Tag Archives: Sierra Nevada

12 Beers of Christmas 2013 – Day 1 – Celebration Ale 2013

Yep! It’s back! I’m back (well, kinda)! It’s the BetterBeerBlog annual 12 Beers of Christmas beer review series. As you may or may not know, I love the Holidays. People seem to hate on this time of year as they feel it … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Celebrates its 30th Anniversary!

When discussing American craft beer, there is very little doubt that all conversations begin with Anchor Brewing. When Fritz Maytag pumped in several thousands of dollars to keep his local brewery from closing in 1965, no one would’ve ever suspected, … Continue reading

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The making of Sierra Nevada Juniper Black Ale

Just finished up a blog post for Beer Connoisseur magazine. I interviewed Ramon Gutierrez, beer specialist/buyer for the Los Altos Whole Foods Market. We spoke about his beginnings in craft beer, his experience at the infamous Sierra Nevada “Beer Camp” … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Juniper Black Ale Tapping Party

At the Meat the Brewers beerfest last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak with Ramon, the beer buyer at the Los Altos Whole Foods. He was pouring their Juniper Black Ale, a beer he brewed with other Whole Foods … Continue reading

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2009 Beer Events: May & June

I thought that if I were to list all the beer events a couple of months at a time, I’d be able to keep up. Talk about wishful thinking. Anyway, here are the events that I am aware of for … Continue reading

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The Session #26: Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

It is almost inevitable that I will forgot to prep accordingly for The Session. I vaguely remember that it happens on the first Friday of each month. It’s probably not until late Thursday night, or in my case early Friday … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2009, mini-vertical Bigfoot tasting and news about Kellerweis

I’ve rediscovered Sierra Nevada Brewing. As I’ve lamented in the past, I’ve long overlooked Sierra Nevada because of their ubiquitous pale ale. But since my last trip to BevMo, I’ve come to enjoy their ESB and, amidst some slight controversy … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Sierra Nevada Torpedo

Continuing on from yesterday, I will be taking a look at Sierra Nevada’s latest creation: Torpedo.  Sierra Nevada markets Torpedo as an Extra IPA, which basically means that it’s an IPA (Imperial India Pale Ale). To put things into context, … Continue reading

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Beer in Review: Sierra Nevada ESB

Maybe I’ve been out of touch but I think Sierra Nevada’s been putting out some very interesting as of late. I guess that I’ve been ignoring them lately because their pale ale’s so ubiquitous. Stupid reason, I know. It’s not … Continue reading

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2009 Double IPA Festival Recap

I realize this post is late and for that I am sorry. I caught a cold that mainifested itself towards the end of the Double IPA festival that has kept me sidelined for a bit. To compound the matter, I … Continue reading

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