Coaster Critique: Sierra Nevada Celebration

On the Eleventh day of Beermas…..

Name: CelebrationSierra Pour

Brewed By: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Style: Fresh Hop Ale

ABV: 6.8%

Celebration pours a dark copper color that shines gold when held to the light, pour produced a frothy white head that settled some and left lacing down the glass.

The nose on this beer is all about the hops, big piney aroma with a touch of citrus in the background.

This beer makes me smile, initial sip is slightly sweet caramel and a touch of bready toasted grains that gives way to a burst of piney hops, there is a touch of citrus in play as well that reminds me of lemon zest. The bitterness is nice and easy, not a palate wrecker in my opinion.

Overall a beer worth trying it you love hops. This is the time of year when people start looking for stouts, porters and winter warmers and it’s refreshing to see a winter beer that’s a fresh hop IPA. I would say this is my favorite seasonal ale.


ChaddahSierra Cap

12 Days of Beermas

Day 1: Harpoon Brewing Co. Winter Warmer

Day 2: Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Company, Christmas Ale

Day 3: Schneider Weisse, Aventinus Eisbock

Day 4: Rogue Ales, Santa’s Private Reserve Ale

Day 5: Shipyard Brewing Company, Mint Chocolate Stout

Day 6: Gouden Carolus, Noel

Day 7: De Struise Brouwers, Tjseeses

Day 8: Friars Brewhouse, Whoopie Pie Porter

Day 9: Slumbrew, Yankee Swap

Day 10: Ridgeway Brewing, Criminally Bad Elf

Day 11: Sierra Nevada, Celebration 2013

Day 12: Anchor Brewing, Our Special Ale

Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.