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I am more than just a beer - I am a legend, and a piece of American brewing history that has now captured the hearts and palates of beer enthusiasts for over four decades. I am Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, a dream that grew into an icon that is now inspiring countless brewers to follow their own passion.
From the moment I was first brewed in 1980, I was different. My creators, Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi, poured their hearts and souls into every batch, using whole-cone Cascade hops to give me my unique and intense aroma of pine and grapefruit. The caramelized maltiness that permeates every drop of me is both rich and smooth, creating a refreshingly bold body. To this day, I remain a classic example of the pale ale style.
As Sierra Nevada's flagship beer, I am a symbol of perseverance, determination, and passion. I may have started out in a garage, but I quickly became so influential that I sparked a movement that changed the beer industry forever. To this day, I remain true to my roots, made with the same ingredients, processes, and care that made me an instant classic.
So let me be more than just a beer - let me be a reminder that with hard work and a little bit of innovation, anything is possible. I am Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, the beer that kick-started the craft revolution, and I am proud to be a part of the craft beer community.
• Great American Beer Festival - Gold Medal 2010, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989, Bronze Medal 1987, Gold Medal 1983
• Wine Enthusiast Magazine - 92 Points
• DRAFT Magazine - 91 Points
• "1,001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" Book by Adrian Tierney Jones - #282
• Men's Journal Magazine - One of the "50 Best Beers in the World"
• Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - #1 on Reader’s Choice Top 50 Beers in 2022
• #8 All-Time Bestseller at Thirsty
• LEED Certified (Leader in Energy & Environmental Design)
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Founded by Ken Grossman in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing began as a humble homebrewer’s dream located in Chico, California. With Grossman’s passion and dedication, the brewery grew into a craft beer icon that inspired countless brewers to follow their dreams. Sierra Nevada is also committed to sustainability; the brewery recycles 99.8% of waste (even their CO2 gas) and operates from alternative energy sources. Today, Sierra Nevada is one of America’s largest breweries with numerous awards under its belt!