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Sierra Nevada Snowpack Variety Hits Shelves

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Bottles

Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA) Snowpack Winter Variety Pack is hitting shelves now.

The 12 pack features two brand new offerings alongside Pale Ale and Porter – Boomerang IPA, and Coffee Stout.

This mixed pack is a fun cross section of our brewery, a bit of a timeline said Ken Grossman Sierra Nevada’s founder I remember roasting malted barley in my own kitchen in the early days of Porter, and today we’re using coffee to create really complex flavors. I took road trips in the 70s to get my hands on Cascade hops, and here we are teaming up with friends in Australia who are growing new and exciting varieties. Snowpack shows how fun of a ride craft beer continues to be.

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Variety has 3 bottles of each offering. Available now through January, 2014.

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Box

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale Launches this Week with New Art

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2014

Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA) Celebration, a perennial favorite, returns on October 15th. Celebration is a fresh-hop ale, something the brewery wants to clarify. Wet-hopped beers have hops that are freshly picked, and added to the beer undried within 24 hours. Fresh-hopped, in the case of Celebration Ale, are freshly dried hops from the field within 7 days of harvest.

We started brewing our beloved Celebration IPA in 1981, and it depends on the first hops of the annual harvest to capture the powerful pine and citrus aromas that are a hallmark of winter at our brewery. Let’s get festive with one of the earliest examples of an American IPA.

You’ll notice 2014 brings an artwork update. Sierra Nevada Celebration season kicks off in the brewery’s tap room on October 15, 2014.

Style: American IPA
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Cascade
Malts: Two Row Pale, Caramel

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Late Fall/Winter.

6.8% ABV, 65 IBUs

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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narhwal Coming to Bottles

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narhwal

This beer might need no introduction. Sierra Nevada’s Narwhal Imperial Stout was released two years ago this month.

Since then, a few kegs of Barrel Aged Narwhal have made some appearances.

Much like Barrel Aged Bigfoot, Narwhal Imperial Stout was will release in bottles later this month. Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

This beer is black as midnight and complex with layers of roasted malt flavor offering notes of espresso and dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla and honey from the barrels.

Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout was will be available in 750ml bottles.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.
Availability: 750ml bottles, corked & caged. Draft.
Arrival: October, 2014

13%+ ABV

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Sierra Nevada To Distill Hops for New IPA

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

Sierra Nevada revealed at a distributor meeting this week in Asheville, North Carolina, plans for a unique new IPA.

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA will feature hop oil from distilled hops. The idea, which Sierra Nevada hasn’t fully revealed, will extract pure hop oil from mature cones, to create an IPA that smells unlike any other IPA you’ve had. Aroma is key.

Brewery sources tell Beer Street Journal that Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA should finish at 6.2% ABV, 70 IBUS. Releasing in early 2015.

Developing story. Check back for more on this release..


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Sierra Nevada’s “Snow Pack” Features Coffee Stout & Boomerang IPA

Sierra Nevada Snowpack 2014

As expected, Sierra Nevada’s newest bottle offerings, Coffee Stout and Boomerang IPA will launch in the brewery’s Snowpack Seasonal Sampler, arriving  in mid-October, 2014.

When the winter winds begin to howl, hunker down with good people and great beer to ride out the storm. Snow Pack makes the mercury rise with a spectrum of beer flavors from bright, bracing hops to smooth, roasted malts and rich coffee.

The Fall Sampler included Pale Ale, Tumbler Brown along with Vienna Lager and Oktoberfest. Snowpack Seasonal Sampler will contain 12 bottles total, 3 each of Boomerang IPA, Coffee Stout, Porter, and Pale Ale.

READ MORE: Sierra Nevada Updates

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Sierra Nevada Boomerang IPA, Joining Snowpack

Sierra Nevada Boomerang IPA

In addition to Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout, another seasonal has surfaced- Boomerang IPA. From the way the bottle reads, Boomerang IPA will be a hoppy, winter seasonal.

Boomerang is an American IPA that slings fruit-forward and floral flavors of Australian hops for an assertive, intercontinental escapes from winter’s grasp.

Sierra Nevada Boomerang IPA will be available in 12oz bottles and draft.

Coffee Stout and Boomerang IPA will be available in the brewery’s Snowpack Winter Mix Pack.

The Fall pack contained Vienna Lager and Oktoberfest.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Arrival: October, 2014

6.7% ABV

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Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout

Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout

A future release from Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA), Coffee Stout. The stout is brewed with cold brewed coffee.

A cup of Joe and a bold beer can thwart the winter cold, so we blended them for the ultimate warmer. Our Coffee Stout is a fusion of dark roasted malts and rich, cold-brewed coffee for layers of bittersweet, fruity, dark chocolate and caramel-like flavors.

Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout joins Boomerang IPA in the brewery’s Snowpack variety pack.

Style: Stout (w/ Coffee)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Arrival: October, 2014

6.9% ABV