Do you think in 1979 when founder, Ken Grossman, opened his small brewery in Chico, he anticipated being a leader in the evolution of the American beer movement? These guys Â paved the way for thousands of America's craft brewers, with techniques such as the use of fresh hops (aka wet hops) and using homegrown barley and hops. Estate Ale is a California-grown beverage that is totally on par with all of Sierra Nevada's offerings.. Well balanced, totally citrusy, and bright hop profile.
It's no surprise Sierra Nevada was awarded a USDA Organic Certification for this beer, following suit to their always progressing sustainability efforts.
As you can see, this pours a delicious, creamy head that lasted throughout most of the pint. The brewers choice for the wax dipped bottle is a welcomed element, in my opinion, to an alreadyÂ aesthetically pleasing design that makes this homegrown ale feel special. Â Overall, another mighty fine brew from one of my favorite brewers!