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Sierra Nevada to collaborate with 12 breweries in 2014

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by BottleCaps80, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Just hope it's not overloaded with wheats and sours.
  2. VladTepes

    VladTepes Aficionado (190) Finland Oct 18, 2012

    Oh yeah, Didn't read the whole thread. But if I remember correct, Shaun Hill wrote something similar concerning his collaboration with Fantome.

  3. Brux was excellent.
  4. FrankHammer

    FrankHammer Advocate (540) Michigan Jan 31, 2013 Beer Trader

    Anyone have any more info on this? Sounds incredibly awesome.
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  5. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    Summer 2014 - some great breweries in the mix there!
  6. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Damn I'm so excited for this.
  7. Auror

    Auror Advocate (730) Massachusetts Jan 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    My ideal 12-pack: (Goal to be awesome and also approachable/varied):

    Allagash Brewing Company - Witbier
    Ballast Point Brewing Company - IPA
    Bell’s Brewery, Inc. - Stout (maybe milk or oatmeal)
    Cigar City Brewing - Imperial stout
    Firestone Walker Brewing Co. - English Mild/Pale
    New Glarus Brewing Company - Fruit beer
    Ninkasi Brewing Company (only brewery I haven't tried from the list) - Hoppy amber
    Oskar Blues Brewing Company - Scotch Ale
    Russian River Brewing Company - Imperial IPA
    Three Floyds Brewing - Pale Ale
    Victory Brewing Company - Pilsner
    Local Asheville (Wicked Weed?) - Something unique/crazy...lacking more German options
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  8. king75

    king75 Advocate (510) Michigan Jul 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Love it when brewery's do collaboration brews, especially when it is breweries of the caliber on this list. Cannot wait to try some of these beers.
  9. Rogorama

    Rogorama Savant (415) Indiana Sep 4, 2012 Beer Trader

  10. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Champion (880) New York Nov 11, 2010

    Whaat Oskar Blues?!?! That's probably what I'm most excited for out of that list.
  11. Really interested in the collabs with Three Floyds, Russian River, and New Glarus. Although i would definitely try any of the 12 brewery collabs i could get my hands on.
  12. I spoke to a sales rep for and it sounds like this is going to be a SN distro. He said it would be pricey but didn't talk exact numbers. $30 a 12 pack was his guess
  13. tfs8271

    tfs8271 Savant (295) California Mar 14, 2007

    Mersey Cream Stout?
  14. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    They picked a ripe bunch
  15. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    I'm glad I don't taste politics in my beer.

    It's all a out taste for this fireface bitch.
  16. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (515) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    That would equal their highest price (around FL at least) of their current high altitude series beers (Narwahl, Bigfoot, Hoptimum), which fetch $9.99/4-pack or $2.50 per beer.

    I'd guess it to be more in the $24.99 range. Time will tell.
  17. Nothing about my post had to do with politics.
  18. What are they doing with Victory? Two of my favorite breweries right there!
  19. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (515) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    Word on the street is they're going to make a beer. ;)
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  20. MgoJohnStamos

    MgoJohnStamos Savant (320) Michigan Jun 15, 2013

    Bells and Sierra Nevada... yes please :)
  21. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    i wonder if craft beer fans realize how lucky they are that one of the major industry players in their chosen hobby is sierra nevada. they go so above and beyond doing it right and make such good (for us) decisions so consistently. honestly, i think about it often .

    pretty sure these collabs are and will be yet more examples.
  22. wezzul

    wezzul Savant (295) Michigan Dec 17, 2009

    Could not be more excited about this. Sierra Nevada is a great brewery in their own right, and to have them collaborating with what is pretty much a who's who of top brewers in the country is pretty damn sweet.
  23. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (560) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

  24. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Advocate (605) Ohio Dec 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    But yeah, that does sound pretty great. Terrific lineup.
  25. thatoneguymike

    thatoneguymike Champion (815) Georgia Sep 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Excited isn't the word.
  26. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (515) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    Don't worry. At least 6 of the remaining 8 will be IPAs or IPA variants.
  27. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    I'm just worried about them all using Sierra' house yeast. This could be 12 beers that all taste like Torpedo.
  28. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (870) Michigan May 8, 2006

    I think the problem is unrealistic expectations and not the beer. Most collaborations, if they were to be brewed by a single brewery, would be viewed more highly than they are as a collab. For some reasons people have a tendency to believe that simply because you have two breweries that you will produce a beer that is exponentially better. Collaborations are about much more than making beer to impress the overzealous beer geeks, the sooner we learn this the sooner we can allow ourselves to enjoy some damn fine beer.
  29. corby112

    corby112 Poobah (1,105) Pennsylvania Nov 19, 2008 Beer Trader

  30. bkov33

    bkov33 Savant (275) New Jersey Dec 5, 2007

    for the collaboration...does sierra nevada do everything and they just ask the other breweries brewer input on the recipe?
  31. Bear1964

    Bear1964 Savant (420) Nebraska Dec 12, 2012

    Well said!
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  32. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (870) Michigan May 8, 2006

    If these collabs are anything like the collabs that I am familiar with it is a Sierra Nevada beer, as SNBill said they put up all the material, equipment and resources, they just ask their friends to come out and make some beer with them. In many cases the guest brewery comes and hangs out, joins in the process.

    Think of it in terms of bands. Stop Draggin My Heart Around was the first single from Stevie Nicks debut solo album. The song was written by Tom Petty, who also sang on the album as well. The song was definitely a join effort but in terms of the album, it is a Stevie Nicks song.
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  33. Shluffy

    Shluffy Savant (460) Wisconsin Aug 19, 2013

    This sounds incredible! I'm stoked that New Glarus and Bell's are on board
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  34. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Advocate (520) California Dec 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    Less IPA's please, more variety.
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  35. Spinaltapped

    Spinaltapped Savant (355) Illinois Oct 24, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'm not going to lie, up until the last few months, I've had a negative view of SN. I'm definitely on board with SN now that I've had Harvest Ale and Narwhal and have enjoyed most of the other specialties that I've tried. The midwesterner in my makes me really excited to see what they do with New Glarus and Three Floyds. I bet they'll be knocking it out of the park.
  36. All4MeNone4You

    All4MeNone4You Initiate (0) Idaho Oct 27, 2013

    I would love to see this in distribution to places that receive Sierra Nevada currently. Several breweries listed don't distribute here themselves.
  37. water yeast and pinecones=sn ipa's
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  38. Even months after I first read this, it is still some of the best beer news I've ever read.
  39. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    yeah, count me in on the NZ pils.

    did allagash supply the yeast for the BPA? that could be really nice; allagash yeast, SN hop skill.

    edit: followed the link, and what i said is exactly what the allagash collab is. awesome.
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  40. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (890) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Agree 100%, and yeah that will be a beer to look out for in my book.