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Eel River

1777 Alamar Way, Fortuna, CA, 95540

Eel River had been around less than five years when, in 2000, it became the first certified organic brewery in the US. The brewpub added a production brewery in nearby Scotia in 2007, moving into an abandoned mill. The new brewery is 100 percent powered by biomass—that is, mill waste such as wood chippings, and spent grain from brewing.

Organic Porter

beer style: Porter
alcohol content: 6.3% ABV

Malty and creamy with chocolate aromas and flavors, and lesser notes of roast coffee beans. Robust.

Triple Exultation

beer style: Old Ale
alcohol content: 9.7% ABV

Not organic. A complex nose of rich caramel-toffee and fruit, then piney hops assert themselves.

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