Sierra Nevada Brewing is embarking on a year-long 40th anniversary celebration with a new spring seasonal beer called Hoppy Anniversary. This is a classic West Coast IPA brewed with cluster, cascade and centennial hops with a light caramel malt sweetness and deep gold color. Hoppy Anniversary will be available in 12oz bottles and six-packs this January 2020.
“To celebrate our anniversary, we wanted a beer that showcased the flavors we helped develop: the bold pine and citrus flavors of a classic West Coast IPA,” said Sierra Nevada founder and owner, Ken Grossman.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada started brewing craft beers in a radically different beer landscape. At the time, there were only about 40 brewereis in the United States, mostly brewing mass-produced, low-flavor beer. Today, there are more than 7,000 American craft breweries, and some of their best-selling beers are hop-forward styles-the very styles that Ken pioneered through his obsession with and belief in hops.