The Session #105: Double Feature

It’s the first Friday of the month once again so that means I’m drinking and writing for another round of The Session! You know the drill: collaborative beer blogging, we write on a common theme suggested by this month’s host, who will then roundup all the entries so we can … Continue reading

Tuesday Tastings: Space Fruit, Great Punkin, Ovila Abbey Quad

Seeing press releases for the Portland Fruit Beer Festival next month puts me in the mood to review some fruit beers for this week’s Tuesday Tastings. Coalition Brewing Space Fruit IPA Space Fruit is Portland, Oregon-based Coalition’s entry into the citrus-infused India Pale Ale trend. This year’s version is currently … Continue reading

7 beer labels you might confuse with Lagunitas IPA

News broke today that Lagunitas Brewing has filed a legal complaint against Sierra Nevada Brewing, the heart of which is a trademark violation notice. From the Beer Street Journal: While the SweetWater/Lagunitas situation is behind us, Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada now have a new legal issue to sort out. This … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2014: Day 23: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

Today is the penultimate day for the Beer Advent Calendar, and it does double duty as well—it’s my birthday! As is my habit each year for my birthday I choose an Advent beer that’s more for “me” than strictly for the holidays, a special beer to enjoy that I think everyone … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2014: Day 5: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Today, December 5, is Repeal Day, the day we in the U.S. celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition: on December 5, 1933, Utah became the thirty-sixth and final state needed to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment which had enacted national Prohibition starting in 1920. It’s a … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 10: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Our pick for today comes from beer writer Lisa Morrison, The Beer Goddess, who has her own radio show and writes for a number of national and regional publications, not to mention her Hop Press blog. Lisa brings us an American classic. The holiday season’s arrival is marked by different … Continue reading

Life & Limb

Surely one of the most hyped, talked-about beers of the last month or so is Life & Limb, the first ever collaboration beer between Sierra Nevada Brewing and Dogfish Head Brewery: partly because there was a social media firestorm that buoyed in (largely sparked by the highly effective Dogfish Publicity … Continue reading

Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head collaboration

It may well be that “collaboration is the new IBU” in the beer world as noted by @jeffbearer on Twitter, but this is one brewer collaboration that’s worth getting excited about: Sierra Nevada teaming up with Dogfish Head to produce something, well, amazing: This fall independent craft brewers Sierra Nevada … Continue reading