Release New Sierra Nevada Seasonal 2018

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Brolo75, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

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    Just saw this on their website. Another wonderful time of this year is breweries release their calendars for next year.
     
  2. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (9,817) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania

    Good thing that the spring seasonal is out in December otherwise I might have missed it! :grin:
     
  3. jkblr

    jkblr Meyvn (1,140) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    The 4-way IPA pack contents are there too. Flipside! There can never be too many rye beers. I'll try them all, always do.
     
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  4. cello

    cello Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Damn! Narwhal, Celebration, Snow Pack, (still haven't found the fresh hop pack), and now this? Sierra Nevada has my monies and fridge occupancy this time of year.
     
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  5. mudbug

    mudbug Zealot (577) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

  6. SierraTerence

    SierraTerence Initiate (138) Mar 14, 2007 California

    Just north of 420.
     
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  7. MaddieMason

    MaddieMason Initiate (22) Feb 9, 2017 Kentucky

    I'm confused. I thought people only drank barrel aged stouts with 5 different adjuncts and new england IPAs on this website.
     
  8. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (256) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I actually like the number system. I notice my taste is much more along the lines of Untappd ratings than BA ratings.
     
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  9. PineappleBoss

    PineappleBoss Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2017 California

    Just picked some up right now :slight_smile:



     
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  10. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (641) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania


    Spring seasonal before Xmas.......Why call these anything but seasonal......They come out so far before the season. Will Celebration come out in July?

    Enjoy
     
  11. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,183) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    That's what we al claim to be drinking.
    In reality we all drink SNPA, Sam Adam's and Guinness. Keep it on the down low!
     
  12. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,183) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    It's good you got to drink a spring seasonal in the fall. It's almost like having a time machine
     
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  13. Jimbo69

    Jimbo69 Initiate (44) Sep 12, 2017 North Carolina

    So is Sam Adams winter classics 2018 readily available? Jeez....
     
  14. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (414) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    I know as a consumer it seems weird for seasonals to come out early but from a business standpoint it makes perfect sense. Having cross sales from multiple seasons coming in at any given time means you're maximizing productivity. If they only released seasonals at the beginning of the season they would essentially be cutting sales in half. The way Sierra Nevada does it is what firing on all cylinders looks like.
     
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  15. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (641) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Again, dont call it a spring seasonal and release it 3.5 month before the spring. Just call it seasonal beer. That way it can be out anytime you want.

    I dont really care but its a bit stupid to call it a spring beer and put it out now.

    Enjoy
     
  16. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,787) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Yep, 2019 Spring seasonal in the Fall of 2017 :wink:
     
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  17. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (816) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Wow just what the world needs another DIPA!
     
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  18. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (256) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I may be hard on SN, but this is the best release calendar I have seen so far. Looks like a brighter future for them.
     
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  19. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Just like when Sierra Nevada released this year's Oktoberfest in July.

    The good news concerning Celebration is that they brew this beer using newly picked and dried hops of the hop harvest; what they call "Fresh Hops". As long as they continue this, Celebration can't be brewed in July since hops are not harvested until late August/September.

    Cheers!
     
  20. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (1,943) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I really don't care what comes out when so long as I can get it fresh.
     
  21. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,296) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    LOL I was just going to say something similar.....Yep time to get the pool stuff out and tiki torchers summer is here...
     
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  22. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (955) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Another IPA. How surprising. I don't know about you guys, but I can't find a good IPA anywhere.:smirk:


    Joking aside, I look forward to trying this-- even if it did just destroy my dreams of a SN Glissade Golden Bock comeback this spring:disappointed
     
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  23. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,291) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    I think theres a constant need to change IPA recipes and to stay relevant you need a session, single, and double. Then you do the same 3 but tropical. Then the same 3 but hazy. Next thing you know, 9 ipas in your lineup just to be relevant.
     
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  24. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (955) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Yeah, I understand that. If the market demands it then they are basically obligated to make the right business move and satisfy said demand. That doesn't mean I wont tease them for it :grin:. You won't hear me argue that a revived maibock recipe will sell more than a new IPA.
     
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  25. lotsaswigs

    lotsaswigs Initiate (125) Jan 24, 2006 Michigan

    I get where you're coming from, but I do think the world needs more 6 packs of DIPA's that cost $8.49 like what I just paid for this, and less than 3 weeks old to boot!
     
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  26. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    Taste and flavor?
     
  27. lotsaswigs

    lotsaswigs Initiate (125) Jan 24, 2006 Michigan

    I'm taking a break until this weekend so I'll have to report back then. Not expecting to be blown away but do expect an extremely solid product. I'm also curious of how well it's received and agree with posters above the Spring Seasonal thing is a little weird in December.
     
  28. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (816) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Glissade was a great beer, I used to buy it by the case. Troegs Cultivator is the closest beer to it that I have found.
     
  29. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (955) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    It was so delicious. I would've purchased more had I known it would get axed within a year or two.

    Thanks for the tip in regards to Troegs Cultivator. I do enjoy their other German-style lagers like Sunshine Pils, Troegenator (even if it is a bit strong for my tastes). I'm sure they did a great job with Cultivator too!
     
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  30. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,291) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    I suppose i wish i lived at a time where lagers were king.
     
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  31. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    You do realize that the most popular beers by far are lagers!?!

    One of those beers even is promoted as being "The King of Beers".

    Cheers!
     
  32. jeebeel

    jeebeel Initiate (158) Jun 17, 2003 Texas

    And just what Sierra Nevada needs, another IPA/DIPA/IIPA....
     
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  33. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    They are pursuing the market just like Stone and other breweries are. IPAs are the most popular craft beer style and Sierra Nevada wants to make money.

    I personally would prefer that Sierra Nevada make more non-IPA beer (e.g., a year-round or seasonal Kolsch beer) but...

    Cheers!
     
  34. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,291) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Lol. My brain for whatever reason associates lagers with german styles first. Cheers.
     
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  35. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Not to be too much of a pain in the neck but...today's American Lagers were brewed by German emigrant brewers in the past.

    Anheuser-Busch had a 'policy' of solely hiring German trained brewer as their head brewer for multiple generations of AB ownership.

    Cheers!
     
  36. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (816) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Sierra Nevada is best known for brewing ales and they do an excellent job. IMO they also brew outstanding lagers. I wish they brewed more of them also.
     
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  37. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Devotee (407) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    Picked up a sixer of this yesterday at TW Norfolk... nine dollars I believe. Dated 12/5. Hopefully worth it.
     
  38. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I picked up a couple bottles of Sierra Nevada Southern Gothic Unfiltered Pils a few weeks ago at the Mills River, NC gift store. In a few weeks I will discuss this beer in a NBS thread.

    Cheers!
     
  39. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (215) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Unfortunately Cultivator distribution was discontinued starting last year and could only be had at the brewery, will have to assume that is the fate of another great beer that did not have IPA in the name.
     
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