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Chico, CA


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Alt Route (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Alt
6.6% ABV
Brewers are notorious for refusing to take the easy path. Instead, we lead with our hearts and pursue our passions no matter how difficult the road ahead. Alt Route is a tribute to this stubborn spirit that drove us to dodge the status quo and found breweries. Together we chased the siren song of beer with this revamped take on an antique beer style. Like us, Victory is one of the few brewers with an allegiance to whole-cone hops. They do extensive work with hop flavor, especially focusing on clever and delicious single-hop beers highlighting the same hop grown in different regions. They too share our roots in home brewing and never lost their passion for working with new beers and styles solely for the joy of making something new.
Atlantic-Style Vintage AleSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
BRUXSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Belgian Strong
8.3% ABV
What began as mutual admiration between Sierra Nevada’s Grossman Family and Russian River’s Cilurzos has grown and progressed into genuine friendship. Brux began as an idea and has grown into something altogether different: The liquid manifestation of change over time. Refermented in the bottle with Brettanomyces bruxellensis, Brux will change and develop over time. Copper-colored, dry and complex, with slightly tart notes of green grass, pear, spice and lemon - this ale will progress in the bottle for many years.
Barrel Aged Bigfoot with Ginger - Trip in the WoodsSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Barleywine
11.4% ABV
Barrel Aged NarwhalSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Imperial Stout
12.9% ABV
Barrel-Aged Narwhal is our deliciously dark Imperial Stout aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Barrel aging is a strange science; it mellows some characteristics of the original beer while intensifying others. Narwhal’s aggressive roastiness has calmed, but the rich, chocolate-like malt backbone is brought to the fore. Black as midnight, this intense stout is complex with notes of cocoa and espresso balanced with hints of vanilla and toasted coconut from the oak casks. Nearly as rare as it’s nautical namesake, try Barrel-Aged Narwhal while you can because like the creature itself, it will soon dive into the depths and leave nary a trace behind.
Barrel Aged OvilaSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Belgian Quad
10.1% ABV
This dark rich ale is incredibly complex. Notes of dark fruit, caramelized sugar, toffee, raisins, and black pepper play against a sweet vanilla flavor from the oak and a round satiny finish from the hint of brandy left in the wood.
Beer Camp (12 Pack)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Great stories are often shared over a pint or two, and when you get 13 gregarious brewers together in one place the tall tales and crazy ideas begin to flow as fast as the taps can fill the glasses. Gathering this much brewing talent to work on a single 12-pack has been an amazing experience. We’ve long admired our partners’ beers, and it’s been an honor to combine each other’s brewhouse smarts to devise a dozen brews whose flavors are so wonderfully all over the map. Oh, and about that map: this summer we’re all getting on a bus together for a whirlwind cross-country celebration of our mutual passions. For us, it feels more like gathering up our friends for the beer road trip to end all others. Come along with us and create some new stories of your own. There has never been a better time to be a beer lover. Cheers!
Beer Camp Golden IPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Beer Camp IPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
5.9% ABV
Our Beer Camp® brewhouse is where our best ideas are born. Here, we develop recipes, try new techniques and turn concepts into new beers. At Beer Camp, we invite our biggest fans to the brewery for a week of in-depth, hands-on learning. Each camp challenges our brewers to make a new and unique beer—the crazier the ingredients the better. Each year, we release some of our favorite Beer Camp creations in the bottle, but mostly, the beers are very limited draught-only rarities. If you see one at a bar near you, search out the lucky camper, buy them a beer and get their stories first hand because while the beers may disappear quickly, the memories will last a lifetime.
Beer Camp Imperial PilsnerSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Imperial Pilsner
5.6% ABV
Our Beer Camp® brewhouse is where our best ideas are born. Here, we develop recipes, try new techniques and turn concepts into new beers. At Beer Camp, we invite our biggest fans to the brewery for a week of in-depth, hands-on learning. Each camp challenges our brewers to make a new and unique beer—the crazier the ingredients the better. Each year, we release some of our favorite Beer Camp creations in the bottle, but mostly, the beers are very limited draught-only rarities. If you see one at a bar near you, search out the lucky camper, buy them a beer and get their stories first hand because while the beers may disappear quickly, the memories will last a lifetime.
