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Monday, 03 April 2017 20:52

Karl Strauss Teams With Sierra Nevada

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TASTE News Service, April 4, 2017 - Karl Strauss Brewing Company is releasing a collaboration brew with Sierra Nevada.

Sunday, 05 March 2017 23:51

Beer Pick of the Week

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Sidecar Orange Pale Ale

 

Sierra Nevada Brewery

Chico, CA

Style: American pale ale with orange peel

Alcohol: 5.3%

IBUs: 35

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles and kegs

Availability: Nationwide, year round

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 19:48

January 6, 2013 Beer Pick of the Week

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Torpedo Extra IPA

 

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Chico, California

Style: Extra IPA

Alcohol: 7.2%

IBUs: 65

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Year-round

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:31

October 7, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

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Oktoberfest

 

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Chico, California

Style: Märzen

Alcohol: 6%

IBUs: 30

Serving Style: bottles, kegs (our sample from draft)

Availability: Seasonal, nationwide

Friday, 12 June 2015 17:42

June 12, 2015 Beer Pick of the Week

 

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Kölsch

 

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Chico, California

Style: German-style ale

Alcohol: 5%

IBUs: 34

Serving Style: Kegs and 12-oz bottles as part of a “seasonal sampler pack”

Availability: Distributed in California and much of the U.S. throughout the summer

 

Appearance:   “Clear, light golden color. Fluffy ivory head.”

Aroma:   “Citrus, somewhat spicy and floral.”

Flavor:   “Clean and crisp. More hoppiness in its personality than in most beers of this Germanic style. Dry finish with just a hint of sour.”

Food Affinity:   “The crisp finish lends itself to harmonies with many summer foods. Maybe serve with grilled bratwurst or try with main dishes served cold, such as a Shrimp Louis.”

 

--Reviewed by Hans Bauer, a carpenter and tri-athlete

Sunday, 08 February 2015 14:11

February 6, 2015 Beer Pick of the Week

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Nooner

 

Sierra Nevada Brewing

Chico, California

Style: Pilsner

Alcohol: 5.2%

IBUs: 38

Serving Style: kegs, 12-ounce bottles and cans

Availability: Year around nationally

 

Appearance:   “Bright golden color with good off-white head.”

Aroma:   “Some spicy and floral hoppiness, but not overpowering.”

Taste:   “Fine balance of malt and hops in a brew that does appropriate homage to Czech and Bavarian pilsners.  Finishes slightly bitter, but clean and dry. Goes down easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s insufficient."

Food Affinity:   “Grilled cheese sandwiches. Large, soft pretzels with dark mustard. Coppa and other luncheon meats. Cornichons. Would even be a nice accompaniment to main courses like Rouladen.”

 

reviewed by a fan of this style of beer who wished to remain anonymous

Friday, 27 June 2014 09:49

June 27, 2014 Beer Pick of the Week

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Harvest IPA

 

Sierra Nevada Brewing

Chico, California

Style: Fresh Hop IPA

Alcohol: 6.7%

IBUs: 67

Serving Style: Bottles and kegs (our sample from draft)

Availability: Limited seasonal distribution in national markets

 

Appearance:  “Perfect golden brown. Like the sunset in Belize.”

Aroma:  “Like the essence of cherries. Tropical, but in a subtle way.”

Taste:  “A little bit of vanilla. After the beer taste leaves, it reminds me of the spice profile of a cherry coke (but without the sweetness).

Food Affinity:  “Fried chicken. Spanish Rice. Maybe Mexican food.”

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Reviewer Sam Stern describes himself as a Renaissance man.