Sierra Nevada is one of those larger craft breweries that continues to do things right. We have reviewed many of Sierra Nevada’s interesting offerings in the past and now there is one more to add to the mix. The Northern Hemisphere Harvest is an wet hopped American IPA. The hops in this beer come from Yakima, WA and go from the field to the brewery in 24 hours so they are extremely fresh when used, and should provide some great hop notes.
Archive November 2011
In celebration of Sierra Nevada’s 30th Anniversary, Shane and Nick open a bottle of their Brewmaster’s Reserve Grand Cru. This American Strong Ale is a blending of Oak Aged Bigfoot, Celebration Ale and fresh hopped Pale Ale. If that wasn’t enough, a portion (25%) of the beer is aged in bourbon barrels.
When Port City Brewing Company first opened in Alexandria Virgina I paid them a visit and profiled them in this post. Now, nine months later, the brewery is continuing to grow at an astounding rate. This week Port City released their Tidings Ale, a strong Belgian blonde ale, which is made with local Maryland wildflower honey and Virginia wheat, and is spiced with coriander, cardamom, fresh ginger and grains of paradise.
To commemorate and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the debut album Ten by Pearl Jam, Dogfish Head brewed Faithfull Ale (Pearl Jam TWENTY). Faithfull is a Belgian style golden ale brewed with 10 incremental additions of black currants and hopped up to 20 IBUs. Shane and Nick sit down and enjoy the beer brewed in celebration of the band.
Mikkeller is always produces interesting beers, and we have reviewed several of them in the past. I picked up the Jackie Brown on a whim, thinking that the plain label would mean it is a standard brown ale. After some research this may turn out to be a very interesting beer, as Mikkeller adds plenty of hops and plays with the malts a bit.