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Big Chicken 2024

This year 2024 Big Chicken Week will run from January 22-January 28! Our Santa Rosa Brewery Tasting Room, our Petaluma Palace Of Barrels, and our Novato Record Room will all be offering BIG CHICKEN 2024 on draft and in cans all week long, and each weekday we will be sending truckloads of this delicious hoppy monster to hundreds of amazing on-premise accounts all across the Bay Area and Beyond!! 

Cans of Big Chicken 2024 will be available exclusively at our Santa Rosa Brewery Tasting,  our Petaluma Palace of Barrels. Cans will be allocated by day from Monday, January 22 – Sunday, January 28.  Our Santa Rosa Brewery Tasting Room will have expanded hours all Big Chicken Week with cans available starting at 11 AM! We cannot guarantee that these daily allocations will last until closing, and we cannot guarantee the availability of Big Chicken after January 28!

2 glasses of big chicken

What is Big Chicken?  Big Chicken is by far our biggest beer release every year! Big Chicken is more than a massively delicious ongoing exploration of hop excess! Big Chicken is our once-a-year demonstration of the commitment to beer freshness we share with all those who serve our beer!

What does a “Zero-Day” mean? Since 2016 every keg of delicious Big Chicken DIPA has been packaged, delivered, and enjoyed ALL IN THE SAME DAY!! Conceived as our annual ode to freshness, each Big Chicken release celebrates the harmonious partnership between beer brewers and beer sellers that must exist if beer drinkers are to receive brewery-fresh deliciousness!

Starting on Monday, January 22 our packaging team will begin five straight days of early morning kegging, to ensure that trucks can be loaded and on the road in time to complete the day’s deliveries. Every account where Big Chicken is poured agrees to have a freshly-cleaned draft line waiting when the beer arrives. This ensures that the brewery-fresh experience of our most sought-after and ephemeral offering is shared with the widest array of fresh beer lovers possible! We remain supremely stoked about working with other small businesses to ensure everyone gets to drink our most sought-after beer in its ideal condition.

Big Chicken 2024 begins in less than one week! Zero-Day deliveries will take place throughout the greater Bay Area 1/22-1/28! HenHouse’s Brewery Tasting Room, Petaluma Palace Of Barrels, & Novato Record Room will be offering fresh allocations 1/22-1/28!!! 

Looking for Big Chicken near you? Click the link below to see when and where Big Chicken is coming to a tap near you! 

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  • Will there be cans? 

Yes! But they sell very fast. Cans of Big Chicken are sold exclusively at our Santa Rosa Brewery Tasting Room, Petaluma Palace Of Barrels & The Novato Record Room. Each location will have a daily allotment from 1/22-1/28, thereafter it is unlikely any cans will be available. 


  • Which accounts in each territory are carrying Big Chicken 2024 draft?

Big Chicken 2024 will be poured at approximately 400 accounts across the Bay Area and Beyond. Account lists will be published on HenHouse’s social media one week prior to the day of delivery in that geographical area. Click on the link below to see when and where Big Chicken is coming to your area!

  • What’s new with the Big Chicken Recipe different this year?

The most unique parts for this year are the addition of Vista and Belma CGX hops.  Vista hops are the latest release from the USDA Public Hop Breeding Program, with Melon, Papaya, and Stonefruit aromas being the dominant traits. Belma CGX is a concentrated version of Belma, the hop that gives us our biggest berry notes in IPA.  The cryogenic extraction removes all the vegetal/ bract material from the hops, leaving us only the aromatic oils/ lupulin glands.

We also used Vienna and wheat malt to balance out the body and add some more color than the last year, and also went with some modern American IPA hops like Mosaic, Citra, Idaho 7, and Simcoe.

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