Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop Pack in Cans

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  1. invertalon

    invertalon Pooh-Bah (1,963) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    This is exciting! Can't wait for this pack. Will pick up as soon as they hit stores here...
  2. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Good point. In case anybody here has the wrong idea based on the terminology, these beers aren't "wet hop" beers.
  3. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Grand Pooh-Bah (3,163) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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    Definitely a buy for me!

    Somewhat. Still a strong word!
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  4. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Initiate (0) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Between this, the Snow Pack, and Celebration, I'm going to be spending more on Sierra Nevada this Fall than ever before. Very happy with the decisions being made over there.
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  5. ben4unc

    ben4unc Zealot (630) Feb 28, 2013 North Carolina

    Can't wait for this IPA pack! Love SN Hops! I will buy all of this I can find!

    Hop Heads, unite!
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  6. craigo19

    craigo19 Zealot (661) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan

    Oops well I see a couple of 12 packs when it's released!
  7. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    I will definitely pick up a few 12 packs along with Winter Pack, Celebration, and Narwhal for my fall/winter drinking pleasures.
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  8. Ten_SeventySix_Brewhouse

    Ten_SeventySix_Brewhouse Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2016 Indiana

    Thanks for pointing that out. I know better, but in my excitement, forgot. I'll probably still pick up a 12 pack because Celebration is awesome, and I expect no less from these beers. If you hadn't stopped me, I might have bought two!
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  9. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Grand Pooh-Bah (3,600) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Any one know when this hits the shelves?
  10. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,302) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Mid-October per SNB's post above.
  11. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    No FALL PACK? Nooooooooo. Damn. How will I get my fix of Tumbler?! @sierranevadabill
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  12. moreandfaster1987

    moreandfaster1987 Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2017 Pennsylvania

    very exciting. I think they all should be good and I'd definitely try to find some. about time they came out with an idea like this
  13. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2013 California

    I can not wait to get my hands on this !
  14. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    That is super cool, looking forward to it!!
  15. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Grand Pooh-Bah (3,076) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Would it a be a logistical nightmare to offer variety packs such as these in both a 4-pack and 12-pack format?

    With today's craft beer drinker always wanting something new and wanting variety, I imagine a mixed 4-pack would sell better than a mixed 12.

    You also may gain extra sales from people who won't pull the trigger on a mix 12-pack of all new beers, but might try the 4-pack. And if they like it, they then snag a 12-pack.
  16. wasatchback

    wasatchback Maven (1,438) Jan 12, 2014 Tajikistan

    Strata hops? That's the name for what was x-331 from Indie Hops right? If so that Luke be real promising. Loved that Hop when I got a small amount of it this year. Citrus and "wafting joint"
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  17. Lucular

    Lucular Grand Pooh-Bah (3,706) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    Will this be priced in line with regular seasonal variety packs? Or higher like the Beer Camp collaboration 12-packs?
  18. BillManley

    BillManley Pundit (803) Jul 2, 2008 North Carolina

    It will be priced higher than seasonal 12's but not as high as the Beer Camp Across the World packs.
  19. BillManley

    BillManley Pundit (803) Jul 2, 2008 North Carolina

    Frankly yes. The problem is, the packs wouldn't have a home. Possibly in independent stores, but not likely in larger box retailers. Buyers when given the choice between two skews of the same variety, will often ask: "OK, which do you want me to carry?" but will rarely carry both.

    It can be done, surely, but the reward is not nearly worth the effort.
  20. BillManley

    BillManley Pundit (803) Jul 2, 2008 North Carolina

    Yes, Strata is formerly x-331. We're pretty enamored with this hop right now. Lemony and dank is the way I would describe it, but I like your "wafting joint" analogy. Pretty apt.
  21. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,010) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    Damn, I'm so excited for this, and normally I don't care at all about new releases. It's a shame it won't hit until October though, I could have taken some to Germany with me to give away to beer guys.
  22. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,169) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Beer guys as in German beer drinkers? It would have been interesting to see what they thought of hoppy beers featuring American aroma hops. Needless to say but there are plenty of other American hoppy beers you could bring for this 'experiment'.

  23. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,010) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    Yes, there are plenty of other beers, and I plan on bringing quite a bit, but I thought these fresh hop beers would be interesting. I'm thinking of some NE IPA as well but I'm not sure how those will go over. The only thing I wont be bringing for sure is Stone! Kidding, I'm not going to Berlin.
  24. ecpho

    ecpho Savant (1,159) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    I can't imagine Germans would be interested in a NEIPA - they already have fruit juice added to beer in the summer.
  25. cello

    cello Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Excited to try these but I am going to miss the "traditional" fall pack.... Tumbler and the one with rye in it..... Rumbler.
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    TEKNISHE Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Pencil me in for pack of this. I usually enjoy the flipside red and tumbler this time of year, but being on a hop kick lately, i think this will serve my purposes. Plus I love how SN does hops.
  27. surfcaster

    surfcaster Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    The first beers of the fall hop harvest are my favorite regardless of fresh/wet/harvest designations. A wet pale is my absolute favorite if pressed. I am also trending back to hoppy beers that are crisply bitter and less sweet. Haze not needed.

    Bring 'em on Sierra Nevada. A bucket of fresh hop beers beside a bucket of fest beers..... game anyone??
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  28. tjwarren

    tjwarren Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 Ohio

    Literally cannot wait. Love the idea of an IPL especially with Amarillo.
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  29. Dravin

    Dravin Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 Indiana

    I don't buy as many IPAs as I once did, but this'll be on my buy on sight list.
  30. elNopalero

    elNopalero Grand Pooh-Bah (4,186) Oct 14, 2009 California
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    October is here! I feel like a kid at Christmas. Any sightings yet?
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  31. Crim122

    Crim122 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

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  32. CNoj012

    CNoj012 Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2014 New York

    Well that's disappointing. Not that Celebration isn't awesome, but I buy plenty of that as it is. I was really looking forward to 4 new beers and especially the IPL. At least the price point is legit.
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  33. ecpho

    ecpho Savant (1,159) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    I agree in that I would be buying a ton of Celebration anyway. I also would rather have the IPL instead of a session IPA unless they actually made a drinkable session IPA.
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  34. Ten_SeventySix_Brewhouse

    Ten_SeventySix_Brewhouse Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2016 Indiana

    Celebration is good, but I probably wouldn't have gotten any this year if it didn't come in this pack. That's the upside. Bittersweet, though, as I was most looking forward to the IPL. I'd have rather seen any of the other three beers replaced with Celebration, especially the DIPA or Session.

    Oh well. You can't please everyone, I guess. Will still be buying this.
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  35. FBarber

    FBarber Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,989) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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  36. jesskidden

    jesskidden Pooh-Bah (2,969) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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  37. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Maven (1,281) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Should we assume the IPL turned out poorly?
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  38. FBarber

    FBarber Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,989) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Sorry, swear Im not trying to be a pain, but where is that picture from?
  39. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,302) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    But what about Celebration in all its aluminum glory?!? I'll be picking up this pack. Wonder if this change will delay the pack's release (i.e., all the outside packaging needs to be redone?). Hopefully not. Maybe SNB has some details on the change.
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  40. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,302) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    On that same link. Scroll down under the 4 individual cans.
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