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We’re glad you want to get involved! Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Hop Harvest Festival invites breweries to pour their own beers and interact with the festival-goers, so there are no volunteers needed for this event. This is your time to have fun, so enjoy yourself at the festival!
If you are interested in working at this event, please reach out to Anderson & Associates Recruitment and Staffing at 530-891-1955.

BLASPHEMY! Okay, okay, we’ll have water and the food trucks will have non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. No other alcoholic beverages will be served.

PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Really, we can’t stress this enough. If you overindulge, leave your car and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle or a taxi; you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe. We also created these great options for you:
FREE SHUTTLE – the shuttle will run on a continuous loop on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pick up and drop off are at the transit center on the corner of 2nd and Salem in downtown Chico.
RIDE YOUR BIKE – Chico Velo is offering complimentary bike valet and there is plentiful bike parking at the brewery! *Please bike responsibly! *
PARKING AT SILVER DOLLAR FAIRGROUNDS – Complimentary parking is available at the fairgrounds, which is a short walk to the brewery, or you can take the shuttle that will run back and forth from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you need to, you can leave your car at the fairgrounds overnight and pick it up the next day. **THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE AT SIERRA NEVADA**

Well, we’d like to, but we can’t. Legally, we have to make sure everyone inside the event is 21 or older. Bring your passport or any other government-issued photo ID, and you’ll be good to go!

We aren’t issuing refunds for this festival. Please find a friend to go in your place!

At the bottom of the Eventbrite page, you’ll find a “Contact” button. Shoot us a message and give us a couple of days to get back to you. We’ll get you taken care of; we’re here to help!

Sorry, no one under 21 will be admitted, regardless of how far under 21 they are. But congrats on the new addition to the family. May we suggest a parents’ afternoon out?!

Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Hop Harvest Festival will feature a variety of local food trucks, offering food for purchase for all attendees. A list of participating food truck vendors and the Sierra Nevada Taproom menu will be released on the festival website in early October.

We’re partnering with California Craft Brewers Association to host this festival. All festival proceeds will go to support its ongoing efforts to protect and support the craft brewing industry.

The Designated Driver tickets include festival admission, food truck voucher, a commemorative sampling glass, and live entertainment. Food trucks will be on site for you to redeem your voucher. Additionally, this wristband entitles you to eternal thanks from your friends and may subject you to periodic public displays of gratitude from the Sierra Nevada staff.

All tickets include admission to the event, live entertainment, and access to food trucks selling their delicious offerings during the event.
• Early Access– join the celebration an hour early for exclusive first tastes! You get event access at 2:00 p.m., one hour earlier than general admission, and an opportunity to sample more than 100 unique beers.
• General Admission – enjoy four hours of hop-centric celebration with an opportunity to sample more than 100 unique beers.
• Designated Driver – join the celebration and earn the eternal gratitude of your friends. This ticket provides admission to the event, live entertainment, and a food truck voucher for a meal of your choice. Holders of this ticket type may not consume alcohol during the event.

Each transaction is limited to 10 tickets.

Get tickets here! Tickets are available starting Thursday, August 15, at 10:00 a.m. PST, online only.

BLASPHEMY! Okay, okay, we’ll have water, iced tea, and lemonade. No other alcoholic beverages will be served… it is an Oktoberfest after all.

PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Really, we can’t stress this enough, if you overindulge, leave your car or bike overnight and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle or a taxi; you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe. We also created these great options for you:

• ASHEVILLE FREE SHUTTLE – Parking info for Asheville shuttle coming soon!

• HENDERSONVILLE FREE SHUTTLE – Parking info for the Hendersonville shuttles coming soon!

• PARKING AT EVENT– All event parking will be at Gate 7 of the WNC Agricultural Center. First shuttles will depart at 4:30pm and will continuously loop to and from the event site until the end of Oktoberfest. If you need to, please leave your car overnight in the parking lot and pick it up the next day.

Well, we’d like to, but we can’t. Legally, we have to make sure everyone inside the event is over 21. Bring your passport or any other government issued photo ID and you’ll be good to go!

Unfortunately, we will not issue refunds. Please find a friend to go in your place. You’ve got lots of friends, someone will want your tickets!

Due to the high volume of tickets sold at this event, we will not administer exchanges. We encourage you to find a friend to go in your place and purchase a ticket for the desired date you wish to come.

