Sierra Nevada Summer Break IPA 2022 Is Here!

Sierra Nevada Brewing “Summer Break IPA” 2022

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

ABV: 4.6%

Style: Hazy Session IPA

Value: A nice beer to have in the fridge all season. Good grocery store beer.


Is There A Second Batch Of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale? Yes.

Celebration Ale 2021

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:

A 11/05/21 Celebration Ale and the Suns game.

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!


Sierra Nevada Sampler Draws Weirdness

Atomic Sierra Nevada Hoppy Sampler

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.