Hops and Dreams: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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“On November 15, thirty years ago, two friends mixed 300 pounds of pale malt and roasted barley, then added six pounds of hops. A week later they pried open their bottles of beer and poured it all down the drain—it had an unwelcome astringent taste. Ten batches later, after seeking advice internationally and experimenting, Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi created their first marketable batch of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Today, the brewery they grew is producing more beer than any other craft brewery in the United States (The Boston Beer Company produces more but it contracts out some of its brewing).
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., located in Chico, California, is holding a nationwide toast to celebrate its anniversary. Grossman, who bought out his partner, is sole owner of the company. The rise to this company’s and Grossman’s success is described in Hops and Dreams: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.