At the bottom of the Eventbrite page, you’ll find a contact the organizer button. Shoot us a message and give us a couple days to get back to you. We’ll get you taken care of; we’re here to help!

Sorry, no one under 21 will be admitted, regardless of how far under 21 they are…but congrats on the new addition to the family. May we suggest a parents’ night out?!

Keeping with tradition, a contemporary German feast will be provided by the Sierra Nevada Taproom. The feast will be available from 5-8pm, and is included with your ticket price. What’s more, Bavarian style pretzels with Sierra Nevada mustards and German chocolate cupcakes with coconut-pecan filling are available until 10pm in exchange for a beer or snack ticket.

Directly following the Chicken Dance contest will be a moustache-off. No, you don’t have to take your moustache off, just come up toward the stage and show it off! The winners will take home two tickets to the 2020 Oktoberfest!

Traditional dress is encouraged, but not required. Lederhosen and dirndls are highly recommended! You don’t need to get fancy, just have fun with it!

Absolutely, time to start practicing! Don’t be a turkey, learn how to chicken dance! Or, if you’re more of a visual learner, here is an awkward instructional video.

The designated driver ticket costs $27 and comes with all the perks of the regular ticket, except that no alcohol will be served to you. You will still get a stein, contemporary German meal, one pretzel ticket, and non-alcoholic beverages. Your wristband will identify you as a non-drinker. Additionally, this wristband entitles you to eternal thanks from your friends, and may subject you to periodic public displays of gratitude from the Sierra Nevada staff.

The answer is twofold…
1. You will be able to purchase your beer tickets in advance online. Pre-purchased beer or pretzel tickets will be in allotments of five tickets and can be redeemed at dedicated express lines in the beer tickets area. The pre-purchased beer tickets line will move significantly faster; we highly recommend this option.
2. As always, additional beer tickets will be on sale for $5/beer at the event in whatever quantity suits you best.

Each transaction is limited to ten tickets.

Tickets can only be purchased online: https://oktoberfest2019nc.eventbrite.com
TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019, AT 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT – PLAN AHEAD AND PURCHASE EARLY!

For the first time ever, one lucky couple will have the opportunity to share their vows with the raucous crowd at Oktoberfest! We’re looking for a couple whose “love of beer and love for each other outpaces any other” to get hitched at the Chico Oktoberfest event, followed by a reception and true Bavarian-style Oktoberfest celebration. To enter,  Perhaps include a screenshot of exactly where this is to help folks along. couples should submit a short, 1-minute video making the case for why they’d be the perfect candidates to wed at Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest Royal Wedding. Entry opens Friday, July 12 at oktoberfestwedding.sierranevada.com

BLASPHEMY! Okay, okay, we’ll have water, iced tea, and lemonade. No other alcoholic beverages will be served—it is an Oktoberfest after all.

PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Really, we can’t stress this enough. If you overindulge, leave your car and come back for it the next day. Take the free (!) shuttle or a taxi; you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe. 1. FREE SHUTTLE from Downtown Chico—the shuttle will run on a continuous loop on Friday and Saturday from 4:30-11:00 p.m. Pick up and drop off are at the transit center across from Madison Bear Garden. This is the ideal option for those seeking post-fest fun. 2. RIDE YOUR BIKE – Chico Velo is offering complimentary bike valet services and there is plentiful bike parking at the brewery! We don’t advocate drinking and riding your bike, though. 3. PARKING AT SILVER DOLLAR FAIRGROUNDS – Complimentary parking is available at the fairgrounds, which is a short walk to the brewery, or you can take the shuttle that will run back and forth from 4:30-11:00 p.m. If you need to, you can leave your car overnight at the fairgrounds and pick it up the next day. PLEASE FEST RESPONSIBLY! **THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE AT SIERRA NEVADA**

Well, we’d like to, but we can’t. Legally, we have to make sure everyone inside the event is over 21. Bring your passport or any other government issued photo ID and you’ll be good to go!

Due to the high volume of tickets sold at this event, we will not administer exchanges. We encourage you to find a friend to go in your place and purchase a ticket for your preferred date.

Unfortunately, we will not issue refunds. Please find a friend to go in your place. You’ve got lots of friends, someone will want your tickets!

At the bottom of the Eventbrite page, you’ll find a “Contact” button . Shoot us a message and give us a couple days to get back to you. We’ll get you taken care of; we’re here to help!

