September 30, 2009

Sierra Nevada Chico Estate Harvest

On tap at Frisco Grille, apparently a fairly limited release. I'll let them explain it below:

Estate Ale is one of the world’s only estate-made beers, brewed with 100% all-natural, hops and barley grown on-site at the brewery in Chico, CA.

Inspired by the renowned winemaking region of its Napa and Sonoma neighbors, Sierra Nevada is the first brewery to develop its own terroir. This beer is brewed with ingredients that reflect the flavors of the environment and the seasonal rhythms of nature.

Got it? I thought this was just OK, Sierra Nevada just seems to have a certain acidic bite to their hoppier offerings, which was fortunately toned down on this, steady malt profile perhaps balancing out the hops but it was just missing something. Beautiful lacing though, so the visuals were great.

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