It sure as hell doesn’t feel like Summer on this rainy chilly night in Fresno, but the first Summer beer has arrived: Sierra Nevada Brewing’s “Summer Break IPA”.
Canning date: 3/11/22
Style: Hazy Session IPA
Value: A nice beer to have in the fridge all season. Good grocery store beer.
Every year on the Perfect Pour we wonder if Sierra Nevada Brewing makes multiple batches of Celebration Ale, or do they do it all in one shot.
Well this season, in year of our Beer Lord 2021, I can all but confirm there are at least two batches!!
The first batch to hit Fresno was canned on 10/08/21.
It was looking like that was it because several six-packs purchased later resulted in the same date.
But today (after it sat untouched for a week in my fridge as I moved through previously bought sixers) I have discovered a second batch:
11/05/21. It’s at least a second canning date. But with that large of span between dates we can assume that’s a different batch.
Does Sierra have a third batch in them before Celebration goes away? We’ll keep checking.
By the way, the second batch tastes the same as the first, as far as I can tell.
UPDATE!: There are even more batches. This from an Untappd friend, there is a 10/5 & 10/21 batch!:
AND, Nick from the Perfect Pour found a batch at Costco that is from the end of September! So that is five batches and counting!
Look at that Atomic Torpedo exclusive in the new sampler 12-pack from Sierra Nevada! I will be looking out for this.
Sierra announced it on Twitter today
and it drew a couple strange replies:
Ummmm what, Shane? Thanks for the geography lesson I guess.
Sierra brewing over-hopped beer? Is this Tweet from 1996?
Samples bring out the weirdos.
We have our first look at the “Celebration” IPA cans heading our way and they look glorious.
This would be the first Linefest at a grocery store ever, if we knew the exact day our grocery store gets it. Sounds like before Halloween at least.