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Sierra Nevada & Boulevard Terra Incognita Returns

Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita

Three years ago, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Boulevard Brewing Company created Terra Incognita, a special offering for SAVOR, a a Brewers Association beer and food event. The beer was so much fun to make, the two breweries released it again in 2013, this time with Brettanomyces yeast. 

The 2014 edition does not include wild yeast, but let us assure you after trying it right after bottling, it’s better than you can imagine. This year is a 55% blend of wine barrel ale, 32% bourbon barrel aged ale, and 13% fresh ale. The base beer is a hoppy, imperial brown ale.

“The base beer is a roasty, hopped-up brown ale that evolves in such interesting ways when it spends time in wine and whiskey barrels,” said Sierra Nevada Head Brewer Steve Dresler. “We hosted Boulevard at our Chico brewery and together tasted various blending ratios until we had a final beer that captivated us. We imagine craft beer drinkers will be similarly impressed.”

Sierra Nevada/Boulevard Brewing Terra Incognita will be available in 750 ml bottles for a limited time.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Wine Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release.

9.8% ABV

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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, Vienna Lager, Bottled

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Vienna Lager copy

Sierra Nevada (CA/NC) is currently packaging a new mixed pack for the fall. The new case will contain Pale Ale, Tumbler, Vienna Lager, and Oktoberfest.

While Pale Ale is year round, and Tumbler is a fall offering, Vienna Lager and Oktoberfest have never been officially bottled until now.

The Mills River, North Carolina facility is currently packaging the 12 packs. (Presumably Chico, California as well.)

In addition, 24 bottle cases are being produced, specifically reserved for bulk buy warehouses (Sam’s Club, CostCo, etc.)

About Vienna-style Lager:

The flavor plays slightly toward caramel and toasted lager malt, but remains balanced and drinkable with a clean finish perfect for a summer session.

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Sierra Nevada Collaborates with Russian River

Sierra Nevada Yvan the Great

Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp mixed pack arrives in July, featuring twelve different collaborations with breweries coast to coast.

One of the bottles is a collaboration with another very well known California brewery, Russian River. Yvan, refers to Belgian brewing great Yvan De Baets, of Brasserie De la Senne.

This genre-bending beer has the bright, resinous hop profile of an American IPA blended with the dry and complex yeast character of a Belgian farmhouse ale. Yvan the Great is a perfect combination of the two brewing styles—hoppy, dry, spicy, and impressive.

Sierra  Nevada Yvan the Great joins eleven other offerings coming this July in the Beer Camp Across America Mixed Pack.

Style: Blonde Ale
Hops: Brewer’s Gold, Strisselspalt, Celeia
Malts: Two Row Pale, Golden Promise, Acidulated
Yeast: Belgian Ale

Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Beer Camp 12-pack.

Arrival: July, 2014

6.3% ABV

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Sierra Nevada Releases Special Beer Camp “Invitation”

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Double IPA

With Sierra Nevada’s Beer seven city Beer Camp Across America tour looming, the brewery is shipping a very special offering this week. For a limited time, in limited quantities, fans will get to try Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA.

The beer ships in 24oz bottles, includes five varieties of hops, and clocks in at 8.5% ABV.

“This is an IPA that’s West Coast in style, which is fitting since the whole pilgrimage kicks of here in California in just a few weeks, said Ken Grossman, founder.”

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA will not only be on shelves in your neighborhood, but pour at each of the festivals below.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 24oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.

8.5% ABV

pic via Sierra Nevada

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Now Shipping: Sierra Nevada Rain Check

Sierra Nevada Spiced Stout

Sierra Nevada has all but wrapped up the build of their east coast location in Mills River, North Carolina. Like any project, especially construction, there were delays. One of the biggest issues – rain. A lots of it. When you are a brewery, adversity pretty much means there is a beer to commemorate your hardships, and that’s where Rain Check Spiced Stout was born. Rain Check is first and foremost an imperial stout, brewed with ginger, brown sugar, molasses, and lime.

Rain Check Spiced Stout is our answer to the merciless wet weather that plagued and slowed the construction of our new brewery in Mills River, NC. This dark, rich, and roast beer helps us forget the delays- a Rain Check we’ll take anytime. 

Sierra Nevada Rain Check Spiced Stout will be packaged in 12oz bottles.

Style: Imperial Stout (Ginger, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Lime)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: TN, VA, GA, NC, SC
Arrival: 6/9/14

8.9% ABV

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Sierra Nevada & Asheville Brewers Alliance Collaborate

Sierra Nevada Tater Ridge

Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp mixed pack arrives in July, featuring an epic Beer Camp Across America 12 collaboration bottle series with breweries coast to coast.

In this spotlight, Sierra Nevada teamed up with a super group of brewers known as the Asheville Brewers Alliance to create to create Tater Ridge, a Scottish Ale with sweet potatoes. Featured North Carolina brewers include Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed, and John Stuart of Green Man Brewing.

Tater Ridge pays homage to our area’s Scottish Highland history, and its craft brew pioneers. With a hint of down home Southern flair, this Scottish ale is rich and malty, using special floor-malted six-row barley from Asheville’s Riverbend Malting, and has a smooth kick from the use of sweet potatoes, a tasty Southern staple.

Sierra  Nevada Tater Ridge joins eleven other offerings coming this July in the Beer Camp Across America Mixed Pack.

Style: Scottish Ale (w/ Sweet Potatoes)
Hops: Motueka, Mosaic, Horizon
Malts: Six Row Riverbend, Golden Promise, Caramel, Chocolate
Yeast: Ale

Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Beer Camp 12-pack.

Arrival: July, 2014

7% ABV, 35 IBUs

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Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo Pilsner with Firestone Walker

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Pilsner

Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp is doing something completely new with their Beer Camp Series. Coming this summer, Sierra Nevada will release an epic Beer Camp Across America Mix Pack featuring collaborations with breweries across the U.S.

Sierra Nevada teamed up with Firestone Walker  to create Torpedo Pilsner, a hoppy pilsner.

Torpedo Pilsner is a hop-forward take on the crisp, classic lager. We and the folks at Firestone Walker share a passion for New Zealand hop varietals, so we loaded our legendary Hop Torpedo with the southern hemisphere’s finest hops for a fruity, floral twist on the pilsner style. We brew in Chico, CA, and Mills River, NC, to bring you the finest quality beer.

Torpedo Pilsner is one of twelve offerings coming this July in Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America Mixed Pack.

Style: Pilsner
Hops: Motueka, Southern Cross,Pacifica
Malts: Pilsner, Acidulated
Yeast: Lager

Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Beer Camp 12-pack

Arrival: July, 2014

5.2% ABV, 45 IBUs

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America