Sorry, no one under 21 will be admitted, regardless of how far under 21 they are. But congrats on the new addition to the family. May we suggest a parents’ night out?!

The Sierra Nevada Taproom is catering a contemporary German meal. The feast will be available from 5-8 p.m. and is included with your ticket price. Menu coming soon.

Directly following the Chicken Dance contest will be a moustache-off. Well, we’re not shaving them off; just come up toward the stage and show them off. The winners will take home two tickets to the 2020 Oktoberfest!

Traditional dress is encouraged, but not required. Lederhosen and dirndls are highly recommended! You don’t need to get fancy, just have fun with it.

Absolutely. Time to start practicing! Don’t be a turkey, learn the Chicken Dance with this awkward instructional video, and if you want a deeper dive, here’s some Wiki history.

The designated driver ticket costs $35 and comes with all the perks of the regular ticket, except that no alcohol will be served to you. You will still get a stein, contemporary German meal, one pretzel ticket, non-alcoholic beverages, and access to our complimentary shuttle service. Your wristband will identify you as a non-drinker. Additionally, this wristband entitles you to eternal thanks from your friends, and may subject you to periodic public displays of gratitude from the Sierra Nevada staff. Designated driver ticket holders must be 21 for entry.

You have two options: One – Online: Pre-purchased beer or snack tickets will be in allotments of five tickets and can be redeemed at dedicated express lines in the beer tickets area. The pre-purchased beer tickets line will move significantly faster; we highly recommend this option. Two – Onsite: Additional beer or snack tickets will be on sale for $5/ticket at the event in whatever quantity suits you.

Each transaction is limited to 6 tickets.

Tickets can only be purchased online. Please note: tickets are no longer available for purchase in our Gift Store. TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019, AT 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT – PLAN AHEAD AND PURCHASE EARLY!

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.

The shelf life recommendation for most of our regular production beer, including Pale Ale and the rest of our year-round and seasonal lineup, is 150 days with optimal storage conditions in a cool, dark and dry place. For Northern Hemisphere Harvest, our Wet Hop IPA, it is 100 days. Customers often choose to cellar specialty beers like our Bigfoot, Narwhal and barrel-aged offerings for many years, as the flavors will continue to evolve and change with time.

Use our beer locator to find which retailers in your area have our beer.

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, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Virgin Islands, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

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 malted barley, wheat and rye for all our beers, and these grains all contain small amounts of naturally occurring gluten. Although the brewing process notably reduces the gluten levels, no beer brewed using these materials can be called gluten free. We do not currently have any plans to brew a beer without these grains, nor do we have plans to use enzymes in order to call a beer gluten reduced.

Please check out our individual beer pages here, or see the full nutrition list.

Please fill out our contact form and tell us more about the information you are seeking.

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.

Yes, certain tours do require closed-toe shoes (e.g. Beer Geek Tour). Please check the tour description or give us a call for more details.

We have a few outdoor spots in Mills River where well-behaved dogs can tag along. The open-air spaces we call the Back Porch, Upper Park, and Lower Park all welcome canine friends. (We use our discretion to close these areas if weather is inclement.) We just ask that you keep your pup on a leash to avoid any surprise tiffs between dogs. We also want to respect guests who might not be dog fanatics.

When it comes to dogs indoors, we’re limited to ADA service animals due to the nature, size, and shape of our facilities. ADA service animals must either be trained or in training to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. We can’t allow other dogs, pets or animals indoors, including those whose function is to provide comfort, emotional support, companionship, or therapy.

ADA service animals must be under control of the handler at all times while visiting the brewery, and please note additional Brewery Tour policies for ADA service animals.

We have one outdoor spot at our Chico brewery called The Hop Yard where well-behaved dogs can tag along. The Hop Yard is open seasonally in the spring and summer. (We use our discretion to close The Hop Yard if weather is dangerously hot or inclement.) We just ask that you keep your pup on a leash to avoid any surprise tiffs between dogs. We also want to respect guests who might not be dog fanatics.

When it comes to dogs or other animals indoors—and this includes our Taproom patio—we’re limited to ADA service animals due to the nature, size, and shape of our facilities. ADA service animals must either be trained or in training to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. We can’t allow other dogs, pets or animals indoors, including those whose function is to provide comfort, emotional support, companionship, or therapy.

