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05 | 15 | 19

Way Back with the Wildflower

Posted in Beyond the Brewhouse

The 38th annual Chico Wildflower Century, one of California’s top cycling events, saw 3,300 people in the saddle. They sign up for various reasons: tradition, camaraderie, or crossing one off the bucket list. “I just ride so I can eat pizza for the rest of my life,” says Ben, a 33-year-old from San Francisco who’s made the trek to Chico for the past five years. Ben’s taking a breather at...

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04 | 17 | 19

Orange Custard with Celebration IPA Chocolate Glaze

Posted in Food & Beer

It's December, which means the holidays, which means you'd better get your go-to recipe in order. Good thing we've got you covered. You ready for this? Orange Custard with Celebration IPA Chocolate Glaze.We know, we know. You're looking at the recipe and freezing up. Trust us, you can do this. Remember those chocolate oranges from childhood? This recipe turns that flavor up to 11. Grab a spoon.Custard:2 cups heavy cream2/3...

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04 | 17 | 19

Why Trillium Said Yes to Beer Camp Across America

Posted in Beer Camp Across America

Guest post contributed by Esther Tetreault, co-founder of Trillium Brewing Co. alongside her husband JC.Visit Beer Camp WebsiteEvery day starts like this:4:00am—Tell our 3-year-old to go back to bed6:30am—Beg our 3-year-old to get out of bedNext comes one crazy hour of controlled chaos trying to get two kids fed, dressed, and out the door with lunch in hand to two different schools. Then JC and I head off to one...

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04 | 17 | 19

Making Every Drop Count

Posted in Sustainability

If you've stopped by the Chico Taproom and Restaurant in recent weeks, you might have noticed that things look a bit different, at least on the outside.Looking sharp, front yard!We gave our pub landscaping a dapper makeover, but it's more than skin deep. With drought-tolerant plants, rock features and decomposed granite and slate, the change also allows us to use less water.California has been our home since we sold our...

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04 | 17 | 19

Filling Cans on Both Coasts

Posted in North Carolina Brewery, Our Beer

Visit our Facebook page to see all of our Mills River construction photos. Even the best laid plans sometimes deserve a second look, and when designing a new brewery from the ground up, those early plans often go right out the window.We planned to install a canning line in Mills River at some point in the future (and designed the packaging hall to fit it in), but in the years since...

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04 | 17 | 19

Our Statement On Hop Hunter IPA

Posted in Press Releases

Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada is a pioneer of craft brewing and sets the standard for quality. Our brand narrative has always been about our passion, innovation and intrepid spirit.We've been making IPAs since 1981. Hop Hunter IPA is the latest product in our portfolio, with the bright Sierra Nevada banner prominently displayed across the top of the design, and the beer style underneath—an IPA in this case—so that beer...

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04 | 17 | 19

Wild Hops of the West

Posted in Our Beer, Hops

It's amazing what you might find hiding in your backyard, if only you take the time to look. The newest and most exciting hop working its way into our next beer didn't come from Europe and it wasn't from the new breeding cooperative; it was here all along, just waiting to be tried.Neomexicanus hops are a wild, native species that grow in the harsh, dry mountains of the American West....

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04 | 17 | 19

Fend Off the Cold with Snowpack

Posted in Press Releases

SIERRA NEVADA FENDS OFF THE COLD WITH BRAND NEW "SNOWPACK"Chico, CA—October 1, 2014—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. filled its third and final seasonal mixed 12-pack of the year with beers that ward off winter's bite. Aptly named, Snowpack features two brand new beers and two steadfast recipes. The variety pack starts heading to distributors this week and will be available through January 2015. Whether harnessing the comfort of coffee or borrowing...

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04 | 17 | 19

Little Things and Their Big Difference

Posted in North Carolina Brewery

Visit our Facebook page to see all of our Mills River construction photos. It's been said that construction is equal parts planning and patience. As our new Mills River, NC, brewery gradually comes online, the process is maddeningly close to completion. We're whittling down the impossibly long "to-do" list.Our Beer Camp Across America festival in Mills River last month set a tough deadline for the dozens of crews working on the...

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04 | 17 | 19

Crafting A Tradition

Posted in Our Beer

Brewers are just folks who love making good beer, but occasionally, the beer geek comes out and we get to play mad scientist for a little while.That's what happened in our barrel room when our friends from Boulevard Brewing Company came to visit. The goal: to find the perfect blend for our 2014 Terra Incognita collaboration brew. The way to get there: tasting a whole lot of beer.Terra Incognita, whose...

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