Sierra Nevada Celebration Sightings (2022)

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  1. carolinabeerguy

    carolinabeerguy Oct 10, 2005 North Carolina
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    Been hearing rumors that Celebration will be shipping to distributors starting tomorrow (October 17th) so I figured it was time to start this thread again. Please post here if and when it hits your area. @SierraTerence thanks for any insight you can provide. Can’t wait to grab a 12 pack or two.
     
  2. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Can't wait...well I guess I'll have too.
     
  3. jkrich

    jkrich Nov 1, 2001 Florida
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    I hear that there will be nutmeg in the 2022 version.
     
  4. oystersandbeer

    oystersandbeer Oct 10, 2022 Massachusetts

    Looking forward to the first sighting here in MA. I always grab at least a few cases over the course of a couple months. Hopefully more of it shows up in bottles...
     
  5. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    That was last year, c'mon.


    :wink:
     
  6. GoldenWort

    GoldenWort Apr 17, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Picked up Anchor's Christmas yesterday, I kinda thought Celebration can't be far behind... excited anticipation...
     
  7. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Don't even joke about that!
     
  8. BruChef

    BruChef Nov 8, 2009 New York

    That’s always been the joke. The same joke. Every f***ing year…
     
  9. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Embrace the smart-ass tradition. :slight_smile:
     
  10. jageraholic

    jageraholic Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Yeah, 2022 is the Cardamom vintage.
     
  11. Genuine

    Genuine May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I heard this year's packs more cinnamon! :wink:

    It's been a crazy year and I'm more excited than normal for Celebration's arrival and the holiday season! Almost can't wait for those cool November/December days....pouring a Celebration, football on TV and just enjoying all that is Celebration!
     
  12. CentralPABeerDude

    CentralPABeerDude Sep 1, 2022 Pennsylvania

    Just talked to the local distributor. Said there’s clove in this year’s.
     
  13. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Youz guys are all off, this year’s Celebration is brewed with a mélange of Hot Toddy spicing. :wink:

    Cheers!
     
  14. carolinabeerguy

    carolinabeerguy Oct 10, 2005 North Carolina
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    Pretty sure it’s all cans and draft.
     
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  15. Jaycase

    Jaycase Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    They did mention on one of their social media posts, "we'll be releasing a small run of bottles this year. Stay tuned for details." (magnums for everyone! :wink:) but yeah, the vast majority will be draft/cans as you mention it seems.
     
  16. medb

    medb Aug 27, 2013 California

    I heard it was Cryo-Nutmeg.
     
  17. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    For folks who live near Mills River, NC Celebration is now pouring at the brewery's taproom.

    Cheers!
     
  18. Giantspace

    Giantspace Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    TW closest to me shows November availability of bottles for $31.99 a case. I’m going to take the drive when they are available.

    Enjoy


    I think I will shake a bit of cinnamon on a glass of Celebration, feels like it might work. Maybe not.

    Enjoy
     
  19. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Nah, go for the stick and use it like a straw:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    I wonder what spices were used in this year's version.
     
  21. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Mar 12, 2013 California
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    I heard they're worried about stagnating sales so they switched it up and went with a Thai red curry blend. Rumor has it there's some Easter egg packs with pumpkin spice in select markets too.

    Also, it's hazy now (mostly due to all all curry powder)
     
  22. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    That sounds phenomenal!
     
  23. CentralPABeerDude

    CentralPABeerDude Sep 1, 2022 Pennsylvania

    lol you win
     
  24. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    ISO! :slight_smile:
     
  25. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    I vote this. Just sayin'. :wink:
     
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  26. dewski312

    dewski312 May 2, 2009 Connecticut
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    Someone needs to make a Celebration/Indra Kunindra black & tan. For science
     
  27. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    I hate it when bars add the cinnamon rim to Celebration. It's like adding a lemon wedge to a Hefeweizen. Celebration is brewed to be enjoyed as it is, the spices come from the ingredients used in the brewing process.

    Why do you think it holds up for so long for an IPA? Spices, duh.
     
  28. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    LOL! :grin:

    On a serious note, I am of the opinion that Celebration holds up 'better' with age since it is a balanced (i.e., balanced between malt flavors and hop flavors) IPA. As the beer ages the hop aroma/flavor will fade some but the beer still retains a 'better' balanced flavor profile.

    A Sierra Nevada IPA that does not hold up well with age is Dankful IPA. That beer 'falls off a cliff' after 1-2 months since that beer predominantly features the hops when it is very fresh (i.e., less than a month old).

    Cheers!

    P.S. I discussed very fresh Dankful IPA in a past NBW thread: https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/new-beer-weekend-16.649790/#post-7079741
     
  29. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

  30. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    I picked up a case of Anchor Christmas yesterday. Good stuff.
     
  31. JackRWatkins

    JackRWatkins Nov 3, 2014 Georgia
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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo...oooooo...ooo
     
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  32. JackRWatkins

    JackRWatkins Nov 3, 2014 Georgia
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    Maybe as a lead up they should make Sierra Nevada Anticipation...
     
  33. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    I'm of the age that I just picture a slow pour from a ketchup bottle. :wink:
     
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  34. Genuine

    Genuine May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    It seems like it's on the move, according to the locator. Found one spot 78mi away from Chico but not much elsewhere as of yet. I'm sure we'll see more by tomorrow!
     
  35. ovaltine

    ovaltine Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    If you gave me a truth serum, I’d tell you that Celebration is my favorite SN beer for precisely the reasons you mention in your excellent post, Jack. It’s a beer that holds up well, regardless of the whiskers it accumulates.
     
  36. CentralPABeerDude

    CentralPABeerDude Sep 1, 2022 Pennsylvania

    Will the cans be can conditioned? It appears the bottles were, but I thought someone posted that it’s cans only this year.
     
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  37. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Clearly they used fresh spices? I mean the fresh hops deserve nothing less... (ducks)
     
  38. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Maybe Terence (@SierraTerence) can inform us here?

    Cheers!
     
  39. Jaycase

    Jaycase Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    The presumption (well, mine anyway :wink:) from a prior SNT post is it will be can conditioned, similar to last year. Hopefully he can chime in with a confirmation. And yes it seems it will be mostly cans this year.
     
  40. wet_hopz

    wet_hopz Sep 2, 2021

    yes
     
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