From Sierra Nevada Brewing – Fritz Maytag, owner of San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company, is regarded as the godfather of the craft brewing movement. Fritz agreed to guest brew this very special ale with us in honor of our 30th anniversary. As a nod to the robust black ales that seduced both Fritz and Ken in the early years, we bring you this Pioneers Stout, a rich and roasted ale, perfect for aging, and worthy of your finest snifter. Enjoy!
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Ken Ale – 750 ml bottle poured into a goblet. 9.2% abv. Purchased at Beverages and More in Pasadena, CA.
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a fluffy tan head.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, cocoa powder and dark fruit.
Taste: Dark chocolate cake, cherry, charred oak and burnt malt.
Mouthfeel: Silky with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A super balanced decadent Imperial Stout. It’s amazing right now, so don’t feel compelled to wait for it to mellow or what have you.