The start of Celebration season is a festive event. Sierra Nevada can’t start brewing until the first fresh hops have arrived, but once they have the season is officially under way! First brewed in 1981, Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. Pair with roasted turkey, root vegetables, or a sharp cheese like Manchego.
In 1980, Sierra Nevada brewed their first beer, and in the decades since, they've grown to be one of the biggest craft breweries in the country. Today the brewery remains family-owned and operated—Ken's children help him run the company!Read more