Monday, October 25, 2010
Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale
So this time... I put the wife in charge of everything except proofreading for spelling and grammar (it's a foreigner thing). And as expected, they spent 6 or more hours making it great! Almost done and due Thursday, perfect combination!
As a reward, around 5pm we went over to Target looking for the famous Chuck Taylor Converse Hi-Tops. This is probably the first fashion item that my son has really cared about. I don't think he cared so much about the brand as the style that he's seen his buddies wear. Personally, I don't see what the big deal is, but I can already hear you brand lovers cursing me, so don't bother. And, in the checkout line, the dude in front of me had on the exact same shoes, but Low-Tops. Thirty-year-old dude told my son "Cool Shoes!" which pretty much made his day.
Tonight I'm drinking Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California. First, the artwork on this wine-sized bottle is beautiful. The cap and neck were dipped in green wax as well. There are two stories on the bottle talking about how they made the beer, which I'll let you read on your own. There is no doubt they are proud of the results, calling it "one of its kind". This beer was certified organic by Oregon Tilth and the label also calls it a Wet Hop Ale.
Hoppy, citrusy lemon aroma, very fresh and very bright! Refreshing bitter start. Lots of lemon and orange citrus. Grassy with a little spice nip along with some pine. Very clean and awesomely fresh! Carbonation is also terrific. After a few sips, you will start to taste some juicy tropical fruity flavors, mainly pineapple. Also, a slightly bready component chips in to help keep the bitterness company and in check. Alcohol is 6.7% in this guy but I didn't really feel that at all. Terrific beer! A bit pricey. Everyone knows you can't just double the price just by throwing some wax on the bottle. Anyway, if I were rich, I'd drink this every day. Try it sometime for sure!
Update 10/26/2010: OK. I know I can be a bit of a dick sometimes. Ed Roberts from Total Wine shared an article from TheFullPint.com which explains the price point of this beer. The article doesn't guess--rather, it's real journalism where Sierra Nevada was questioned directly. Excellent read.
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