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Fresh Hop IPA

Celebration IPA

Our holiday IPA set the bar for the American style.

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Our holiday IPA set the bar for the American style.

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The Details

Once we pick fresh hops, the clock starts ticking. Each year, we visit the Pacific Northwest to hand-select the best Cascade and Centennial hops, race the harvest home, and brew immediately to capture citrus, pine, and floral notes at their absolute peak — aromas and flavors for the perfect winter beer. It’s a magical time at the brewery — has been for 40 years now! — when our brewers huddle around the fermentation tanks, toasting the start of a special season. Wrapped in red, consider Celebration IPA your first present of the holidays.

Winter Seasonal | Available Oct – Dec

“Celebration is a perennial powerhouse.“

– The Manual

Malts

Malts

Caramelized malts, Two-row Pale

Hops

Hops

Cascade, Centennial, Chinook

Yeast

Yeast

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.
6.8% Alcohol by Volume
65 Bitterness Units
16.0° Original Gravity
4.0° Finishing Gravity
223 Calories
19.7g Carbohydrates
2.6g Proteins
Behind The Scenes

Picking Hops To Start The Celebration

The Celebration IPA recipe hinges on racing hops from the field and into the kettle, but what are the actual logistics? How fresh is fresh? Follow our 3-day sprint through hop farms in the Pacific Northwest, hand-selecting the best Cascades and Centennials exclusively for Celebration.

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Brewers Love Celebration Season

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA turns 40 years old! Look for it in 6-pack, 12oz cans.

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This Christmas, you can enjoy your pretzels, nuts and beers all in one package with this festive Celebration IPA beer brittle that comes with a bit of a kick 🥨🥜🍻
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Notes: The malty, hoppy bite of Sierra Nevada's Celebration IPA and a little spice helps transform this homemade brittle into the perfect sweet treat for the beer lover. For best results, use a candy thermometer.
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INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup Celebration IPA
1 tsp salt
1 cup salted, roasted peanuts
1 cup pretzels, roughly crushed
1 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
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DIRECTIONS
1) Lightly grease a baking sheet with butter, or line it with parchment or a silicon baking mat.
2) Add butter, sugar, beer, and salt to a large saucepan. Heat over low heat and stir until the sugar is melted. Raise heat to high, and bring to a boil. Cook until a “hard crack stage,” 300-310°F.
3) Remove from heat, and stir in peanuts, pretzels, and cayenne pepper. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheet and gently spread.
4) Let brittle cool to room temperature, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
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UPDATE: JUST IN
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Beer of the day…

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (CA + NC)

Santa has landed and we must have been very very good to have received this amaaaaazing beer in a can! Unloading our first truckload of sierranevada Celebration Ale symbolizes everything that is good and right with the beer business.

CELEBRATION IPA
Our holiday IPA set the bar for the American style. This fresh hop IPA is life changing.

The Details
Once we pick fresh hops, the clock starts ticking. Every fall, we visit the Pacific Northwest to hand-select the best Cascade and Centennial hops, race the harvest home, and brew immediately to capture citrus, pine, and floral notes at their absolute peak. It’s a magical time at the brewery — has been for 40 years now! — when our brewers huddle around the fermentation tanks, toasting the start of a special season. Wrapped in red, consider Celebration IPA your first present of the holidays.
6.8% Alc.

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#shangysbeeroftheday #craftbeer
#familyownedbrewery #fresh #independent #cans #love #instabeer #wakeup #seasonal
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Arriving next week... ...

This is the only acceptable pre-Halloween Christmas tradition. Digging the can delivery system sierranevada 😎👍

#craftbeer #celebrationale #norcal #tradition #freshhop #gonnaneedcases
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The most popular of our 12 beers of Christmas we shared via Stories? Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA! Enjoy this beer-drenched, stuffing-filled Xmas turkey and merry Christmas!

Notes: We infused our holiday stuffing with the fresh-hopped tastiness of Sierra Nevada’s Celebration IPA, then rolled it into a stuffed turkey breast. Holiday dinner + IPA = delicious.

