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04 | 17 | 19

Open Tanks and Free-Range Flavors

Posted in North Carolina Brewery

Visit our Facebook page to see all of our Mills River construction photos. There's an old saying: brewers don't make beer, yeast does. Without fermentation, there would be no beer. Much of what we as brewers do is work to keep yeast happy so it will produce the flavors we want in the finished beers. Now that we're brewing on a consistent basis at our Mills River facility, healthy yeast is...

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04 | 17 | 19

A Nano Brewery for Big Beer Ideas

Posted in Our Beer

The more things change, the more things stay the same. At least that's what we've found at the brewery.Over the past few decades, Sierra Nevada has added family members, new facilities and hundreds of beers. Although we've grown as a brewing company, our biggest ideas always start small.It's with this in mind that we introduce a new member to the Sierra Nevada family: the Nano Brewery.Consisting of just a 20-gallon...

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04 | 17 | 19

New Beers in a New Brewery

Posted in North Carolina Brewery

Visit our Facebook page to see all of our Mills River construction photos. To some extent, we’re all afraid of the unknown, but taking the leap can lead to big rewards.Until now, Mills River has focused solely on brewing Pale Ale and Torpedo®—our two most popular beers—to try to catch up with the ever-growing demand.Last week, however, was a departure.We stepped into foreign territory, working on three exciting new beers for...

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04 | 17 | 19

Keeping It Simple with Saison Strawberry Tart

Posted in Food & Beer

It's almost summer, which means parties, which means you'd better get your potluck game in check.You're on dessert duty. You could make cookies. But why not let the fruits of summer and a great beer do the legwork? That's why we're whipping up Ovila Saison Strawberry Tart all summer long. It looks fancy, it tastes fancy, but making it is a piece of cake. (Well, tart, actually.)We mixed fresh strawberries...

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04 | 17 | 19

Nearly 700 Craft Breweries Sign Up for Beer Camp Across America

Posted in Beer Camp Across America, Press Releases

NEARLY 700 CRAFT BREWERIES FROM ALMOST EVERY STATE SIGN UP TOTAKE PART IN SIERRA NEVADA'S BEER CAMP ACROSS AMERICA FESTIVAL TOURTraveling beer festival shaping up to be the largest craft beer celebration in historyChico, CA—June 4, 2014—Nearly 700 craft brewers from around the country have already signed up for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Beer Camp Across America, an unprecedented multi-weekend traveling beer festival taking place this summer. Anticipating more than...

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04 | 17 | 19

Putting a Shine on our New Brewery

Posted in North Carolina Brewery

Visit our Facebook page to see all of our Mills River construction photos. The details make all the difference. We believe that the small stuff is important because if we pay attention to that, it's a given that the big picture is well looked after.As the mission-critical aspects of our Mills River brewery begin to wrap up (i.e. brewing and bottling beer) we're focusing on what will turn this from a...

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04 | 17 | 19

Rain Check Kick-Starts Mills River Brewing

Posted in Press Releases

SIERRA NEVADA BREWS FIRST SPECIALTY BEERFOR NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITYMills River, NC—June 9, 2014—Sierra Nevada is celebrating the official start of brewing at its new Mills River, North Carolina, facility with the release of Rain Check Spiced Stout, a specialty beer brewed for western North Carolina and several surrounding states. Rain Check was inspired by the tropical flavors often found in other favorite foul-weather drinks—fresh ginger, brown sugar, molasses, and tangy...

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04 | 17 | 19

Brewer Lineup Announced

Posted in Beer Camp Across America

In six weeks we begin a seven-city festival adventure in the name of U.S. craft beer. We put out the call for our brewing brethren to join us for Beer Camp Across America in hopes of creating the largest celebration of craft beer in history. In no time the sign-up list turned into a scroll, and today we're thrilled to share the nearly more than 700 brewers* who are on board this...

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04 | 17 | 19

Roused by Snow Wit Waffles

Posted in Food & Beer

If you don't have a waffle maker, it's time to scour thrift stores, steal (er, borrow) from your friends, plug one into your birthday list or learn to manufacture cast iron cookware if you're really hungry. Our kitchen champion Micheal Iles enhanced the pillars of waffles—batter, syrup and spread—using our Snow Wit White IPA, part of our brand new 4-Way IPA variety pack, yielding a breakfast plate that is a...

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04 | 17 | 19

Terra Incognita Back for Round Three

Posted in Press Releases

SIERRA NEVADA AND BOULEVARD MAKE THEIR THIRD CALIFORNIA TRAIL TRIPThe latest iteration of Terra Incognita emerges in Northern CaliforniaChico, CA—August 14, 2014—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Boulevard Brewing Company today announced that round three of their ever-evolving collaboration Terra Incognita will hit retail shelves late this month. First created in 2012 for SAVOR, a Brewers Association beer and food event, Terra Incognita proved too fun and flavorful a project to...

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