ADA service animals must be under control of the handler at all times while visiting the brewery, and please note additional Brewery Tour policies for ADA service animals.

Our guided brewery tours weave in and out of production spaces, so as a safety and health precaution, we’re unable to host dogs or other animals.

If you plan on visiting with an ADA service animal, please contact us before your visit so we can arrange your tour. ADA service animals are also welcome on our self-guided tours, which you can take at your own pace.

ADA service animals must either be trained or in training to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. We can’t allow other dogs, pets or animals indoors, including those whose function is to provide comfort, emotional support, companionship, or therapy. ADA service animals must be under control of the handler at all times while visiting the brewery.

Yes, visit our Gift Shop page for directions to purchase gift cards.

No, we don’t host weddings in our brewery venues.

There’s a lot going on at Sierra Nevada. Check out our Locations page to plan your visit.

Yes, when space is available, during normal business hours.

We host select private events in our Big Room as we’re able. Give us a call to see what’s available.

We host private events in our High Gravity venue, and we have a private dining space in our Taproom. Email our on-site events manager to see what’s available at TaproomEventsNC@sierranevada.com.

Yes, we are. Feel free to bring the family. Note that certain guided Brewery Tours have age restrictions.

Yes, visit our Gift Shop page for directions to purchase gift cards.

Head to our Gift Shop page where we detail how to make an exchange with us.

Our self-guided tour doesn’t require a reservation. Our other Brewery Tours do require reservations. Visit our Brewery Tours page for details and booking directions.

No, we have a self-guided tour that doesn’t require reservations. See details about the self-guided tour and other options on our Brewery Tours page.

Yes, if you’re on a guided tour, we do require closed-toed shoes since we’re moving in and out of production spaces. It’s for your safety and it’s a health precaution.

Yes, send an email to our Tour Coordinator at MillsRiverPrivateTours@sierranevada.com to see what is available.

Most of our guided tours require participants to be at least 12 years old, while several tours are 21+. (You have to be 21+ to do any beer tasting.) Please visit our Brewery Tours page to explore tour options and check age requirements.

There are no age restrictions for our self-guided tours.

Yes! Here’s your link to our Gift Shop page.

Visit our Big Room page to see what bands are on the books.

We have free live music each Saturday and Sunday. Visit our Events page to see who’s performing and to check out other special events.

We don’t have gluten-free options in our current beer lineup.

Use our Beer Locator to search your nearby stores. Keep in mind this tool shows what’s been shipped, but it’s still best to call your favorite shop before making the trip.

Check out our Release Calendar.

Most every beer we include in a variety pack is designed to only be part of that sampler. Now, we do usually include one staple Sierra Nevada beer in our variety packs (e.g. Pale Ale) which you can find by itself.

We’re about a 30-minute drive from downtown Asheville (13 miles). From Asheville Regional Airport, we’re a quick 10-minute drive.

We have a nature trail that leads to the French Broad River. When river access is open, you can stroll with your beer. We also have a trail in the front of the brewery that winds through the forested front yard, but beer’s not allowed out front.

We open river access on the weekends, weather permitting.

Our French Broad River access is dependent on whether Lower Park is open. If it’s closed, you’ll have to hang out elsewhere on the brewery grounds. Lower Park is open seasonally on weekends (roughly April-October). If you want to double-check Lower Park hours, head to our Contact page to give us a call.

We’re about a 25-minute drive from the Biltmore Estate (14 miles).

Yes, bring baby, but if you suspect they will need a separate seat at any point, please buy a general admission ticket for them.

No, we sell meal tickets seperately. Please visit our Big Room page to be sure you purchase the ticket(s) you’d like.

Our packaging line typically runs Monday-Thursday. You can use our enclosed catwalk to get a bird’s-eye view of the action.

We’re unable to sell kegs directly to customers.

We have a different food menu on the Back Porch. We’re limited by our outdoor kitchen size and the volume of visitors, so we customize the outdoor menu to offer variety without sacrificing speed of service.

Dogs are the only type of animal we can host in the open-air spaces we call the Back Porch, Upper Park, and Lower Park. We just ask that you keep your pup on a leash to avoid any surprise tiffs between dogs. We also want to respect guests who might not be dog fanatics.

When it comes to dogs or other animals indoors, we’re limited to ADA service animals due to the nature, size, and shape of our facilities. ADA service animals must either be trained or in training to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. We can’t allow other dogs, pets or animals indoors, including those whose function is to provide comfort, emotional support, companionship, or therapy.

