Sierra Nevada Party Pack

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by ESHBG, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (223) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

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  2. JTW10

    JTW10 Initiate (41) Nov 25, 2013 Pennsylvania

    will buy this for sure, now if only I could get my 12packs of otra vez cans back...haven't seen those around in a while
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  3. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,884) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Sounds good, but I'll just be going after the 12 pack collaboration this year.

    I bought the summer equivalent last year for my graduation party. While it went over well, and I enjoyed the left overs, I'm not graduating this year, so I don't have much use for a 12 pack for my tiny fridge. River Rye'd does sound very good though.
  4. SoCal_Matt

    SoCal_Matt Disciple (318) Jul 13, 2014 California

    I saw this at the store yesterday. I will definitely be picking one up over this next few weeks but I'll wait and hope to find the 24 pack at Costco for $25 as that is the norm for Sierra mixed packs there. All the beers sound great and Otra Vez is a personal favorite of mine as a "hot day crusher" type beer.

    I haven't seen them in some time either, but my local store just got some fresh ones in this past Wednesday. Hopefully that means you will see some out your way soon as well.
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  5. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (410) Feb 19, 2013 Louisiana

    Hoppy lager is stupid delicious.
  6. John_Atria

    John_Atria Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 California

    Has anyone tried this one yet? I remember liking both Ruthless Rye and Hoppy Lager. If River Ryed is similar at all To Ruthless Rye I would pick it up just for that. Otra Vez I can just do without though. My second least favorite beer. Only one i've had that was worse was Pyramid Peach Ale. That thing literally tasted like vomit.
  7. baklo

    baklo Champion (850) Oct 10, 2012 North Carolina

    Yes, I've had it. Big fan of Ruthless Rye and River Ryed is quite tasty and in the same family as Ruthless. It was the first one that disappeared from my Party Pack. The Hoppy Lager is also good...not as good as the one that came out in its own Beer Camp 12-packs, but better than last year's which I thought was distractingly earthy for a lager.
  8. Riff

    Riff Crusader (750) May 12, 2016 Virginia

    Yup, I've had it as well. The River Ryed is a solid beer, nice rye spice to it. The Hoppy Lager isn't too shabby either.
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  9. Benjolovesbeer

    Benjolovesbeer Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2016 Michigan

    If hoppy lager isn't as good as what came out few years ago on it's own count me out. This was my only reason to buy this pack, for a hoppy lager it was the best why they have to change it? And why not brew ruthless rye? Ruthless Rye is almost as classic as pale ale, almost that is. I'll just get me 2 cases of world beer 12 packs, probably be better anyway.
  10. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,929) Oct 14, 2009 Texas

    I'm loving the River Ryed. It's my current favorite SN beer, and the reason I keep returning to the party pack. Any chance we'll see it on a seasonal rotation again, @sierranevadabill?
  11. BillManley

    BillManley Aspirant (219) Jul 2, 2008 Minnesota

    You know, that's a good question. I know we have a bit of draught floating around the country. Right now, we don't have any plans for a re-release of it, but if the Party Pack does well, who knows, you may see it again.
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  12. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (230) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    Yes I won't buy any variety pack with Otra Vez in it. I can't imagine it sells all that well on its own anyway.
  13. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Devotee (459) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    not a party I'd like to join.... Otra vez is pretty boring... aside from the Rye this must be a chess or D&D party. And not even a good one.
  14. needs_more_dog

    needs_more_dog Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2016 Arizona

    i'll pick one up. wanted to try otra vez for a while but never wanted to spring for a 6'r. it may sound like a 'boring' pack but i'm never one to discount a great day-drinker
  15. WV_Charles_Homebrew

    WV_Charles_Homebrew Initiate (48) May 17, 2017 West Virginia

    Its a great pack, IMHO. I too, had been curious about the Otra Vez, and I am glad i got to try it. I would definitely buy more of it on its own now. And as a fan of the beer camp hoppy lager and ruthless rye I enjoyed the rest of the pack as well.
  16. WV_Charles_Homebrew

