HAD 51: Sierra Nevada

Today we drink the torpedoes and go full steam ahead in another brewery spotlight. It’s time to look at the Sierra Nevada brewery and all it has to offer. We’ll talk about this California brewery, plus the usual news and stuff, so come in and have a drink.


  • Remember, if you’re going to Nerdtacular 2017 in Salt Lake City,  UT on June 29th be sure to hit us up on email or social media for meetup details. We’ll be heading to Uinta Brewing Thursday upon arrival in SLC and hitting the bars Sunday, July 2nd before we head out.

  • Next video will be the tasting of the new Beer Camp Across the World pack on Wednesday, June 28th on DiamondClub.tv at 9:00 PM EST

  • The next audio episode is the live episode from Nerdtacular and will be up the week we get back


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  • Beer: Hop Hunter

  • Brewery: Sierra Nevada

  • Style: IPA

  • ABV: 6.2%

  • IBUs: 60

  • BeerAdvocate Score: 90

  • Brewery’s description: Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. Our custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle, makes for an incredible IPA experience.


  • Beer: Torpedo

  • Brewery: Sierra Nevada

  • Style: Extra IPA

  • ABV:  7.2%

  • IBUs: 65

  • BeerAdvocate Score: 92

  • Brewery’s description: Sierra Nevada and hops go hand in hand. What began as a crazy idea scribbled in a pub eventually became our newest year-round hop bomb, Torpedo Extra IPA. The first beer to feature our “Hop Torpedo”—a revolutionary dry-hopping device that controls how much hop aroma is imparted into beer without adding additional bitterness. Torpedo Extra IPA is an aggressive yet balanced beer with massive hop aromas of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit.


  • Beer: Hoptimum (2017)

  • Brewery: Sierra Nevada

  • Style: Triple IPA

  • ABV: 9.6%

  • IBUs: 65

  • BeerAdvocate Score: 92

  • Brewery’s description: Our brewers selected the finest, most flavorful hops, pushed them beyond their limits and forged them into this all-new triple IPA. This reimagined Hoptimum is our hoppiest beer yet, providing a blend of tropical and citrus hop aroma that delivers a refined yet aggressive character.


  • Whiskey & Cola

  • Pinot Noir

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