Beer Camp Imperial RedSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Imperial Red Ale
8.1% ABV
Our Beer Camp® brewhouse is where our best ideas are born. Here, we develop recipes, try new techniques and turn concepts into new beers. At Beer Camp, we invite our biggest fans to the brewery for a week of in-depth, hands-on learning. Each camp challenges our brewers to make a new and unique beer—the crazier the ingredients the better. Each year, we release some of our favorite Beer Camp creations in the bottle, but mostly, the beers are very limited draught-only rarities. If you see one at a bar near you, search out the lucky camper, buy them a beer and get their stories first hand because while the beers may disappear quickly, the memories will last a lifetime.
Beer Camp Oatmeal StoutSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Oatmeal Stout
9% ABV
Our Beer Camp® brewhouse is where our best ideas are born. Here, we develop recipes, try new techniques and turn concepts into new beers. At Beer Camp, we invite our biggest fans to the brewery for a week of in-depth, hands-on learning. Each camp challenges our brewers to make a new and unique beer—the crazier the ingredients the better. Each year, we release some of our favorite Beer Camp creations in the bottle, but mostly, the beers are very limited draught-only rarities. If you see one at a bar near you, search out the lucky camper, buy them a beer and get their stories first hand because while the beers may disappear quickly, the memories will last a lifetime.
Beer Camp Tropical IPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.7% ABV55 IBU
This new equatorial IPA features intense hop varietals bursting with aromas reminiscent of island fruit, including notes of mango, papaya and bitter orange, for a tropical take on the IPA.
Beer Camp Variety Pack 2016Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Beer Camp Variety Pack 2017Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Beer Camp West Coast IPA (22 oz)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Double IPA
8.5% ABV
eer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA clocks in at 8.5% ABV and features five hop varieties, two of which went into Sierra Nevada’s “Hop Torpedo” dry-hopping device and impart hints of grapefruit and a floral note that recalls orange blossom. A light malt body and dry finish complement the bold hop profile. Brewed as an invite for the 2014 Beer Camp Across America tour
BelgianSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Belgian IPA
7.5% ABV
Subtle sweetness of Belgian yeast, big hop bitterness of an IPA
Belgian Black IPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Black Ale
8.5% ABV
This beguiling black IPA takes a tropical detour with a dose of new world hops, featuring lemony Sorachi Ace and fruity Nelson Sauvin varieties. A Belgian yeast works with the exotic hop profile, emphasizing its complex and fruity flavors.
Best BitterSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Bitter
4.3% ABV
Sold only on draft at the brewery. Brewed using English malts and hops this medium-bodied light copper colored beer is a very popular beer style in England. This is a very drinkable ale that will be enjoyed by many visitors to our Taproom.
BigfootSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Barleywine
9.6% ABV90 IBU
Bigfoot is a beast of a beer, brimming with bold flavors of bittersweet malt and heaps of aggressive whole-cone Pacific Northwest hops. First introduced in the winter of 1983, Bigfoot is a cult-classic beer brewed in the barleywine style, meaning a strong, robust, bruiser of a beer with the refined intensity of a wine. Bigfoot is prized by beer collectors for its supreme cellarability. Under the proper conditions, it can age like a fine wine, developing new flavors and character as it matures in the bottle. Each new release or “expedition” is vintage dated. Collect your own and see the flavors develop and progress.
BlindfoldSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Black Ale
7.4% ABV
This black IPA features Australian and American hops to produce a fruity hop aroma, which contrasts the coffee-like malt flavors and dry finish.
Blizzicane BockSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Doppelbock
7.5% ABV
Blonde IPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.5% ABV
Beer Camp #9. A fresh-hopped blonde IPA.
