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Chico, California & Mills River, North Carolina

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Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Golden To Join Monastic Series

Sierra Nevada Ovilla Abby Golden

Sierra Nevada Ovila Series will be expanding soon with the addition of Ovila Abbey Golden. Sierra Nevada’s Ovila Series benefits the nearby Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California.

Each release is a modern take on Belgian-style abbey ales. Recent additions to the lineup feature ingredients like plums and mandarin oranges that are grown at the Abbey. Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Golden will feature pomegranates grown on New Clairvaux’s nearly 600 acres of farmland.

Pomegranates have been treasured since ancient times and used as symbols of fruitfulness and prosperity. In the modern era, they are prized for their unique sweet-tart flavor and intense red color, which acts as a perfect counterpoint for the spicy Belgian-style golden ale. This collaboration beer features pomegranates grown at the Abbey of New Clairvaux.

Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Golden will be available in 12.7oz bottles in late summer, 2015. A portion or the proceeds benefits the Abbey of New Clairvaux.

Style: Belgian-style Golden Ale (w/ Pomegranates)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Release: Late summer (Estimated)

8.5% ABV

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Sierra Nevada Harvest Idaho 7 Now Available

Sierra Nevada Harvest Idaho 7

Sierra Nevada has officially kicked off their Harvest IPA series in 2015. Following the Neomexicanus Hop home run rounding out 2014, Sierra Nevada Harvest Idaho 7 Hops is now on shelves.

Quick backstory. By now, you better be aware that Sierra Nevada does wonders with hops. The grow and source some of the best in the world. The Harvest Series is designed to highlight some of the best hybrids, or experimental hops in the industry. For release #1, The Idaho 7 hop, from the land of potatoes.

On our never-ending quest for exciting hop flavors we stumbled upon a pioneering hop grower in western Idaho working with a handful of new and interesting varietals. One of these captivating hops, Idaho 7, headlines the first of five bottles in our 2015 edition of the Harvest series. Complex fruity aromas of orange and apricot mesh with hints of black tea-like character and a pleasant fresh herbal bouquet. This IPA kicks off our 2015 series exploring diverse hopping methods: single hop, fresh hop, wet hop and wild hop.

Sierra Nevada Harvest Idaho 7 will be available for a limited time in 24 oz bottles. Drink as fresh as possible.

Style: IPA
Hops: Idaho 7
Availability: 24oz bottles. One-off release.
Released: April, 2015

Read more: Sierra Nevada Harvest Series

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Sierra Nevada Kolsch To Join Summer Pack

Sierra Nevada Kolsch

Sierra Nevada Kolsch, winner of the Great American Beer Festival Gold and Silver, looks to receive a little bottle treatment this year. The light bodied beer has been a draft only offering in the past.

From Cologne to California, Kolsch-style beers are a favorite around the world, prized for their incredible drinkability while maintaining a depth of flavor. As our stamp on the style, this Kolsch-style has a punch of bright, citrusy American whole-cone hops to add West Coast character it is well–traveled ale.

Sierra Nevada Kolsch will be available in 12oz bottles. Look for it in the Sierra Nevada Summer Pack.

Style: Kolsch
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: TBA

5% ABV

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Sierra Nevada Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival Coming to North Carolina

Sierra Nevada Burly Beers and Barleywines

Sierra Nevada’s Mills River, North Carolina location has teamed up with the North Carolina Brewers Guild to present the Inaugural Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival.

The new festival features big, bold, malt-forward, strong beers like imperial stouts and barleywines from more than 50 breweries across the United States. Featured breweries include Allagash Brewing Company (ME), Epic Brewing Company (UT), Dogfish Head Brewery (DE), Flying Dog Brewery (MD), and Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery (NC).

“You can always cut the chill of winter with a big beer, and the options from American craft brewers are endless,” said Brian Grossman, second-generation brewer and co-manager of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River brewery. “Here in North Carolina, winters are a little longer and a little colder than we were used to in California, so we’re breaking out the Barleywines to celebrate that. We’re excited to see what our brewing friends bring for beer fans—what new twists they’ll use to give their brawny releases an extra edge.”

Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival will be on March 28th, 2015. Festival Overview: