Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a craft beer classic. When the number of breweries was near its low point, Sierra Nevada released this beer and helped push the boundaries of what people thought beer could be. It seems tame by today's standards, but this well-balanced pale ale is a great session beer. Even if you've had it before, now might be a good time to revisit it. But first, see what the guys at the Better Beer Authority have to say about it.
Partial Transcript: "On Tap -- Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Hi, I'm James Knott and this is your Better Beer Authority. Today we are drinking an American craft beer classic -- Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Chico, California.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company was started in 1980 by homebrewers Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi. Pale Ale was their first beer and to this day is their best-selling beer as well.
This ale is 5.6% ABV and 37 IBUs. It is bottle-conditioned which means you will find a thin layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle. They use Magnum & Perle Hops for bittering and Cascade hops for finishing."