Sierra Nevada is celebrating 30 years of brewing, and what better way to do that than launching a whole new series of beers.  Sierra Nevadas 30th Anniversary series will consist of four beers, the first of which was released this week.  Fritz and Kens Ale is the inaugural beer of the series, and is available now in very limited quantities.



Fritz and Kens Ale:  Now Available


Fritz Maytag, owner of San Franciscos Anchor Brewing Company, is regarded as the godfather of the craft brewing movement.  Fritz agreed to guest brew this very special ale with us in honor of our 30th anniversary.  As a nod to the robust black ales that seduced both Fritz and Ken in the early years, we bring you this Pioneers Stout, a rich and roasted ale, perfect for aging, and worthy of your finest snifter.




Charlie, Fred, and Kens Lager:  Available Mid-May 2010


Charlie Papazian and Fred Eckhart are the men who launched a thousand breweries.  Their writing on the art of homebrewing and steadfast promotion of beer culture helped propel the craft brewing movement.  Charlie and Fred agreed to work with us on this special ale in honor of our 30th anniversary.  This Imperial Helles Lager is a testament to the ever-evolving brewers art.  Bold yet balanced with distinct toasted malt character, moderate sweetness and clean and floral hops.



Jack and Kens Ale:  Available Mid-July 2010


Jack McAuliffe is the original microbrewer.  McAuliffes tiny New Albion Brewery in Sonoma, California inspired countless brewers to start small-scale breweries of their own.  Jack agreed to guest brew this very special ale with us in honor of our 30th anniversary.  This American barleywine is a nod to the big ales New Albion server at their legendary summer solstice parties.  It is robust and complex- brewed with 100% American Cascase hops.



Our Brewers Reserve Ale:  Available Mid-October 2010


Brewers Reserve is a special ale highlighting our pioneering history and the innovative spirit that has carried us through all these years.  It is a marriage of our three most acclaimed ales:  Oak- aged Bigfoot, Celebration Ale, and fresh Pale ale blended together and generously dry-hopped.  Come join us in celebrating thirty years with this most special brew.  Drink it now, or save it for a future anniversary of your own.