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Sierra Nevada’s Estate Ale 2011 Ready

Sierra Nevada’s 2011 edition of their Estate Ale is ready to go.

Quick backstory on Estate:

Sierra Nevada built a whole “Estate” around this beer.  In 2003 the brewery planted a hop yard and have been expanding it ever since.  By 2008, Sierra was ready to release a beer with the homegrown ingredients – Chico Estate Harvest Ale.  Today the beer is made from 100% homegrown hops and malts.

Estate Ale just hit the brewery store today, distribution to follow in the following days…

Style:  American IPA (wet hopped)
Availability: 750ml bottles, wax capped. Draft. Fall seasonal

6.7% ABV

Pic: Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman checking out cascade hops for the ’11 edition…