ORIGINAL SONOMA COUNTY ALES

Amasa

Sonoma Pride Beer is the brewing side project of Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo, proprietors of Russian River Brewing Company in beautiful Sonoma County, California. These beers represent years of empirical knowledge gained through brewing both large production scale batches along with smaller test batches.

We named Amasa after Amasa Bushnell, the first farmer to officially grow hops in Sonoma County in 1858 along with his hop growing partner Otis Allen. Their original hopyard was in the Green Valley region of Sonoma County near the small town of Sebastopol. It soon became evident that between the climate, soil, and other factors hops could easily be farmed and thrive in Sonoma County.

Amasa is an extra dry domesticated wild ale brewed and bottled to be enjoyed now, or aged. Ringing in at just 4.5% ABV, Amasa is not only sessionable, but it still retains a lot of flavor. The use of Brettanomyces yeast in the bottle conditioning process lends a rustic characteristic to the beer. If aged, many of the unique yeast qualities in the beer will become even more evident.

When time and fermentation space permits, Amasa is brewed, bottled, and sold at Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA.