Beer Review #45 — Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2016

Welcome back again beer lovers, sippers, fanatics, dabblers, and dynamos. This past weekend saw one of six Beer Camp festivals come to Seattle. Complete with 100+ breweries from across the country, hundreds of beers. Good times were had. The culmination of this has been made available to nearly everyone through the [...]

2018-10-18T13:22:33-07:00

Sierra Nevada Brewing starts Alpha Hop Society membership program

Similar to many other beer membership programs at breweries across America, Sierra Nevada Brewing has just invited people to join its 2016 Alpha Hop Society, which is a one-year membership that gets you 12 750-ml bottles of small-batch, barrel-aged beers, a t-shirt, a growler, access to vintage and other exclusive beers, and [...]

2015-11-23T10:17:39-08:00

How The Local Movement is Changing the Face of Craft Beer

The craft beer landscape is ever changing. Breweries evolve to meet the advancing tastes of their fans and they are always shifting with market forces. Local beers are what sell. There are over 3,500 breweries in the US and 2,000 in planning. Most of these sell below 15,000 barrels a year and [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:50-07:00

Sierra Nevada’s Hop Hunter IPA unlike any other fresh hop beer

After hops are harvested in the fall, typically from August through September, they generally take one of two paths. Most of them are immediately dried in a kiln, and then the whole cones are compressed into bales or processed into pellets or hop extract. The remaining small amount is immediately sent [...]

2018-10-18T13:30:22-07:00

Sierra Nevada Brewery Founder is now a Billionaire

Ken Grossman, owner of Sierra Nevada Brewing, is now a billionaire, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. “It’s been a pretty phenomenal last 30 years for the American craft beer industry,” said Grossman in a July interview at his Chico, California, headquarters. He’s gone from storing beer in his grandmother’s fridge to [...]

2018-10-18T13:30:36-07:00

Lagunitas sues Sierra Nevada over use of “IPA”

And right on cue with our previous post regarding naming issues in the craft brewing industry! So will the craft beer industry survive and not eat each other alive? From the article in the San Francisco Gate: According to the complaint (embedded below), in December 2014, Lagunitas founder Tony MaGee became aware [...]

2015-01-13T13:00:31-08:00
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