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.
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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.
Speculation: Coffee Stout and Boomerang IPA will be available in the brewery’s Winter Mix Pack. The Fall pack contains Vienna Lager and Oktoberfest.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
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.
We are currently working on release details for Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout. (i.e. 6 pack release vs. mixed packs.)
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.
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.
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
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.
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