What We’re Drinking: October 2017

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on a recent remarkable beverage. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Great Lakes Brewing Company Turntable Pilsner – Maddie Greene, Social Media Coordinator This time of year always brings memories from my childhood. When you grow up in small … [ Read more]

Sierra Nevada recalling beer in 36 states

On Sunday, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company issued a voluntary recall of eight of its beers in 36 states due to a packaging flaw that could cause a small piece of glass to break off the bottles and fall into the beer. The recall includes beer packaged at Sierra Nevada’s  Mills River, North Carolina, brewery. “While we … [ Read more]

The thirsty business of beer: How breweries are confronting the industry’s water problem

The pentagon is worried about water. A 2012 National Security Assessment called climate change-induced water shortages the greatest threat to global security. The report warned of impacts on food and energy production, which would lead to political instability and mass migrations as water conflicts erupt between farmers and city dwellers, ethnic groups, and upstream and … [ Read more]

The mother of all West Coast beer collaborations

Two breweries that helped define American craft beer have teamed up to create a barrel-aged IPA that’s rolling out to stores in 22 oz. bottles this week. Southern California’s Stone Brewing Company has joined forces with the iconic, Northern California-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Company to create NxS IPA (NxS = North by South), a barrel-aged IPA blended with … [ Read more]

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Hop Hunter IPA 6.2% ABV, 60 IBU The hoppiest of hoppy IPAs, made using the wet-hop method in which just-picked hops are steam distilled before they even leave the fields. As if that weren’t enough, Sierra Nevada adds pure hop oil to the mix to give the brew a rich, intense … [ Read more]

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Celebration Fresh Hop IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Celebration Fresh Hop IPA 6.8% ABV, 65 IBU An early example of an American-style IPA, it is one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Celebration pours with a creamy, beige head. It has a deep copper/amber color with citrus and pine aromas. The crisp, herbal hoppiness comes off as assertive but not overwhelming. … [ Read more]

PRESS RELEASE: Sierra Nevada Hops Onboard as Founding Partner for 2014 USA Pro Challenge

Sierra Nevada Hops Onboard as Founding Partner for 2014 USA Pro Challenge. One of America’s First Craft Breweries Returns to America’s Most Difficult Professional Cycling Race Denver (March 5, 2014) – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., one of America’s premier craft breweries, is returning to the USA Pro Challenge as a founding partner for the 2014 professional cycling race. In … [ Read more]

Green Beer You Can Get Behind: Eco-Friendly Efforts

You bike to work, haul your groceries home in your own reusable bags, compost, and use the expensive compact fluorescent light bulbs but there’s something else you could be doing to reduce your carbon footprint. Choosing beer from a brewery that employs ethically and environmentally sound practices is an enjoyable way to be a little greener, … [ Read more]