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Sierra Nevada Otra Vez, a Gose with Grapefruit & Cactus

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez, a future bottle potential from one of America’s top craft breweries.

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez is a fose-style offering, a definitely departure from the library of hop forward offerings. After 5 years of working to perfect this recipe, the one the drinking public will be tasting features cactus and grapefruit.

In California, where temperatures often top triple digits, perfecting the warm weather beer isa  priority. We happen upon a sweet-tangy blend of native-grown prickly pear cactus and grapefruit combined with the zing of a traditional gose for a vicious but delicious twist on the stodgy summer sippers.

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez will be a draft and 12 ounce bottle offering. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: Gose (w/ Cactus, Grapefruit.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

4.5% ABV

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Sierra Nevada Hopstillation IPA, a Bottle Potential

Sierra Nevada Hopstillation IPA

Put Sierra Nevada Hopstillation IPA on your beer radar. One of America’s most skill hop focused breweries has an new one on the horizon.

Hopstillation is a big American IPA perfectly balanced, yet full of flavor and aromas that highlight the complex, citrus, pine and herbal character of whole cone American hops.

Sierra Nevada Hopstillation IPA will be a draft, and 12 ounce bottle offering. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

6.2% ABV

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Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Ovila Dubbel Reappears

Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Ovila Dubbel

Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Ovila Dubbel is headed back to distribution soon. Back in September of 2012, bottles of the collaboration with the Abbey of  New Clairvaux were distributed and limited to California.

This round, Sierra Nevada aged Ovila Dubbel in red wine and bourbon barrels.

…a complex blend of caramel-like malt flavors with notes of black cherry and vanilla

Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Ovila Dubbel is available in 750ml corked and caged bottles.

Style: Dubbel (Barrel Aged. Red Wine, Bourbon.)
Release: July, 2015

7.5% ABV

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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, a German-American Collaboration

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

This fall, shelves across the United States will see Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest in bottles. If you know anything about Sierra Nevada, then you probably know there is much more to the story than just a well made festbier.

Starting in August and changing each release, Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest will be a collaboration with a German brewery. First up is Brauhaus Riegele from Augsburg, Germany. Active since 1386, the brewery is run by Master Brewer Dr. Sebastian Priller-Riegele and his son Sebastian Priller-Riegele (very much like the Grossmans of Sierra Nevada).

“We’re honored that Brauhaus Riegele, a real cornerstone of German craft brewing, is kicking off this Oktoberfest collaboration with us,” said Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada’s founder. “We’re both family owned, our children are hands on, and we share a passion for great beer. We’re aligned in so many ways, and we’re excited about the outstanding beer that’s emerged.”

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, a collaboration with Brauhaus Riegele, will be available in 12 ounce bottles in August, 2015.

Style: Oktoberfest
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: August, 2015

?? ABV

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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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