INGREDIENTS
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 medium onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 apple, peeled and diced into 1/4-in cubes
1 tsp fresh sage, chopped
1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tsp parsley, chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
4 cups bread, torn into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup Celebration IPA
1 boneless turkey breast, about 2 lbs
1 tbsp olive oil
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS
1) Leave torn bread pieces out overnight or bake for 20 mins at 200° F
2) Heat oven to 350° F. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, cooking until onions slightly browned, 10 mins. Add apple, sage, rosemary, parsley, thyme. Cook for 5 mins. Remove from heat
3) In large mixing bowl, combine onion mixture w/ bread, cranberries, beer. Season w/ 1 tsp salt & about 1/2 tsp of black pepper. Mix well + spread out on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 mins until bread is golden brown. Let cool
4) Heat oven to 400° F. Butterfly turkey breast, place skin-side down & pound to 1/2-in thickness. Season w/ salt, pepper & drizzle w/ olive oil. Spread stuffing on top & carefully roll turkey around stuffing. Wrap kitchen twine around turkey breast & tie tightly
5) Place turkey in roasting pan, drizzle w/ olive oil & season w/ salt, pepper. Roast for 20 mins, lower heat to 325° F & roast for 10-15 more mins until internal temperature of breast reads 155° F on meat thermometer
6) Remove from heat & let rest for at least 10 mins. Slice & serve w/ gravy

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Do Xmas 2019 right with sierranevada Celebration IPA stuffed turkey breast!
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Notes: We infused our holiday stuffing with the fresh-hopped tastiness of Sierra Nevada’s Celebration IPA, then rolled it into a stuffed turkey breast. Holiday dinner + IPA = delicious.
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INGREDIENTS
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 medium onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 apple, peeled and diced into 1/4-inch cubes
1 tsp fresh sage, chopped
1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tsp parsley, chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
4 cups bread, torn in to bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup Celebration IPA
1 boneless turkey breast, about 2 lbs
1 tbsp olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
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DIRECTIONS
1) Leave torn bread pieces out overnight or bake for 20 mins at 200° F.
2) Heat oven to 350° F. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, cooking until onions slightly browned, 10 mins. Add apple, sage, rosemary, parsley, thyme. Cook for 5 mins. Remove from heat.
3) In large mixing bowl, combine onion mixture w/ bread, cranberries, beer. Season w/ 1 tsp salt & about 1/2 tsp of black pepper. Mix well + spread out on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 mins until bread is golden brown. Let cool.
4) Heat oven to 400° F. Butterfly turkey breast, place skin-side down & pound to 1/2-in thickness. Season w/ salt, pepper & drizzle w/ olive oil. Spread stuffing on top & carefully roll turkey around stuffing. Wrap kitchen twine around turkey breast & tie tightly.
5) Place turkey in roasting pan, drizzle w/ olive oil & season w/ salt, pepper. Roast for 20 mins, lower heat to 325° F & roast for 10-15 more mins until internal temperature of breast reads 155° F on meat thermometer.
6) Remove from heat & let rest for at least 10 mins. Slice & serve w/ gravy.
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#beerandfoodpairing #beerfoodpairing #beerpairings #stuffedturkey #celebrationipa #cookingwithbeer #foodandbeer #beerandfood #beerfood #beerpairing #beerofinstagram #chefdad #sierranevadabrewing #freshhop #freshhops #christmasbeer #christmasrecipes #christmasrecipe #beerdrinker #morebeer #beersofinstagram #homecookedmeals #realmencook #ilovetocook #holidayfood #foodporn #lovebeer #gravy
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Well hello old friend! Here to predictably test my will power again? I see through you - you will be kept at bay for......a couple more weeks! #beer #celebrationale #willpower #sierranevadabrewing #calories ...

Let’s C E L E B R A T E ! 🥳 It’s Friday! What are you celebrating today?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This sierranevada Celebration IPA has been all over IG, so I thought I’d finally give it a try. Very hoppy & green, but drinkable. Picked up citrusy notes in the beginning and it smoothly transitions into a lingering bitter aftertaste. I can see why it’s a popular brew! 🍻
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