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
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