Sierra Nevada Sampler Pack

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by BeastOfTheNortheast, May 16, 2019 at 5:15 PM.

  1. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (356) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Not sure if this was discussed here or not, but this seems to be new:

    https://sierranevada.com/beer/the-sampler/

    6 beers:
    SNPA
    Tropical Torpedo
    Ruthless Rye
    Sidecar
    Hop Solo
    Helles In The Tropics

    Sounds pretty good to me!
     
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  2. riptorn

    riptorn Initiate (139) Apr 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    Plus their classic Pale Ale makes six. :slight_smile:
     
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  3. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (356) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Added it.
     
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  4. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Aspirant (216) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Even better news I was at a recent craft beer event and a bunch of sierra reps were there, thats when they told me barrel aged narwhal will be realesed in 16 oz can in a couple of months... That made my night
     
  5. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Savant (950) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Brewing a great Helles is no easy task. But when it’s right, oh, is it right. That’s what you’ve got here: what might be a perfect Helles. Crisp and light, a symphony of new-school juicy hop flavors and a soft and easy mouthfeel—an all-around absolutely crushable beer.



    Doesn't sound like a Helles to me.
     
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  6. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (244) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    This pack has been around for a while now and was discussed in one of the SN threads, I purchased it once and enjoyed the beers (but most I have had before) but doubt that it will be a repeat purchase for me and hopefully they occasionally rotate the beers or something.

    Edit: here is a thread and I can't believe that this was almost a year ago already, time is really flying!

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/sierra-nevada-party-pack.506173/page-3#post-6041189
     
  7. BeardedWalrus

    BeardedWalrus Aspirant (234) Jun 5, 2018 North Carolina
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    Well this is life changing news, I've been hunting for BA Narwhal since my 21st birthday last year.
     
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  8. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (158) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Yeah, sounds more like "what the hell!" Maybe it is just marketing...
     
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  9. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,552) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I am going to snag a pack for the items I never had. It is a good summer mix.
     
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  10. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (356) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Appears to be different beers.
     
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  11. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (244) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I must have linked to the wrong thread then but trust me this pack with this lineup is older news and has been around for a bit, I had it months ago (Jan. or Feb. of this year I think it was). And I just did a search and in Dec. '18 it was announced for the 2019 lineup so while this lineup was definitely not last year, it was since the beginning of this year.
     
    #11 ESHBG, May 16, 2019 at 11:11 PM
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  12. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (356) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I'm not trusting you until you provide factual evidence.
     
  13. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,768) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Red Oak Hummingbird Helles imo is just a tad malty sweet. No juicy hops with this one.
     
  14. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (700) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Bought this pack in MD back in March......liked the Hop Solo, nothing else stood out but nothing was bad.

    Enjoy
     
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  15. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (246) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

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  16. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (356) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

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  17. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (242) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    Yeah we discussed this a long time ago. Dismissed by most. @SierraTerence any possible chance we could get a SN Helles without the "new-school juicy hop flavors"?
     
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  18. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (244) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Some more factual evidence and here was my review from Jan. so I guess my memory is still on point:

    Sierra Nevada 2019 Calendar

     
    #18 ESHBG, May 17, 2019 at 4:24 AM
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  19. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Savant (950) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    What’s that?
     
  20. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,768) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Sorry , Red Oak is a local brewery that does German beers exclusively. Hummingbird Helles is their Munich style take. It’s good but both this and their Bavarian Lager imo are a tad too sweet. Their Hopgarten Pils is banging though, and the head brewer trained in Germany for over 20 years.
     
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