Thursday, 11 February 2016

California Craft Beer Review: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's California craft beer review is for Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada.

Share It!

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was cloudy light amber bitter. Strongly hoppy citrus with lemon and grapefruit. Strong resinous quality of pine and rosemary.

I have had SNPA on several occaisions but never in a can. Never seen it on tap in the UK either. It's always in bottles. But last week I found myself in this impossibly trendy bar in Shoreditch and they had loads of fancy (and not so fancy lagers) and a few ale type beers. Of which SNPA was one.

I wasn't sure what to make of it being in a can. Not crazy about canned beer but it didn't have a huge affect on the beer once it was in the glass. And of course having it ice cold helped!

The bar was The Blues Kitchen and I highly reccomend. The beer was good. The food was good. And even though it wasn't on the night I was there, they do loads of live music.

Standard "blues" fare: ribs, wings, pulled pork, massive burgers. All done very well and it was all very tasty. I really liked the goat tacos. Also good service and a great atmosphere.

The Beer in Review is a blog about British craft beer and real ale. Keep up with new posts and contact me comments and questions on twitter or facebook. I'd love to hear about your craft beer adventures and recommendations from your home town.