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Celebrating our 40th Anniversary throughout the Bay Area

Celebrating 40 Years

In 1980, on a patchwork of recycled dairy equipment, Ken Grossman started making beers that redefined American craft brewing.

We’ve turned that original brewhouse mobile (the brew deck is a trailer bed!) and we’re hitting the highway. Our brewing tour starts at SF Beer Week, and many of the events below will showcase this piece of craft history. Come celebrate 40 years with us.

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Pier 35 | San Francisco, CA

The Original Brewhouse at SF Beer Week Opening Gala

Fri. February 7 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In 2020, Sierra Nevada is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. In 1980, founder Ken Grossman started with a hand-built brewhouse and...

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The Bistro | , CA

The Original Brewhouse at The Bistro Double IPA Fest

Sat. February 8 | 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In 2020, Sierra Nevada is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. In 1980, founder Ken Grossman started with a hand-built brewhouse and...

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Torpedo Room | Berkeley, CA

Vertical Bigfoot Tastings

Mon. February 10 | 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bigfoot is a beast of a beer, packed with bittersweet malt and heaps of aggressive whole-cone Pacific Northwest hops. First...

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College Ave. | Oakland, CA

The Original Brewhouse on College Ave

Mon. February 10 | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 2020, Sierra Nevada is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. In 1980, founder Ken Grossman started with a hand-built brewhouse and...

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Torpedo Room | Berkeley, CA

Brewers' Select

Tue. February 11 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sierra Nevada brewers present their choice beers, sharing the story behind each brew and why they love it. Sierra Nevada’s...

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Torpedo Room | Berkeley, CA

Live Podcast with The Brewing Network

Wed. February 12 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live podcast episode from The Brewing Network featuring Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman and Dr. Charles Bamforth (aka The Pope...

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Torpedo Room | Berkeley, CA

Live Brewing Demonstration

Thu. February 13 | 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re firing up our very first brewhouse, hand-built in 1980 from recycled dairy equipment. Join...

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Torpedo Room | Berkeley, CA

Kill the Kegs and Trivia with KQED's Bay Curious

Fri. February 14 | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Last call to try (or retry!) any beers featured at the Torpedo Room during SF Beer Week. Sierra Nevada’s original...

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Celebration of Craft | Berkeley, CA

The Original Brewhouse at Celebration of Craft

Sat. February 15 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In 2020, Sierra Nevada is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. In 1980, founder Ken Grossman started with a hand-built brewhouse and...

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