    WV_Charles_Homebrew Initiate (48) May 17, 2017 West Virginia

    Also as a fan of the beer camp HL, I did not really notice a difference between the one in the pack and the seasonal from last year. Maybe my taste memory is not as good as the poster above, but I immediately recognized it as the beer camp brew I enjoyed so much from the year before. I particularly remember that beer because the beer camp version was much better than I expected it to be, and I enjoyed the brew from the pack equally. Could just be me though.
  17. dripa8

    dripa8 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2014 Kansas

    Just now going through my 1st party pack. Some thoughts; hoppy lager is my kind of beer! River ryed is as good as ruthless, if not better. Not a huge fan of gose so will wait for some warmer weather this weekend to quaff that. I honestly love sierra Nevada but have somehow never had the pale ale, so very much looking forward to that next. Edit: looking through my ratings, I guess 3 years ago I did have pale ale and seemed to like it. Will be good to refresh my memory!
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  18. mudbug

    mudbug Zealot (581) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    I like Otra Vez, so I guess that makes me someone you can't imagine!
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  19. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,884) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I thought Otra Vez had a pretty decent following due to its flavor combined with its quaffability.
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  20. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Meyvn (1,027) Nov 3, 2013 California

    Always grab SN variety packs. All the beers I like so it always works out hahaha that River Ryed was pretty tasty.
  21. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,929) Oct 14, 2009 Texas

    I'll do my part!
  22. RogelioRodriguez

    RogelioRodriguez Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2015 California

    Otra Vez boring? It's a refresher of a beer...not intended to be a stupid beer where people wait in line all day. The beer is light and easy to drink, it's not at all too hoppy and some people like it.
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  23. ben4unc

    ben4unc Initiate (167) Feb 28, 2013 North Carolina

    I buy Otra Vez too! great warm weather beer!
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  24. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (230) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    I definitely hear you about having more nice and easy drinking beers (drinking a lot of Jack's Abby House Lager these days) - but Otra Vez and Nooner don't deserve a year round slot when compared to something like the SN Kolsch which has been totally ignored by SN. @sierranevadabill bring back the Kolsch!
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  25. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    I am on my 4th Party pack. Love this pack. Would rather have the KOLSCH than Otra Vez though cos I can get OV all year.
  26. scottakelly

    scottakelly Devotee (471) May 9, 2007 Ohio

    Add me to the bring back the Kolsch bandwagon
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  27. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (230) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    I'm one of the most persistently annoying ones on this site about pestering @sierranevadabill and calling for it when I receive a SN consumer survey. Just hoping that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. But as I said before we'll see something like Tangerine Haze Torpedo to get the haze bro crowd buying SN before we see the Kolsch.
  28. cello

    cello Initiate (81) Oct 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Otra Vez? booo! and are we really doing the hoppy lager again?
  29. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (410) Feb 19, 2013 Louisiana

    Hoppy Lager is delicious and should be year-round in sixers, 12 packs, and inside of my fridge at all times.
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  30. Schempy

    Schempy Initiate (57) Oct 8, 2014 Arizona

    I just picked up this year's Party Pack and the Kolsch is in there, along with SNPA, Sidecar, and Sierraveza (mexican lager). Kinda strange that I can't find anything on SN's website about this even though it's already out. Packaging date is 4/9/18.
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  31. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,033) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    This Party Pack sounds like something I should place on my radar.
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  32. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (81) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    Along with the Southern Hemisphere Hop Pack, the Fall Pack, the Single Hop Pack, the Fresh Hop Pack, and the Snow Pack.
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  33. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,033) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Had and liked those for the most part, Party Pack hasn't arrived yet.
  34. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (81) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    Waiting with bated breath over here too!
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  35. Psilo

    Psilo Aspirant (271) Jul 11, 2017 California

    I need a couple of this year's boxes. Is the Mexican Lager anything like their Vienna Lager, or just one of those cheap beer knock-offs?
  36. JoePasko

    JoePasko Initiate (83) Mar 10, 2018 New York

    do they call it Kölsch or Kölsch-style ? just curious
  37. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (223) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    There was a brief discussion about this in the Sixpoint Alpenflo thread and SN is apparently behind in making the web updates for some reason. I have been excited about this pack since the lineup was announced and it's starting to pop up in my area.
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    MUSHROOMCLOUD Meyvn (1,342) Mar 4, 2005 Texas

    Loved this pack...the Kolsch (labeled "Kolsch-Style") is phenomenal. The Sierraveza is great as well.
    Great value too at $13.99 if I remember correctly.
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  39. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,451) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    No sightings in Chicago yet ... but once I see it I plan to grab one.
  40. Schempy

    Schempy Initiate (57) Oct 8, 2014 Arizona

    It's not a Vienna Lager. The label says an "easy drinking lager" and it's tasty. One of the clearest beers I've had and it went down real easy. Would be a great beach/pool beer if it was in cans.
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