Friday, December 2, 2011
Beer Review: Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop Ale
The days are getting shorter and the nights get colder. That means it's time for running tights and winter seasonals. This beer comes to us from Chico, CA, and uses hops that have been picked, dried, shipped and dunked all within seven days of harvest. Between fresh hops and its recent arrival on the shelves of the local package store, you know that what your getting is going to be pretty darn fresh. Celebration is a fantastic brew, and manages to be slightly different every year. What you get is a slam dunk of citrus and earthy hop flavors. There's a bit of malt, a bit of warming alcohol with a nice bitter finish. For some reason this one reminds me of last year's excellent "Case of the IPA" put out by Just Beer.
Two thumbs up! Check it out if you like hoppy beers.