Our Guide to Brewmaster’s International Beer Festival: Part 2
First up is one of the more well-known craft brews- SIERRA NEVADA! Ever since founder Ken Grossman opened a small brewery in the town of Chico,California back in 1979, his goal has been to brew exceptional ales and lagers. Today, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is considered the premier craft brewery in the United States. Come out to Brewmaster’s this weekend and see why some critics proclaim it “Among the best brewed anywhere in the world.”
Sierra Nevada will offer something for every beer lover with its all-star lineup:
SIERRA NEVADA TORPEDO – 7.2% ABV – Sierra Nevada Torpedo ale is a big American IPA; bold, assertive and full of flavor and aromas highlighting the complex citrus, pine and herbal character of whole-cone American hops.
SIERRA NEVADA PALE ALE – 5.6% ABV – One of the more popular options, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a delightful interpretation of a classic style. It has a deep amber color and an exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.
SIERRA NEVADA SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE HARVEST -6.7% ABV- Fresh New Zealand hops are key. Taste the toasty caramel-like malts, fresh hop flavor of peppery spice, and lemon with a hint of rose-like aromas.
Next stop, Sonoma, California for a taste of BEAR REPUBLIC’S hand-crafted brews. Made from carefully selected, premium ingredients, this brand is a “can’t miss” at the festival!
According to the brewery, all recipes and final formulations for the brews have been developed over a period of several years through home brewing sessions and lessons learned from trial and error. Taste the results of all of this hard work by trying any of the following offerings:
HOP ROD RYE -7.5% ABV – A strong American IPA made with 20% rye malt. Darker in color, Hop Rod Rye boasts a huge hop aroma and flavor accompanied by a slightly sweet, malty finish.
PETER BROWN TRIBUTE ALE -6.5% ABV- Dark brown in color, this is our rendition of a Strong American Brown Ale, paying homage to subtle flavors of golden brown sugars and sweet molasses.
RED ROCKET – 6.8% ABV- An American Amber Ale, this bastardized Scottish style red ale traces it’s origins to our homebrew roots. This full bodied and hoppy brew finishes on the palate with sweet, caramel malt flavors
Finally, join the beer revolution with ROGUE The spirit of the Rogue brand, even the name, suggests doing things differently, a desire and a willingness to change the status quo. A Rogue Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager or Spirit is crafted to give it unique character, innovative in its makeup and brewing, a process that has not compromised quality. This brewery believes if a Rogue Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager or Spirit cannot be all of these things; it should not be made at all.
DOUBLE DEAD GUY ALE – Deep amber copper color. Buttery peanut brittle, orange blossom tea aromas follow through to a rich chewy and fruity full body with nice notes of caramel drizzled dried apricot and roasted grains and spice. Finishes with a long, tangy grilled grapefruit and chocolate fade.
DEAD GUY ALE - Deep reddish amber hue. Generous toasty malt aromas and earthy hops follow through on a moderately full-bodied palate with fruity accents and a long spicy hop finish. A delicious hybrid style with bock-like maltiness but ale-like hopping
JOHN JOHN HAZELNUT – Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar aged in Rogue’s Hazelnut Spiced Rum barrels
CHIPOTLE ALE – Roasted chipotle peppers produce an eye opening chile flavor in this deep golden ale with a malty, smoky aroma and smooth, crisp flavor
Starting to feel overwhelmed with choices? Luckily for you, it’s a four day festival. Check back tomorrow for a closer look at Fat Tire, Indian Wells and Cornell Brewing!