For the first time in its 27-year history, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will release its Anniversary Ale in bottles.
â€œWhen we heard people had driven all the way from San Francisco last year to try some of this beer, and how disappointed they were when they couldnâ€™t take some home, we figured it was time to make our Anniversary Ale available to everyone on a consistent basis,â€ said brewery founder and CEO Ken Grossman.
Sierra Nevada historically has been able to produce its Anniversary Ale only intermittently.
â€œEver since we put out our 25th Anniversary Ale in 2005, the demand to make this an annual beer has increased,â€ said Sierra Grossman, the companyâ€™s brand manager. â€œSince we donâ€™t offer growlers to-go at the brewery, people have been pretty frustrated over the years that they havenâ€™t been able to take any Anniversary Ale home.â€
The 2007 Anniversary Ale features prominent usage of Cascade hops â€“ the signature hop used in Sierra Nevadaâ€™s most popular product, Pale Ale. A company press release describes it as “an American Style IPA with a big, fragrant pine and citrus hop aroma balanced by the sweetness of two-row pale and caramel malt. It finishes with an additional Cascade dry-hopping creating a big hop aroma Sierra Nevada fans will look forward to.”