Sierra Nevada Beer, Fresh Hop IPA, 2018, Celebration

Family owned & operated. Purest ingredients. Finest quality. We first created Celebration IPA in the winter of 1981, in the time-honored tradition of brewing a special ale for the holiday season. Each year we use only the first fresh hops of the growing season to create this complex and robust ale. Layered pine and citrus hop aromas balance delicately against rich, malt sweetness to create an uncommonly smooth wintertime ale. 1968: a young Ken Grossman became a homebrewer when he brewed his first batch of beer, a stout; 1976: Ken opened a home-brewing shop in Chico, California; 1978: homebrewing became legal in California; 1980: Ken started Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. with just a few thousand dollars and some used dairy equipment; Today: Ken and his family own 100% of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., one of the most successful independent craft breweries in America. 100% family owned, operated & argued over. U.S. zero waste business council. Please recycle.