Sierra Nevada Alpha Hops Society debuts in 2016. The club, like so many other brewery membership programs, will give paid members access to beers the public won’t.
AHS membership is a year-long pass jumping you to the front of the line for what’s next at Sierra Nevada.
Most of all, AHS is a backstage pass for the beer-obsessed and your ticket into the weird and wonderful world of small-batch beers at Sierra Nevada.
The membership package will set you back $250 dollars a year. There are pickup dates each quarter, at Chico, CA, Mills River, NC, and the Torpedo Room in Berkeley, CA.
What that gets you:
- Twelve 750mL bottles of extremely limited barrel-aged beers (350 bottles or fewer!)
- Alpha Hop-only access to quarterly cellar tours, barrel tastings, Pilot brewery samplings, and other beer-focused events.
- A first taste of new beers from Sierra Nevada
- Early access and invites to Sierra Nevada events and festivals.
- Guided tastings of vintage beers and other exclusive creations.
- AHS t-Shirt
- Monthly newsletter detailing the Alpha Hop beers and other small-batch events at Sierra Nevada.
- AHS Membership Card
All the beers that will be available in 2016 have not been announced yet. What we do know is coming – an American Wild Red Ale, a Barrel-Aged Stock Scotch-style Ale—Aged in Brandy and Absinthe Barrel, Barrel-Aged Pentuppel with Chilies.
Memberships can be purchased right now, for $250. [Membership]
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez will join the brewery’s year-round lineup in January, 2016.
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez is a goes-style offering; definitely departure from their library of hop forward beers. After 5 years of working to perfect this recipe, this final recipe features prickly pear cactus and grapefruit.
“We wanted to make one of the easiest drinking craft beers out there, and funny enough Otra Vez has been a bear to get just right,” said Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada’s founder. “We brewed several test batches a week for nearly a year, and even delicate changes made a big difference. Then it all clicked with perfect balance and complexity. We think folks will really enjoy it.”
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez will be a draft,12 ounce bottle and can offering.
Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA/Mills River, NC) will re-create the Beer Camp Across America Series again in 2016. Today, the brewery released a little teaser video, now that the brewery process has already begun.
Last years Beer Camp featured 12 breweries creating their own Beer Camp recipes around the United States. The 2016 party will feature 30 breweries, chosen in six regions of the United States. (See graphic below).
These 30 breweries are in groups of five (plus a brewer from Sierra Nevada). Each will devise a new recipe for the Beer Camp Across America mixed pack, coming in 2016.
Next year, expect Beer Camp Across America release parties and special events in the six regions, starting with Northern California.
In the meantime, flashback to Beer Camp Across America 2014’s lineup.
What it is.
Stone/Sierra Nevada NXS IPA is a blend of fresh hop IPAs, plus some barrel-aged IPAs. The official break down of the blend will be revealed soon.
In the meantime, you can expect Stone/Sierra Nevada NXS IPA in 22 ounce bottles and draft. If you are wondering if your market will receive this collaboration, we would say chances are – yes. Sierra Nevada has 50 state distribution, and Stone Brewing Co. damn near covers all 50 as well. (Plus a few others countries I saw once on Carmen San Diego.)
However, that hasn’t been announced yet either. Radar this one while the details come together.
More to follow…
35 years of craft brewing is reason to celebrate. Meet Sierra Nevada 35th Anniversary Our Brewer’s Reserve.
The story is one I’m sure you’ve heard before, Ken Grossman, a young home brewer, took that passion and opened a beer supply store. By 1979 he had started work on brewery using recycled dairy equipment. In 1980, Sierra Nevada opened.
Sierra Nevada 35th Anniversary Our Brewer’s Reserve celebrates decades of craft brewing, with a strong ale partially aged in bourbon barrels. Available in 25.4 ounce bottles.
The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Sierra Nevada Sidecar
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.