CANfusion (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Rye
7.2% ABV
Our friends at Oskar Blues pioneered great beer in a can and, as mutual members of the canned craft club, this partnership was a perfect fit. CANfusion is a coming together—a fusion, if you will—of flavors from across the spectrum of brewing: spicy rye, tangy wheat and a bright citrusy hop aroma. Oskar Blues is the granddaddy of canned craft beer. Like us, they have a fun-loving passion for the outdoors and bikes. It was a natural fit for them to adopt cans as a portable, durable way to tote their favorite beer on the trail, and in the process they paved the way for all other craft brewers to follow.
Camp Out PorterSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Celebration AleSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.8% ABV65 IBU
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale represents a time honored tradition of brewing a special beer for the holiday season. There are generous portions of barley malts and fine whole hops of several varieties, creating a brew with a full, rich and hearty character.
Chico King (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Pale Ale
6.5% ABV
3 Floyds has a reputation as the Midwestern kings of alpha (hops), and it seems that one of our beers helped to lure them down the lupulin-paved path. Chico King is a mash-up of our mutual passion for hoppy pale ales and combines a uniquely robust malt body with intense citrusy and fruity new school hop varietals. 3 Floyds marches to the beat of their own (double kick) drum when it comes to collaboration, often partnering with comic book artists, tattoo parlors or heavy metal bands when inspiration strikes. These eclectic beers are coveted throughout the Midwest and some beers, like the legendary Dark Lord Imperial Stout, have spawned something akin to a beer-themed holiday in the brewery’s hometown of Muenster, IN.
Chocolate Chili StoutSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Imperial Stout
9.5% ABV
This massive Imperial Stout is infused with cocoa and dried chilies. Rich and complex aromas, heavy with roasted grains, mask the layers of flavor within. Notes of bittersweet chocolate, mocha, and a mild smokiness give way to a tingling and complex finish from the influence of the peppers.
Crystal WheatSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Wheat Ale
4.8% ABV26 IBU
Dark Art (beer camp)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Black Ale
8.6% ABV
Pitch black color and nice roasted caramel notes with hint of molasses. Light body makes the beer really enjoyable to drink versus over the top sippers that are have one and done. Really fantastic. Perfect balance.
Dark Side Of The Munich (Beer Camp #112)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Dunkel
6.5% ABV
A hoppy dunkel, part of the Beer Camp Series! Loveland Distribution's Brad Straughn traveled to Chico, CA to help brew this one. Cheers!
DevESTATEtionSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.7% ABV67 IBU
It’s a shame when good barley goes bad. This spring, the combined effect of double digit sustained winds and concentrated rainfall created major stress on the normal course of our barley maturation — our crop went down for the count. Instead of crying in our beer—or lack thereof—we decided to do one better and make something new. Featuring organic malts and our estate-grown wet hops, this black IPA is the evil twin of our legendary Estate Ale. Black in color with a mild roasty flavor and moderate body, this beer has a bold citrusy and earthy hop flavor and aroma from the use of our own wet hops. We’d never let one bad harvest get in the way of a great beer, so join us in a toast to the memory of our devastating season.
Double Latte (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Stout
7.6% ABV
Inspired by the perennial café favorite, Double Latte combines two of the greatest things in life: good coffee and great beer. Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing knows their way around a good cup of joe. Featuring cold-press coffee from the legendary Stumptown Coffee Roasters and a dose of milk sugar, this coffee milk stout is a rich and roasty treat. This young-gun brewery has a locomotive charge. A rich conversation at a local bottle shop in 2005 has morphed into a Pacific Northwest staple. Named after the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, Ninkasi’s first batch of beer was Total Domination IPA and it remains a must for those with a lupulin itch.
Dry Hopped BarleywineSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Dry Hopped Berliner WeisseSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Dunkelweizen BockSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Dunkel
7.5% ABV
Dunkle WeisseSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
East Meets West IPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
Electric Ray (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Pale Lager
8.5% ABV
As ever, San Diego’s Ballast Point looked to the sea for the inspiration behind Electric Ray. A play on the fish’s scientific name—Torpedo californica—this beer pays homage to our mutual home state, as well as to our Hop Torpedo, the source of much of the big flavor in this high voltage, hop-forward Imperial Pale Lager. Ballast Point brought their homebrewing dreams to the big leagues and started brewing professionally, but they never forgot their roots. They still run a successful homebrewing supply shop in San Diego. A love for hops and the ocean inspire incredible brewed and distilled offerings, and their one-of-a-kind labels boast some beautiful, and sometimes gnarly-lookin’, fish.
Estate AleSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.7% ABV67 IBU
This is one of the only estate-made ales available in the world today. Produced with hops and barley produced on the premises of our brewery in Chico, this ale reflects the flavors of our surroundings in California’s fertile central valley. By growing out own ingredients, we ensure the finest two-row barley and the freshest hops on earth, from the field and into the brew kettle.
Family Values Imperal Brown Ale (Beer Camp 2016)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Bock
8.5% ABV
FlipsideSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.2% ABV
Flipside Red IPA is a rebuttal to the mild-mannered beers of summer. Tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors from the use of whole-cone Citra, Simcoe and Centennial hops are the perfect notes for this in-between season.
Ginger LagerSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Golden IPA (beer camp)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
5.9% ABV
The golden ale is our rendition of the classic West-Coast style IPA. It’s light bodied and intense with citrus and piney whole-cone Cascade hops - the signature flavor of the American IPA.
Harvest Newly Developed Hops IPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.5% ABV
Our search for exciting hop flavors led us to a handful of newly developed varietals, each with flavors very different from those found in typical hops. These hops are so new they are only known by numbers—472, 05256, 431, and 06300. They have complex flavors of cedar, coconut, chocolate, and orange-citrus together creating a truly unique IPA aroma. This IPA is part of our 2015 Harvest series exploring diverse hopping methods including single hop, fresh hop, wet hop and wild hop beers.
Harvest Single HopSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.5% ABV
Still in development, hop 291 is in the limelight in this single-hop IPA. Despite being a solo act, 291 imparts complex flavors and aromas including fruity and floral notes as well as hints of blueberry and black pepper spiciness.
Harvest Single Hop #291Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.5% ABV
Still in development, hop 291 is in the limelight in this single-hop IPA. Despite being a solo act, 291 imparts complex flavors and aromas including fruity and floral notes as well as hints of blueberry and black pepper spiciness.
Harvest Wild Hop IPA Neo-MexicanusSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.5% ABV
Brewed with Neo Mexicanus Hops
Hazy Little ThingSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
Hazy Little Thing IPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
HellraiserSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Imperial Stout
9.3% ABV
This massive Imperial Stout is infused with cocoa and dried chilies. Rich and complex aromas, heavy with roasted grains, mask the layers of flavor within. Notes of bittersweet chocolate, mocha, and a mild smokiness give way to a tingling and complex finish from the influence of the peppers.
Hop HunterSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.2% ABV60 IBU
Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. Our custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle and in our Hop Torpedo, makes for an incredible IPA experience.
Hoppy Belgian Golden AleSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Hoppy Lager (Beer Camp w/ Ballast Point)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Imperial Pilsner
7% ABV
Last summer we teamed up with San Diego’s Ballast Point for a hop-head twist on a crisp lager. We remixed this encore which is loaded with whole cone hops in the brew kettle and in our Hop Torpedo to deliver a bold aroma backed by smooth malt flavor.
HoptimumSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Imperial IPA
10.4% ABV100 IBU
A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put —Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas. Resinous "new-school" and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.
HoptiniteSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
7.2% ABV
Deconstructed version of Torpedo
India Style Farmhouse AleSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Farmhouse
7.4% ABV
Jimmy's Black Box Black LagerSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Lager
7.5% ABV
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION A mysterious black box used to serve sake at a local sushi bar inspired the name for this Imperial Schwarzbier. A long lasting tan head of foam holds a smoky molasses aroma, while flashes of fragrant wood accompany a mellow sweetness.
KB 156Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Saison
4.8% ABV24 IBU
Red Saison
KellerweisSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Hefeweizen
4.8% ABV15 IBU
Untamed, unfiltered, and unafraid. Inspired by traditional Bavarian techniques, Kellerweis is a true artisan experience. With Kellerweis, we brew in open fermentation tanks—a process rarely seen today—to let the ingredients truly shine. The result is a hazy wheat ale—untamed, raw and alive. With a full, fruity aroma and notes of spicy clove and banana bread, Kellerweis is a truly unique brew.
KolschSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Kolsch Ale
5% ABV
Regional specialty beer-style brewed in and around the town of Köln. Cold-fermented, light bodied ale. Golden color, low in alcohol with a distinct smoothness that makes this a very refreshing summertime offering.
Maillard's Odyssey (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Black Ale
8.5% ABV
Rich, dark, and roasty. That was the concept Bell’s beer guru John Mallett aimed for and, true to John’s vision, Maillard’s Odyssey is exactly that. Its name honors the Maillard reaction—the “browning” of sugars and amino acids—that creates the wonderful caramelized toffee-like and roasted flavors so abundant in this beer. Bell’s has done a lot to raise the Midwest’s craft beer bona fides. They are masters of many beer styles from their portfolio of top-notch American stouts all the way through to the alpha acid assault of their Hopslam Ale. Bell’s constantly reinvents beer styles and refines recipes with artful mastery and an oddball slant.
Moxee-Moron Imperial Session IPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
7.5% ABV
Myron's WalkSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Belgian Pale
5.3% ABV
We named this beer in honor of Myron Avery, a founder of the Appalachian Trail, or the A.T., which starts near Sierra Nevada’s North Carolina brewery and ends near Allagash’s home in Maine. Both breweries have a tremendous love of the outdoors, and Avery and the A.T. are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both. In 1995, Rob Tod started Allagash Brewing Company and since then, Portland, ME, has been a place of reverence in the Belgian brewing pantheon. Allagash adds their Belgian flair to variety of beer styles and are one of the few American breweries to use a traditional coolship for true spontaneous fermentations leading to seriously complex beers native to their coastal home.
NarwhalSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Imperial Stout
10.2% ABV60 IBU
Narwhal Imperial Stout is the latest beer in Sierra Nevada’s High Altitude Series. This malt-forward monster is bold – with notes of baker’s cocoa, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. This massive imperial stout is incredibly complex, rich, and intense and will develop in the bottle for years to come.
NoonerSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Pilsner
5.2% ABV38 IBU
Gather your friends, pack the gear, and head out to wherever the day may take you. A midday go-to, Nooner is our take on the classic German-style pilsner—one of the original session beers. Nooner is easy drinking yet packed with the big flavor of spicy and floral whole-cone hops. Its brilliant golden color begs you to take a sip and sink your taste buds into an extremely welcoming beer, full of flavor and balanced by a crisp, dry finish.
North FlowSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Porter
OktoberfestSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Lager
6% ABV
Otra VezSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Gose
4.5% ABV
On our search for the perfect warm weather beer, we wanted something light bodied and thirst quenching, yet filled with complex and interesting flavors. We stumbled across the fruit of the prickly pear cactus, native to California. This tangy fruit is a great complement to the tart and refreshing traditional gose style beer. Otra Vez combines prickly pear cactus with a hint of grapefruit for a refreshing beer that will have you calling for round after round. Otra Vez!
Ovila AbbeySierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Abbey
7.3% ABV
An homage to the monks’ noble work, this unique farmhouse ale is incredibly complex with notes of lemon, pepper, straw and herbs balanced by the tang of Mandarin oranges and a spicy kick of pepper. The Mandarin oranges used to make this beer were locally grown, including a portion grown on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux and picked by hand by the community of monks living there. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.
Ovila GoldenSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Belgian Strong
8.5% ABV
This abbey ale is a collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the monks, at the Abbey of New Clairvaux. Belgian inspired golden ales are noted for their devilish personalities, but there is nothing mischievous about this complex ale. It is brilliant golden and layered with notes of summery apple and pear and pepperv spice from the use of a traditional Belgian yeast strain. A portion of proceeds from this ale goes toward the restoration of the historic Santa Maria de Ovila chapter house on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. This medieval building stood for nearly eight centuries in Spain. William Randolph Hearst purchased the monastery 1931 and planned use the stones for a castle even grander than his famous San Simeon. Although Hearst’s, plans crumbled. these historic stones will rise again in a California Cistercian abbey.
