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Anniversary IPA

40 Years

A tribute to the best of the West Coast IPA and craft beer’s long, strange journey.

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The Details

Hop-forward beers weren’t popular when we started brewing in 1980. But we loved them, and we knew that if we were going to open a brewery, we’d better make something distinctive. It’s been 40 years since then, and we’re still brewing what we love. This beer showcases the bold flavors and aromas of a classic West Coast IPA: intense pine and citrus with a deep gold color and slight caramel sweetness. Here’s to following your passion, and to the next 40 years.

2020 Spring Seasonal



Two-row Pale, Caramelized malts, Acidulated, Oats



Cluster, Cascade, Centennial



Ale Yeast

Brewing is as much art as science, and all beer specifications and raw materials are subject to change at our brewers' creative discretion.
6.0% Alcohol by Volume
65 Bitterness Units
14.1° Original Gravity
2.7° Finishing Gravity
186 Calories
14.6g Carbohydrates
1.6g Proteins

Cheers to

Forty Years

From Homebrewer to Craft Brewer

The Roots of Revolution

An avid homebrewer, Ken was fascinated by the intense flavors and aromas hops could bring to beer. In 1980, with a hand-built brewhouse, he launched Sierra Nevada with a lineup that included Pale Ale. Bold with notes of pine and citrus from Cascade hops, it forever changed American craft beer.

See Ken’s Story