Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has uploaded at least a partial release calendar for next year, and there are relatively few changes in store for fans.
First, the Chico, Calif.-based brewery is adding a new year-round beer: Sierraveza, a 5 percent ABV lager brewed with Sterling hops that was introduced last year that will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans.
In addition, Sierra Nevada will be replacing Hop Bullet Double IPA in its seasonal lineup with Brut IPA, a 6.2 percent ABV “extra dry IPA” that was brewed to achieve a “bone dry champagne-style finish.” The new beer will be shipping to retailers from January through March packaged in six-, 12- and 24-packs of 12-ounce bottles.
Speaking of Hop Bullet, the 8 percent ABV double IPA has made the jump to a year-round release, and will be available packaged in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans as well as 15-packs of 19.2-ounce cans starting in January.
Another notable change is the fact that Sierra Nevada is replacing the four sampler packs that it released this year on a seasonal basis with just one sampler that will be available year-round. Name The Sampler, the new option will contain two each of six different beers packaged in 12-ounce bottles starting in January:
- Helles in the Tropics
- Hop Solo
- Tropical Torpedo IPA
- Pale Ale
- Ruthless Rye IPA
- Sidecar Orange IPA
Finally, the release calendar makes no mention of Sierra Nevada’s Specialty Releases, although the brewery’s website lists the new Resilience IPA as well as returning favorites like Harvest, Estate and the Trip in the Woods Series.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.