The Evolution of of Brewing Tech: Innovations that have redefined beer in the modern age

Today’s brewing scene is a long way from the rudimentary brewing vessels available to the earliest brewers. Heck, it would look completely foreign to the brewers of the mid-20th century. The sheer volume of breweries would be one surprise, as would the beers themselves—hazy IPAs, pastry stouts, wine barrel-aged saisons.  Equally as shocking, though, would … [ Read more]

Brewing program at the University of California–Davis receives $2 million gift

The holiday season evokes a time of giving, and Ken Grossman and Katie Gonser of Sierra Nevada Brewing did just that—with generous $2 million gift. The husband and wife duo presented the University of California–Davis with a $2 million donation to support the campus’ brewing science program. According to the college, the gift “establishes an endowment … [ Read more]

Sierra Nevada’s brewmaster Steve Dresler announces retirement

Longtime Sierra Nevada head brewer Steve Dresler announced that he will retire from his post in 2017. Dresler joined Sierra Nevada in 1983, just four years into the craft brewery’s existence, and soon took over brewing operations. Under his direction, Sierra Nevada has grown into the third largest craft brewery in the nation, collecting eight World Beer Cup awards … [ Read more]

New teaser for Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America 2016

Last year, Sierra Nevada’s ambitious collaboration project, Beer Camp Across America, brought together a dozen craft brewers to create one-of-a-kind beers. This year, they are upping the ante with 30 craft breweries—from Maui to Massachusetts—collaborating on a nationally distributed mixed 12-pack of beers. Watch the newly released teaser to find out more about Beer Camps Across … [ Read more]

Sierra Nevada Invites All U.S. Craft Breweries to a Seven-Stop, Cross-Country Beer Festival

Leave it to Sierra Nevada to start a movement in craft beer. The brewery was a major factor in the U.S. craft beer resurgence in the 1980s when there were just eight craft breweries in the country and an aggressively hopped pale ale (by 1980s standards), like Sierra Nevada’s flagship, was a rarity. Now, Sierra Nevada is inviting … [ Read more]