Ovila QuadSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Belgian Quad
10.2% ABV21 IBU
Rich, dark, and infused with the complex sweetness of abbey-grown plums. Ovila Abbey Quad is heady with aromas of caramel, rich malt, and dark fruit balanced by the spiciness and delicate fruity notes of a traditional Belgian yeast. This complex beer is a collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. It features sugar plums grown on the grounds of the Abbey and harvested by the monks in Vina. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.
Ovila Quad with PlumsSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Belgian Quad
10.2% ABV
Ovila Abbey Quad with plums is heady with aromas of caramel, rich malt, and dark fruit-balanced by the spiciness and delicate fruity notes of a traditional Belgian yeast. This beer features sugar plums grown on the grounds of the Abbey, and harvested by the monks in Vina. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.
Ovila SaisonSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Saison
7% ABV
A collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co and the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, Ovila Abbey Saison brings the centuries-old monastery brewing tradition to America. Ovila Abbey Saison is complex and contemplative-but also refreshingly dry and drinkable. With earthy and spicy aromas, this rustic Saison has note of green grass and a faint citrus tang. The body is light and layered with fruit and spice accents and a dry, peppery finish. A portion of the proceedsfrom this ale go toward the restoration of the historic Santa Maria de Oliva chapter house on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. This medieval building stood for nearly eight centuries in Spain. William Randolph Hearst purchased the monastery in 1931 and planned to use the stones for a castle even grander than his famous San Simeon. Although Hearst’s plan crumbled, these historic stones will rise again in a California Cistercian abbey.
Ovila TripelSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Abbey Tripel
8.8% ABV
Great Tripels are a testament to the skill of the brewer-monks who created them. Tripels play tricks on the senses—at first glance, they appear delicate and simple, but in reality, the golden color and mild appearance conceal a wealth of complex flavors. Ovila Abbey Tripel is our take on the classic style, with toasty malt sweetness balanced by reserved floral hop notes and complemented by a traditional Belgian abbey yeast. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.
Pale AleSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Pale Ale
5.6% ABV38 IBU
The beginning. A classic. Our most popular beer. Pale Ale began as a home brewer’s dream, grew into an icon, and inspired countless brewers to follow a passion of their own. Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic, yet it remains new, complex and surprising to thousands of beer drinkers every day. It is—as it always has been—all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold.
Party PackSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale (Beer Camp 2016)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Pale Ale
5.6% ABV
PorterSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Porter
5.6% ABV32 IBU
Dark, roasty, and classic. Porters were invented as a fortifying drink for the rough-and-tumble working class of London’s bustling markets. It was brewed for good folks with calluses on their hands, doing work that needed to be done. We salute those working-class heroes with our classic Porter, brewed in the hop-forward American style and featuring a depth of malt flavor and complexity with roasted notes of black coffee and cocoa.
Rain CheckSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Imperial Stout
8.9% ABV
Rain Check Spiced Stout is our answer to the merciless wet weather that plagued and slowed the construction of our new brewery in Mills River, NC. This dark, rich, and roasty beer helps us forget the delays - a Rain Check we’ll take anytime. Rain Check is a rich, toasty stout with flavors of burnt sugar and dark roasted malt spiked with ginger and lime to celebrate the end of dark and rainy days.
Raspberry SundaeSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Ruthless RyeSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Rye
6.6% ABV55 IBU
Rustic grains, refined flavor, ruthless character. Rugged and resilient, rye has been a staple grain for ages and its spicy black pepper-like flavor has been prized by distillers and brewers for centuries. Rye thrives in the harshest conditions and comes to life in Ruthless, a spicy and rugged IPA with fruity, citrus and herbal hop notes balanced with the dry spiciness of the rye, making the beer aggressive yet comforting to bolster against whatever the winter winds may bring.
Scotch AleSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Scotch Ale
6.8% ABV
Sierra Nevada’s Scotch Ale is a dark amber hued ale. It has a sweet nose with just a bit of earth in the undertone. The taste is warm yet very accessible with a clean, refreshing finish.
SidecarSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Pale Ale
5.6% ABV
This beer has a pop of bright orange flavor that emphasizes the natural citrus-heavy character of Cascade, Equinox and Mandarina hops. Brewed with orange peel added directly to the kettle, and all the classic hop flavor you'd come to expect from our all-new take on the hop-forward fruit beer.
Six Rights IPA (Beer Camp #152)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Imperial IPA
8% ABV
Sleight of HandSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Black Ale
8.5% ABV
This beguiling black IPA takes a tropical detour with a dose of new world hops, featuring lemony Sorachi Ace and fruity Nelson Sauvin varieties. A Belgian yeast works with the exotic hop profile, emphasizing its complex and fruity flavors.
Southern Hemisphere HarvestSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.7% ABV67 IBU
The harvest season for hops is a painfully short window—that precious time when the hops are bursting with intense aromatics. Luckily for us, harvest comes twice a year: once in each hemisphere. Southern Hemisphere features fresh New Zealand hops that are picked, dried, and shipped to our brewery within seven days. The result is a complex beer that showcases the floral and herbal flavors and aromas of Southern Cross, Pacifica, and Motueka hops. Southern Hemisphere is part of our five-bottle Harvest series which features single hop, fresh hop, wet hop, and wild hop beers.
StoutSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Stout
5.8% ABV50 IBU
Silver Medal Winner, Great American Beer Festival, Stout 1988, 1989. Sierra Nevada Stout is a creamy and full-bodied example of this traditional style ale. Very dark and very rich, the Stout displays a pronounced roasted flavor.
Stout Of The Union Robust Stout (Beer Camp 2016)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Stout
7.3% ABV
SummerfestSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Pilsner
5% ABV28 IBU
Summerfest is a delightfully refreshing example of a traditional style lager beer. While lighter in body than our ales, Summerfest displays significant hop aroma and a tangy hop bite. The long lagering period adds a smoothness that makes this beer a great summertime treat.
Sweet Sunny South Table Beer (Beer Camp 2016)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Sour Ale
4.9% ABV
Tater Ridge (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Scotch Ale
7% ABV
We named this beer in honor of Myron Avery, a founder of the Appalachian Trail, or the A.T., which starts near Sierra Nevada’s North Carolina brewery and ends near Allagash’s home in Maine. Both breweries have a tremendous love of the outdoors, and Avery and the A.T. are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both. In 1995, Rob Tod started Allagash Brewing Company and since then, Portland, ME, has been a place of reverence in the Belgian brewing pantheon. Allagash adds their Belgian flair to variety of beer styles and are one of the few American breweries to use a traditional coolship for true spontaneous fermentations leading to seriously complex beers native to their coastal home.
Thai Iced Tea AleSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
There and Back (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
ESB
5.6% ABV
For beer folks, Chico, CA, and New Glarus, WI, are must-see capitals on the U.S. brewing map, but getting between the two is no simple feat. There and Back is named for the planes, trains, and zeal needed to connect them. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex yet easy-drinking mix of toasty malt and a fruity, herbal hop flavor. New Glarus is fiercely loyal to its home state, growing to one of the largest breweries in the U.S. without selling a single drop outside of the borders of Wisconsin. With those local tastes in mind, New Glarus has perfected traditional German styles and invented masterful versions of complex and intense fruit beers featuring Wisconsin-grown ingredients.
Torpedo IPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
7.2% ABV65 IBU
Whole hops, the whole time. Sierra Nevada and hops go hand in hand. What began as a crazy idea scribbled in a pub eventually became our newest year-round hop bomb, Torpedo Extra IPA. The first beer to feature our “Hop Torpedo”—a revolutionary dry-hopping device that controls how much hop aroma is imparted into beer without adding additional bitterness. Torpedo Extra IPA is an aggressive yet balanced beer with massive hop aromas of citrus, pine and tropical fruit.
