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Start Your Adventure

Keep your cooler stocked with Pale Ale,
The Official Beer of Camping
Hazy IPA

Hazy Little Thing

Go bold and make tonight a hazy one.

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Make way for

Big Little Thing

Imperial IPA

Combining Big Malt and Big Hops for a Big 9% ABV and a clean, tropical finish.

The Next BIG Thing
Fresh Hop IPA


Once a year, we race fresh hops home to start the Celebration.

Let's Celebrate!
01 Start Your Adventure
02 Hazy Little Thing
03 Big Little Thing
04 Celebration IPA

Beer for Exploring

Freedom’s in the wild places, and so are the best beers you’ve ever had. After skiing the slopes, reaching the summit, setting up camp—crack one open to celebrate. Scout our lineup to find what you’ll pack next.

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From our cellar to your doorstep

Grab a single 750mL bottle or build your dream mixed pack. Shipping available to residents of CA, NC, ND, NE, NH, VA & VT.

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In Chico, CA & Mills River, NC

Grab growlers, crowlers and takeout from our Taprooms, or bottles and cans from our Gift Shop.

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Order Sierra Nevada beer from your neighborhood shops! Pick it up yourself, or have it delivered within hours.

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Pale Ale

Heavy on hops, that was always the brewery plan. So in 1980, we loaded Pale Ale up with Cascade—a new hop at the time named after the mountain range—and the intense aromas of pine and citrus sparked the American craft beer revolution.

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Ken Grossman Founder & Owner
Adventure & Passion

Our Story


Mountain Inspired

Ken Grossman ditched the city whenever he could. Going off-grid, that’s where he found thrills and life’s answers. Climbing in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Ken’s bold idea took shape: build a brewery. Naming it would be easy.

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Bigger Than Beer


The goal was simple when we started: make incredible beer. But there’s more at stake, so we brew and do business like the planet’s future depends on it, because it does.

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Our breweries are craft beer getaways: artisan food, live music, brewhouse tours, outdoor lounging. And since beer’s better with friends, who’s coming with you?





Beneath our towering copper kettles are the roots of American craft beer. This is where flavor turned a corner and never looked back. If you smell hops, you’re close.




Torpedo Room

Mixed in with Fourth Street’s busy shops, the Torpedo Room is our neighborhood hangout that brings our brewery spirit to the San Francisco Bay Area.



Mills River


Our East Coast location is a jaw-dropping retreat off the beaten path. The half-mile driveway carves through forest to reveal our hidden home—part brewery, part park.