2019 Sierra Nevada Celebration Lookout Thread

Discussion in 'New England' started by EnronCFO, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (523) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    $14.49/12-pack and $8.99/6er at Wegmans in Westwood
     
  2. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Initiate (77) Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    12.99 no deposit at market basket in Nashua
     
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  3. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Defender (634) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    The post of the tread. I’ll be buying 2 cases on Friday.
     
  4. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    I was considering buying 4 cases and doing 1/week for an entire year as an experiment, but I'm not currently set up to store that much and I'm planning a move in a few months so it'll have to wait.

    Not sure what it is but I'm finding it exceptional this year. Is it always this carbonated? A delicate pour still produces a huge fluffy head with excellent lacing.
     
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  5. lic217

    lic217 Champion (858) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Yes the beer always seems to have a ton of lacing and a lot of carbonation
     
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  6. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,119) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I've noticed the same thing. Both the taste and the head seem extra
    phenomenal this year, and I've been drinking it for at least 14-15 years now.
     
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  7. lic217

    lic217 Champion (858) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    I have been drinking it for almost ten years and have always noticed the lacing and head.
     
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  8. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    same, but this year, like alca said, it's extra
     
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  9. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,119) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Yup, that’s exactly what I meant.

    I probably can dig up some previous years pictures and compare to see if it’s just my mind playing tricks on me.
     
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  10. LukieBL

    LukieBL Initiate (111) Jun 10, 2015 Massachusetts

    Yeah it’s always been a “sticky” beer

    had my first last night and couldn’t fit a whole bottle into a willi becher as the head was really aggressive

    So damn good though
     
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  11. pbrian

    pbrian Defender (664) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    She’s a thing of beauty



    More of this or less of that than previous years? I don’t care for those discussions, always awesome.
     
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  12. HoppyJesus

    HoppyJesus Initiate (65) Sep 22, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Is this beer open fermented? I'm wondering if this years version might be open fermented. I get a touch more ester fruity character in this years version. Nice head retention for sure. Tasting really nice.
     
  13. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,304) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    (Former SN)Bill mentioned they do (did) try to open ferment a portion of Celebration to add to the packaging blends in this old post. Maybe @SierraTerence can confirm if they have this year.
     
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  14. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (523) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Yeah, I’ve been pouring 11oz in the glass and drinking the last ounce from the bottle due to the head. Love it
     
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  15. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (437) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    It's one of the prettiest holiday beers when poured into almost any glass. I ordered a Keg of it a week ago, and I'm anxiously waiting for it to come in. I'll call today and see if it's in as I would love to have this on tap for the weekend.
     
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  16. pbrian

    pbrian Defender (664) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    If you’re in the Farmington River Valley, I’ll be tight over!
     
  17. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    Keg of celebration... you're my hero.

    Really I know I keep gushing, but this is just scratching whatever itch I have right now. It's like beer of the year territory for me. I got home late last night, really looking forward to trying a Great Notion beer from the recent drop they had, and after 2 sips I just thought "man I wish I just reached for a Celebration."
     
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  18. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (437) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

  19. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,119) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Much like the beer in the Schilling thread, this is also a fuckin’ thing of beauty.
     
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  20. oldbean

    oldbean Disciple (350) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    I've noticed this too, and it's not subtle.
     
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  21. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (185) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    Still none in my area. Local beer shop has told me " next week" for three weeks now. Checked out Hannaford, F'ing display of Harpoon Dunkin Donuts ! WTF???
     
  22. meefmoff

    meefmoff Devotee (426) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I'm not quite as smitten with Celebration as the rest of you but I always love surfing on the enthusiasm :slight_smile:

    Just picked up my first sixer and I'm getting a slight minty sort of character that I don't recall noticing before - is that just my own weird palate?
     
  23. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,174) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    I wonder if what you're noticing is the same faint holiday spice note I always perceive in it. It's one of the reasons I'm a fan of it.
     
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  24. LakesideBrewing

    LakesideBrewing Initiate (97) Dec 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    My wife picked up some at Market Basket in Salem, NH. 12 pack, bottles, $14.99.
     
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  25. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (437) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I trust that most everyone has been able to find some by now. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and Cheers to the official Start of the Holiday Season! I will be having several from my tap today. Can’t wait to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
     
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  26. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (523) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    I shockingly couldn’t find it at the grocery store near my parents in upstate NY yesterday. Going to be a Celebration-less turkey day for me. But hope everyone else throws a few back!
     
  27. LakesideBrewing

    LakesideBrewing Initiate (97) Dec 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    My thanksgiving day tradition continues: I drank these all day yesterday! So delicious this year! I also have a 4 year vertical now, I’m contemplating drinking them now or waiting for a 5 year vertical next year.
     
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  28. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    After a couple glasses of white wine with dinner, had two while playing cards after. Having one now rooting for Swansea against Fulham.
     
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  29. MattOC

    MattOC Disciple (338) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Right on. I've had a six pack so far and I've done it in 2 bottle increments. Man, this beer. It is so easy to put away. Savor sips or slug it back. Just too easy. There's something to that quality and drinkability. I can't say that about many beers outside of my favorite lagers. Wouldn't think of and or be able to do it with the sea of hazy beers we're surrounded by in this region.
     
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  30. Rekrule

    Rekrule Defender (643) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Grabbed my annual 6. Tasting nice.
     
  31. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Defender (634) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    12 packs on sale @ Market Basket this week for $12.99 (in NH - not sure of MA).
     
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  32. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (364) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Stalwart brew again. The market's so saturated with hoppy beer that I pretty much never pick up the same one twice in succession, but I'm on my third twelver of Celebration in a row.

    A beer so trustworthy it's nailed my short attention span right to the floor. Kudos.
     
  33. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Defender (634) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    In a world of myriad un-heard of, unpredictable IPA’s for $20/4-pack tall boys -SNCA stands out easily. A great beer at an honest price, that’s why this beer is so popular amongst long-time beer fans.
     
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  34. raenge

    raenge Initiate (54) Dec 31, 2016 Rhode Island

    this post is even better if read in movie trailer voice.
     
  35. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (523) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Snagged a 12-pack of 10/14 batch today to enjoy with thanksgiving leftovers. All is well in the world.
     
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  36. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    Enjoying first of my last two after a pleasant serene walk through the snow. My girl and I have decided a booze break is in order between now and Xmas, so tonight will be the last for a while. But I might stock up another 12er for Xmas day.
     
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  37. Glider

    Glider Zealot (541) Nov 15, 2004 Massachusetts
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    You picked the wrong month to quit drinking.

    I haven’t gotten around to picking up any Celebration yet, but hope to grab a 12 this week.
     
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  38. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    meh, at functions and nights out I'll still imbibe, just keeping lazy home drinking down. One of the main ways pounds get packed on between Thanksgiving and New Year's.

    I don't really care about BA Stouts much so really all I'm missing out on is Celebration, and I've already gone through 2 twelve packs.
     
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  39. T-RO

    T-RO Devotee (408) Nov 9, 2012 New Hampshire
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    On my sixth twelve pack and I know I'll be picking up more. It does not get tiresome.
     
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  40. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,119) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Wow, do you drink anything else right now, or just Celebration?

    Earliest sightings I have here is around 10/30. That's 72 beers in ~30 days, but given the ABV it's like 98 standard drinks.

    Not judging, kind of jealous actually.