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Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp To Become Rotating Seasonal

SIerra Nevada 2015 Beer Camp Hoppy Lager

Sierra Nevada (CA/NC) will launch a throwback Beer Camp seasonal in early spring – 2015 Beer Camp Hoppy Lager.

Hoppy Lager is a re-realized edition of Sierra Nevada & Ballast Point’s Electric Ray, found in this past summer’s Beer Camp Across America.

Last summer we teamed up with San Diego’s Ballast Point for a hop-head twist on a crisp lager. We remixed this encore which is loaded with whole-cone hops in the brew kettle in our Hop Torpedo to deliver a bold aroma back by smooth malt flavor.

The brewery tells Beer Street Journal that it plans on hand selecting a special beer camp offering from the past (not just Beer Camp Across America) to be a Beer Camp seasonal in the future. This is just the beginning.

Style: Lager
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Arrival: Early Spring, 2014

7% ABV

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Sierra Nevada Nooner Slated for Cans

Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner Cans

No question that that Sierra Nevada cans have been successful. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale & Torpedo have done extremely well. The brewery has mentioned many times at the launch of cans, and since, that they are looking into more options.

Looks like the aluminum future holds Nooner Pilsner in for the California/North Carolina brewery.

Nooner Pilsner packs a big flavor into an easy drinking beer that’s fit for friends and afternoon adventure. Nooner is our take on the classic German Pilsner, filled with bright and zesty whole cone hop flavor with a crisp dry finish – the perfect pick for wherever the day may take you.

Sierra Nevada “Nooner” has been released as another style – Nooner Session IPA. Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner will be available in 12oz cans.

Style: Pilsner
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Arrival: TBA

5.2% ABV

Note: This is a “sneak peek.” Details, release date, or release at all, are subject to change at anytime by the brewery. 

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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Maple Stout Released

Sierra Nevada Maple Stout

Become acquainted with the drool-worthy small batch beer from Sierra NevadaBourbon Barrel Aged Maple Stout.

Maple Stout is a big (big like, 13.4% ABV) imperial stout, aged in bourbon barrels with dark roasted coffee. What more do you need to know here?

…It has the notes of dark chocolate and toasted malts typical of a stout combined with an earthy sweetness and hint of maple balanced against toasted coconut aromas from the barrel aging. The beer finishes with a roasty touch from a combination of dark malts and coffee beans.

Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Maple Stout will be available in 750ml bottles. Don’t go checking your shelves for it. Barrel-Aged Maple Stout is only available in the Chico, California Gift Shop, Torpedo Room in Berkeley, and the Mills River Gift Shop in North Carolina (around 10/27).

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee Beans. Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml bottles, corked & caged.
Release: Mid-October, 2014

13.4% ABV

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Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA from Distilled Hops

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

In case you missed the earlier mention on Beer Street Journal, Sierra Nevada is working on a different approach to a new IPA. The beer, Hop Hunter IPA, will be brewed with distilled hop oil.

Sierra Nevada hasn’t fully revealed the methodology, but will basically steam extract pure hop oil from mature cones just after they are picked in the field. The end result is an IPA that smells unlike any other IPA you’ve had. Aroma is key.

Hop Hunter IPA is the first beer to feature oil from wet hops steam distilled directly in the field, minutes after harvest. We use his pure, powerful hop essence in concert with whole-cone hops in our brew kettle and in our Hop Torpedo to create the ultimate IPA experience.

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA will be available in 12oz bottles in 2015.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Arrival: TBA, 2015

6.2% ABV, 70 IBUS


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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