Revisiting: 2012 Narwhal (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 10.2% ABV 60 IBU’s OG: 24.2 Plato FG: 6.6 Plato Bittering Hops: Magnum & Challenger Aroma Hops: Challenger Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Carafa, and Roasted Barley From: Chico, CA So I’m finally going to start cracking open some of my cellars offerings and let you know what a year (+) does to a beer.  The first to be given … Continue reading Revisiting: 2012 Narwhal (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

La Fin Du Monde (Unibroue)

Style: Tripel-Style Golden Ale 9.0% ABV 19 IBU’s SRM: 5.5 Bottle Refermented Brewer’s Notes:  “The ‘liquid gold”, with its wild spices and incomparable flavor so precious to ancient explorers, could only be brewed in the High Lands of America.  Travelers of old, it was said, would gladly go to the ends of the world to reach La Fin du Monde!” Alas, a beer for the … Continue reading La Fin Du Monde (Unibroue)

2012 Notch Valley Malt BSA (Notch Brewing Company)

Style: American Farmhouse Ale 4.4% ABV Malt: Valley Malt Pale & Crystal Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Ahtanum Yeast: Belgian Saison   And so we come to another beer from Notch.  I have to be honest here, I love this brewery.  I wasn’t a fan of their pilsner, but I have a strong feeling I just don’t like that style of pilsner, because their saison was one … Continue reading 2012 Notch Valley Malt BSA (Notch Brewing Company)

Floral IPA – 2012 IPA Beer Camp #53 (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: English/Herbal India Pale Ale (IPA) 5.9% ABV See Review of Oatmeal Stout for my review of the Beer Camp labels. To start off this review, I will quote the back of the bottle so as to enlighten the unenlightened as to why the Floral IPA got its name, and what makes it different from the average IPA.  The back of the bottle reads: “This unique take … Continue reading Floral IPA – 2012 IPA Beer Camp #53 (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

2012 Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 5.5% ABV 37 IBU’s Malts: Two-row Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, and smoked Beginning Gravity: 13.6 Plato Ending Gravity 3.5 Plato Ale Yeast Bittering Hops: Challenger Finishing Hops: Challenger and Yakima Goldings A Tumbler beer for a Tumblr blog!  I felt the similarities were worthy of note.  I love Sierra Nevada’s bottles.  Something about their simple seasonal landscapes just looks lovely on a … Continue reading 2012 Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)