Sierra Nevada is easily one of the most environmentally conscious breweries in the United States. Based in Chico, California, Sierra is mostly solar powered, owns a rail spur, and now has released it’s first 100% certified organic beer – “Estate Homegrown Ale”. All the ingredients are grown on site at the brewery. Currently Sierra Nevada has close to 50 acres in which they grow barley and hops. Hops include Citra, Cascade & Chinook. Estate Ale is “wet hopped” with hops picked fresh on brew day.
Here in the sun-drenched fields of California’s North Valley, the black soil is rich with promise. In winter, rows of barley seed are laid in the freshly tilled dirt. In spring, trellises are set for hops. From our fields comes a remarkable homegrown ale, made with organic wet hops and barley grown at our brewery here in Chico and one of the few estate-made ales produced anywhere in the world! This Estate Ale is rich with the flavors of the valley–featuring hops with earthy, grapefruit-like flavors and layered spicy aromas and barley with mild sweetness and smooth, toasted flavors. Together, these crops grow alongside the brewery to make a truly unique brew. Enjoy!
Style: American IPA
Taste Expectations: Fresh hop aroma, with wet juicy floral & grapefruit hop flavor. Slightly spicy, with a touch of sweet caramel malt balance.
Availability: 750 ML Capped & Waxed Bottles.