Education Foundation, Sports Boosters, Senior Center, Historical Society, AV Fire Department and Volunteer Firefighters Association, AV Ambulance, Kimmies, Navarro River Resource, AV Land Trust, AV Health Center, AV Housing Authority, AV Lions Club, Emerald Earth Sanctuary and the Mendocino County Fairgrounds. Many of our grateful recipients made note that their non-profit would not be in existence without the generosity of the Anderson Valley Brewing Company.
The Legendary Boonville Beer Festival began in 1997. The inaugural event was such a success that the following year AVBC decided to invite other breweries and charge admission to raise profits for their community. AVBC invites breweries from all over the west to showcase their wares in a pleasant, festive outdoor setting. The 15th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival featured over 80 breweries and record attendance with more than 5,000 supporters despite the overall economy.
Mark your calendars for next year – the 16th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival will be held on Saturday May 12, 2012!
For more information or volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Administrative Assistant / Event Coordinator
Anderson Valley Brewing Company