Season 3, Episode 5 – This week, we’re drinking ten different beers form Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
This week, it’s all about Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.. For over 30 years, they’ve been innovators in the craft beer movement in America, producing some the most ubiquitous beers on the market.
We have ten different beers on the show this week from Sierra Nevada. While that may sound like a lot (well, it is for this little podcast), it’s actually just a cross section of the many brews they make. We’re covering everything from their more recent release, Nooner Pilsner, to the classic and well-known Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Sierra Nevada is also no stranger to barrel-aging beers and collaboration brews. Two of their abbey collaboration beers are on the show this week, along with barrel-aged variants of their Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale and Narwhal Imperial Stout.
Sierra Nevada brews all of their beers with whole cone hops. If you’re not familiar with the brewing process, most breweries use compressed hop pellets in their beers. Pellets are easier to work with, easier to store, and retain their freshness longer than whole cone hops. Using whole cone hops requires a different kind of brewhouse and they also impart different qualities. These whole cone hops and Sierra Nevada’s “Chico Yeast” house strain give their hoppy pales and IPAs a unique touch that screams “Sierra Nevada!”
Sierra Nevada’s beers are widely available. If haven’t had a lot from them, pick up a few different beers and give them a shot…maybe with a Torpedo? hahah—yeah, no.
BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.
Beers from this week’s episode:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Nooner Pilsner
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Otra Vez
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Torpedo Extra IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Beer Camp Tropical IPA (2016)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Ovila Abbey Saison (w/ Mandarin Oranges and Peppercorns)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Ovila Abbey Golden w/ Pomegranate
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Bigfoot
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Barrel-Aged Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale (2015)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout
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