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Posted in Headlines, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez Gose, a first taste

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez bottle

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.”

Today we got to taste this beer a few weeks ahead of the launch. It’s crazy good. Sierra’s nearly 2 years of test batches show not only the breweries desire to get Otra Vez right, but to perfect the American version of the style. (Which means cactus and grapefruit in this case.) The taste is tart (with grapefruit overtones), while still being crisp. Touch of salt on the finish. A 6 pack won’t last you very long.

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez will be a draft,12 ounce bottle and can offering. Bottles first, cans by the end of January, 2016.

Style: Gose (w/ Cactus, Grapefruit.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round
Release: January, 2016

4.5% ABV

Posted in Oskar Blues Brewing

Oskar Blues and The Hi*Beams Play with Cactus [VIDEO]

Oaskar Blues collaborated with a local country/honky tonk band, Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams, to create a new exciting beer. Honky Tonk Ale is being brewed for their Hops and Honky Tonk Festival and features prickly pear cactus as an addition. This isn’t the first time Wofford has worked with a brewery – a few months back he assisted with an animated short for New Belgium’s Clips of Faith Film Festival (check it out here).