Tag Archives: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

• Lovely Time Lapse Video Reveals Secret Life of Beer

Lovely Time Lapse Video Reveals Secret Life of Beer

A Californian brewery has released this incredible video showing thousands of gallons of beer “coming alive” to the sound of Edvard Grieg. Using a time-lapse video the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company captured the process of fermenting a staggering 12,400 gallons of wort, 1,216 pounds of whole-cone hops and 1,000 pounds of pure brewers yeast to […]

• Attention beer lovers! A primer on hops from around the world

Attention beer lovers! A primer on hops from around the world

Much more than just a bittering agent, hops are the soul of beer. They balance the sweetness of the malt and furnish a refreshing flavor and pungent aroma to beer, and American craft brewers are experts at showcasing this spectrum of flavors that hops lend to beer. There are a handful of hop-producing regions in […]

• Sierra Nevada brews for a higher calling with Trappist monks

Sierra Nevada brews for a higher calling with Trappist monks

A 1,500-year-old tradition of monastic brewing is putting down rootlets in 21st-century America. You can taste its fruits in Ovila Quad, the third in a line of ales that Sierra Nevada Brewing in Chico, Calif., has released in partnership with the Trappist monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, Calif. A “quadrupel” is […]

• Sierra Nevada looking to open its East Coast plant

Sierra Nevada looking to open its East Coast plant

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. flexed its muscles last Tuesday by holding two simultaneous beer dinners, at the Clyde’s of Gallery Place and Ripple in Cleveland Park, with mostly different lineups of beer. The Ripple event featured Sierra Nevada Vienna Lager, a light, clean, malty little cousin of the Oktoberfest beers that are storming the market […]

• The way camp should be. Sierra Nevada Beer Camp that is.

The way camp should be. Sierra Nevada Beer Camp that is.

Beer Camp. It just sounds awesome — kind of like summer camp but with beer. And, instead of making clay ashtrays and going canoeing, you get to go to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, Calif., work with a group of other beer-y people to come up with a type of beer you want […]

• Beer, bureaucracy don’t mix

Beer, bureaucracy don’t mix

Craft beer is one of the best — if not, certainly the tastiest — cases for government staying out of business. Successful microbreweries find themselves in an enviable economic position: The only variable that matters in the supply-and-demand equation is supply. To get to that point, it takes an uncommon fusion of left-brain business acumen […]

• Hop Heads Hail Sierra Nevada’s Hoptimum

Hop Heads Hail Sierra Nevada’s Hoptimum

Hop heads are hailing the arrival of Sierra Nevada’s limited release Imperial IPA – Hoptimum. Launched in the US in January 2011, this intensely hopped IPA really packs a punch and is the result of the famous brewing company being challenged by publicans and those who love hops to push the extremes of whole-cone hop […]

• Germany’s beer culture is in decline plus Oktoberfest’s a mess :(

Germany’s beer culture is in decline plus Oktoberfest’s a mess :(

Amid a downturn in beer consumption, number of breweries, master brewers head to U.S. Germans, famously, coin neologisms when a crisis hits or the culture reels in a new direction. Take die bad bank (toxic lender), kreditklemme (credit crunch), or twittern (sending a message via Twitter). Because Germany’s brewing industry has fallen on hard times, […]

• The Nanobreweries of Long Island

The Nanobreweries of Long Island

Long Island has in the last year become a tender hub of nanobreweries: As many as four are in operation or will be in operation by the middle of 2011. Two of those distribute in the city (which itself hosts no nanobreweries, as far as I was able to find—if I missed one, please let […]

• 10 top 2010 beers. One man's list.

10 top 2010 beers. One man's list.

What a year for craft beer. I cannot remember another year in which so many good beers were released. There were so many in 2010 that, for the first time, in June I felt compelled to write a mid-year top-10 list of best beers. But breweries did not slow down in the second half of […]

• Hops and Dreams: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Hops and Dreams: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

“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 […]

• Happy 30th Birthday Sierra Nevada!

Happy 30th Birthday Sierra Nevada!

If the topic is the Sierra Nevada mountain range, 30 years would barely be be counted by a small pebble or a few rings of growth on one of its giant sequoias. But, the topic here is the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and in the life of the U.S. craft brewing industry 30 years is huge. […]

• Hallelujah! Sierra Nevada Brewing & N. California Trappist monastery partner to make a new abbey ale

Hallelujah! Sierra Nevada Brewing & N. California Trappist monastery partner to make a new abbey ale

There’s an old saying that “Belgian beers are God’s gift to mankind.” It’s no idle boast. In Europe, especially in Germany and Belgium, beer and religion have been intertwined for centuries — and not just among the famous Trappists. Now, a new partnership between Sierra Nevada Brewing and a Northern California Trappist monastery is giving […]