Video Interview: Anderson Valley Brewmaster Fal Allen

We kicked off our Craft Brewers Conference coverage interviewing Fal Allen, Brewmaster at Anderson Valley Brewing Company, famous for creating solar-powered beer.

Not only does this brewery make award winning beer, they boast an impressive ecological commitment. Located in rural Mendocino, CA, Anderson Valley seeks to lower their impact as much as possible. For example, citing the environmental and financial benefits, they work to reuse or recycle all of their waste and generate 40 percent of their brewery’s electricity using solar panels.

Jenn Coyle sat down with Fal to chat about the benefits of cans, why he shies away from the word “sustainability” and what beers you can expect next from this brewery:

Interviewer: Jenn Coyle
Producer: Kate Drane

The Can Van provides a mobile beer canning service for craft breweries. You can find it at your favorite Bay Area brewery, or on Twitter and Facebook.


Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Can Van makes it possible for local breweries of all sizes to can their beer with a complete packaging service. The Can Van brings top of the line equipment and canning specialists directly to breweries, saving them time and money, and giving them access to the growing market for canned craft beer.

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