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Sierra Nevada Brewing

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For American Craft Beer Week, we’re profiling a different Craft Brewery each day this week, and today we’re taking a trip to California to feature Sierra Nevada. Not only is Sierra Nevada one of the oldest craft brewers in the country, but they’re one of the most popular. While they’re probably not as well known as Sam Adams, there is a pretty good chance even casual beer drinkers have tasted one of their brews :

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was established in 1980 by homebrewers Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi. Located in Chico, California, Sierra Nevada Brewing is one of the top craft breweries currently operating in the United States. Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale is the second best-selling craft beer in the United States, behind the Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams Boston Lager.

It is currently the sixth-largest brewing company in the United States. The brewery produced 786,000 barrels of beer in 2010. The brewery was named “Green Business of the Year” by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 for its practices in sustainability. (Wikipedia)

sierra nevada pale ale 112x300We’ve reviewed several Sierra Nevada beers over the years, and you can find links to them below :

Sierra Nevada’s craft brews have also been featured on a few of our beer lists :

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