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Former editor in chief of an award winning publication, avid outdoorsman, love hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, visiting state parks, published writer, avid drinker, certified bartender, beer rater and I ran a bar tending school, and blogger writing under title of the Man Can Critic 

Friday, November 25, 2011

11/24/11 Sierra Nevada Celebration

So after a long Thanksgiving Day and before I headed off to bed to get some rest before waking up early to go to work on Black Friday I decided to sit down and have a Sierra Nevada Celebration (which I got from Brewer's Outlet in Pottsville) to celebrate a successful Thanksgiving. The temperature was a warm 46.3 degrees which didn't bother me in the slightest. The head was huge at 4.5 " with a light brown foamy appearance. The head lacing was excellent and the head dissipated very slowly. The beer had medium carbonation with normal clarity and copper color. The aroma was a citrus smell and it had a hint of caramel taste and a mild bitterness that went well with some leftover cranberry relish. It had a light to moderate flavor with an average finish length. My mouth had a watery feel to it and the tongue hit was towards the middle. The head lacing was excellent and it was a good beer with something somewhat different that was nice for the holiday and for leftovers. Overall as a beer I would rate it a A- and as a Thanksgiving beer I would give it an A. So if your eating Thanksgiving fair I would recommend this beer as an excellent choice. You'll need a bottle opener to open it so make sure you have one handy or a dollar bill (see the latest issue of Maxim for that trick). Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.




Nutritional information from myfitnesspal.com

Nutrition Facts

Sierra Nevada - Celebration Ale

  1.   
Calories214Sodium0 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs19 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein2 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Information from Sierra Nevada website


The long, cold nights of winter are a little brighter with Celebration® Ale. Wonderfully robust and rich, Celebration® Ale is dry-hopped for a lively, intense aroma. Brewed especially for the holidays, it is perfect for a festive gathering or for a quiet evening at home.
“…best beer ever made in America.”
– Stan Sessor, San Francisco Chronicle
GOLD MEDAL WINNER
United States Beer Tasting Championship(IPA: 1994)
FIRST PLACE 
Chicago Beer Society — 1996 Fall Beer Tasting
SILVER MEDAL WINNER
California State Fair (IPA: 1999)
Great American Beer Festival (IPA: 2002)
 Estae
 
ALCOHOL CONTENT 6.8% BY VOLUMEBITTERING HOPS CHINOOK
BEGINNING GRAVITY 16.0 PLATOFINISHING HOPS CASCADE & CENTENNIAL
ENDING GRAVITY 4.0 PLATODRY HOPPING CASCADE & CENTENNIAL
BITTERNESS UNITS 65MALTS TWO-ROW PALE & ENGLISH CARAMEL
YEAST TOP-FERMENTING ALE YEAST


Pairings from Beer Advocate Cuisine (Curried, Thai) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Meat (Poultry, Fish, Shellfish, Salmon) 

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