Sierra Nevada Brewing begins the New Year with two new beer releases – Hazy Little Thing IPA and Hop Bullet Double IPA.
Hazy Little Thing IPA is Sierra Nevada’s take on the trendy unfiltered Hazy IPA. This new year-round brew is a hop forward, unfiltered IPA that is much more easy drinking than many other Hazy IPAs out there. Is it as juicy as some New England Style IPAs? No. But its one approachable Hazy IPA that doesn’t leave any lingering grittiness that many in this style contain. Plus it’s packaged in convenient 12-ounce cans for taking on your next adventure.
Hazy Little Thing IPA Stats Food Pairings:
Cuisine – Grilled pork ribs with brown sugar & bourbon BBQ sauce
Cheese – Sharp white cheddar
Dessert – Pineapple upside-down cake
The other new release for January 2018 from Sierra Nevada is for its new Hop Bullet Double IPA. This new double IPA will be the seasonal for the first quarter of 2018 and is available in 12-ounce bottles.
Hop Bullet Double IPA is brewed with a double-barreled blast of Magnum hops and lupulin dust. Sierra Nevada is using a new technique that hits the beer with a double-barreled blast of Magnum hops and lupulin dust—pure, concentrated hop flavor—directly into the tank to emphasize the intense pine and citrus flavors of classic West Coast hops.
Hop Bullet Double IPA Stats:
Yeast: Ale yeast
Bittering Hops: Magnum
Finishing Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, Magnum, Crystal
Malts: Two-row Pale, Wheat, Dextrine, Chocolate, Acidulated
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.