Anderson Valley Brewing President Trey White announced today that Fal Allen would be returning to Boonville to become brewmaster again. Allen had been the brewmaster at Anderson valley for a number of years, but left four years ago to build a craft brewery in Singapore for Asia Pacific Breweries. His contract is about to end, and still having a home in Boonville undoubtedly made the decision easier, but I think it’s great news for both Fal and the Anderson Valley brewery. Allen’s expected to back at the Northern California brewery by Labor Day. Welcome back, Fal.
Back when Fal was still with Anderson valley, launching Brother David at the Toronado in San Francisco. Clockwise from left: Fal, Mark Cabrera, David Gatlin, me and Dave Keene, the beer’s namesake and Toronado owner.
From the press release:
“Fal Allen is one of the top brew masters within the American craft beer industry” says Mr. White; “The beers created by Anderson Valley are amongst the premier craft beers available in the world. Fal’s superb craftsmanship combined with his environmentally conscientious approach fits perfectly with our strategy of maintaining and expanding Anderson Valley’s reputation as the maker of some of the world’s best craft beers.”
“As brew master, Fal will lead our efforts to provide delicious yet cutting-edge brews while simultaneously performing as a key brand ambassador for the Anderson Valley Brewery. In addition to his primary work in the brewery, Fal will work in the trade educating the public and our distributor partners on our products in particular and the benefits of craft beer in general.”
Fal has over twenty years of experience in the craft beer industry and is well regarded for his innovative and creative style. Fal has been published extensively on a wide array of craft brewing topics and serves frequently as a judge at the GABF and other top quality brewing competitions. Fal previously worked as head brewer and general manager from 2000 to 2004 at Anderson Valley Brewing during a significant growth phase for the brewery.
Fal Allen says: “I greatly enjoyed my previous work with the Anderson Valley Brewery. I love the brand and have tremendous respect for the brewing staff at Anderson Valley. I very much look forward to working with Trey White as I believe his vision for maintaining and enhancing the quality of Anderson Valley’s beers whilst expanding the brand’s marketing potential is truly exciting. I cannot wait to get back!”
Fal in Singapore.