Torpedo Pilsner (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Pilsner
5.2% ABV
Torpedo Pilsner is a hop-forward take on the crisp classic lager. We and the folks at Firestone Walker share a passion for New Zealand hop varietals, so we loaded our legendary Hop Torpedo with southern hemisphere hops for a fruity, floral twist on the pilsner style. Just down the road from us in California’s Central Coast wine country, this rock star brewery has earned “Mid-size Brewery of the Year” at the World Beer Cup four times. Like us, Firestone is passionate about hops. Their skill with the ingredient shines in their Pale Series and elsewhere in a long beer lineup driven by a premier brewing team.
Tropical TorpedoSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.7% ABV
We used our one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo to deliver an intense rush of hop flavor and the lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit with every sip. Enjoy our tropical twist on the American IPA. This beer is hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Comet, El Dorado, and Mosaic
TumblerSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
American Brown Ale
5.5% ABV37 IBU
Sierra Nevada uses malt within days of roasting at the peak of its flavor to give Tumbler a gracefully smooth malt character. Two-row pale, crystal 40, chocolate and smoked malts give it a malty complexity. Challenger hops in the boil add balancing bitterness, while more Challengers and some Goldings give just enough hop flavor in the finish to balance all that malt.
West Coast DIPASierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Double IPA
West Coast DIPA (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Double IPA
8.5% ABV
The brewery says its new beer, which features five varieties of different hops, imparts hints of grapefruit, with a floral note that recalls orange blossom. At 8.5% alcohol-by-volume, a light malt body and dry finish complement West Coast Double IPA’s bold hop profile. “This is an IPA that’s West Coast in style, which is fitting since the whole pilgrimage kicks of here in California in just a few weeks, said Ken Grossman, founder.”
West Latitude Session Rye (Beer Camp 2016)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Rye
5.5% ABV
Wet Hop IPA (Northern Hemisphere Harvest)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
6.7% ABV67 IBU
Northern Hemisphere was the first wet hop ale and it inspired the wet hop craze here in America. Wet—undried—hops go straight from the fields into our kettles within 24 hours. Because hops are incredibly perishable, using hops wet preserves all of the precious oils and resins for a unique drinking experience as evidenced by the intense herbal green flavors and citrus-like and floral aromas. Northern Hemisphere is part of our five-bottle Harvest series which features single hop, fresh hop, wet hop, and wild hop beers.
Whiskey Barrel Aged BigfootSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Barleywine
12.2% ABV
Our Bigfoot Barleywine is a craft beer legend. Each winter, this beast of a beer appears and wreaks havoc on unsuspecting palates with its intense bittersweet flavors. This year—in honor of the 30th Anniversary of this style-bending brew— we’re releasing a very special version of this cult classic: Aged in oak whiskey casks for nearly two years, this barrel-aged Bigfoot is incredibly complex. The assault of resinous hops has mellowed, and the influence of the wood has shifted focus toward the malt—with rich burnt-sugar flavors and notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, and raisins. Grab this elusive beast while you can, because it won’t be around for long.
White IPA with YuzuSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
IPA
Witbier with GrapefruitSierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Witbier
7% ABV
Ale brewed with grapefruit.
Yonder Bock (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Maibock
7.7% ABV
Tampa is a long way from our home base in Chico, but the guys down yonder in Florida sure can brew a great beer. Our friends at Cigar City find inspiration in the Cuban roots of their hometown, and that Latin-inspired flair is evident in Yonder Bock. This tropical take on the Maibock adds a Latin island flair to this traditional German style beer. Enamored with the Latin roots of their Tampa home, Cigar City always tries to channel a bit of local history into their beers, e.g. the Humidor Series whose beers age on Spanish cedar as an homage to Tampa’s cigar making roots. Only five years old, this brewery deserves the fast praise that’s come its way.
Yvan The Great (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA
Belgian Blonde
6.3% ABV
As longtime friends, Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo and our own Brian Grossman are no strangers to brewing experiments. While looking for inspiration for this collaboration, Vinnie and Brian decided to honor the creations of legendary Belgian brewer Yvan De Baets with their own hop-forward American-Belgian mash-up. From complex Belgian-inspired styles to American wild ales and hoppy Double IPA’s, Russian River always pushes boundaries while respecting technique and quality. Co-owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo are longtime friends of Sierra Nevada and they always have a six-pack of Pale Ale in their fridge at home.