BEER OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER 2017


 

Sierra Nevada

Celebration 

Why Ken Enjoys this Beer….

“Sierra Nevada is hands down one of my favorite craft breweries and their seasonal beer line-up never disappoints. Their winter offering, Celebration, is a staple for me in that seasonal mix and I anticipate its arrival from the very first frost of the winter season. The bold taste of the fresh hops in Celebration provides that intense hop flavor I crave when the days begin to get  shorter, temperatures drop and you can feel that snow is right around the corner. Celebration is aptly named, it is always a part of my families holiday festivities and bringing family together is what I consider a true celebration. This seasonal isn’t around long so grab it while you can.”


Style: American Style Fresh Hop IPA

Hops: Bittering Hops Chinook, Centennial Fishing Hops Cascade, Centennial

Alcohol By Volume: 6.8%  | IBU: 65 

Taste Profile: First brewed in 1981, Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas. On the palate this luxurious, dark, bitter-chocolate-tinged beer is a stunner, filled with exotic spice and nut flavors, a huge, hoppy streak of bitterness and all sorts of ebbing and flowing nuances of grapefruit, juniper berries and treacle.

 

 

 



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