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Celebration Ale Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, CA
Celebration Ale By Sierra Nevada Brewing -
The start of
Celebration season is a festive event. We 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—honoring
everything we have at Sierra Nevada.
Celebration Ale by
What an impressive head, very few beers show a thick lacing like
Celebration does. Brassy amber color shows a bright clarity.
Sharp citric and minty hop notes in the nose with some toasted
grain in the back, a pretty big aroma. Medium bodied with a deep
crispness. Hop bitterness is pretty sharp as it easily cuts
through the malt from sip to sip. Hop flavors range from tobacco
to mint, grapefruit peel to green tea. Toasted grain and a mild
caramel maltiness lay deep beneath the hop character. Warming
alcohol pokes through with a quick fume and clean fruitiness.
Finishes bitter with a quick kiss of malt. This is the typical
veteran hophead's first pick for winter seasonals and a great
pick at that.
Celebration Ale Stats
Style: American IPA
Hops: Chinook (Bittering) Cascade & Chinook ( Finishing/Dry Hop)
Malts: 2 Row Pale, English Caramel
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada started in 1980 with a humble hand-built brewhouse and
some interesting ideas about beer. Today it’s America’s longest-running
craft startup, and boasts the number-one best-selling craft brand in the
country—the legendary flagship, Pale Ale.
A lot has changed in the generation since Grossman first met these
brewing pioneers. When Sierra Nevada first opened its doors, there were
less than 50 breweries in the United States. Today, there are more than
1,500 craft breweries in operation, and American brewers lead the world
in variety of styles, innovation, experimentation, and quality.