The Sierra Nevada monastic collaborative series, “Ovila” will soon have a mixed pack for it’s fans this month.
A collaboration with California based Abbey of New Clairvaux, Ovila Abbey Ales is a modern take on Belgian-style abbey ales. When possible, the beers feature ingredients grown and harvests on the monks’ 600 acre working farm.
Instead of releasing a bottle one at a time throughout 2016, the brewery is releasing all three in a mixed pack. Each box features three different 750 milliliter bottles of Ovila. The styles include:
- Ovila Quad with Cherries
- Ovila Brown with Mandarin & Cocoa
- Ovila Saison with Sage
The Sierra Nevada Ovila Mixed Pack is available across the United States while supplies last.
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.
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.
The Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA) Ovila Series will see some new entries this year. Among them is a saison re-boot, with new additions to the brew. Specifically mandarin oranges and peppercorns.
We’re told the ETA is June on the next Ovila release.
Style: Saison (w/ Oranges, Peppercorns)
Availability: Bottles, Draft
Arrival: ETA, June- 2013
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Sierra Nevada provides a behind-the-scenes look from the middle of a plum orchard on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux and chat about the Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums. Watch the sugar plums get harvested and hear the boys chat about their plans for this brew then check out their thoughts later in the video once the beer is complete and they get their hands on it.
Sierra Nevada’s Ovila series will see a new addition in 2013 – an Abbey Quad brewed with plums grown by the monks at the abbey. The Ovila series is a collaborative effort between Sierra Nevada and the Abbey of New Clairvaux.
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Barrel aged variations of the Sierra Nevada Ovila releases have been popping up around America. (We tried wine barrel aged dubbel over the weekend.) The above is no exception. This is a brandy barrel aged edition of the Quad release, that arrived last year.
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