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Our First Beer

Stout

On November 15, 1980, we started it all with 5 barrels of big, rich Stout.

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On November 15, 1980, we started it all with 5 barrels of big, rich Stout.

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The Details

We built our first brewhouse using recycled dairy equipment. We had to test our handywork, so we loaded it up with a heavy, dark Stout. That first batch was a 13-hour labor of love, and when we sipped the first bottle, we knew we had a keeper. With a nod to the West Coast, we balance Stout’s deep, roasted malt flavors with earthy, whole-cone hops.

Malts

Malts

Black, Caramelized malts, Chocolate, Carafa, Munich, Roasted Barley, Two-row Pale

Hops

Hops

Bravo, Cascade, Yakima Golding

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.
5.8% Alcohol by Volume
50 Bitterness Units
15.4° Original Gravity
5.0° Finishing Gravity
210 Calories
21.5g Carbohydrates
2.2g Proteins

Big, Rich

Bold

From the Ground Up

Building a Brewhouse

In his 1957 Chevy-turned-flatbed, our founder Ken Grossman searched West Coast salvage yards and defunct dairies for tanks, pipes, and valves to convert into a brewery. Assembly was painstaking, including hand-drilling 4,000 holes in the bottom of the mash tun. Friends thought he was crazy, but Ken wouldn’t quit.

See Ken’s Story

Stout Vs. Porter

In the 1700s, malt-driven porter was the beer of choice in the British Isles. Dial up the alcohol, and you got a “stout porter”—a strong porter, basically. In time, stout stood on its own and became a new playground for brewers.

See our Porter
opening a can of Pale Ale
And the weekend starts in 3...2...1...
at the ball park with a beer
Happy opening day!
girl with dog
Puppies and beer
ski border making jump
#TGRonLocation
Ken on death ride
The Death Ride
hazy can in brewhouse
Hazy Little Thing IPA wins gold!

Year Round

Sierra Nevada has an assortment of year round beers that you can always enjoy. These are your long lasting favorites as well as newer, popular options. Check out all of the Sierra Nevada year round brews below and buy online or find your closest beer retailer.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: Pale Ale in a Green Can
Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA: Aqua & Yellow Can
Sierra Nevada Wild Little Thing Slightly Sour Ale: Hot Pink Can
Sierra Nevada Big Little Thing Imperial IPA: Purple Can
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA: 12 OZ Green Can