Sierra Nevada’s 40th Anniversary Ale

Most people have their own go to beer.  That special beer that you can always turn to when you can’t find another beer that appeals to you at that moment your craving something familiar instead of the latest beer trend of the moment.  Sierra Nevada has been my go to brew for many years, over 30 to be sure. 2020 is a milestone for Sierra Nevada, their fortieth anniversary.  They began brewing in 1980, a couple of years before it was official for me to drink legally.  When I was finally able to go to a bar and enjoy beer, … Continue reading Sierra Nevada’s 40th Anniversary Ale

Spooky, the beer I want for Halloween

It is that time of year once again. Strolling down the beer aisle, one six pack next to the next six they are lined up down the row. Pumpkin Ales! Every year I pick up a dozen or so to taste and write about and every year more appear, but follow the same formula. Sure some may stand out more than others and you might have a second one by that brewery, but my palate just gets too tired. The better name for these beers would be pumpkin pie beers. Malty, but too sweet and pumpkin pie spiced, I mean … Continue reading Spooky, the beer I want for Halloween