Release Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Pack

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Jaycase, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,144) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    May as well give this release a proper thread. According to Sierra Nevada, the pack was due to ship out last week so keep your eyes peeled.




    Here are the hops involved:

    IPA - Galaxy/Motueka
    DIPA - Pacific Jade/Rakau/Waimea
    Session IPA - Wakatu, Nelson Sauvin
    Pils - Pacifica/Wai-iti
     
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  2. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,315) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I haven't bought a SN product in years, other than the occasional Pale Ale on tap when out, but this one has my interest.
     
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  3. wasatchback

    wasatchback Aspirant (249) Jan 12, 2014 Utah

    Going to make sure I track this one down
     
  4. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,913) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'll give this one a go. Sounds interesting.
     
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  5. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (316) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Hopefully it gets to Illinois quickly.
     
  6. Lahey

    Lahey Aspirant (284) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    I'll pass on it 3 months from now when it shows up
     
  7. aussiebeer

    aussiebeer Devotee (436) Oct 23, 2013 Illinois

    Aussie hops are the best hops :slight_smile:
     
  8. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,569) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    But,.. you do realize that the majority of the hop varieties utilized are New Zealand hops, right?:confused:

    IPA - Galaxy/Motueka
    DIPA - Pacific Jade/Rakau/Waimea
    Session IPA - Wakatu, Nelson Sauvin
    Pils - Pacifica/Wai-iti

    Cheers!
     
  9. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (1,834) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Sure, I'll give it a go.
     
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  10. nick_perry

    nick_perry Disciple (323) Mar 11, 2017 North Carolina

    Did they collaborate with any breweries from Australia or New Zealand, or just source their hops from there?
     
  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,906) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I'm looking .
     
  12. wasatchback

    wasatchback Aspirant (249) Jan 12, 2014 Utah

    I wouldn’t. Sierra makes the most shelf stable hoppy beers on the planet. This is not your local brewery canning their first run of hazy IPA.
     
  13. surfcaster

    surfcaster Crusader (727) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Always worth a shot. Even if it ends up not being a "knock your socks off" brew--who knows--It will be 4 new beers that I have no doubts will be well made and new to me.

    Can't wait.
     
  14. aussiebeer

    aussiebeer Devotee (436) Oct 23, 2013 Illinois

    Eh NZ is pretty much Australia
     
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  15. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,569) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I wonder how the Kiwis would respond to that statement!?!:thinking_face:

    G'day mate!
     
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  16. medb

    medb Initiate (51) Aug 27, 2013 California

    It’s easy to get it mixed up, with it all the way down there beside Rand McNally.
     
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  17. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (1,619) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    How much have the experimental hop 12-packs been going for? I haven't seen any of them this year but I am emailing my local store to see if they can get this one.
     
  18. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Zealot (591) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    I remember these going for a few bucks more than the standard SN 12-packs but not at the BeerCamp level.

    Definitely will pick this one up.
     
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  19. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (246) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    In Pa, about $22-23 after tax. So you're looking at like $18.
     
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  20. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (316) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Anyone buy this yet?
     
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  21. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (246) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Yes, just got a 12 pack in PA for $23 and change after tax. It was packaged on 5/29/18.
     
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  22. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Initiate (160) Jun 18, 2014 North Carolina

    These tend to be priced to move in our local grocers - $15-16 for the 12 pack when SN is on markdown, which is pretty much always - so I'm sure I'll grab one at some point.
     
  23. baklo

    baklo Zealot (524) Oct 10, 2012 North Carolina

    I picked up the box on 6/6 from SN's Mills River gift shop. $21 and change w/tax. Really like the Session IPA and the Hoppy Pilsner, but was pretty darn disappointed with the IPA and found the DIPA a little meh.

    I'm a HUGE fan of SN and love the Harvest releases both Southern and Northern Hemispheres so excitement and expectations were surely a factor in the 2 beers that I found not so great. Still, the IPA/DIPA just weren't up to their normal standard of greatness in my opinion.

    Overall, the box was 50/50 for me. Looking forward to the Single Hop pack later this year!
     
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  24. BeerBeast

    BeerBeast Defender (645) Oct 9, 2012 Florida

    Ugh, does there always have to be a hoppy Pils? Gross...
     
  25. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (246) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Gross? Don't buy it then homie.
     
  26. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (210) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    What part of PA are you in?

    That seems to be the consensus with all of these hop packs, I have tried a few of them now and it regularly lands 50/50.
     
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  27. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (246) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

  28. zid

    zid Champion (859) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    Do you know when that’s coming?
     
  29. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (73) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    Advertised for July-August, but could be subject to change.
     
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  30. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (316) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Yea. This southern pack was originally scheduled for April I think.

    Hopefully it hits Chicago this week
     
  31. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (38) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    Completely agree, it is actually rather amazing how well their brews stand the test of time. Their quality control is absolutely phenomenal. I won't pass on their products until they are 6 months old or so. Unfortunately for most breweries however the 3 month range is a solid cut off point, hell it may even be a bit generous.
     
  32. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (400) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio

    Spoke with Ken and Brian just yesterday about their quality and how well they they hold up over time. Simply put, everything from the mash tun on is blanketed or purged with nitrogen, avoiding O2 pickup at each step which is key of course. Their canned/bottled products have O2 levels in the double digit PPB range, not even PPM. This is why they have such shelf-stable products!
     
  33. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,569) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I was informed during my tour of the Sierra Nevada Mills River brewery that for their core beers they recommend a best by duration of 150 days (5 months) if the beer is continuously stored cool/cold (i.e., low 50’s F or colder).

    Cheers!
     
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  34. wasatchback

    wasatchback Aspirant (249) Jan 12, 2014 Utah

    This land anywhere yet?
     
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  35. thuey

    thuey Initiate (194) Nov 13, 2015 California

    Different strokes, folks. That's probably the one I'm most interested in.
     
  36. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,256) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I have seen it floating around AZ.
     
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  37. Ranbot

    Ranbot Zealot (525) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    The mix pack dilemma... When you know you will not like one of the beers in the mix pack, will the other beers be good enough to make up for it? :thinking_face:

    FWIW, in these forums representatives of Victory have reported similar ppb range O2 and stability for their packaged products. The equipment needed to get that high level of quality control is expensive, and it's generally the larger brewers (craft or not) who can afford it.
     
  38. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (400) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio

    Victory's lagers are some of the best in the game as far as I am concerned, you can taste the quality level in those beers, especially on draft... Much like Sierra Nevada. You can tell the difference in the beer, regardless of style, when the equipment and processes behind it are top-of-the-line. Victory and SN are my two favorite breweries... I just wish both were a little closer to home!
     
  39. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (246) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    What did you think of Home Grown Lager? I have not had it, but heard it was pretty bad.
     
  40. Ranbot

    Ranbot Zealot (525) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

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