Craft Beer Feature

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was established in 1979 by homebrewers Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi in Chico, California, United States.

Along with the brewery's location, Grossman claims the company's name comes from his love of hiking in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Grossman and Camusi rented a 3,000-square-foot warehouse and pieced together discarded dairy equipment and scrapyard metal to create their brewing equipment.

The first batch brewed on premises was its Pale Ale, in November 1980. They sold 950 barrels of beer in their first year, and doubled that amount in the second.

By 1987, the brewery was distributing to seven states and production had reached 12,000 barrels per year, causing the company to pursue building a new brewery. In 1988, the brewery moved into a 100-barrel brew house, with four open-barrel fermenters, and 1168-barrel secondary fermenters.

In Early 2014, Sierra Nevada completed a second brewing facility with an attached restaurant in Mills River, North Carolina. Today Sierra Nevada Brewing is one of the top breweries operating in the United States, and continues to produce great tasting Beers.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale The beginning. A classic. Sierra Nevada's most popular beer. 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.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo® Extra IPA Whole hops, the whole time. Sierra Nevada and hops go hand in hand. What began as a crazy idea scribbled in a pub eventually became their newest year-round hop bomb, Torpedo Extra IPA. The first beer to feature their “Hop Torpedo”—a revolutionary dry-hopping device that controls how much hop aroma is imparted into beer without adding additional bitterness. Torpedo Extra IPA is an aggressive yet balanced beer with massive hop aromas of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit.

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing™ IPA A hop-heavy, unfiltered, hazy little thing called IPA. The Sierra brewers get the privilege to sample their beers straight from the tanks in all their raw glory. Some beers need a little polishing to get ready to go out into the world, while others—the hop-heavy, rowdy, crowd-pleasers—should just be left alone. The brewers wanted to share this brewery-only treat with you, so this Hazy Little Thing, unfiltered, unprocessed IPA, comes straight from the tanks and into the can.

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez™ Lime & Agave A well-balanced, tart, and refreshing ale. If you’re looking for Otra Vez Cactus & Grapefruit, check it out here. A combination of the classic flavors of lime and blue agave nectar in a tart gose-style beer for the ultimate answer to the heavy heat of the day. The bright lime flavor helps wake up the palate while the mild sweetness of the agave rounds out the tangy zip of the citrus fruit. Light and refreshing, this all-new Otra Vez will have you calling for another round.

Sierra Nevada Summerfest® Crisp Summertime lager. Since their invention in the 1840s, Pilsener-style beers have become the world’s most popular style. With a nod toward the original Czech tradition, Summerfest is brewed to feature the best of Bohemian nature. Crisp, golden, dry and incredibly drinkable, Summerfest has a delicate and complex malt flavor and spicy and floral hop character—the perfect warm weather beer.

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