Parking options include a nearby paid parking lot, and metered public street parking.
Only service animals are allowed on-site at this time.
Mills River, NC guests that are FULLY VACCINATED are NOT required to wear a cloth face covering. UN-VACCINATED guests are required to wear a cloth face covering. We are following state and local guidelines to protect the health and safety of our guests, our community, and our employees.
Chico, CA guests that are FULLY VACCINATED are NOT required to wear a cloth face covering. UN-VACCINATED are required to wear a cloth face covering. We are following state and local guidelines to protect the health and safety of our guests, our community, and our employees.
Most shows in the Hop Yard are all ages. Be sure to check the show’s individual event page to confirm if it’s 21+.
All Sierra Nevada beer is dated when it is packaged. This package date is printed on the exterior of our cans, bottles, packaging and kegs.
For most of our beers, including Pale Ale and the rest of our year-round and seasonal lineup, 150 days is our maximum recommended shelf life, assuming they’ve had optimal storage conditions (cool, dark, and dry). Certain specialty beers (e.g., Northern Hemisphere Harvest) have a shorter 100-day window. Some styles of beer, though, improve with a bit of age—not unlike a fine wine. Prime candidates include beers that are high in alcohol (e.g. Bigfoot Barleywine) and those with a moderate amount of roasted grains (e.g. Narwhal Imperial Stout). Their flavors will evolve in intriguing ways over time.
Unfortunately, we are not able to ship beer directly to consumers. Please use our beer locator to find a retailer in your area.
In the United States, we have distribution in all states. We also have limited distribution in the following locations: Australia, Brazil, Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario), Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates (UAE),United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, and on several cruise lines. Use our Beer Finder to find retailers in your area who have our beer.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. uses the highest quality and most natural brewing ingredients while utilizing the very best brewing practices. This allows us to create ales and lagers with superior flavor, aroma, balance, and character. As a traditional brewer, Sierra Nevada currently uses water, malt, hops, and yeast for every brew. We will also use malted wheat and rye, oats, various fruit and more for some of our beers. If used, these ingredients are listed for each beer page online here.
Yes. We require that all of our ingredients used for our regular production beers are Non-GMO.
We brew with a variety of grains including barley, wheat and rye, all of which contain small amounts of naturally occurring gluten. The brewing process does notably reduce gluten levels, but the final beers don’t reach gluten-free status.
The sediment evident in the bottom of a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and other naturally conditioned beers is the yeast we use for bottle conditioning. Typically, the yeast lies tight and flat to the bottom of the bottle. As the beer is poured, the yeast will re-suspend making the beer’s appearance cloudy or slightly particulate, but this will not adversely affect beer flavor. If bottles are stored improperly (e.g. upside down or on their side) the yeast may resettle into what looks like a drop of pancake batter or vanilla ice cream and will be more apparent, but it will still not affect the finished flavor of the beer.
Bottle conditioning is a time-honored method for naturally carbonating beer. We dose back a small amount of fermentable sugar and yeast into the beer right before we package it. This fermentation creates the finished carbonation and flavors unique to our beer.
We bottle condition our original five beers: Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Celebration Ale, and Bigfoot. We also can condition our Pale Ale.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. complies with California’s Proposition 65 as it relates to BPA regulations and notification. Beer packaged in bottles, Keg’s and Growlers do not, and have not contained BPA in their packaging materials. All canned beer produced after November 15, 2017 (16 oz. Sidecar packaged after December 20th 2017) is and will continue to be fully compliant with the same Prop 65 regulations regarding the exclusion of BPA.
Most of our variety packs are designed to be sold as is. However, they usually include at least one Sierra Nevada Beer (i.e. Pale Ale or Hazy Little Thing) that are available year-round, for purchase separately.
We’re about a 25-minute drive from the Biltmore Estate (14 miles).
We don’t currently have cider on our tap list.
No, we don’t allow any outside alcohol at the Torpedo Room.
We do have ways to modify select menu items so they’re gluten-reduced, so please chat with your server to learn what’s possible.
We do have ways to modify select menu items so they’re vegetarian or vegan, so please chat with your server to learn what’s possible.
Yes, a flight on our patio is a great idea. Order at the bar, then head outside.