On November 15, 1980 the first batch of Sierra Nevada beer made it through the brewhouse, helping to usher-in a new era of interesting, hand-crafted, and flavorful beer enjoyed around the world today.
With that said, today Sierra Nevada turns 30! You knew it was coming as Sierra Nevada has been releasing their 30th Anniversary beers over the last few months. A total of four beers were released, with the first three being collaborations of Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada with pioneering brewers such as founder of the American Homebrewers Association Charlie Papazian, Fritz Maytag of Anchor Brewery, nationally renowned beer writer Fred Eckhardt, and Jack McAuliffe of the late (and first microbrewery) New Albion Brewery. The last beer of the series, Grand Cru, was done entirely in-house and celebrates the pioneering history and innovative spirit of Sierra Nevada and is a blend of oak-aged Bigfoot, Celebration Ale, and fresh Pale Ale and then it’s generously dry-hopped. See the full post »
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11.15.2010 | Brian Kropf
This amazingly well done photograph of Elysian’s Mens Room Red by Mutineer Director of Photography Ian Andreae will be the first of many photo blog entries to come here on the Mutineer blog. There won’t be much to read, just some great photos to look at. See the full post »
As reported today on Deschutes Brewery’s Facebook page, the always merry crew at Deschutes is in the process of hand waxing bottles of The Dissident, their barrel aged sour brown ale. After having spent almost two years in barrels with the addition of brettanomyces and lactobacillus, as well as whole western Washington cherries, Deschutes’ “most expensively pampered” beer is just eight days from being released. Their only wild yeast beer, The Dissident will be released on November 19th at both the Bend and Portland Deschutes locations after 11am with a limit of six 22 ounce bottles per person before being distributed through most all of Deschutes’ distribution channels. See the full post »
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In addition to all the fine beverage news we posted on our blog this week, several other noteworthy things happened over the past few days. We have summarized them into a weekly roundup:
Jordan Winery to Host Mutineer A Child’s Right Benefit Dinner on December 10
“November 8, 2010 (San Francisco, CA) — What do you get when you bring together a star-studded cast of Hollywood comedians, vintage spirits, wines and cigars, spectacular auction lots and a lavish three-course meal at Healdsburg’s Jordan Vineyard & Winery? Naturally, you get the Blue Carpet Fundraiser Dinner (Friday, December 10, 2010) benefiting clean drinking water for children in Nepal, brought to you by a partnership between the second-generation winery and Mutineer Magazine.”
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Today marks the beginning of the San Diego Beer Week and if you’re anywhere in the general vicinity of San Diego, I suggest you head to their website, pull up the calendar of events, and start planning the next 10 days of your life! Running from November 5th to the 14th, San Diego Beer Week promotes San Diego’s thriving craft beer culture by sponsoring a ten-day county-wide festival that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of their regional brewing heritage, and showcases businesses with ties to the craft beer community. See the full post »
Almost a year ago, Mutineer Magazine’s Online Editor Brian Kropf wrote about the first release of Olde Rabbit’s Foot, a bourbon barrel-aged blend of imperial stouts from three North Carolina breweries (Olde Hickory Brewing, The Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery and Foothills Brewing).
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The Duvel Collection
Acknowledging that you have a problem is the first step to finding a solution. And I have a problem .. and I don’t think I want to find a solution. I love buying glassware for my beer. With this in mind, there’s no wonder these specific glasses made me feel giddy with excitement as they are pretty awesome. I present to you the The Duvel Collection. The Duvel Collection will take their iconic Duvel glass and release it in a limited series featuring internationally acclaimed artists, creators, and designers who will design an original print for the glass. What is to be a regular release, there are currently three different designs available, created by the Dutch artist Parra, the Belgian graphic artist Denis Meyers, and the designer duo Elley Kishimoto. See the full post »
Some beers are made more special by their rarity. These are the big imperial stouts, aged in even bigger bourbon barrels before finding their way into a very small number of bottles and sold for top-dollar. These are the beers for which people trade, stand in line, and sell their souls through blood-signed pacts.
And then there’s Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale.
Celebration is the antithesis of such beers. It is affordable, readily available, and the only line you’ll have to stand in to get it is that of your local grocery store — such is the far-reaching distribution of Celebration. For nearly 30 years, craft beer lovers have welcomed the cold winter months knowing that Celebration Ale would make them that much more tolerable.
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