Sierra Nevada Tasting Event February 24th, 2016 at 6:30PM.
Pale Ale – Pale Ale began as a home brewer’s dream, grew into an icon, and inspired countless brewers to follow a passion of their own. Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic, yet it remains new, complex and surprising to thousands of beer drinkers every day. It is—as it always has been—all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 5.6% BEGINNING GRAVITY 13.1° ENDING GRAVITY 2.8° BITTERNESS UNITS 38
YEAST Ale yeast BITTERING HOPS Magnum, Perle FINISHING HOPS Cascade MALTS Two-row Pale, Caramel
Pairs with: Grilled Steak, Citrus Salad, Thai Curry, Roasted Vegetables
Otra Vez – On our search for the perfect warm weather beer, we wanted something light bodied and thirst quenching, yet filled with complex and interesting flavors. We stumbled across the fruit of the prickly pear cactus, native to California. This tangy fruit is a great complement to the tart and refreshing traditional gose style beer. Otra Vez combines prickly pear cactus with a hint of grapefruit for a refreshing beer that will have you calling for round after round. Otra Vez!
ALCOHOL CONTENT 4.5% BEGINNING GRAVITY 11.0° ENDING GRAVITY 1.8° BITTERNESS UNITS 5
YEAST Ale yeast BITTERING HOPS Experimental variety FINISHING HOPS Experimental variety
MALTS Two-row Pale, Wheat OTHER Cactus, Grapefruit, Coriander
Pairs with: Thai or Vietnamese noodle dishes. Grilled Mahi. Pickled watermelon salad
CHEESE Fresh tangy goat’s cheese DESSERT Grapefruit and mint sorbet
Nooner – Gather your friends, pack the gear, and head out to wherever the day may take you. A midday go-to, Nooner is our take on the classic German-style pilsner—one of the original session beers. Nooner is easy drinking yet packed with the big flavor of spicy and floral whole-cone hops. Its brilliant golden color begs you to take a sip and sink your taste buds into an extremely welcoming beer, full of flavor and balanced by a crisp, dry finish.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 5.2% by volume BEGINNING GRAVITY 11.7° ENDING GRAVITY 1.9° plato
BITTERNESS UNITS 38
YEAST Lager yeast BITTERING HOPS German Perle FINISHING HOPS Saphir, Tettnanger, Strisselspalt
MALTS Two-row Pale, Pilsner, Munich, Acidulated
Pairs with: Cured ham and Gruyere Croque Madame, Wood grilled Mahi, Portobello Mushroom and Spring Pea Pasta
CHEESE Aged Gruyere Cheese DESSERT Rhubarb Compote
Hop Hunter – Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. Our custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle, makes for an incredible IPA experience.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 6.2% BEGINNING GRAVITY 14.7° ENDING GRAVITY 2.8°
BITTERNESS UNITS 60
YEAST Ale yeast BITTERING HOPS Bravo FINISHING HOPS Cascade, Crystal, Simcoe
MALTS Two-row Pale, Caramel, Flaked Oats OTHER Farm Distilled Hop Oil: Cascade, Centennial, CTZ
Pairs with: Hamburger with Blue Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper, Wood-grilled salmon, Barbecue Beef Brisket
CHEESE Stilton or other intense Bleu Cheese