Sierra Nevada – Otra Vez

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California  Style: Gose with lime and agave  ABV: 4.9%  IBUs: 6  RateBeer: 57/100  Pour: Straw light yellow in colour with a thin white head  The 2018 version of Otra Vez is a vast improvement on the original version. The addition of lime and agave give this beer a lovely fruitiness and takes away any of the tart sourness, making this an easy drinking beer. Corona drinkers would actually enjoy … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Otra Vez

Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2018

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California Style: Märzen ABV: 6% IBUs: 20 RateBeer: 91/100  Pour: Dark orange hue with a small white head on pour Another collar with Weihenstephan, this years version of their annual Oktoberfest beer is again a Märzen but with a slightly higher ABV. The colour and flavour is more malt driven with a crisp, sweet aftertaste. If rating Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest beers, I still think 2016 was … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2018

Weihenstephaner collab with Sierra Nevada – Braupakt

Brewery: Weihenstephaner in Bavaria, Germany & Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style: Hefe Weissbier ABV: 6% IBUs: 35 Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Opaque golden yellow with a big white foamy head Crisp, zesty Hefeweizen with nice wheat flavours and little bit of hop zing in the tail. Two classic breweries coming together to make a great beer in time for the Northern hemisphere summer. I … Continue reading Weihenstephaner collab with Sierra Nevada – Braupakt

Sierra Nevada – Hop Bullet

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style: DIPA ABV: 8.0% IBUs: 60 Rate Beer: 93/100 Pour: Beautiful golden colour and strong biscuit nose  Sometimes you don’t have to go over the top with hops for DIPA. This just takes their Torpedo and increases the hop and grain bill to give a lighter colour and crisper drinking beer. I’m sure regular readers know my love for … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Hop Bullet

Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2017

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California Style: Festbier/Märzen  ABV: 6.1% IBUs: 30 Rate Beer: 92/100 Pour: Orange Amber colour with no head on pour First sip has a big maltiness with a sharp hop bite on the front of the tongue. This feels like they’ve combine 2015 and 2016 Oktoberfest beers and created this. Obviously this really should be consumed in a giant stein and you … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Oktoberfest 2017

Sierra Nevada – Sidecar

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California, USA Style: Pale Ale ABV: 5.3% Rate Beer: 73/100 Pour: Orange colour with minimal head on pour Sierra Nevada have taken their classic pale ale and added a twist orange of enhance the flavour. Crisp and refreshing with the orange tang being subtle enough to not dominate that classic hoppy pale we’ve all grown to love. In the dying days … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Sidecar