ADA service animals must be under control of the handler at all times while visiting the brewery, and please note additional Brewery Tour policies for ADA service animals.

Yes, several nearby hotels offer shuttles. Please contact them directly to confirm those services.

Yes, please head to our Contact page where you’ll find information about donations.

Here are several options for hotels in Chico, CA.

Here are several options for hotels in Mills River, NC.

No, we don’t have TVs in our Taprooms.

We host select private events in our Big Room as we’re able. Give us a call to learn more and see what’s available.

We host private events in our High Gravity venue, and we have a private dining space in our Taproom. Send our on-site events manager an email at TaproomEventsNC@sierranevada.com to see what is available.

Yes, but it’s limited to wine and champagne, and we charge a $10 corkage fee.

No, we don’t take reservations, but we do appreciate when large groups call ahead to help us plan for space.

No, we don’t take reservations, even for larger parties. If you’re on the wait list, you can check out our Gift Shop or take our self-guided brewery tour. We’ll buzz or text you when your table is ready. Give the Taproom a call to ask about wait times: 828-708-6242

We don’t have a full bar, but along with a big selection of beer, we also have a few wines on our menu.

We don’t have a full bar, but along with a big selection of beer, we also have a few wines on our menu.

No, we only serve our own beer at the Torpedo Room.

On rare occasions we have cider on tap. Visit our Taproom page to see the tap list in real time.

We don’t currently have cider on our tap list.

We don’t currently have cider on our tap list.

Yes, but it’s limited to wine and champagne, and we charge a $10 corkage fee.

No, We don’t allow any outside alcohol on the brewery grounds.

No, we don’t allow any outside alcohol at the Torpedo Room.

We only allow takeout from our Taproom.

No, we don’t take reservations. If you’re on the wait list, you can check out our Gift Shop or take our self-guided brewery tour. We’ll buzz you when your table is ready. Give the Taproom a call to ask about wait times: 530-345-2739

Outside food is limited to takeout from the Back Porch menu or the Lower Park menu.

Our Lower Park space alongside the French Broad River is open seasonally on weekends (roughly April-October). If you want to double-check Lower Park hours, head to our Contact page to give us a call.

We update our menu in real time on the Taproom page.

Please visit our Brewery Tours page to see the range of tours we offer—different topics, lengths, and beer samplings.

Please visit our Brewery Tours page for times and online booking directions.

Please visit our Brewery Tours page to see which tours have openings and to book your spot.

Yes, depending on availability. Please visit our Brewery Tours page to see which tours have openings and to book your spot. You can also call the Brewery Tours team directly at 828-708-6176.

We include educational tastings in many of our Brewery Tours, and if you aren’t interested in a tour, you can sign up for a guided tasting—no walking around, just sampling. You can always visit our Taproom for a flight, where we have lots of beers on tap.

No, you don’t need tickets to spend time at the brewery. We have a self-guided tour or you can book an in-depth Brewery Tours led by our team. If you just want to kick back with a pint, head to our Taproom.

No, you don’t need tickets to spend time at the brewery. We have a self-guided tour or you can book an in-depth Brewery Tours led by our team. If you just want to kick back with a pint, head to our Taproom.

Yes, but we aren’t able to store it because of health codes.

Yes, but we charge a $1/slice cutting fee. We can also store the cake if it’s boxed.

We like your enthusiasm, but you have to physically be at our Taproom to get on the waiting list.

We update our menu in real time on the Taproom page.

We update our menu in real time on the Torpedo Room page.

We’re limited by our outdoor kitchen size and the volume of visitors. We customize the outdoor menu to offer a variety without sacrificing speed of service.

Yes, we do. Check out our Taproom menu online or chat with your server about our GF options.

We do have ways to modify our menu items so they’re gluten-reduced, so please chat with your server to learn what’s possible.

Yes, we do. Check out our Taproom menu online or chat with your server about our vegan and vegetarian options.

We do have ways to modify our menu items so they’re vegetarian or vegan, so please chat with your server to learn what’s possible.

Yes, it’s an all-day menu, but be sure to ask your server if we have any specials for the day.

Yes, a flight on our patio is a great idea.

You can order one at our main bar, or in High Gravity when it’s open, and take it outside.

Our patio is a work in progress, so beers have to stay indoors for the time being.